bodhi Neroli Lucé Revitalising Face Oil

bodhi Neroli Lucé Revitalising Face Oil review

One of the common misconceptions about face oils is that people with combination/oilier skin can’t use them. Of course everyone’s skin is different, but you don’t have to pass on all face oils just because your skin isn’t dry! I had great experience with bodhi‘s first face oil. When they launched a new one that targets combination skin, Neroli Lucé Revitalising Face Oil, I was more than happy to try it!

bodhi Neroli Lucé Revitalising Face Oil

I love bodhi‘s face oil packaging. The pump system eliminates mess, and it comes with a guard to make transporting the bottle safer. I mentioned in my previous review that the tube is shaped in a specific way, and now I can tell you there wasn’t much left in that bottle at all when I couldn’t pump anything out anymore. In short, don’t underestimate the attention to detail bodhi put into their packaging!

bodhi Neroli Lucé Revitalising Face Oil product claims

bodhi Neroli Lucé Revitalising Face Oil promises to nourish and hydrate skin with no greasy residue. It is supposed to revive a lackluster complexion with a boost of vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids. You can use this twice a day (the recommended amount each time is two pumps). It targets normal, combination, dull and tired, or blemish-prone skin.

This is one pump:

bodhi Neroli Lucé Revitalising Face Oil consistency

bodhi Neroli Lucé Revitalising Face Oil has a very fluid consistency. It is a lightweight face oil that should work well for those who are just beginning to dabble in face oils. The orange blossom scent is rather prominent, but it disperses fast enough.

Despite the fact that bodhi claims Neroli Lucé Revitalising Face Oil can be used under makeup to help reduce mid-day shine, I prefer to use face oil only at nighttime (particularly during the summer months). I have to admit I am somehow skeptical, however (after all, it is an oil). Depending on your skin’s needs, you might be able to use this alone, or you might want to layer it (after your serum and before your moisturizer).

bodhi Neroli Lucé Revitalising Face Oil is absorbed pretty fast into the skin, leaving it hydrated and protected. It makes the most difference when my skin looks tired and dull. As long as I put this on, my skin will be awake, alive and kicking again in the morning! It also makes my skin smoother and finer.

Here is the ingredient list if anyone is interested:

bodhi Neroli Lucé Revitalising Face Oil ingredients

bodhi is an all-natural brand that I personally have a lot of faith in. However, do note that there is a mixture of essential oils in this product. If your skin doesn’t normally react well to essential oils, you might have to pass.

Bottom line: All in all, bodhi Neroli Lucé Revitalising Face Oil is a great dry oil that replenishes the skin and perks it up even when you are feeling tired. I am not entirely sure it has helped balance my combination skin out, but it does make it brighter and smoother!

Is face oil also an integral part of your skincare routine? In all honesty I find face oils addictive! Provided your skin doesn’t object to them, once you see what they can do for your skin, you’ll always have a couple of bottles lying around!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

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  • Redhotjillypeppers

    I’m a big fan of oil cleansers but I’ve never tried a face oil. Sounds great though.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jill, you should look into face oils. They’re amazing especially in autumn/winter, or when your skin is tired.

  • beauties

    i’m not that into oil :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      You might change your mind with age LOL When I was in my early 20′s I would never have touched a face oil with a 10-feet pole.

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Interesting, I am trying a similar face oil from Safeas at the moment and my experience so far sounds a lot like what you are describing here.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Melissa, most face oils do about the same thing for me when they work well. I haven’t really found another type of product that works in the same amazing way ;)

  • Lily

    Face oil for combination skin. That sounds pretty good! A Clarins SA tried to sell me theirs but I passed. No samples were given, so I rather not spend on a full sized bottle not knowing if my face can take it. Love oil cleansers and even cleansing balms, but when it comes to face oils, I am still skeptical – NOT doubting they’d work, but having the fear that my skin might breakout from it >_<

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lily, I know many people love the Clarins one, but you’re right about not purchasing a bottle before you get to try a sample. I know that people react badly to different oils, and it’d be annoying to buy a full-size bottle only to realize it doesn’t work for you!

  • Icaria

    Bodhi appears to be such a nice brand. We don’t have it here but I might eventualy be able to get my hand on some of their products. This seems super nice but the apricot kernel oil being the second ingredient in there would transform my face into a mine field. :(

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helene, aww are you allergic to apricot kernel oil? I’m going to knock on wood. No oil has broken me out so far (plenty of other stuff has though LOL). It’s good that at least you have managed to pinpoint what it is that your skin doesn’t like though! Makes everything easier :)

      • Icaria

        Not allergic but last year I bought a bottle of apricot kernel oil, tried it and about one hour later could feel something on my cheek and I’m not super break out prone so this one is a no brainer. Maybe if it were super low on the ings list because I’m sure it must have been in some products I’ve used at one point with no issues but now when I try something new I patch test. :)

        • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

          Oh wow that’s pretty instantaneous! Patch test is definitely a good habit (that I haven’t developed yet, tsk)!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Sounds interesting! I love oils as it gets colder. And I like orange blossom anything! :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Tracy, I use oil pretty much year-round, but in winter I seldom skip even a day! If you like orange blossom you’ll love the scent of this one!

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    I have to admit, I am ALWAYS enticed by face oils. There’s just something about them that is so…chic yet simple and effortless. But unfortunately, most face oils just don’t work for me–my skin is SO so acne-prone. I’ve heard a lot of good things about neroli for oily skin though so I’ve always been curious. This one sounds great but the evening primrose and jojoba content scare me a little :/ I might pass on this particular one but you sure make it sound lovely…and very hard to resist :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Becca, I’m so sorry to hear you’ve had so much trouble finding a face oil that works for you. It might be a good idea to get a sample before you buy anything full-size. A 5ml/0.17 oz bottle of this one is actually included in the bodhi Escape Travel Kit, just in case you want to try it along with some other nice stuff :)

  • Liz

    Really want to try this one! I love oils so much. Will have to see where this is most convenient to get from. :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Liz, try Beautybay. They ship worldwide for free!

  • Qtplace

    Wow looks very interesting. I use argan oil for my face twice a day and that helps a lot :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I still haven’t tried argan oil! It’s actually pretty popular here as well!

  • Jenni @ lifeandlensofbeauty

    I’m hoping to try Bodhi products soon! like you i’m a huge fan of face oils over the past year – i’ve just blogged about one and can’t wait to try more! (I just broke one the other day becoz the bottle is made of glass…clumsy me!)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jenni, aww so sorry to hear about the bottle! That’s always the problem isn’t it? Plastic doesn’t seem luxurious enough, but glass breaks!