Facial Moisturizer from Young Living
Most of the oilers I know are die-hard do-it-yourself-ers, always on the hunt for perfect recipe for making this or that household product. Sometimes they even venture into making their own beauty products such as facial moisturizer. I’m not saying DIY is a bad thing; my sister makes this amazing hand/body cream that is the best balance of emollients and hydration I’ve ever found. And she uses Young Living essential oils so it’s beneficial and smells wonderful.
When it comes to finding a good facial moisturizer, I don’t know why anyone would DIY it. Young Living offers 5 (count them: five) facial moisturizers ranging from very light to quite a serious moisturizer. In this article I will introduce you to each of them; then I will tell you which are my favorites that I use every day.
Facial Moisturizer Choices From Young Living
The lightest of Young Living’s facial Moisturizers is the ART Light Moisturizer. This one comes in a 30 ml (1 ounce) pump bottle. It’s available for purchase separately or as a component of the ART Skin Care System. ART Light Moisturizer is the one I would have chosen when my face was much younger. Back then cremes felt too heavy on my skin, and I always went for the lightest option possible. I don’t have a separate image of the Light Moisturizer. It is the tall bottle on the left of the featured image.
Next is Boswelia Wrinkle Cream. Boswelia is Frankincense, of course. This one comes in a 2 ounce pot. I have used this one to try it, but have not used it enough to see if it softens the appearance of my wrinkles.
Very similar to Boswelia Wrinkle Cream is the Sandalwood Moisture Cream. It comes in a 4 ounce pot, a generous enough size that I use it on my hands, too. I have used Sandalwood Moisture Cream a lot because I like the way my foundation goes on over it. I have not tried putting on foundation over all the other choices, so I can’t say this one works better than the others. What I can say is that this one works for me.
Another moisturizer with similar weight but different action is the ART Sheerlume. This one is called a brightener and comes in a 30 ml (1 ounce) pot. I saw a Facebook post once in which a person made the claim that Sheerlume is like Spanx for your face. Now, this was a person who does not need Spanx for her face or probably for anywhere else. I use Sheerlume daily and I can tell you that it is NOT Spanx for your face.
Finally, the newest moisturizer on the scene is ART Intensive Moisturizer. This one is what I would consider the most “serious” of the moisturizers. It comes in a 50 ml (1.7 ounce) pump-top pot.
My Facial Moisturizer Preferences
I have used each of these moisturizers and have my favorites. The ART Light Moisturizer is my choice for days when I know it’s going to be hot and I know my face is going to be providing some of its own moisture. On those days the other moisturizers feel too heavy, almost like a barrier between my skin and the possibility of cooling via perspiration.
The ART Intensive Moisturizer is my choice for my evening facial routine. It goes on over my facial serum. With this moisturizer, I feel like I’m doing all I can for my skin.
I use the Sandalwood Moisture Cream as my day time moisturizer in the winter, when I know I won’t be facing the sun. I’m indoors all day, and my face is protected when I go out. I like the way my foundation goes on over Sandalwood Moisture Cream.
In the summer when I’m going to be getting sun on my face, I use Sheerlume as my day time moisturizer. It helps keep my skin tone more even. I protect my face with a hat when I’m out in the sun, but I still tend to darken (unevenly) from reflected sun.
If you are already a member of Young Living, perhaps you have your own favorite facial moisturizer. If you’re not already a member, I’d love to have you join my team. You can do that by clicking here. Once you’re a member, I will be here to help as you learn about using essential oils and the other amazing products from Young Living.