Let me start this post by saying how amazing Zooey Deschanel is.
She and her alter ego Jessica Day on New girl learn us that being petite and adorkable is yet another form of beauty. Being 5’3 and proficient in Harry Potter-quotes, I’m all for that!
It’s no secret we all envy her beautiful, glowing skin. Based on the skin care info she’s given in interviews my guess is she has sensitive, dry skin. And I know for a fact she’s a fan of the
Oil Cleansing Method.
Cleanser: Laventine’s Cleansing Oil ($25)
Let’s take a look at the ingredients list of her favorite cleanser: Olive Oil, Olive Oil Esters, Olive Squalene, Vitamin E
Lots of things with olives in them. I’m pretty sure you guessed the dupe for this by now: yes, it’s
Always get good quality extra virgin organic oil for your skin care products (or even for cooking!) It’s a bit pricier, but still cheaper than most cleansers you find.
How to use it:
Add a drop of vitamin E oil to 1 tablespoon of olive oil. If you’re wearing eye makeup, massage your eyes first. Wipe your panda eyes with a cotton pad untill all your eye makeup is removed. Massage the rest of your face with the rest of the oil. Wipe your face with a cotton pad. Take off the rest with a wet cloth.
Olive oil gets rave reviews as a skin cleanser and it’s one of the lower comedogenic oils, but it hasn’t worked for everyone with acne-prone skin.
You can try using a blend of 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 castor oil. Or you can use one of these amazing non-comedogenic oils: safflower oil (for dry skin), sunflower seeds oil (for sensitive skin) or hemp seed oil (for oily skin).
Laventine adds esters and squalene. As far as I understand this, these are all basically olive oil derivatives on superdrugs. And it probably means it works better than plain olive oil. It all comes down to cost for me. Personally, I think the price of the Laventine cleanser is not as bad as some high end products. And they also seem to have a good oil cleanser for combination skin.
Moisturizer: Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil
This lightweight oil is said to be particularly good for dry and aging skin. You can find pure Maracuja oil under the name passion fruit seed oil, passion flower oil or
passion fruit oil
Many more brands sell pure Maracuja oil. Look around and you’ll find cheap alternatives. Keep your eye out for quality though!
Maracuja oil is actually not the most popular oil for skin care out there. Great (cheaper_ substitutes for Zooeys miracle skin oil are argan oil and rosehip oil.
Are you going to try these?
You look adorkable!