Folks, it's been a while since there's been some action in the Dossier. Well, it's never easy to find a standout product. But when you do, it's so. darn. exciting.
I walked into Sephora about two months ago to get a new Clarisonic and the sales associate and I started chatting it up- naturally- about cosmetics (we are in Sephora, after all!) She was so kind and gave me quite a few samples- one of which was this amazing miracle oil I'm about to spill the beans on. Expat side-note: ask ask ask for samples- don't be shy! Sales associates enjoy giving you samples and sharing their love of cosmetics with you. (If they don't then they're not doing their job!) I loved giving tons of samples to prospective clients because it's truly the only way for them to become a regular customer. Case in point.
Okay back to the story. I must exercise restraint when I get home with multiple sample pots of products- you know that feeling? It's never a good idea slather on each and every one because heck- how will you know what made your skin glow? Or what gave you that unsightly pimple? (True stories...) So, needless to say, I didn't really get to using this stuff until about six weeks ago...
I applied six small drops on my skin immediately after cleansing and patting it dry. I let it soak in and followed with my moisturizer. When I woke up the next day, the appearance of the blackheads on my nose were seriously diminished! They weren't as noticeable! Which is so exciting because as someone who is a bit self conscious about blackheads and isn't really into wearing full makeup to cover them up- this really evened out my complexion- no foundation necessary :)
How?! Why!? I did a few closer inspections and even asked Mr. Wonderful what he thought. And thus, it was confirmed: SMALLER BLACKHEADS after one night. I'm not even kidding. I know, it sounds nuts.
This oil is a serious treat for the skin. You only need a few drops to cover your entire face and neck area (don't neglect the neck, y'all.) First thing's first: this stuff has a distinct scent. At first whiff, it might turn some of you off, but trust me, you get used to it. It's super earthy and deep. I have come to really love the smell. Perseverance is key, friends.
Besides less noticeable blackheads, you will love how soft and supple your face will feel upon waking up. I looked bright eyed and bushy tailed. That's thanks to to grape polyphenols this stuff is chock full of. Caudalie is very much into this technology- they've dedicated an entire line of products to them. And they work hard overnight to replenish and renew your skin by promoting "cellular renewal and toxin elimination."
Another noteworthy point about the detox oil is that it lasts a long time. You need not use more than 6 drops a day! I've barely put a dent in it. And since an ounce will set you back $52, you can rest easy knowing you will most definitely be getting your money's worth. Depending on your skin type, you may not even need to follow with moisturizer- this stuff is that good.
Trust me when I say Caudalie Overnight Detox Oil is life changing. Head to your local beauty counter and ask for a sample. But I predict you'll be in the following week to purchase it yourself ;)