Snowberry's Facial Oil Makes Massage Sense


Searching for “an uncomplicated system of natural beauty care that worked.” Sounds like something you’d say?

Then, you’re fully in sync with Soraya Hendesi, a cosmetician and founder Snowberry - a natural skincare brand based in New Zealand. She aptly remarked the same and believes that certified organic skincare doesn’t mean breaking the bank for a bottle of the finest natural oils. It means you’ve got to be smart enough to know where in the world your ingredients are sourced from and trust in their purity and efficacy. Snowberry is famed for sourcing a large number of their hearty ingredients and oils from the brand’s storied bio discovery plantation in New Zealand, which reduces the carbon footprint. Lovers of oils will no doubt be delighted with Snowberry’s Soothing Facial Massage Oil ($32).

The azure-blue serum (from Azulene, which gives German Chamomile its gorgeous colour) reminds us of that one treatment we often overlook – the facial massage. I actually puzzled how regular facial massages haven’t found wider fame in the blogosphere. Unless women are doing it on the sly?

Performed daily, or at least once a week, a firm face massage will promote healthy, glowing skin and help your oils penetrate better. Most experts say that massage is good for your skin at any age - but its benefits are most visible after 40, when skin begins to slacken. Marie-Hélène Gaudinat, scientific and medical communications manager for L'Oréal Paris says, "When you're young, your skin tissue is very strong. But over time, it becomes more susceptible to gravity due to the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers that hold all the layers of muscle, fat and skin together. Muscles relax and circulation increases, which not only creates that youthful glow but also helps key ingredients in serums, beauty oils and creams penetrate the skin more easily." 

And, don't forget the plenty of Youtube videos that demonstrate the various European or Chinese techniques that best suit your choice of pressure.

When I want to get in touch with my inner DIY at-home spa self, (we’ve been estranged since mid-November) and since skin yearns for firmness, I turned to Snowberry for being a fantastically priced face oil. To get the most of your massage, use this best bet at night, when skin is left make-up free. The semi-viscous, seriously hydrating formula helps you glide your hands over delicate skin without dragging it.

The benefits? On a scale of prodigy, the oil has some pretty interesting elements;
  • Sacha Inchi (indigenous to the Peruvian Amazon forest) gives you superior Omega-3 levels and has all eight factors of Vitamin E
  • Passionfruit offers high levels of Vitamin C
  • Ginger Root nurtures the maintenance of protein levels in the dermis and skin flexibility with anti-inflammatory action
Light in feel and quick in absorption, the oil is full of joy, charm and beauty. A medium-pressured face massage left no trace of the tropically citrus scented oil (with slivers of soft and sweet Ginger) behind and helped skin look like it got a major plumped up antioxidant boost. And, of course the airtight pumps keeps the essences in fresh form, which is a huge plus for me.

Why hadn’t I done regular face massages before my mid-week exfoliation? It’s always the simple things we often overlook. Snowberry’s oil is a gem; a sparkling reminder that ageless and radiant skin doesn’t come from the hurried slather of a serum but from the virtuous work we put into them.

Price: $$
Scent Classification: Citrus
Viscosity: Ultralight viscosity