I discovered Blue Labelle skincare brand on one of the beauty blogs I follow and after I ran out of Bodhi & Birch Neroli Luce face oil I decided to give Blue Labelle’s Moringa & Raspberry face oil a go. The main reason for buying it was because it was much more affordable than Bodhi & Birch’s oils and it came in a bigger bottle, but also because I read some good reviews about it. Was I impressed? Read on and find out..
About Blue Labelle
Blue Labelle Skincare is a brand which creates 100% natural botanical & organic skincare oils for face and body. Their products are blended & bottled by hand in small batches and certified vegan by The Vegan Society.
The brand was founded by Pascale Edwards-Labelle (in 2011) who’s been making botanical oil blends since 2006 after a very good friend introduced her to the amazing benefits of natural nut, seed & essential oils.
At Blue Labelle the ingredients are carefully chosen – they only use suppliers who pride themselves on their ethical standards of fair trade and environmental sustainability. In their products, you won’t find water, preservatives, fillers and synthetic ingredients.
Moringa & Raspberry Seed Face Oil Review
The oil comes in a blue 30-ml glass bottle with a pump and it’s suitable for all skin types – it’s claimed to balance oily/combination skin and deeply nourish dry skin.
It’s recommended to use 1-2 pumps of oil for the whole face and I agree, normally this is how much oil I needed to use for one application, sometimes, even more, to cover the whole neck.
Comparing to Bodhi & Birch’s Neroli Oil, Moringa & Raspberry Seed Face Oil is of a thinner consistency and it feels oilier. Also, it takes a little bit longer for the oil to sink in but I believe this process is speeded up if you massage the oil into the skin as recommended on Blue Labelle’s website.
As you can see from the picture above the colour of the oil is faint yellow, much less vibrant comparing to Bodhi & Birch’s Neroli Oil.
I’ve been using the oil day and night, normally under my moisturiser, sometimes without it. I was hoping that it would get rid of all my dry patches but while it did help, it didn’t totally get rid of them. This was more noticeable after I put a mineral foundation on (if you wear mineral foundation you will know very well that your skin shouldn’t have any sight of dryness otherwise it just doesn’t look good). I solved this problem by dabbing some of Weleda’s Skin Food onto the affected areas. When it comes to dry skin, sometimes a nourishing cream or a balm is the best.
To be honest, I haven’t found a facial oil yet which would balance my skin and at the same time deal with my dry patches (I have combination skin prone to breakouts, but lately certain areas have been drier than normal, probably because of dry air at work and cold outdoor air). I think Blue Labelle’s Argan & Sea Buckthorn Face Oil would probably be better for this issue as it seems to be richer. I definitely want to try this face oil in the future and see how it compares to Moringa & Raspberry Seed oil.
While the oil didn’t totally solve my problem with dry areas, it left my skin feeling nice and soft, the effect more apparent in the morning, after a night of rest and rejuvenation.
The magic ingredients which contributed to my skin feeling really soft to the touch are I believe Moringa seed oil (nutrient-rich, promotes skin radiance), raspberry seed oil (moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, anti-ageing) and evening primrose oil (moisturising, aids skin tissue repair).
In the blend, you can also find jojoba oil which mimics collagen & protects skin, safflower oil which encourages clearer skin and camellia which balances skin tone. Also added to the blend are juniper berry, frankincense and geranium oils. I think that Moringa & Raspberry Seed Face Oil definitely contains some lovely and powerful ingredients, no doubt about that, but would I recommend it?
All in all, Moringa & Raspberry Seed Face Oil is a lovely oil which I would recommend for normal and oily skin but if your skin is quite dry (or has dry patches), I would suggest you go for more nourishing oil.
On Blue Labelle’s website, you can buy try-me 10ml bottles (various oils) before you decide to go for a full-size version of the product, isn’t that great?
I don’t think I will be purchasing this oil again and that’s not because it’s bad, I just feel my skin needs slightly more nourishment so I will be looking to try other more nourishing oils from Blue Labelle in the future.
Have you tried any of Blue Labelle’s oils and what did you think?