Yuli ME Skin Fuel

Yuli’s ME Skin Fuel ($92) gives the age-old Argan (and you) a fresh face. Bringing an uninterrupted stream of fatty acid rich moisture is organic Argan. And, flanking the ‘liquid gold’ are Jojoba and Apricot Kernel carriers. But, from here is where the sensory continuity differs from most other Argan-based face elixirs. See, Yüli is one of those discreet brands that enjoys a cult following of fans without resorting to hyper-marketed claims. And, its devoted clientele are its biggest asset.

Take my longtime reader – Sarah – who has been using Skin Fuel for a while now and unwittingly offered up her unbiased testament to the oil’s potency & results. It’s brand evangelists like her that put Yüli in a fantastic position – face oil fans will want what works on real women. And, I say this so that you can believe in Sarah’s honest words alongside the single-mindedness of mine.

Yüli’s Skin Fuel is sort of experimentalism done right. The 12 bioactive, mostly wildcrafted oils, are designed to feed skin of precious nutrients, not just moisture. Take the Black Cumin Oil. Supposedly, the grand old Prophet Muhammad said of it, “Let fall these Black Seeds upon you, these contain cure for all diseases except death.” Black Cumin seeds are extremely fortifying; they are mostly of EFA’s and 21% protein, which help strengthen and maintain cell integrity, heal skin conditions like acne, eczema, & psoriasis. Many active components have been isolated from Black Cumin Oil, including thymoquinone, thymohydroquinone, dithymoquinone, thymol, carvacrol, nigellimine-N-oxide, nigellicine, nigellidine and alpha-hederin. Its reparative oil, various extracts and active components (over 100) have been identified to include immune stimulation, anti-inflammation & antioxidant effects. The exquisitely sensitive roster goes on to include Pomegranate, Red Raspberry, Broccoli See, Indian Fig, Sea Buckthorn, Jojoba-infused Dandelion, Helichrysum oils filtered with Blue Lotus and Jasmine extracts.

Dandelion sap is what makes this treatment a cut above the rest. Dandelion sap (aka Dandelion milk/juice) is useful in treating skin diseases, which are caused due to microbial and fungal infection, as this sap is highly alkaline and have germicidal, insecticidal and fungicidal properties. In other words, acne’s capricious bacteria are killed on spot with pops of nature’s own suppressive sap. Scope out the curative possibilities with this delicious read (coupled with scientific data) on the surprisingly gifted Dandelion.

But, floral the scent is not. In fact, while the oil has a nice dense feel to it making your skin feel truly protected, the scent has somewhat of an exotic bent to it with a near masala-like tinge to the blend. It’s likely the Helichrysum and Black Cumin Seed oil, which are sometimes used in Indian recipes. The Jasmine barely adorns either essential, but is soft & simple at best. Just know the scent’s vibrancy will dissipate after a few minutes.

Skin Fuel isn’t your stereotypical oil, but rather rightly ineffable with its slow tempo of organic essentials and novel blend with a hungry spirit. Don’t believe me? Just ask a true huile connoisseur, Sarah, (below in the comments) why she gave the oil a chance with conviction to reform her skin...

Price: $$$$
Scent Classification: Spicy
Viscosity: Slightly viscosity (4/10)