Product: Amala Rejuvenate Treatment Oil
Price: $186 USD
My rating: 9/10
How Long I Have Used the Product: Almost 1 year
*post contains affiliate links. Product was given to me as a PR sample. I am completely honest in my reviews. Helping you find amazing skin care products that work is my priority.
About the Brand
Amala Beauty’s philosophy is outstanding:
We champion honesty and transparency as much as we do environmental and social responsibility. We are forthright and fair in every interaction with our customers, our farmers, our partners and each other.
Amala translates from Sanskrit as “most pure,” and reflects our commitment to both pure quality and pure intentions. We value your trust, and do everything we can to earn it and keep it.
Amala sources all of their ingredients from their fair trade global farmers. The ingredients are all grown organically and sustainably in their native habitats. They seek out high-potency plants and custom distill them (using an ancient Chinese water distillation method) in order to ensure the plants full therapeutic value. They only use whole plant ingredients, they do not isolate compounds in a lab.
They pay high prices for their sourced ingredients and give 5% of their profits back to their fair trade farm network.
Amala clinically tests their products in Germany with a third-party lab to ensure that their products are effective.
I gotta tell ya, I am in love with facial oils. Who knew that oils would become my best friend? I never thought they would, for a long time I didn’t even know they were a thing. After trying out a few, I have to say, they are my favorite moisturizer.
Facial oils are my go-to choice for skin hydration. I find they work just as awesome as a creamy moisturizer, but without all the added ingredients. Moisturizers often have so many added ingredients in them, because they often contain water, meaning they have to have some sort of preservative in them. I find that moisturizers clog my pores, whereas facial oils do not (as long as the oils are non-comedogenic).
I like simple, and facial oils are simple. As long as the oil absorbs well and doesn’t clog my pores, I am a happy camper. I don’t like oils that are heavy and coat my face in shine, and lucky for me, and you, there are lots of oils out there that are light and penetrate the skin well.
Amala sent me some products to try and I was ecstatic! This is a brand I have wanted to try for awhile. I was happy to pick out 3 products to test: the Rejuvenate Treatment oil, Rejuvenating Face Cream and Soothing Cream Cleanser.
Scent and Texture:
The oil smells like a bouquet of flowers. Ylang-ylang is the strongest scent my nose picks up on, the scent is quite strong and lingers for awhile, but I love it. The texture is light and oily.
A little goes a long way, only 3 or 4 drops is needed. It goes the farthest when I either apply it to a moist face or get my hand wet before dropping it on and applying it to my face.
It adsorbs well and doesn’t leave a greasy residue. It wears well under my tinted moisturizer.
About the Product
Carapa Guaianensis (Andiroba) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Euterpe Oleracea (açaí palm) Fruit Oil*, Bertholletia Excelsa (Brazil nut) Seed Oil*, Amaranthus Caudatus (Amaranth) Seed Oil*, Tocopherol
Natural Fragrance (Parfum) consisting of: Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang-ylang) Flower Oil*, Citrus Auratium Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil*
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract*, Benzyl Salycilate, Citral, Coumarin, Eugenol, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Farnesol, Limonene, Linalool
*Ingredient produced by organic farming
- Andiroba Seed Oil – this is the 1st ingredient in the treatment oil, it is anti-inflammatory and intensely hydrating. It is rich in essential fatty acids, keeping your epidermis’ inter-cellular structure intact, keeping bacteria out and regenerating your skin.
- Jojoba Seed Oil – beneficial for all skin types, this wax ester is similar to the oils our skin naturally produces. It nourishes the skin, balances oil production, calms inflammation and destroys bacteria.
- Acai Fruit Oil -rich in anthocyanins and phenols, which are potent antioxidants. This oil restores elasticity to the skin and protects from free radical damage.
- Amaranth Seed Oil – contains amino acids that stimulate cell renewal and healthy skin cell production.
- Cocoa Extract– helps protect the skin from dehydration. The caffeine in cocoa extract stimulates micro-circulation for an even skin tone. It is a powerful antioxidant and restores elasticity to the skin.
“what is that?” ingredients:
I was curious about a couple ingredients on this list, mainly benzyl salycilate and benzyl benzoate. I looked them up on EWG’s Skin Deep Database and found out that they were scent additives and had fairly high hazard ratings. So I emailed Amala and asked about what these ingredients were and if they were safe. This is the response I got:
the ingredients you asked about are components of our essential oil ingredients. We don’t ever add them as isolated ingredients. It is an EU requirement that we must list them in our ingredient list as components of our essential oils. They are present in essential oils such as Ylang Ylang and Jasmine.Evidence has shown that in their synthetic and isolated form, these ingredients can cause allergic reactions. But there is no evidence showing that allergic reactions are caused by these ingredients when left in their natural state as components in the essential oil itself.
Well that is a good enough answer for me 🙂
Price and Size
$186 USD for 30 ml/1.0 fl oz
- certified by NaTrue
- 100% natural origin
- 97% of plant ingredients produced by organic agriculture
Did it reduce my fine lines?
I have noticed that the lines around my eyes have lessened. This product really plumps up my skin and makes it feel soothed and moisturized.
Will it clog pores?
The lightweight properties of the oils used and the anti-inflammatory actions make this a good product for people with acne. I don’t think it will clog pores, jojoba oil is non-pore clogging and helps to clear your pores out. Read about Jojoba oil for acne.
What are Other People Saying?
Here are some reviews posted on Spirit Beauty Lounge (an online retailer of organic skin care, and one of the few places that sells Amala’s products).
I like this oil, it works well and does what it is supposed to do. I love that it contains powerful oils and no fillers, only pure botanical goodness. The smell is strong, but it is a scent I enjoy so it doesn’t bother me.
Only using a few drops means that this oil should last me a long time. I am keeping it in my fridge because I do not want it going rancid before I can finish it (mind you, it has hardened a bit in my fridge, making it tougher to use).
I would recommend this to anyone with dehydrated skin and to anyone who wants to restore some youthful vitality to their complexion.
Update April 25 2016:
I am almost finished my bottle of this exquisite oil. It has lasted me almost a year (though I don’t use it everyday). I still love this oil. I love Amala and their products. They are a truly ethical company that takes pride and care in utilizing plants for healthy skin. I love that they clinically test their products. This is a company I feel good about buying from.
- absorbs well
- has reduced my fine lines
- works well as a moisturizer on it’s own or under another moisturizer
- will last a long time
- strong floral smell – if you don’t like the scent of ylang-ylang, you may not like this oil.
I give it a rating of 9/10. This treatment oil works at plumping and hydrating my skin. It gets my approval as an excellent anti-aging skin nourishing treatment.
Where Can You Get it?
Amala is only available at select retailers. I recommend getting it at Spirit Beauty Lounge, because they offer free shipping over $50 and ship internationally.
Spirit Beauty Lounge (free shipping for US orders over $50, they do ship internationally)
Have you tried any of Amala’s products? What is your favorite facial oil?
Yours In Beauty,