During my last visit to Paris, I became fascinated with using natural oils as beauty products.  The French pharmacies seemed filled with beautiful bottles, and I had received emails from readers recommending products that happened to be oils.  I tried a few– Leonore Greyl Palm Oil for hair (reviewed here), Nuxe Paris Huile Prodigieuse Multi Usage Dry Oil (reviewed here) and Uka Nail Oil (reviewed here), I experienced conditioning and healing for hair and skin.  I loved them all, and I wanted to know more.

I asked Rodin for a few tiny samples of their renowned Olio Lusso Face Oil, which I’ve been reading about forever on Into the Gloss.  Essentially, this is a mix of several different luxury natural oils that have a moisturizing and beneficial effect.  Linda Rodin does not promise miracles–she is neither a chemist nor a scientist.  She is interested in simple, natural products that work.  In her own words, the product makes skin look more alive  — it balance and heals my oily/combination skin.  Red scars seem faded, acne goes away, and the skin is left with a soft, moisturized natural glow.  Really, it’s very noticeable.  There is no creamy or chemical ingredient that leaves any clogs.  My pores are clean, clear and small.  There is a dramatic and immediate effect on my neck–it instantly looks better.

"I don’t want to know what everyone thinks; I want to know what like-minded people who I trust think" ~ Linda Rodin

If your skin is oily, you may have an (understandable) fear of adding more.  I got over this years ago–most oils sink in easily and don’t clog at all–all of the products that cause me problems are creams, liquid foundations or powders–never oils.  I don’t know why 2-3 drops of this works so well even for the oily areas of my skin, but it does.  I apply it after a shower, and it sinks in beautifully leaving a slight glow behind.

Rodin Olio Lusso is $140 for 1 fluid ounce, and can be purchased online at the Olio Lusso online store.  I’ve only used the tiniest amount–I’m only near the end of one of the three tiny bottles that I was given, so I have no doubt that it lasts a long time.  I’ll be purchasing this when these run out–I really like the effect.

I should note that Rodin’s Olio Lusso Face Oil has a strong, earthy scent immediately on application.  It seems to fade after about 30 minutes, but the initial scent is very strong.


  • Jasmine Oil
  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Apricot Kernel Oil
  • Jojoba Seed Oil
  • Evening Primrose Oil
  • Rose Canina Fruit Oil
  • Arnica Montana Flower Extract
  • Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil
  • Orange Flower Oil
  • Sunflower Seed Oil
  • Argania Spinosa Kernal Oil
  • Benzyl benzoate, Linaool

Sample sized products were provided to Cafe Makeup were provided without charge for review and considerations.

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