This Australian-Made Facial Elixir Is Like a Lightbulb in a Jar
By Liz Ritter, Executive Editor |
Let's Just Get to the Point:
This botanical facial oil packs in a lot of potent ingredients, plus a whole wattage of glow for the complexion.
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There is glowing skin and then there is glowing skin: That almost impossible-to-achieve, ethereal light that looks like it comes from within that's often wasted on the young.
Many products promise it, few actually achieve it, and it can take many, many maddening skin-care trial-and-errors to find that sweet spot of non-oil slick levels of hydration that sticks around even after a formula dries.
Small-batch Samson & Charlie's Famous 24K Glow Facial Oil ($55) has successfully achieved that perfect blend. The brand's botanical elixir is a bit flashy—products with the name "famous" and real gold flecks tend to give off that vibe—but it has every reason to be so: There's powerful antioxidants and vitamins, serious superfood oils, anti-aging minerals, and the most sensory-rich mix of pink lotus, rose, neroli and champaca absolutes that make the application experience A-plus.
The glow-inducing formula is incredibly lightweight and, the star of the show, anti-inflammatory watermelon seed oil, gives off the prettiest blush color and fruity-vacation scent. And it's not there for show, as the brand specifically selected it because it's so effective at protecting skin under the harsh Australian sun—an extra-special touch during the dead of winter, both for dull skin and the senses.