Elabloom, a made-in-Toronto facial oil gets top marks
Made in: Toronto, Canada
Availablity Score: 2
Ingredients: argania spinosa (argan) oil*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil*, daucus carota (carrot) oil, persea gratissima (avacado) oil, limmanthes alba (meadowfoam) oil, camellia sinensis (camellia) oil*, rosa rubiginosa (rose hip)* oil, adansonia digitata (boabab) oil, hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) oil, citrus aurantium (neroli) oil, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, pelargonium graveolens (geranium); *certified organic
Directions: Massage 4-6 drops onto a freshly washed and slightly damp face, twice daily.
Notable Facts About This Product: Elabloom is made in Toronto, Ontario. Launched in the Spring of 2012, Elabloom is formulated with 12 pure plant extracts sourced from around the world (see ingredient list above). Elabloom is a signee of the Environmental Defence Just Beautiful Pledge.
Batches of the facial oil are handcrafted twice monthly on 'Bloom Dates' and are good for one year from the bloom date printed on the package. A 4ml travel size is available for $12CAD, a great option for sampling the product before investing in the full size which is $48CAD for 16ml.
Personal Experience (Andrea): Elabloom is one of the most luxurious beauty products I have ever used: it's silky-smooth, 'sinks' into my skin, and is the first facial oil I have tried that did not feel greasy. The scent is exquisite (I mean this, it's the first word I think of every time I open the bottle). The essential oils: Geranium and Neroli, bring an exceptionally beautiful scent-experience without any irritation or concern of essential oils.
I began using this oil in the spring, my skin is pretty dry around my nose, chin and cheeks year round, getting much drier and more sensitive in colder months. Within my first few days of day and night application, I was in love with it.
I've been using Elabloom for the good part of a year now, and I find that you really get what you pay for - it's a luxury face oil (because of price point vs. size). If you have the means, it's definitely worth the money. These days, I tend to switch in other oils during the week, and since winter has arrived in full force, I apply moisturizer on top for an extra layer of protection against the dryness outside.
Elabloom is on my must have list, it's Canadian- made, extremely well formulated, and has made a noticeable difference to my skin.
Where to Buy: www.elabloom.com