The Beauty Edit is one of Australia’s newest online green beauty stores. A couple of months ago, Franca, their owner, introduced herself to me. She told me that her store offered one-on-one customer service, free skincare consultations, complimentary gift wrapping, speedy delivery (including worldwide delivery) and thorough testing of every product she sold. She said that she tested all the products herself and only sold products she firmly believed in. This sounded great to me: I don’t know many skincare stores that offer that level of service. Her store is the exclusive Australian stockist for British brand La Belle Lune, and she asked me if I’d like to try their Organic Skin Face Oil.
I’ve been following La Belle Lune on Instagram since they started, and I’ve always been intrigued by their Organic Skin facial oil (currently their one and only product). A lot of my blogger/Instagram friends love it, and some of them call it a dupe for more expensive oils like Vintner’s Daughter and May Lindstrom’s The Youth Dew. After using this oil on and off for about a month, I have come to the conclusion that it’s unfair to pit it against these products because they are all vastly different from each other. They are all high-quality oils, yes, but La Belle Lune occupies its own niche.
La Belle Lune is a medium-weight night oil that will suit most skin types. The brand has a gothic feel to it, in a Jane Eyre sort of way. The black and gold packaging is charming, and it looks and feels luxurious. The oil has a very strong lavender/frankincense/rosemary scent, which I like. The lavender is potent, so I doubt you’ll love this if you are not a fan of lavender.
What La Belle Lune does really well is provide an oil that works on a variety of skin types. I have very acne-prone skin, and it doesn’t break me out. I have friends with dry skin who find this very beneficial for them. I know some others who use it on top of retinol, without experiencing any sensitivity. It’s a great, affordable night moisturiser for all skin types.In terms of results, I didn’t experience the same, jaw-dropping results I got from oils like Vintner’s Daughter or The Youth Dew. It’s not as brightening as Vintner’s Daughter, and it’s not as transformative as African Botanics Fleurs d’Afrique, my favourite night oil. In saying that, La Belle Lune costs a fraction of the price and would be a great option for someone who doesn’t want their night oil to contain too many active ingredients. I love it for its moisturising qualities, and its calming lavender scent is a great way to unwind after a long day. Big thumbs up overall.
Ingredients: Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosehip Seed Oil) Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle Seed Oil) Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil) Salvia Hispanica (Chia Seed Oil) Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn Oil) Persea Gratissima (Avocado Oil) Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender Essential Oil) Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Seed Oil) Rosa Damascena (Rose Otto Essential Oil) Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense Essential Oil) Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot Seed Essential Oil) Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary Leaf Extract) *d-Limonene, *Geraniol, *Linalol, *Farnesol
Price and Where To Buy: $80 (AUD), The Beauty Edit.