The face oils from Bodhi & Birch are regularly featured on many a blog, and had been on my own wish list for quite some time. I was always a little unsure which would be most suitable for my skin as I was drawn to the ingredients in both of the face oils. Much earlier in the year Elijah very generously sent me a sample of both of the oils to try.
At the time I tried a little of each of the oils, and found that in Winter my skin gained the most benefit from the Desert Rose Rejuvenating Face Oil. You can read my review here. The Neroli Luce was safely tucked away for when my skin wasn't quite as dry. Now that Summer has well and truly arrived I have been using the Neroli Luce. Bodhi & Birch suggest that the 5ml try me sizes should be enough for 2 weeks use, but I found my bottle has lasted me nearly 2 months when used as a night treatment.
I have taken the ingredient list from the website ;-
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca, (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Lavendula Augustifolia (High-Altitude Lavender) Flower Oil, Pelargoneum Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang-Ylang) Flower Oil, Benzyl Alcohol*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Benzyl Salicylate*, Citral*, Citronellol*, Eugenol*, Farnesol*, Geraniol*, Isoeugenol*, Limonene*, Linalool* *natural constituents of essential oils
The oil is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants. Neroli Luce is good for helping maintain skin elasticity and suppleness. It helps with blocked pores and regulates sebum, and softens fine lines. This makes Neroli Luce a good choice for anyone with either combination skin or those with more mature skin.
Neroli Luce is a rich, luxurious oil, that is very easily absorbed by the skin. It has a slight orange tint and a lovely fragrance that is citrusy and spicy at the same time. Like everything I have tried from Bodhi & Birch it is such a good quality product. I always find that a little goes a long way, and that the price reflects the quality of the ingredients used.
For me, the ingredients I was most drawn to were the Frankincense and the Seabuckthorn oil, as I know that my skin responds well to them. I would describe my skin type as being dry, but as I am in my 30's I am aware of a few finer lines that are creeping in. Whilst I have always tried to take care of my skin, I have not paid such careful attention to my declotege. This area is definitely my Achilles heel and the area I am most conscious about. I am delighted to say that the Neroli Luce has made a big improvement to this area of my skin. It has softened the lines I have, as well as smoothing and brightening my overall skin tone.
I have bought my replacement Neroli Luce, as I don't want to be without it. I plan to continue using this during Summer months, and return to the Desert Rose when the weather cools.