I’m always up for improving my skincare routine, especially when it comes to summer. I deal with combination skin which, for the most part is pretty normal, however I regularly get oily/dry patches in summer and winter. When looking to tackle this, recently I’ve been using Boots’ Oil Control Tea Tree and Witch Hazel gel moisturiser, but the lovely Harlen from SVPR sent me Khadi’s Pink Lotus Face Oil to try out.*
I know a lot of people who tend to shy away from oils because of the theory that if you’ve got oily skin, why put MORE oil into it? However, this completely isn’t the case. The ingredients in an oil work the same as any skincare – as long as you pick the right ones for your type of skin, they’ll work for you. I selected the Pink Lotus oil for combination skin to try out as I knew it would work best with my skin type, but they have many different options to suit different people.
About the Khadi Pink Lotus Face Oil
All Khadi products including these oils are vegan, BDIH organic certified and free from SLS, peroxide, ammonia, preservatives, synthetic or artificial colours or dyes. On top of this, Khadi are an ethical brand so they follow fair trade guidelines and ensure that any herbs used in the formulations are collected in a sustainable and traditional way by local inhabitants.
The oils also use traditional Indian techniques – blended by Ayurvedic experts in India, each of the oils in the range is formulated for a particular skin type in mind.
Khadi say, “Ayurveda is the traditional medicine of India where there are three Doshas – Veta (wind), Pitta (fire and water) and Kapha (water and earth). These elemental forces manifest into one’s mind and body characteristics. A unique combination of these three Ayurvedic principles are present in everyone. In Ayurvedic skincare the herbs and oils are chosen to suit the individual constitution and to reduce the Dosha that is most out of line.”
One pump is enough to cover my face and decolletage, so the 100ml bottle is going to last forever. I apply this using clean fingers after an evening shower and let it soak in overnight. While it does absorb fairly quickly, I just don’t have time to apply it in the morning and wait because I value sleep more, so leaving it overnight is the best way for my skin to completely absorb all the product.
The Pink Lotus oil is designed to control excessive sebum production while keeping skin hydrated and soft, and clear and soothe any spots.
The main ingredient, Pink Lotus Essential Oil, reduces sebum production and cools the skin, while antiseptic lavender works as anti-inflammatory to prevent breakouts and blemishes, and Rice Bran Oil nourishes and moisturises the skin and also works as a mild sunscreen.
This oil also has a calming Lavender scent which helps to relieve stress.
I’ve been using this for about a month now and I’ve definitely noticed an improvement in my skin – the oil mattifies it, leaving it smoother in the mornings. My foundation applies more smoothly and it’s been controlling breakouts too, which I’ve been suffering from a bit with all the use of suncream on my face.
The bottle and packaging are gorgeous too – it looks lovely on my set of shelves – I’m all about that aesthetic!
At £11.90 per bottle, it’s not the cheapest of skincare but if you compare it to others on the market it falls pretty in line price-wise. The value is also incredible as it’ll last for a long time. I’d definitely recommend these, even if you shy away from face oils! The difference is totally worth it.
Khadi Face and Body Oils retail for £11.90 per bottle and are available at khadihair.co.uk.
*Disclaimer: Product was sent for review but all opinions are my own.