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Are you sick of me talking about the pixi Rose-Infused Collection already? I would totally understand. It has been nothing but roses on here lately, and that despite the fact that Valentines Day is long gone.
Just once more, I promise, and then I will turn to other skin care. Or maybe some makeup? Well, beauty stuff.
But today we will talk about roses again. Or, more precisely: I will review the pixi Beauty Rose Oil Blend.
Its is no secret that I love my oils. I have been using them for years now (although I feel they benefit me more now that my skin is more mature) and over time learned to distinguish the properties of the different blends.
Much like my mother does in the kitchen, I have an oil for every occasion: One for summer and one for winter, one for that time of month and one if my face is peeling from my retinol – each and every face oil I own is different.
The ones I use the most so far? Rosehip Oil (this one at the moment) and Jojoba Oil (this one is great, but admittedly very expensive). Both are very lightweight and beneficial for more oily skin.
And while Rose Oil is also present in the pixi Rose Oil Blend, it´s main oil is Sweet Almond Oil.
Surprised? Don´t be. Sweet Almond Oil is one of the most common oils used in skincare, and much more beneficial for the skin than rose oil itself.
But let´s make the pixi Rose Oil Blend review a little more extensive.
What pixi Rose Oil Blend claims
A luxe, ultra-nourishing oil that rejuvenates, restores and renews skin’s luminosity.
Prize and size
One glass dropper bottle contains 30 ml and is sold for 33,99 € on the website here. While I am a die-hard fan of dropper bottles (and yes, I know they are not airtight, but what can I say, I just love the apothecary feel they give me!), this one does not convince. It might be I got a faulty one, but it seems to be leaking, leaving the bottle oily to the touch.
Texture and smell
This is an oily face oil, no denying that, not one that quickly sinks into the skin. At the same time it is runny, which means that the pipette from the dropper bottle has difficulties to hold it in. Be quick, otherwise it will just start dripping on your tiles.
The upside of this texture? It spreads like a dream. A few drops into the palm of my hand and then patted onto my face, no tugging needed, and great if you are into facial massage.
While I do notice a faint rose scent, it mostly smells warm and slightly nutty, probably due to the Sweet Almond Oil.
How to use the pixi Rose Oil Blend
Because it is one of the richer oils, I tend to only use it in my evening skincare routine, and while dry skins might be able to use it throughout the day, I think the texture in general makes it more suitable for the night.
It works well applied directly after your serum or mixed in with your moisturizer (I like the pixi Rose Ceramide Cream for that).
Added to your base products or used as oil for makeup blending it would probably give you intense glow, but I would only recommend that for dry skins.
See this video for an application demo.
- Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) Oil: Rich in Vitamin E, emollient
- Rosa Canina Fruit Oil: Rich in Vitamin C, improves collagen production, lightens Pigmentation, emollient
- Jojoba Seed Oil: Emollient, moisturizing, lightweight, controls sebum production
- Vitamin E (Tocopherol): Antioxidant, reduces hyperpigmentation and improves skins elasticity
- Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil: Balancing sebum production, mimicks rose scent while being cheaper
- Punica Granatum Seed Oil: Rich in Vitamin C and other antioxidants
- Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil: Source of Vitamin C
- Rosa Damascena Flower Oil: For fragrance
- Essential oils in general might be irritating to some, so make sure to patch test first
As always with oil blends, the main benefit will be the emollient properties. (If you are unsure what that means, here is a blog post explaining it.) The other potential benefits of plant oils, like antioxidant effects and an increase in collagen production, are much weaker than they are in dedicated ingredients like L-Ascorbic-Acid or Retinol and are, for some, outweighed by the risk of irritation.
I personally really enjoy not only the sensory, but also the olfactory experience.
Does it live up to its claims?
It is ultra-nourishing and it contains plant oils with antioxidant properties as well as Vitamin E, which lends to the rejuvenating and restoring claims.
How does it compare to…
The Inkey List Rosehip Oil
I wanted to throw that in there because some people struggle with the difference between rosehip oil and rose oil. Rosehip oil, also known as Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, is rich in linoleic acid (Omega 6) and is a natural precursor of Vitamin A. Rose oil on the contrary, as in Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, has no noticeable benefits for the skin other than the scent.
As both face oils though contain Rosehip Oil, what makes them different? Well, the one by The Inkey List is very lightweight, more of a summer oil and very good for oily skin. This one, as mentioned above, has a thicker texture and is way more nourishing.
Antipodes Divine Face Oil
Would I repurchase?
I prefer lighter oils for the most part of the year, and as I only need a few drops at a time I fear that the pixi Rose Oil Blend might go off before I get the chance to use it up.
Who do I recommend it to?
It is a lovely oil for dry and normal skins, and I can see it being beneficial in mature skincare due to its potential collagen increasing and antioxidant effects. On oily skin the pixi Rose Oil Blend will work, but I recommend it more for the colder months and for night time use.