MyChelle Dermaceuticals are an American company that produce a range of highly effective natural skincare products and makeup. All of their products are vegetarian (and most are vegan, but honey, beeswax and yogurt are used in some products) and cruelty-free (certified by PETA), and are free from phthalates, parabens, sulfates, ureas, artificial fragrances and colours, petroleum, GMOs and gluten. MyChelle was the first natural beauty
company to use bioactive anti-aging peptides, plant stem cells and
clinically proven dermatologically active ingredients.
I was kindly sent a bottle of MyChelle Advanced Argan Oil to try. I love using oils to nourish my skin and I couldn't wait to try this one as I hadn't tried argan oil before. The product is actually a blend of organic argan and baobab oils and aims to protect, nourish and hydrate the skin, leaving it with a healthy glow. Argan oil is rich in poly-unsaturated fatty acids (including linoleic acid and omega-6)
and vitamin E, and has nourishing, regenerating and protective properties.
Baobab oil has softening, moisturising and soothing properties; it helps to protect the skin's natural barrier and also has a tightening effect.
I have been using this oil at night and sometimes instead of a day cream under my foundation. It is a really lightweight oil and it is easily absorbed into the skin. My skin is quite oily and blemish-prone at the moment so this oil has been perfect for helping to keep my skin hydrated without feeling too greasy. If I apply it at night my skin feels really soft and smooth in the morning. It is a great base for makeup too as it is not a heavy oil.
I have also been using the oil on my hands as lately they have been really dry, cracked and sore from having to wash my hands a lot at work. When my hands have been chapped I have been massaging the oil into them at night and they feel a lot smoother in the morning.I love this oil and I would definitely recommend it to those who would like to benefit from using skin oils without them feeling greasy or heavy, particularly those with oily/combination skin types.