I’d been using this facial oil shortly before taken ill; it is a single Day and Night treatment designed to quench, regenerate, and protect the skin.
The brand takes an organic approach, not just with its ingredients but also with the packaging. The glass bottle is housed in a nifty packaging which makes a great gift for loved ones and friends.
Basically all Gamila Secret products contain the same ingredients –80% first cold pressed extra-virgin olive oil, and a cocktail of 15 healing herbs– that when fused together, help to nourish, hydrate and repair the skin overtime.
The selling point, in my opinion, is that the efficiency of these active ingredients is heightened when a combination of the brand’s products are used. The brand recommends its star product – Gamila Secret Cleansing Bar to jump start your skincare regimen.
Gamila Secret Face Oil – The Original (S$119)
Suitable for all skin types, including oily skin, this facial oil contains the purest natural oils that penetrate easily into the epidermis. A half-pump suffices for my combination skin, although there is still excess that needed to be blot.
I recommend using a gel-based serum prior usage;using 2 applications of Clarins Extra-Comfort Toning Lotion [ Write-Up ] to prep my skin, the Face Oil would cause the runny formula to slightly flake but easily rectified by patting the product in instead.
The skin feels supple and moisturized once massaged in. For Day, I would finish with a water-based sunscreen, RMK UV Face Protector [ Write-Up ]; Ciracle Jeju Water Sleeping Mask [ Write-Up ] at night. If you have severely dehydrated skin, then follow up with your regular moisturizer.
In comparison, Clarins Orchidee Blue Face Treatment Oil [ Write-Up ] has a strong aromatherapuetic scent that lasts throughout the night. It tends to lead a couple of small bumps to pop up overnight, especially if you don’t use it regularly.
Gamila Secret’s has a cloudy solution, and smells heavily of Olive Oil and a combination of herbs but gradually dissipates within an hour or so. I did incur a bump or two as well.
Weighing the two very similar products, Gamila Secret’s excels in its functionality that can be used Day and Night, whereas Clarins’ is better used for nighttime. The latter has also a cocktail of potent ingredients that may cause your skin to break out with initial usage. If you’re looking for one that’s worth your buck, head over to a Gamila Secret counter near you:
Weighing the two very similar products, Gamila Secret’s excels in its functionality that can be used Day and Night, whereas Clarins’ is better used for nighttime. The latter has also a cocktail of potent ingredients that may cause your skin to break out with initial usage. If you’re looking for one that’s worth your buck, head over to a Gamila Secret counter near you (or online): Metro Paragon, Robinsons Marina Bay Sands, Robinsons Raffles City and Robinsons The Centrepoint.
Coming soon is a Vanilla variant of the Face Oil, estimated to launch later this year.