Rovectin Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Face Oil

the claim

The Rovectin Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Face Oil is a rich, quick absorbing, natural Neroli oil enhanced with gentle skin-nourishing ingredients which penetrates deep into the skin to hydrate, nourish and protect.
 
Rovectin Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Face Oil
 

the science

Dominating the composition of this blend is Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, a mix derived from coconut oil and glycerin which forms an oily liquid. Like Soybean Oil, it works as an emollient, quickly penetrating the skin surface to provide conditioning benefits with a lightweight and non-greasy barrier of lubrication. Similar to Tocopherol, an antioxidant powerhouse, Sunflower Seed Oil and Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Oil also include Vitamin E, crucial for protecting the skin from environmental stressors. They are also a good source of essential fatty acids, assisting to achieve tighter, smoother and more moisturised skin. Radish Seed Oil is a source of Omega-9 fatty acid making it very emollient and easily absorbed, resulting in excellent moisture provision and skin suppleness.

Squalane is an effective moisturizer, helping to hydrate, plump and soften skin without leaving any greasy residue. It also accelerates the speed with which cracked and chapped skin heals. Suitable for all skin types, it can help regulate excess oil production while antioxidant properties enhance protection against free radicals, assisting to fade dark pigment over the long term. Another excellent source of antioxidants is Plum Seed Extract.

Calendula Officinalis Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract and Camomile Oil add anti-inflammatory strength for soothing effects while Neroli Oil, a pale-yellow essential oil derived from the orange tree (Citrus Aurantium), contributes a sweet, distinctive citrus scent to the blend.
 

the ingredients

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Squalane, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Seed Extract, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Seed Oil, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange/Neroli) Flower Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Ormenis Multicaulis (Camomile Flower) Oil
 
Rovectin Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Face Oil Ingredients
 

the packaging

The Rovectin Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Face Oil is presented in a plastic bottle with screw top dropper dispenser. A bent tip helps it to be drip free. When new, it is wrapped in cling plastic to prevent opening or spillage and to assure product integrity.
 
Rovectin Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Face Oil Plastic Film Wrap
 

the analysis

An ideal assessment is returned from both the CosDNA and EWG databases, rating the oil perfect with no hazard flags.
 
Rovectin Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Face Oil CosDNA Analysis
 

the application

Use alone or as a part of your skincare routine. Place a few drops of oil on you face and gently pat to absorb. Use morning and/or night.
 

the scent

This Rovectin Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Face Oil has a slight scent with citrus tones.
 

the cost

A 30ml bottle of the Rovectin Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Face Oil sells for around US$32 at Style Korean.
 

the availability

Rovectin products are available at Korean skincare boutiques including iHerb. I received mine from Syle Korean.
 

the expiry

The oil must be used within six months of opening and has a shelf life of over two years.
 
Rovectin Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Face Oil Expiry
 

the performance

The Rovectin Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Face Oil is labelled clearly and boldly, like all the other products within the Skin Essentials range. It is simple in design and the clear bottle implies it is not sensitive to light. Personally, I always keep my oils away from the light regardless, tucked inside a bathroom cabinet or drawer. The dropper has a bent tip in order to help prevent accidental dripping and it seems to do that.

The scent is light and natural, derived primary from the presence of Neroli Oil which gives it a slight orange smell. It is not offensive and dissipates quickly. Essential oils can be irritating to those with sensitivities, even in trace amounts so I would recommend this product be introduced cautiously. For the record, I found it integrated seamlessly into my skincare routine without any irritation or concern even after twice daily application from the onset. The liquid itself is a pale, pastel yellow colour and has a light texture, certainly thicker than water but not as dense as other oils like rosehip for instance.
 
Rovectin Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Face Oil TextureAbsorption happens quickly. This oil sinks into the skin effortlessly. Most oils take a few minutes to melt into the skin but this one disappears before your very eyes. When I revisit the product claim, I am a little confused as firstly, it claims to be a rich oil. Rich to me implies heavy and I find this a very lightweight blend that is refreshing. It feels lighter and less greasy than a traditional oil but a little weightier than a water oil such as the Goodal Waterest one.

Secondly, the brand describes this as a Neroli Oil. This is one of the last ingredients in a list of 12 (Aurantium Dulcis Flower Oil), so I can only assume it is purely to contribute a light fragrance and probably not concentrated enough to realise its antioxidant benefits.
 
In terms of application, I use this as I would any other oil or blend, after all my actives and before or mixed together with moisturiser. It is so well absorbed and light that I am able to add it to both day and night routines without feeling any greasiness or heaviness on my skin. It delightfully blends in with other layers and for a more simplified routine, can be used alone after toner. I prefer to incorporate it into my established, multi-step routine.

Reflecting on the product claims, it is said to penetrate deeply into the skin to hydrate, nourish and protect. It’s packed with humectants and moisturising agents so it’s not surprising that it is effective at achieving hydration. Immediately after application, my skin’s texture improves. It feels softer to touch and more plump. I am a little heavy handed with this as it soaks into the skin so well. As far as protection goes, it’s impossible to conclude whether this is achieved effectively after only a short period of use. There is a good amount of Vitamin E in the formula, a potent antioxidant which protects skin from free radical damage caused by environmental stressors. As such, it can be said that the presence of such antioxidants at a fair concentration anticipates protection against premature ageing. For me, the product composition satisfactorily addresses this claim.

Finally, in terms of skin type, I have combination skin and found it highly compatible. I particularly enjoy adding it to my cream for a moisture boost. Its strong moisturising capability would certainly complement those with drier skin types and it’s lightness and quick absorption would also appeal to oilier complexions. This is a good, all-round oil blend. Those sensitive to essential oils should patch test first.
 
Rovectin Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Face Oil
 

the conclusion

This is an elegant oil blend that does as it claims. It feels and smells fresh and light and is highly absorbent. It is sufficiently versatile to blend into a full or shortened routine. It delivers moisture and suppleness to the skin as well as longer term antioxidant protection.
 
Rovectin Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Face Oil
 

the summary

Pros Cons
Safe (EWG and CosDNA confirmed) formulation Only available on line for Australians
Fast absorption without greasy residue
Low fragrance, non irritating
Leaves the face soft and moisturised
Well priced
Suitable for all skin types

 

the references

Style Korean website
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Truth In Aging
Sunflower Seed, the Skin Protector Annemarie Skin Care
Why Squalane Is the Best Face Oil Michelle Villett
Prunus domestica seed oil Paula’s Choice Skincare Dictionary
Amaranth Oil Benefits Blue Labelle
Radish Seed Oil Virgin, Unrefined Essential Natural Oils
What Is Neroli Oil and What Is It Used For? Dr. Edward Group

 


the disclaimer

Please read in context with my disclaimer.
 
This product was provided to me free of charge by Style Korean for review. This post only includes my honest opinion and experience of this product and is in no way influenced by Rovectin, Style Korean, any of its representatives or any other third party.
 


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