Does applying oil to your face make you nervous? I have always felt that way. Somehow I imagined that putting additional oil onto my skin would instantly clog my pores and then acne would spring up everywhere. Therefore, I was a bit hestitant when I first considered using carrot seed oil on my face. Thankfully, my fears were nothing like the reality.
When I was trying to decide what type of facial oil to get, I was overwhelmed by all the options. I noticed that the majority of facial oils were made up of one specific ingredient that targets specific problems. For example, there are rose oils, marula oils, squalane oils. Since I was already so afraid of facial oils, I wanted to make sure that the oil I chose would work.
When looking at reviews on Amazon of various oils, the ones that seemed the most positive were for Leven Rose Carrot Seed Oil. You would think it was a magic potion when you looked at what people were saying about it.
Personally I suffer from a lot of allergies, including coconut, which affect how my skin appears. As I age, I have patches of malasma around my eyes. When I saw that many other reviewers suffered from the same issues and saw improvement with this carrot seed oil, I figured it was worth a shot.
Adding carrot seed oil into my routine
As far as packaging goes, the bottle is fine, but the dropper can be improved. I find it drips when it wants to and allows many drops to release at once. Seeing as oils aren’t cheap, I would hope to have a more reliable dropper for their bottles. It isn’t a deal breaker, just a suggestion for the brand.
Since the dropper releases product very quickly, it has landed on a shirt or two. Washing oil out of clothing is difficult generally, and I can still see the faintest mark on one of the shirts. Make sure you’re not in any nice clothing while using this product if you are as accident-prone as I am.
After applying moisturizer, I get some of the carrot seed oil in its dropper, then apply two drops on both cheeks. Each person needs to decide how much of the facial oil they use. For me, I use a bit extra because I use a jade roller to massage my face after cleansing and moisturizing. As a tip, some dermatologists recommend patting the oil into your skin as opposed to rubbing it in.
I find that the oil itself does not absorb quickly, rather it stays as a noticeable layer on my skin. Personally I don’t mind it because I don’t go anywhere after doing my nighttime face routine. The way I see it, I embrace my shiny face because I know I am pampering my skin and have applyed a protective layer to it. Thankfully, I haven’t noticed any transfer marks left on my pillow from the oil. So it’s not like my face is dripping with oil, there’s just enough that I can perceive its presence.
When I wake up in the morning, the feeling of the layer of oil is gone. On rare occasions my skin feels a bit dryer than normal in the mornings. The following night I try to add a drop extra of oil to make sure my skin stays hydrated.
As far as my complexion goes, I have seen no difference. I will finish the bottle off, but I won’t repurchase.
Do you have a coconut-free facial oil that you prefer? Let us know in the comments.
Leven Rose Carrot Seed Oil
Find it on Amazon