I’ve been keeping quiet about Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil for a while.
Like, since November, when I first got my shipment of samples.
- It wasn’t because I was trying to hoard magical beauty oils.
- It wasn’t because I was thinking “Meh, my readers won’t like this oil.”
- It wasn’t because I was too lazy to write a review.
See, every time I sat down to write the review, I got scared.
This oil is very, very, very expensive, and I don’t want you to freak out on me for saying I like a natural face oil that costs $150 for one ounce.
Because I do.
Created by New York fashion stylist Linda Rodin, Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil contains a blend of 11 different essential and carrier oils that deliver big shot of hydration to your skin without making it look or feel greasy.
Here’s what’s inside this precious, pricey bottle:
Jasmine oil, sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, jojoba seed oil, evening primrose oil, rosa canina fruit oil, arnica montana flower extract, calendula officinalis flower oil, orange flower oil, sunflower seed oil, argania spinosa kernel oil, benzyl benzoate, linalool
And here’s what those natural ingredients provide to your skin:
Jasmine Oil: Known for its calming effect on the skin and ability to help increase elasticity
Sweet Almond Oil: An excellent emollient infused with vitamins A, B and E as well as minerals and fatty acids
Apricot Seed Oil: Keeps skin supple with oleic and linoleic acids as well as vitamins A and E
Jojoba Oil: The best carrier oil for all skin types, hands down, replete with vitamin E and magic. Seriously. (“kimberlyloc” and “jojoba oil” pretty much go together)
Evening Primrose Oil: Can ease swelling/puffiness and increase blood flow
Rose Hip Oil: High in vitamin C and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) which helps smooth fine lines around the eyes and mouth
Arnica Oil: Another great oil for keeping swelling and puffiness at bay; it’s also a natural healing oil for cuts and scrapes
Calendula Oil: Super-moisturizing oil rich in antioxidants that fight free radicals
Neroli Oil: Loaded with vitamin C and minerals to help improve elasticity and circulation, stimulate cell growth and soften the appearance of wrinkles
Sunflower Oil: Rich in fatty acids that moisturize and protect the skin
Argan Oil: Loaded with essential fatty acids and antioxidants that improve skin’s overall vitality
Now, here’s the kicker: I did a little sleuthing online to find out the going rates, per ounce, for these precious oils.
- Apricot oil: $1.25
- Sweet almond oil: $1.25
- Sunflower seed oil $1.50
- Calendula oil $3
- Evening primrose oil $3.75
- Orange oil $5
- Jojoba oil $6
- Arnica oil $8
- Argan oil $15
- Rose hip oil $35
- Jasmine oil $362
If you look back at Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil’s ingredients list, you’ll notice that jasmine is listed first — meaning that’s the dominating ingredient in the potion — and it’s one the most expensive.
Does it justify the $150 price tag?
I’ll let you decide…
Will I purchase my own bottle of $150 Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil?
Maybe. I definitely choose this over Creme de la Mer.
But I feel like I could have a little fun whipping up my own version of luxury face oil using jasmine oil, argan oil, arnica oil, rose hip oil, jojoba oil and orange oil — and buy some that is USDA certified organic to boot!
What do you think? Would you ever buy a cult beauty product that costs this much? Or would you try to make your own version of it? Tell me your thoughts in the comments section!
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