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My desire to try new, innovative and extraordinary luxury face oils can hardly be seen as losing traction. In fact, it's fair to say that I am so transfixed by quality face oils, and their many benefits, that they remain the most important part of my beauty routine. I had been circling the Colbert MD counter for a while, and finally decided that it was time to try Illumino Face Oil. My only regret is that I didn't try it sooner.
I am delighted by the influx of quality skincare lines created by practicing Board Certified Dermatologists-- not only because they employ their medical expertise to the creation of their products, but also because their products tend to have been created to respond to the needs of their patients. This means that the products must perform their intended functions with great efficacy. This marriage between the knowledge of a practicing dermatologist and the creation of quality skincare products can have astounding results, and that is definitely the case with Colbert MD Illumino Face Oil.Colbert MD describes Illumino Face Oil as,
An instantly soothing face oil that improves skin's overall tone, texture and glow.
Retinol and Vitamin C Esters work at the topical level to soothe and comfort the complexion while patented QuSome technology delivers oil deep into the skin for optimum results.
Visibly improves elasticity and suppleness while instantly hydrating and nourishing skin. Uniquely formulated with QuSome technology, this luxurious oil delivers essential nutrients deep into the dermis.
Key ingredients and attributes:
Borage Seed Oil: A rich source of Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA) which aids in cell repair and improves skin’s overall tone and texture.
Yangu Oil: Improves skin’s elasticity, suppleness.
Marula Oil Infused with Oleic Acid: which aids in hydration and skin barrier function.
Passion Fruit Oil: Improves skin’s elasticity while acting as an antioxidant.
Argan Oil: A deeply penetrating antioxidant rich in Vitamin E.
According to Dr. David Colbert, "Oils are naturally more gentle than most anti-aging products because they deliver the active ingredients deep into the skin without irritating the surface, and they create a dewy glow that lasts all day."
Oils tend to penetrate the skin deeper than traditional lotions and creams because they are lipophilic which allows them to pass through the lipid layer of the skin unobstructed, and this delivers moisture deeper and prevents water loss while simultaneously plumping the skin. Since oils offer a better delivery system than traditional creams and lotions, those with active ingredients (vitamins, retinols, anti-inflammatory ingredients, etc.) are delivered more efficiently and without irritating the surface of the skin. Additionally, oils create a protective occlusive barrier, and are said to protect the skin's acid mantle which means that by bolstering the skin's lipid barrier the skin is more protected against external environmental assaults. The essential fatty acids found in face oils replenish moisture levels, deliver deep hydration, and give skin a healthy glow while offering additional protection.
My experience: The first thing that one notes is that this is no ordinary oil. It has a thin water-like consistency that allows it to sink into the dermis faster, and presumably deeper, than any other oil that I have tried. Therefore, the efficacy of this delivery system is peerless among all of the luxury beauty oils that I have tried. Furthermore, among the ingredients is the brilliant addition of retinol-- thereby making this one of the most advanced anti-aging beauty oils on the market. The result of the advanced technology employed in the creation of this face oil is glowing soft youthful skin. Illumino is an apt name given that skin boasts a luminous glow that appears lit from within. The difference in the quality of my skin was evident after a single use, no exaggeration. The results were that immediate for me. After prolonged use my skin continues to look better and better (and my skin was in good shape to begin with). This is also the perfect oil for those who remain fearful of using face oils because it is light and thin and sinks in quickly without any of the "oiliness" that make novices to the world of beauty oils uncomfortable. Once you try Illumino Face Oil, you will understand why it has rightfully earned cult-status among beauty oil aficionados. Additionally, once you try it-- you won't ever want to be without it! The scent is a very pleasant light fruity floral that dissipates very quickly, but is deliciously satisfying. This glorious magical face elixir will delight you because of the featherweight texture, but will truly astound you because of the results.
The oils selected by Dr. Colbert create a perfect cocktail that aids in cell repair, improves skin tone and texture, improves elasticity, improves suppleness, improves hydration, bolsters skin barrier function, and deeply nourishes. Additionally, after using this potent miracle in a bottle-- I found that my skin had such a pronounced clarity that I could easily skip wearing a foundation or tinted moisturizer. Some kind of magic is born out of the list of ingredients that were so carefully selected to create the ultimate antioxidant rich anti-aging face oil.
Note the luminosity after the oil sinks into the skin!
Overall Assessment: I am so delighted by Illumino Face Oil that I can barely form the words to express my enthusiasm for this product. It truly is a revelation in the world of luxury face oils. I am now very interested in further investigating the entire Colbert MD skincare line-- because if Dr. Colbert could do this to a face oil-- one has to wonder what he has done to revolutionize the realm of eye creams, face creams, exfoliators and serums?! I take my hat off to the fine doctor who used his considerable training to create what can only be described as a beautiful work of art! If you love face oils, then you need this! This is modern skincare masterpiece at the highest level. Pure unmitigated love-- I would bathe in it if I could afford to, but rest assured I will be buying a replacement bottle before too long.
N.B. It is brilliant that Illumino is housed in an airtight opaque bottle with a pump dispenser. The ingredients will not become contaminated, and will be protected from light.
$138.00 for 1 oz. Available from Amazon, Barneys New York, Beauty.com, Bloomingdale's, Colbert MD, & SpaceNK. (Affiliate links)
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