Hello everyone! In this post, you’ll be reading my review on a very affordable facial oil moisturiser. Was it good, bad or worth a try? Read on further to know!
Basic Details –
Product name – Juicy Chemistry Argan and Rose Day Serum (Moisturiser with Natural SPF)
Price – Rs. 400 for 10ml
Argan oil, Grape seed oil, Jojoba oil, Sweet Almond oil, Geranium Essential oil, Rose Essential oil, Jasmine Essential oil, Saffron infused almond oil, Carrotseed oil, Virgin Red Raspberry seed oil
Our luxurious day serum is made with oils containing natural SPF. Red Raspberry seed oil and Carrot Seed oil work as natural umbrellas to protect our skin from both UVA and UVB days. We combine this with the goodness of saffron and rose in this light serum. All of these work together to protect, moisturise and prevent Sun damage.
Spray a small amount on your palms and apply to your face and body. Let it absorb. Apply 15 minutes prior to stepping out in the sun.
Patch test recommended before use.
Packaging and other physical details –
The oil comes in a brown tinted glass bottle with a dropper in silver and black and fits well in my palm. The oil however, is pale gold in colour. Something I noticed only now is that there are a few strands of saffron in the oil too. But since they are heavier (obviously), they sunk to the bottom.
The dropper is pretty sturdy and the packaging isn’t flimsy in any way.
Also, it is completely natural. And it expires within 6 months, as is the case with all Juicy Chemistry products.
The oil surprisingly stands true to its claims. It is not sticky, greasy or heavy. I had not expected it to be lightweight, since it does have almond, jojoba and argan oils, which aren’t the most lightweight oils out there.
How the oil fared for me –
I’ve been using the oil for the past 3-4 weeks now and I think I can give a good and well thought out opinion on it now.
Initially, I used to use about 5-6 drops and I ended up looking like a human french fry in college, which was embarrassing. After a few uses, I figured out that 2-3 drops work the best for me. The oil gets absorbed pretty quickly and in about a minute or two post application, the oil is completely absorbed.
The initial week or so, my skin did feel hydrated and moisturised, without feeling too heavy or greasy. The oil did exactly what it was meant to do.
After about 2 weeks of constant application (once in the morning and once at night), I realised my skin feels way softer even without the oil on the face. And it also started slowly reducing my fresh acne scars (the older ones take more time to fade anyway).
On my combo to dry skin, it did a pretty good job at Hyderabad and moisturising. However, I wouldn’t recommend this to people with extremely dry skin. Since the moisture wouldn’t be enough for them. It isn’t the best at deep moisturising.
I haven’t tried this as a sunscreen yet though since it has just started getting hotter here since about 3-4 days. I will update this part of the blog once I try it out as SPF.
- Non–greasy and lightweight
- Absorbs quickly into the skin
- Budget friendly
- Hygienic packaging
- Completely natural
- Good for normal to dry skin
- Not great for really dry skin
- Can easily go overboard and look like a greasy mess
- Expires in 6 months
Overall Verdict –
Did it do all that it claims it would?
Do I think it is worth the price?
Oh, yes! For 400 bucks, you get 10 ml of product, which would easily last you about 1.5-2 months. (I’ve barely finished half despite using twice for about 4 weeks)
Should you buy it?
If you’re someone with normal to slightly dry skin, Yes! People with slightly oilier skin than normal could also give this a shot as it does seep in really easily. However, wouldn’t suggest this to anyone with really dry skin.
Packaging – 4.5/5 (I’m being picky here, but that’s what would give you an honest review. -0.5 since the sticker is all around the bottle and you can’t see how much you’ve used up.)
Claims – 4.5/5 (Lightweight, non-greasy and little goes a long way!)
Overall – 4.5/5