I have always believed in the benefits of eating chia seeds and understand how their affect on our health and wellbeing. It therefore made total sense to me that Dr Perricone and Penny Badger had both devised a facial serum based on Chia seed oil.
Back in March I wrote a short blog about them and was extremely excited when Penny contacted me and asked if I would like to try hers. Of course I said yes and have been using it now over the last two months.
The name ‘Simplicity Calming Facial Serum’ promises to calm the skin and hydrate. Containing Chia Seed Oil to calm any redness, as well as address fine lines and wrinkles, Rosehip Oil to restore radiance, Evening Primrose Oil to hydrate and heal and Japanese Rice Bran Oil to soften and mattify, so skin is not left greasy. So did it live up to my expectations?
The smell is what you would expect of a Botanical Oil, Rosemary prevails. The oil is light to use but not ideal as a daytime moisturiser if you are a powder make-up user like I am. And I definitely wouldn’t call this a serum, as that implies you would wear it under a moisturiser which I certainly would never do. This blend of oils, although light in texture, is enough to moisturise, hydrate and some!
I wore it at night as I found it helped restore my skin’s radiance and moisture best while I was sleeping. Each morning I would wake with softer, smoother and more plumped looking skin. Particularly effective when applied to cleansed and exfoliated skin, as the oil penetrated to the deeper layers of the epidermis as it was absorbed more easily.
This definitely gets the thumbs up from me and will continue using it.
Chia seeds are a real miracle!