I love face oils. In fact, it’s pretty safe to say that given a choice of just one skincare product that I can’t live without, I will say give me a good facial oil every time! Why? Because oils are not only versatile & time-saving (you can cleanse, hydrate & treat with just one product), but because the right oil can do wonders for the health & look of your skin!
Since starting my journey into cleaner, more plant-based skincare, I have tried dozens of beautiful & effective facial oils, but since I have a slight addiction, I am always on the hunt for the next favorite to fall in love with!
I had seen many reviews in the green blogging world on UMA Oils, but I had never gotten around to trying them..until now. And let’s just say that every good thing ever written about them is 100% accurate!
UMA Oils was founded by Shrankhla Holecek, who was raised in India where she was immersed in the knowledge & cultural traditions of Ayurveda and holistic medicine. After moving to Beverly Hills, she became frustrated with the misappropriations of the traditions and practices she had grown up with. She decided that she needed to create a line of products that would do justice to her family’s heritage & thus, UMA Oils was born.
Rooted in the time-tested traditions of Ayurveda, UMA’s formulas are created to restore inner balance and outer radiance for total wellbeing.
For the last month, I have been using a few of their products to address both acne and aging, and I can say that every ingredient was carefully and thoughtfully selected to not only address those issues but to provide visible results as well.
Here are my thoughts on each product…
All of UMA’s products are 100% organic, vegan, and free from synthetic fragrances and emulsifiers, preservatives, parabens, GMOs, and mineral oils. They test their oils on real women – never animals. 🙂
UMA also strives to leave a lasting social impact & a minimal ecological one. All operations on the UMA estate are run under the Ayurvedic belief that humans & the environment coexist harmoniously & that everything we take from the world should be given back equally. You can read more on UMA’s social mission here.
Deeply Clarifying Blemish Spot Treatment – This highly concentrated spot treatment is formulated with the most nourishing and potent essential oils like Tea Tree, Juniper Berry, Clove, & Clary Sage, that work to kill bacteria, reduce swelling and inflammation & accelerate healing. Grape Seed Oil & Lavender keep skin hydrated as it heals. Even though I was sent a sample size of this, I only needed the smallest amount for it to do its thing – and boy did it! Blemishes didn’t stand a chance! I think I may have found my HG blemish treatment!
Absolute Anti-Aging Facial Oil – If you’re looking for an anti-aging oil that provides instant results & that will give your skin a more radiant glow, then this is definitely a must have product! Frankincense EO balances ph & promotes cellular turnover for firmer, more plump skin, while Vitamin C rich Orange EO helps to build collagen & Sandalwood EO neutralizes any inflammation for brighter, smoother skin. Nutrient rich Pomegranate Oil is the base for all of these wonderful oils. I love to use this at night (you only need about 2-3 drops for your whole face, neck & chest), along with the “Deeply Clarifying Blemish Spot Treatment” and I wake up with brighter, clearer, healthier looking skin.
Ingredients: Frankincense Essential Oil, Neroli Essential Oil, Rose Essential Oil, Sandalwood Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Juniper Berry Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil, Orange Essential Oil and Clary Sage Essential Oil in a Pomegranate oil base.
Price: $95 (15 ml); $175 (1 oz)
Absolute Anti-Aging Eye Oil – I’ve never really been a fan of eye oils, as I always found them to be too greasy for my taste. My opinion has since changed after using this eye oil from UMA. Super hydrating & not greasy at all, this contains Rose EO to deeply nourish, Geranium to promote circulation, while Eucalyptus eliminates puffiness. This lovely blend absorbs quickly and completely and makes my peepers look more youthful & less tired! 😀
Ingredients: Rose Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Chamomile Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Frankincense Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil, Sandalwood Essential Oil, Clary Sage Essential Oil, in a Jojoba, Pomegranate, Rosehip, Almond, and Grapeseed oil base.
Price: $105 (.33 oz)
Absolute Anti-Aging Face Mask – My love of face masks continues with this beautiful Ayurvedic formula! With ingredients like Bentonite Clay to detoxify, Rose Water to hydrate & Vitamin E to restore elasticity and firmness, this mask helps to address multiple aging issues, while also working to keep skin clear from breakouts. I like to massage this into my skin for a few minutes to really let all of the ingredients go to work, then let it dry completely before washing it off in the shower. My skin feels sooooo soft and looks completely revitalized afterward!
*Just a word of caution – because this mask does not contain a preservative, you may want to keep it in the fridge to prolong its shelf life a bit and make sure to use clean fingers or a cosmetic spatula when applying.
Ingredients: Saffron, Sandalwood Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil, Tomato Extract, Almond Extract, Watermelon Extract, Turmeric, Papaya Extract in a base of Bentonite Clay, Aloe Vera, Honey Water, and Rose Water
Price: $70 (1.7 oz)
Have you guys ever used UMA Oils? What are your favorite products? Let me know below!
Peace & love,
*Products were sent for review consideration. Opinions are my own. Affiliate links used.