The scent is rapturous, freshly rosy with the slightly green rose geranium. I am not usually a rose person, but I really like this one. It's smells so much like fresh roses that I can almost catch that whiff of ozone that tells me that something is living and breathing-- it's like the essences were captured in their prime. I love to use it in the morning to wake up my complexion and my nose, since I usually have many things to sniff each day.
Radicale 005 is particularly wonderful under the eyes, as the oil's consistency is on the richer side. What was once just my grouchy, sensitive and dry face is transformed into a calm and satiny complexion. It layers extremely well over my thin-textured retinol lotion and not only reduces the chance of irritation, but actively takes down redness and soothes. That's one of the benefits of having an oil with a heavier texture that leaves no trace of greasiness behind-- it heals and protects the skin. It works wonders on its own, but it also enhances every other product of mine it comes into contact with. It's going to be a cold weather staple for me.
Sometimes I wonder what I'd look like right now if this gorgeous woman had not introduced me to the world of oils. I've been obsessed with skin care since I was a little girl, but I'd always been fascinated with the scientific side of it. Now that I've learned how to separate the wheat from the chaff as far as oils go, I've discovered just how well products like Radicale 005 fit into the life and mind of a fragrance-obsessed, skin care junkie like me.
Olie Biologique Radicale 005 Rejuvenating Oil is available at www.oliebiologique.com in 3 sizes: 30 ml for $68, 5ml for $15 and a 2ml vial as part of a sample trio for $8.95.
[sample provided by Olie Biologique for my consideration]