MicroOil is the first product to launch from NSF, it is a multi functional product that takes care of not only your skin but also your mind and your mood. It comes in a 50ml bottle with a pipette dispenser, is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. NSF products are vegan, 100% natural and cruelty free.
NSF believe that there is a correlation between what we use on our skin, and our mood and the MicroOil definitely helped my mood on the first application, it has a lovely calming but subtle scent and feels beautiful on the skin, it sunk in perfectly and doesn't leave any kind of residue or greasy feeling. I first used the oil as part of my nighttime skincare routine and applied it before bed, it felt so nice on my skin and left me feeling calm and relaxed, which is perfect just before bedtime.
In the morning my skin didn't feel greasy at all, it felt lovely and soft, so much so, I decided to use the oil in my morning skincare routine too. I wouldn't generally use an oil in my morning skincare routine, it depends on the condition my skin is in, but my skin at the time was very dry and dehydrated and was looking so dull and just not good at all, so I added the oil before my moisturiser and it made such a difference, my skin looked and felt so much better.
The NSF MicroOil is an antioxidant rich oil based on the camelina sativa flower and has a calming effect on both the mind and the skin.
The key ingredients in the NSF MicroOil are:
Camelina sativa seed oil
Camelina sativa seed oil is a strong antioxidant due to its high Vitamin E content, it acts as an anti-inflammatory, calming sensitised skin, whilst adding moisture. It boosts the immune system and is packed with omega-3 fatty acids. It is suitable for all skin conditions.
Plukentia Volubilis seed oil
Plukentia Volubilis seed oil protects against the damaging effects of sun exposure, regulates oil production, maintains elasticity, soothes and prevents inflammation, promotes softness, smoothness, and suppleness and hydrates the skin without clogging the pores. It also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and is gentle enough for all skin conditions.
Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil
Prunus amygdalus dulcis oil is a skin conditioner that helps soften, nourish and hydrate, it adds nutrients including calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and vitamin E to replenish and reduce dryness in the upper layers of the skin. It helps reduce fine lines, add moisture and relieve itching and also helps to minimise signs of premature ageing and create a glow.
Squalene oil fights off skin-damaging free radicals which contribute to the signs of ageing, it balances oil production and is an anti-inflammatory that helps with skin conditions such as acne and eczema. It helps to boost blood circulation, promoting the formation of collagen for firmer, plumper skin.
These oils were selected because of their skin benefits and their positive effect on mental wellbeing as they contain ingredients such as tryptophan, a precursor for serotonin. Serotonin is a feel-good hormone and neurotransmitter which helps us deal with stress and feel calm and happy. Omega 3 also reduces inflammation in the brain, which can cause mood shifts, headaches and more.