BEAUTY: Lipidol

LIPIDOL LAUNCH

I’m so excited to tell you guys about my latest obsession, it is called LIPIDOL and it is an amazing oil based skincare that becomes apart of your everyday life, about three weeks ago I received an invitation to the Lipidol launch that included a bottle of their aftershower oil, I ran out of body lotion and decided to use the aftershower oil – I was hooked! This product is an extension from bio oil, it is definitely the future of skincare, your skin soaks the aftershower oil right up, no oiliness, just pure moisturisation.

Lipidol got it’s name from the layer of oil your skin naturally produces, it is called the Lipid bilayer of the skin. The Lipid bilayer offers protection, it creates an envelope housing the cellular components (I don’t really understand this ) – but basically some cells, such as plant cells, have a cell wall which offers further protection, this product offers protection and seals the mositure naturally within your skin.

The outermost layer of the skin is an oily layer. Its purpose is to hold moisture in the skin; an important function because moisture facilitates enzyme activity, which in turn leads to healthy, radiant skin. There are however occasions when moisture does escape. The main culprit is daily washing with soap, which strips away the skin’s oily layer. Another is a dry climate, which draws moisture from the skin into the outside air. Also, as the skin ages it produces less oil and it becomes harder to hold moisture in the skin. It is not possible to replace lost moisture by applying moisture to the skin as the skin’s moisture comes from within. The advantage of using oil in everyday skincare is that the skin’s natural oily layer is continually supplemented.

Lipidol didn’t only come out with one product but a whole range of them:

CLEANSING FACE OIL

125ml

Removes dirt and make-up without stripping the skin’s natural oily layer.

Apply to dry face. Dirt and make-up will bind with the oil. Add a little water and continue massaging. The oil will emulsify to form a watery cream. Rinse off.

Rosemary and Niaouli essential oils fragrance.

Suitable for sensitive skin, non-acnegenic.

CLEANSING BODY OIL

200ml

Washes off dirt without stripping the skin’s natural oily layer.

Apply to wet skin. The oil will emulsify and lather. Rinse off.

Lime essential oil fragrance.

Suitable for sensitive skin, non-acnegenic.

AFTER SHOWER OIL

175ml

Supplements the skin’s natural oily layer stripped away by daily washing.

Apply after bathing or showering.

Chamomile essential oil fragrance.

Suitable for sensitive skin, non-acnegenic.

SUNSCREEN OIL

125ml

Supplements the skin’s natural oily layer stripped away by sun, wind and water.

Apply before going in the sun. Re-apply after swimming. UVA/UVB (SPF 20).

Cypress and Basil essential oils fragrance.

Suitable for sensitive skin, non-acnegenic.

AFTER SHAVE OIL

100ml

Supplements the skin’s natural oily layer stripped away by shaving.

Apply to face after shaving.

Petitgrain essential oil fragrance.

Suitable for sensitive skin, non-acnegenic.

OVERNIGHT FACE OIL

50ml

Supplements the skin’s natural oily layer stripped away by daily exposure to the elements.

Apply to face before going to sleep.

Ylang-Ylang and Black Pepper essential oils fragrance.

Suitable for sensitive skin, non-acnegenic.

The Lipidol products are packaged in sealed plastic wrappers, pioneering a move away from cartons, which originated in the era when product information needed to be available in-store, Lipidol felt that the carton was a waste of paper, the plastic is seal proof therefore making the product untouchable until you arrive at home – how many people don’t open products to test and smell them and then you end up purchasing it and taking it home.

Lipidol is truly a pioneer with their new skincare range, they will be changing the landscape of skincare forever, Lipidol took a combination of oils and made them work much harder, the potency of the oils are outstanding. The range is totally natural, essential oils that were functional and representative of it’s use were used to achieve the auroma of the product, each product having it’s own unique and natural smell, finally plant and food extracts were used to achieve the colours of the oils.

After hearing how amazing this product is I know you’re all wondering how much it might cost, the team at Lipidol once again set out to make this product not just amazing but affordable. The products are going for R79,95 each whether it’s the 200ml aftershower oil or the 50ml overnight face oil – the whole product range all have the same amazingly affordable price!

I had such an amazing time at this launch getting to hear about the eight year long journey that it took to bring this product to life, the thought and belief behind it was truly inspirational. This is for sure my newest obsession, it is such an amazing product and I can’t stop raving about it. Lipidol was released on the 8 September here in South Africa – my birthday is on the 5 October – four out the six products are on my birthday wishlist lol!

Do yourselves a favour – go to Clicks and get yourself some Lipidol!

Find out more about the Lipidol products and ingredients on their website – here