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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Olie Biologique Radicale 005 Rejuvenating Oil

There has been a spate of amazing natural skin care products that have recently launched, and one of my favorites is Olie Biologique Radicale 005 Rejuvenating Oil. It's rare to find an oil that plumps up facial skin so quickly and efficiently or imparts such intense, instant radiance. It's even rarer to find one that has long-term, cumulative benefits that de-age the skin. Radicale 005 does it all for me. It contains 100% organic oils of camellia, rosehip, blackcurrant seed, Evening Primrose, Vitamin E, Grapefruit, Sandalwood, Rose Geranium, Rose Bulgar. It's loaded up with vitamins A, C and E, helps to reduce hyperpigmentation and even out skin tone and heals sun damage, eczema and rosacea.

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]


  1. Carrie, oh shucks! You know just how to humble me...many thanks always for your kind words! But, I'm so glad your sensitive skin now has solutions.

  2. This sounds wonderful. I love oils. They are the only thing that help that tight feeling after cleansing.

  3. Carrie, we are blushing like an English Rose. Thank you!