In the beauty industry, word gets around. If there's a true, must-have product, it's discussed. Over dinner one night with my friend Amber of BeautyBloggingJunkie I couldn't help but notice how radiant her skin looked so of course I asked her what she was using. Rodin Olio Lusso was her skin-changing answer. Of course, she got the tip from our mutual beauty editor friend Andrea who works at People.com. So it continues, and now I too, am rubbing oil on my face. I know, it sounds scary at first, but trust me and my colleagues, it works miracles. First of all let me explain exactly what this magical oil is. Rodin Olio Lusso is a face oil made up of 11 essential oils that brightens your skin and leaves it with a dewy glow. Created by former Harper's Bazaar Fashion Editor, Linda Rodin, it's now sold in Barneys for $150 a pop. But don't let the price tag scare you, because it lasts forever and the results prove its worth. Here's why face oil is beneficial and why I especially love this one:
- It looks, feels and smells luxurious. Most of my skincare products aren't scented and I prefer them that way, but I apply this at nighttime, the aroma instantly calms me and takes me to a place of ease. I almost feel like a sophisticated French woman.
- With Rodin Olio Lusso you're supposed to apply the tiniest amount to cleansed skin in the morning and evening for added moisture. I actually like using the oil as a pre-cleanse at night. I take a little bit and gently massage it into my face before I wash it with a gentle cleanser. Some of the oil is left behind and my skin feels super soft. Plus, it acts as a makeup remover.
- I don't normally wear a ton of makeup, but when doing on camera work, the foundation gets piled on and I also use the oil to break down my makeup quickly incase I need to refresh it without washing my face or simple to take it off.
- Face oils help to calm the skin and regulate oil production. Yes, even if you have oily skin it will help regulate it. If you have really dry skin, apply moisturizer on top of it.
Rodin Olio Lusso can be found at Barneys for $150.