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Herbivore Botanicals Phoenix Oil Review

Herbivore Botanicals Phoenix Oil Review

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If you haven't heard of Herbivore Botanicals.. here is me picking up your rock ceiling. They have taken Sephora and the natural beauty world by storm with their simplicity and pure luxury. I'm still obsessed with their Lapis Oil. As a vegan and cruelty-free company, they have several signature products with this oil being one of them.

The Product

Herbivore Botanical's Phoenix Oil is a luxe oil from the vegan fan-favorite brand. It's meant to gently renew your skin without any harshness whatsoever. Like all their oils, it comes in a gorgeous glass bottle and dropper. It's orange hue is strong and hard to miss on your counter top.

Like a Phoenix from the ashes, allow your skin to regenerate with this blend of luxe botanical oils and skin-cell-renewing CoQ10. This oil will dramatically rehydrate and rejuvenate your skin at the cellular level. Leaves skin soft and silky with a renewed appearance and texture.
— Herbivore Botanicals
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The Verdict

I have been using this oil for about 3 months and am even more in love with Herbivore Botanicals. The orange color doesn't transfer to your skin- it sinks in incredibly quick. I have a specific method of applying facial oils. That is a drop under each eye, a dab on each cheek, a dab on my chin and then a smothering on my forehead. I alternate patting it in and rubbing it in, but within a few minutes my skin drinks this up. My super sensitive skin loves this oil, and even under my so thin they're transparent dark circles the moisture is sopped up.

Speaking of dark circles, this has continually brightened and tightened the dark and crepe-y situation under my eyes. Winner! It also has consistently improved the texture and evenness of my skin. My acne prone skin always has marks that need to heal, and this definitely speeds that process up.

It doesn't really smell, which is great for my fellow scent-sensitive shoppers. In total, I use about 5 drops for my face day and night. Since this is constantly renewing your skin, sunscreen during the day is a must. I use Jack Black's sunscreen all year round, because it's vegan and aloe-free.

While the color doesn't stain your skin, it does stain anything light you may touch right after. Paper, white sheets and walls should be avoided. Or, you can just wash your hands. I believe this is because Rosehip Oil is an ingredient, which tends to stain.

That said, who really cares?! I'm so happy with the Phoenix Oil it's neck and neck with Lapis. I use Phoenix day and night except when I mask it up in the Aztec Healing Mask. That masks calls for more soothing moisture, which Lapis is perfect for.

As a curious vegan, it's easy to explore all the oils on the market in search of the "next best thing." I've made that mistake and always come back to Herbivore Botanicals. They are THE best thing!

Herbivore Botanicals' genius doesn't stop there- they offer all their oils in a roll-on so you can try out a smaller amount before committing to the full size. The roll-ons are also perfect for travel, so you can never be without flawless skin.

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