I got this treatment oil some time ago late last year and never got around to do a review of it, as there are so many things that i would like to share but things always crop up every now and then, i guess that's how life it, so just learn to deal with it.
Now, this bottle of Paul and Joe Treatment oil was purchased during the last Isetan Anniversary sale, whereby selected skincare items were at a discount of S$38.oo dollars off the original retail price of the product. http://zealousbeautyfanatic.blogspot.com/2010/07/paul-joe-haul.html
Due to my oily combination skin type, i am always hesitant whenever i encounter products that contains oil i shun away from them like plague. I was browsing at the counter when i stumbled upon the promotion, the BA introduced the treatment oil to me (which i am totally skeptical initially), when the oil was absorbed on the skin at the back of my hand, a faint soothing orange scent captured me that instant plus there is a subtle sheen left which doesn't feel greasy at all.
The treatment oil can be used after daily cleansing was done, just skip the serum and moisturizer, warm a small amount of oil in my palms and then gently massage it into the skin, blot off excess.
I was totally sold when i got to know that i am able to use it on my hair as well as elbows and knees, wherever the skin is in need of a treat. : ) I love products that can multi-task.
Yup, this is my first bottle of "oil" from Paul and Joe....
The sweet delicate packaging with rims of flowers at the top and bottom.
The pretty bottle of treatment oil.
The sweet flower motifs that was seen on the paper packaging.
The treatment oil.
After application, what's left is a subtle sheen.
Packaging-wise, there isn't nothing to pick on really, if there is something that can be done better, it would be sturdier carton packaging for the glass bottle of treatment oil. The dispenser of the product has a kind of stopper whereby it restricts excess oil being poured out, so you can actually get the treatment oil out drop by drop. No worries about toppling over the bottle, but please don't drop it.
Scent-wise, i am totally captured by it the first time it hits my nose.. gentle, smoothing and uplifting, its a happy smell all in all... so, its love.
In terms of application, it is oil so there is no problem in getting the product evenly on my face, all one needs to be careful is to massage the oil gently into the skin until absorbed, then blot off the excess with tissue (never rub the skin) and then go to sleep (the oil doesn't leave any trace on my pillow or anywhere at all).
When i woke up the next morning, i don't feel that my face or my T-zone being extra oily due to the treatment oil used. Its just like my skin has been nicely moisturised. I have been using this treatment oil once every week or every 2 weeks depending on the condition of my skin as well as on my hair (for about 2 months) and i have only used like 1/10th of it. By the looks of it, this bottle can last me for well over a year plus perhaps.
Another bottle after this one is done?
Looking at the ingredients list, i love the fact that its largely plant based. It is manufactured by Albion cosmetics which is also the manufacturer of quite a few well known Japanese beauty brands, such as Anna Sui. Albion has its own line of skincare products but unfortunately they are not available on our tiny shore. : ( I know i would love to try them out for sure. Let's hope the good people who brought Paul and Joe in bring Albion in too.
Priced at S$70.00 for 40ml or 1.3fl.oz. available at Takashimaya Shopping Centre and Isetan Scotts and Orchard.
Main Ingredients: Limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, Olea Europaea (olive) fruit oil, Triethyexanoin, Polyglyceryl-2 Trisostearate, Oleyl Oleate, Isotridecyl Isononoate, Propylene Glycol, Dicaprate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (orange) oil, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) oil, Rosa Canina fruit oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, Vitis Vinifera (grape) seed oil, BHT, Squalene, fragrance (parfum) and Limonene.