I’m not sure why I’m exhausted today. I went for a run with the dog which usually get’s me going but for some reason it hasn’t helped – someone pass me the coffee so I can write this post. Anyway enough moaning and on with my introduction to Rodin*. I’ve had my eye on this brand for a while because I find it so chic. Founded by former fashion editor Linda Rodin, if you’ve read about or seen pictures of Linda you’ll understand why the branding is so on point.

Linda’s approach to beauty is simple. Preferring products that caress the skin noticeably over the anti-ageing claims and complicated regimes. After experimenting with essential oils in her bathroom for nearly two years, Rodin put the finishing touches on her first dream elixir, the original RODIN olio lusso face oil, in 2007.

At 190€ this oil is definitely a luxury purchase. The base fragrance is jasmine which I absolutely love. Whilst the packaging looks beautiful the clear glass bottle will not preserve the oil from degrading day light so remember to store it in the box or in a dark cabinet. This is a shame because the whole point of this product is the packaging, you can purchase less beautiful yet just as effective face oils for much less. The fragranced plant oils can cause irritation in some cases therefor everyday use might not be the best idea.

This product is all about the luxury, it’s the ultimate skin treat. It looks precious and should be treated as such, stored away for occasional use when you want to feel special and pampered. Only then does it warrant the expensive price tag.


*Press Sample