How to Marie Kondo your skincare regime
-Jan 9, Jenny Paul, Beauty -
Marie Kondo’s Japanese decluttering technique is everywhere at the moment, and with good reason – she recommends cleaning out your living space and only holding on to items that ‘spark joy’.
It’s a brilliant concept to apply to skincare and beauty – especially if you’re ready to embrace conscious beauty and only use products that are kind to your body while also delivering top notch results. Lumity’s flagship supplements, paired with our award-winning Skin Nutrients Facial Oil are the perfect combination to ensure simple, toxin-free healthy beauty.
Lumity’s creator Dr Sara Palmer Hussey, Phd, reveals more about her award-winning facial oil and why using a well balanced oil alongside a quality supplement can be one of the best things you can do for your skin.
Why did you decide to create a facial oil rather than a serum or a cream?
Using a well-balanced facial oil could be one of the best things we can do for our skin. Natural oils have an excellent affinity with skin. The skin’s own oil production decreases as we age and an oil provides the perfect replenishment. Oils are contained in creams and serums, often as the active ingredients, with the cream base as the carrier, whereas a good facial oil should be 100% pure active ingredients. A cream can tend to sit on the skin, whereas an oil absorbs more easily. An oil is rich in ceramides, fatty acids, phytosterol and phytonutrients, all ingredients that are essential to the healthy functioning of the skin.
There’s 32 different ingredients in Lumity Skin Nutrients Facial Oil – why? and how did you select them?
Each botanical, whether an oil or an extract, has a specific profile offering a range of benefits, safflower seed oil, for example has a particularly high level of ceramides, evening primrose oil is rich in gamma-linolenic acid, buriti oil has a high concentration of carotenoids and vitamin C, however, no one botanical contains the full range of nutrients that best support the skin’s health, so a blend of oils and extracts with complementary benefits gives the skin the best nourishment. Lumity Face Nutrients contains a blend of 32 ingredients, each identified as the best source of specific nutrients that together provide the full range of optimal care the skin craves.
I have very spotty skin that’s prone to breakouts, I’m terrified of using an oil – but can I use this one?
Yes, absolutely. Contrary to popular belief, the right facial oils can actually balance and improve the condition of oily, acne-prone skin.
Oils can be the ideal skincare for all skin types. Well-nourished skin is skin that functions well on all counts, including balanced oil production. Too many astringent “oily skin specific” products can actually exacerbate the problem by stimulating extra sebum production in the skin. So, rather than shopping for skin type, shop for optimum nourishment.
How do we use this oil?
I empty a dropper-full of the product into the palm of my hand, rub my hands together and massage it all over my face and neck. For a more sophisticated version of this, Nichola Joss’s tips for facial massage are wonderful.
Can men use it too? – We have seen a lot of male make-up artists and actors posting about it
Yes, it works on all skin types and genders.
How does using the oil complement the Lumity supplements?
It comes from the same perspective of supporting the body’s tendency towards optimal health and perfect function.
Lumity Skin Nutrients Facial Oil is all over Instagram as well as the media and has an army of A-list fans – the beauty industry is very competitive so this must make you proud?
I am and I am so very glad people are substituting it in for other less natural skincare products they have been using and reaping great benefits in terms of radiant, healthy skin. This product can simplify skincare choices and rituals, by being your one go-to moisturiser.
Does skincare have to be complicated?
Skincare does not have to be complicated. I formulated this product to be everything the skin could use topically to be its healthiest. I hope more people will discover the oil and enjoy the benefits that a correctly-formulated, natural blend of oils and extracts can really offer.
What has been your favourite review of the oil so far?
Magic in a bottle.
If you found this interesting, perhaps you’d enjoy reading about what Sara believes is the biggest myth in the beauty industry today, as well as her views on products which contain essential oils. And, here’s what the judges had to say when the facial oil won two awards this year.