By now we’re aware of the amazing things facial oils can do for our skin. When Space NK USA sent me the ultra luxurious aromatic facial oil as a birthday gift I knew I had to share my thoughts with you!

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Space NK birthday gift can be redeemed:

  • no purchase required in-store (see Space NK location near you) or
  • with any online purchase no minimum purchase required.

SPACE NK January 2017 birthday gift is UMA Absolute Anti-Aging Face Oil Full size $175.

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Description

Rich in frankincense and other precious essential oils like Rose, Absolute Anti Aging uses ancient formulas for beauty that transcends time. This ultra luxurious blend combines nature’s most potent botanicals to reverse visible signs of aging and transform damaged skin. Rich frankincense essential oil balances pH and promotes rapid cell turnover, to catalyze production of healthy new skin cells. Juniper berry essential oil acts as an astringent and antiseptic, to quickly reverse the effects of age and environmental factors. Vitamin C-rich orange essential oil alleviates fine lines and age spots, while sandalwood essential oil neutralizes inflammation for softer, brighter, and more youthful skin. Formulated in highly absorbent and nutrient-rich pomegranate oil, for immediate results.

Key Benefits:

  • Catalyzes rapid cellular regeneration, for firm and full skin
  • Vitamin rich botanicals diminish fine lines, age spots, and visible signs of aging skin
  • Provides rich moisture and enhances elasticity, to prevent wrinkles and dryness
  • Balances and softens skin texture, for a visible glow

Ingredients

FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL, NEROLI ESSENTIAL OIL, ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL, SANDALWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL, LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL, JUNIPER BERRY ESSENTIAL OIL, GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL, ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL AND CLARY SAGE ESSENTIAL OIL IN A POMEGRANATE OIL BASE.

All of our products are 100% organic, vegan, and free from synthetic fragrances and emulsifiers, preservatives, parabens, GMOs, and mineral oils. We test our oils on real women – never animals.

How to use

Every morning and evening after your cleansing routine, massage 2-3 drops between your palms, and gently pat in a firm circular motion all over your face, neck and décolletage. This may be used on its own or as the final step your moisturizer.

Tip: Each drop of this luxuriously light oil spreads generously across your skin, so you only need to use 2-3 drops at a time, and can expect a 1 oz. bottle to last 3 months or more.

Uma highly recommends use in conjunction with our Pure Calm and Pure Rest oils to ensure complete wellness of both your skin and mind.

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A little bit about Uma:

Uma founder is an oil supplier to prestige beauty brands like Estee Lauder and Tom Ford but Shrankhla Holecek (founder) wanted to use her experience to launch a few products of their own. According to Holecek – “Uma Oils are extracted and formulated entirely at our lush family farms in Central India, and are inspired by the traditions of Ayurveda and Aromatherapy. Our unique farm to bottle artisanal approach to formulation that stays true to our tradition, as well as our commitment to handcraft in only small batches for the ultimate quality, differentiates us significantly from anything else out there.”

According to Holecek – “Here are some examples of the oils we use, and their individual purposes: Rose is used for its excellent moisture retention properties and astringent functionality, which rapidly brightens skin. Frankincense is a component of nearly all our facial oils, as it has powerful cellular regeneration properties, which dramatically reduce wrinkles, scars and dark spots. Sandalwood calms the skin and enhances luminosity, for a radiant complexion regardless of environmental fluctuations. Oils like Neroli and Orange are rich in Vitamin C – and are used in most of our blends for their ability to rapidly repair and heal skin, while improving its natural infection-fighting functions. Finally, our Clarifying Oil contains Clove and Tea Tree oils that powerfully – yet gently – fight acne-causing bacteria and prevent blemishes, all while creating a natural moisture balance for the skin.”

UMA Absolute Anti-Aging Face Oil Review by IcanGWP

I am excited to introduce you to this brand. I was so thrilled to see that Uma products received a full five-star review at Space NK (six products), Bloomingdale’s (also 6 products) or even a UK retailer like Cult Beauty (9 products) – for every single item, no exception!  And I own it!

There is no doubt that Uma is producing luxury, clean and exceptional high quality aromatic oils. Ayurveda formula is unique and I’m glad I get to try it. This gloriously scented mix of 10 natural oils is so elegant, sheer and breathtakingly beautiful. I’m delighted that it doesn’t contain any artificial ingredients in the product. It’s a pure nectar from nature!

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This elixir is featherlight. Uma’s scent is unintoxicating and not overpowering. Its pure floral scent is heavenly fresh, relaxing and calm.

I use the oil’s dropper to squeeze a drop or two and warm it a little bit. Then, I massage it on my face, neck and décolletage until it’s absorbed. I can’t help it but this oil is so delicious that I use my ring fingers to dab the Uma oil to my under eye areas. It’s my birthday gift, I gotta use it my way!

Honestly, I fear putting any oil product on my face. UMA Absolute Anti-Aging Facial Oil is a lovely fast absorbing oil. It doesn’t add any shine to my combination skin. This silky oil is heavier than Rodin Luxury Face Oil (reviewed here) but lighter than Darphin 8-Flower Nectar (reviewed here).

It gets to work right the way and creates unbelievable and immediate truly healthy glow (especially in the natural light). I don’t know how but I like this effect. It leaves my skin deeply hydrated, nourished and luminous. This is a great prevention of skin dryness if a facial cream or moisturizer alone are not sufficient for us. I find I greatly appreciate this oil as a sealant atop skin.

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It’s promising that this ancient formula facial oil will reverse visible signs of aging and transform damaged skin because it will lend a superior hand in tackling skin from these problems that are induced by dryness. However, I don’t think that it’s a good idea to introduce this product to those with sensitive skin.

Quick take:

We have no shortage of luxury facial creams but we do have room for an extraordinary quality facial oil. It is definitely a precious youth elixir. I can hardly wait to further investigate more of their product especially the UMA Absolute Anti-Aging Eye Oil (eye oil?!). That’s an amazing job from Space NK to introduce us to a new up-scale skincare item.

Ladies, it’s our big day. Don’t forget to fill up your birthday information in the SpaceNK N.Dulge account and wait for the email. Please share what you receive for February – December. Remember, you will receive $5 points every $100. Make sure you enroll to a free membership program NDulge. Sign up for free here.

If you’re birthday is coming up and you’re  interested, I have a very detailed post for how to get Sephora Birthday Gift 2017.

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There are three choices this year! Looking for a nice Valentine’s gift ideas for him (my way … with a lot of treats)? Please see my post here. See Valentine’s Day gift guide at Space NK here.

If you want more front-row preview of what’s new in the skincare market, explore these new Extraordinary Oils: New launches from Sunday Riley,  Chantecaille and more at Space NK USA or see The High-tech Skincare Regimen: science-led, high performance  for every step of your skincare at Space NK UK. Also, there are stunning 60+ facial oils at Sephora here including 11 fragrance free products.

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Still looking for more gift with purchase offers or the next gift with purchase offers and sample bags from Clinique, Estee Lauder, Lancome and more? I provide all the information in my permanent post here, enjoy! Thank you for visiting!

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