Ole Henriksen Black Currant Complexion Oil


Mark our words: oils are here to stay. Hard to believe, we know, given that so very many beauty mavens from Manhattan to LA are Botoxing, peeling, and/or lasering some corner of their bodies right now. But, the tide is slowly turning, thanks to the dermatologists, who have decided pure, simple ingredients do the trick just as well as any crazed out chemical counterparts.

Long before pimple-popping docs-turned-skin shedding specialists ruled the marketplace with their eponymous skincare lines, Ole Henriksen was turning tricks on his Beverly Hills clientele back when Halston was the designer du jour. Years laters, he still sets the standard for natural skincare and leads the way with innovation, despite being a global mega brand (which usually spells one thing: monotonous). And, because like, you, we love being on trend, snag a bottle of the Black Currant Complexion Oil ($32) to firm up face for fall's palette of colours.

This is a face oil of scope & quality. From the heart springs forth a velvety apricot kernel oil, rich with vitamin A and assorted minerals. The oil then opens with a fresh mix of dark black currant, perky lemon peel, potent tree tea leaf, and herbacious cypress/geranium flower/clary sage oils to bring a fortified structure to the treatment. It’s a light-bodied, transparent oil, easy to use even under eyes. But, you can almost feel the conscious deliberation in its construction. The highlight is the black currant’s rich composition of gamma-linolenic acids, which are vital for maintaining the elasticity of the skin. But, this effect is enhanced by the astringent & regenerative actions of the clary sage oil. When added to the additional essences, it’s arguably a botanical delight designed to firm up & revitalize skin as it spreads languorously across the skin with a jaunty ease. And, how it it does absorb within seconds, making this a prim choice to replace heavier treatment serums, which won't break the bank.

An incredibly concentrated, wonderfully balanced oil awash with astonishing array of unexpected essences showcasing Henriken's harmonious sense for the pure. You can alter your experience with oils completely.