beauty scoop | pelle beauty stellar multitasking facial concentrate

If you caught my Instagram last night, you know that I have a slew of facial oil reviews in the works for you.

The first facial oil up for review is Stellar Multitasking Facial Concentrate from Pelle Beauty, a Toronto-based natural skin care company.

(Pelle Beauty sent me a sample of Stellar, which retails for $43 CAD for a 30ml dropper bottle, for consideration and review.)

Like most amazing oils, Stellar can be used in so many different ways. I tested it as a daytime moisturizer (post-cleansing and toning), but you can also use it as a makeup remover, a brow groomer, a makeup primer, a mineral makeup mixer and a facial mask primer.

I think this can be said of most facial oils (I remove my makeup with coconut or jojoba oil), but for brow grooming, makeup priming, mineral makeup mixing and facial mask priming, you need a very lightweight oil that sinks in immediately to get the job done right — and that’s the glory of Stellar.

While I’m not the biggest fan of Stellar’s scent (I think the sandalwood is too much for me), I keep coming back to it when I’m in a pinch in the morning and need to quickly moisturize, dust on some makeup and go, go, go.

Stellar sinks into my skin so well (thanks to meadowfoam seed oil!) that I tend to think I need a couple more drops of it to really moisturize my skin — but two-three drops will do, trust me! If you want a little extra “dew” on your cheeks, then add one more drop to your fingers and pat it in … you will instantly glow!

Let’s take a look at these glowing ingredients:

Meadowfoam seed oil, black currant seed oil, babassu oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, rice bran oil, grapeseed oil, vitamin E, neroli flower oil, sandalwood oil

Meadowfoam seed, black currant seed and babassu oils are showing up more and more in natural skin and hair care. It seems that Pelle Beauty is predicting what oils are going to be the next big trends in natural skin care!

  • Meadowfoam seed oil is one of the most-stable oils, meaning you can kiss all that talk of natural beauty products spoiling too fast goodbye.
  • Brazilian babassu oil is a regular stand-in for coconut oil, though I haven’t seen it as easily available for purchase the way good ol’ coconut oil is.
  • Black currant seed oil is loaded with omegas 3 and 6, which promote hydration and have anti-inflammatory properties.

(I currently have a couple other oils featuring meadowfoam and black currant as the star ingredients that are awaiting review, and have been deep conditioning my hair with a babassu oil-based treatment — reviews on those to come!)

So, final verdict on Stellar: I like it, but I may have to reach out to the founder to see if she has any recommendations on what additional essential oil (jasmine?) I could mix in to with Stellar to make it friendlier to my olfactory senses.

As for the moisturizing and priming properties: Hard to find anything much better! With a little customization on scent, Stellar can earn a spot on my top shelf, too.

Have you tried anything from Pelle Beauty? What do you look for in a super serum or natural makeup primer? Tell me what you know in the comments section!

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