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This Herbivore Facial Oil Fixed My Problem Skin in a New York Minute

It may be counter-intuitive to think that a facial oil can do any favors for an oily skin type, but hear me out here. Oiliness is generally a side effect of the skin not receiving enough moisture. Sebum-producing glands in the skin then respond by overproducing oil. The cycle continues by using harsh cleansers, astringent toners, and not enough moisturizer, which dehydrates your skin. Enter my holy-grail moisturizing product: Herbivore Botanicals’ Lapis Facial Oil.

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About Herbivore’s Lapis Oil

If you’re into the natural skincare scene, you’re likely familiar with the brand Herbivore by now. If you’re not, here’s what you need to know: Herbivore products are free of filler ingredients and loaded with certified organic and food-grade natural ingredients. In the Lapis Oil, blue tansy oil gives the product its striking color, and antibacterial/anti-inflammatory compounds. Kukui oil and jojoba oil are also on the ingredients list, and work together to balance and moisturize the skin. Other skin-nourishing ingredients appear on the ingredients list, but those are the standouts.

My Experience

After a month of using this in place of my usual drugstore moisturizer, my breakouts are almost nonexistent. Considering I started using this during one of the worst breakouts of cystic acne I’ve had as an adult, that’s saying something. Plus, now my skin is as balanced as it’s ever been and the breakouts I have gotten while using it have healed faster than ever.

At $72 a bottle, Herbivore’s Lapis Oil doesn’t come cheap. However, it’s incredibly concentrated and super effective, so even with twice-daily usage the bottle should last over two months. With how much this has helped my skin it’s 100 percent worth it.

Have you ever used a facial oil? If not, would you try it? Let me know in the comments!