This Unassuming Face Oil Cleared My Boyfriend's Skin-Now I Use It Too


If you read my rundown of my boyfriend's expertly curated skincare routine, you'll know I have him using some pretty serious stuff. But I swear, when I made it my task to impart a supermodel type of glow on Harry's face, there was one clear product that made the most difference: SkinOwl's Macqui Berry Beauty Drops PM. In fact, I was so impressed with how it transformed his skin, I started pillaging a few drops here and there for myself.

SkinOwl Macqui Berry Beauty Drops PM $85Shop

It took him some convincing to use it at first. You see, his skin is naturally fairly oily, so he (like so many of us) felt it was all too counterintuitive to slather his face with even more oil. Thankfully, after I explained that oil-based products can trick your skin into halting its sebum production, he came round to the idea, and I swear, his skin has never looked dewier-even if he has no idea what that beauty term even means.

It wasn't a fluke-the main ingredient, macqui berry, is hailed as one of the strongest antioxidants this planet has ever known. In fact, the brand claims it's more powerful than the much celebrated açaí berry, and thus is great at warding off free radicals. Macqui berry is also a potent source of vitamin C, a known skin brightener I've been slathering on my face for years. When Harry's complexion starts to look a little dull, this can lift it from its slumber.

The formula itselfВ also contains tangerine and vanilla essential oils, which I'm pretty sure are the reason this product has managed to reduce the amount of grime in Harry's pores. Nowadays his complexion looks super clear and consistently glowy. So much so, I couldn't help myself but "borrow" his bottle for myself. We both use it in lieu of a night cream or serum, and simply massage a few drops into the face before bed. Dreamy.

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SkinOwl Lavender Beauty Drops $30Shop

Brilliant at calming inflammation, SkinOwl's Lavender Beauty Drops come to skin's aid in the middle of a meltdown. Harry uses these too.

SkinOwl Beauty Bar Kit (Tomato & Bentonite Clay) $24Shop

Bar soap is having a real moment, not least because its often far more environmentally friendly than plastic packaged liquid formulations. Designed to use on the face, this one by SkinOwl contains antioxidant-rich tomato juice to strengthen skin's defenses and betonite clay to soak up excess oil.

SkinOwl Beauty Steam Marigold Glow $48Shop

You can either drop these dried petals into your facial steamerВ or submerge them into a bowl of hot water. Let the deliciously scented steam not only purge skin of all of its toxins, but also lift the spirit to a new state of bliss.

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