You may have seen this sparkly oil on Instagram, Youtube or some other social media outlet. I spotted the Farsali Rose Gold Elixir while watching one of Jackie Aina’s skincare videos and decided to give this product a try. I have used face oils before and have loved the results they’ve given me. I’ve found that face oils do a great job at clearing my skin and revealing a brighter, smoother complexion just the morning after using them. One face oil that I love is Tarte’s Maracuja Oil. I can have a breakout one day, apply this oil at night, and the next morning my skin is baby smooth and clear. I wanted to know whether this oil would work similarly given the hype it has received online. So let’s jump into the review!
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Ok, so let’s go ahead and get this part out of the way. This oil has received a huge amount of attention online because of the 24k gold title. The specks of 24k gold in this oil certainly make it a show stopper and an Instagram stopper. I mean, what a luxurious skin treatment. But let’s get serious. I don’t want to spend $54.00 on an oil just because it has gold specks in it. I need it to actually treat my skin. And I want to see results! So yes, this product is a luxurious skin treatment infused with 24k gold which certainly makes you feel expensive when your smoothing it on to your skin. But does it actually work?
This oil is of course gold infused, but also contains vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids necessary to nourish you skin, improve texture and tone, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. This oil contains Rosehip Seed Oil which is effective at brightening the skin and smoothing the skin texture. It also contains linolenic acids, vitamin C, and vitamin A which help to even the skin tone, and fight signs of aging. This oil is supposed to absorb quickly into the skin (the gold specks absorb and disappear into the skin) and leave your skin hydrated and glowing.
Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Gold, Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
The Farsali Rose Gold Elixir is free of Sulfates, Parabens and Phthalates. It is also noncomedogenic (not supposed to clog your pores), cruelty free and vegan friendly.
This oil is truly multitasking in that you can use it a number of different ways. First, you can use it as a daily moisturizer, a night treatment or as an under eye moisturizer. You may also mix a few drops of this oil with your foundation in order to give you that dewy, radiant look. I can see this being effective if you have normal to dry skin or if you plan on using a matte foundation. It is recommended to dot your foundation on your face first and then put a few drops of the oil on a damp beauty sponge and then blend in your foundation. If you have oily skin like me, you don’t likely need extra oil on your face to get that glow—it will happen as the day goes on. You may also use this as a lip hydrator before applying your lipstick. I can see this method being effective particularly if you use matte lipsticks or if you’re into the liquid lipstick trend, some of which can be particularly drying to the skin. Another very unique use of this product is to apply a few drops to a dried out product whether that be a concealer, highlighter, or brow pomade in order to make the product useful again. I have not used the oil that way yet, although I have used it as a daytime and nighttime moisturizer as well as a lip moisturizer and under eye treatment.
I’ve used the Farsali Rose Gold Elixir for about a month now and can therefore give a holistic opinion of how the product performs. At first, I simply used this oil as a nighttime skin treatment and it worked very well for that. It helped to clear my skin and provide the perfect amount of hydration without feeling oily or greasy. I also used this oil under my eye area and although I do not have fine lines, it performs well at brightening the area under my eyes and making my skin look fresh, firm and hydrated. I have also used this oil during the day and it does not disturb the balance of my skin—it does not make my skin too oily, although I do not use it in conjunction with my makeup. I have combination to oily skin therefore I prefer to keep oil out of my makeup routine. I have also used this oil over my lips when I apply it to my face and I’ve noticed that it hydrates my lips very well and helps them to feel balanced. It is a perfectly light product therefore it does not feel heavy on your skin. If you plan on using this oil on your lips make sure to rub it in well before applying your lip products.
Overall, I found this oil to be light, fast-absorbing and effective at helping me to maintain clear, balanced skin. This oil performs like many of the other face oils I have used—it helps me when I’m experiencing a breakout and it’s an excellent nighttime treatment for my skin. I would certainly recommend it if you’re in the market for a face oil. It is not the most expensive face oil out there, although it does have a hefty price tag. Face oils typically are not cheap because they contain pure, potent ingredients that are going to deliver results to the skin very quickly. Considering the ingredients and performance of the product, I do think it is worth the price. You may purchase the Farsali Rose Gold Elixir at Sephora here.
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