Like other users, I have tried many oils in the past that have broken me out. A dear beauty blogger friend was determined to find me an oil that would suit my skin as she thoroughly enjoyed them. Alas, my skin rejected them again. I swore to myself to stick to my beauty routine that was oil free and safe. In my purchase from EWB I was gifted a sample of the ruby oil. I almost gave it to my mum thinking 'this will break me out, i can't do oils', but MY GOODNESS, I DON'T BREAK OUT. I use this in the morning everyday with farizards veil and it heals my acne and smooths out my skin, I couldn't be happier. Thank you EWB
My skin is combination/oily with large pores in my t-zone, but it's easily dehydrated by over-cleansing or under moisturizing. It tends toward congestion. I realized several years ago that oil cleansers and facial oils helped my pores appear cleaner and smaller, and my skin smoother and clearer. But most oils (and unfortunately most products in general) would either break me out or cause flakiness when I used them consistently over time. Add in my desire for anti-aging benefits as I reach my mid-forties, and my frustration with skincare has been epic!
Ruby is the first oil that I can use on a twice daily on a regular basis! Generously, even! It's subtly brightening, light, and is just making my skin look better each day as I've used it for the past month. Many of my longterm tiny clogged pores have gone away. It calms my skin and accelerates healing. The scent of celery greens & guava is unexpected but fresh and lovely. I plan to buy some for my sister and best friend because I'm so in love with it!
I'm still experimenting with the other products I ordered samples of. I test slowly due to my annoyingly disagreeable skin, but Tigress in particular seems promising, too. Ava's formula's strike me as thoughtful and unusual even within the green beauty space. This is obviously my own personal preference, but I like her emphasis on detailed ingredient choices, quality, and sophisticated plant knowledge vs the aspirational luxe aesthetic of many other lines. The ingredient lists of many products out there are often very similar to each other. You can't say the same for Ava's, but you also don't get the impression that she's being different just for the sake of it. I also appreciate that she offers products suitable for more sensitive or reactive skins that don't tolerate the popular handful of essential oils very well.
All in all, Ruby is a star product for me that has become a staple. I'm so thrilled that I stumbled onto a blog post reviewing Earthwise Beauty!
Absorb fast and light weight. Not get used to the smell but still ok for me.
I saw several YT reviews praising this oil, so it piqued my interest. I was most attracted to the ingredients, especially the well- thought combination of oils. My favorites are the sacha inchi, pequi and raspberry seed oil. The facial oil is very light, absorbs very quickly and makes my skin feel velvet soft. It is a perfect oil for warmer seasons. I've tried it as a standalone oil, in a combination with the Nap in the Meadow, the Ambrosia del Cerrado (mixed in or layered) and the Tigress Balm (great combinations during cooler months). It worked great with all combinations. This showed me just how versatile the oil is and that I can combine it depending on what my skin needs on a particular day. I'm more of a intuitive skincare user, which means the products I use change/rotate every day. I love this oils and I can no longer see myself without it. The scent is unique. I have never had a facial oil that its primary scent is celery :). It does not bother me, but sometimes it can linger for couple of hours. It is more of an issue why I can still smell it, instead of having an unusual scent.. Overall, it is a great facial oil that I would recommend to people with all skin types, primarily to combination/oily skin.
Ruby oil is hands-down the best facial oil I've ever used. In fact, it's turned me into an oil-convert!! It smells divine, goes on like a dream, and provides such lightweight, healing sun protection with Farizad's Veil. I also feel like it shields my skin from air pollution in NYC. My skin breaks out if I even look at a comedogenic oil for a bit too long--and Ruby actually heals my acne and eczema. If you have trouble-prone skin, this will become your secret weapon. Enjoy!