| Review | Maile Organics Botany Beauty Illuminating Serum

| Review | Maile Organics Botany Beauty Illuminating Serum 

By now, you probably know my deep deep love for anything from Malie Organics but you don't even know yet about probably my favorite product from the Botany Beauty range! If you want your skin to truly look radiant and feel nourished, you NEED this serum!

The Maile Organics Botany Beauty Illuminating Serum retails for $45.00 USD and is available at Malie Organics. Let me first say, this is worth every penny! The serum is packaged in a beautiful frosted glass bottle, as is the rest of the Botany Beauty line. The bottle is a compact and sleek shape with a pump on top, making it so easy to dispense and control the amount of product being released. 

The product is not what you may think it is, it's actually a oil! I have notice many brands these days coming out with these "serums" that are actually oil based and I am loving it! As a dry skin type, this is everything I want and more in a serum! The texture is rich but not heavy. It feels instantly nourishing and hydrating on the skin. You really don't need much product and a fair amount skins into the skin quite quickly but you will still have oil on the surface of your skin. To me this is very much welcome and I can see this working even for a more oily skin type. I just recommend that you spritz your face with a facial mists, my favorite is the Malie Organics Botany Beauty Hydrosol Facial Tonic (full review here), it helps lighten up the oil and helps it absorb much faster. 

This serum really does make your skin GLOW! Every time I use it, I don't ever want to apply makeup because my skin looks so good! It looks so healthy and radiant! It just has this beautiful freshness that can't be mimicked easily. I love using it in the evening because when I wake up in the morning my skin is just so fresh and glowing! It feels so incredibly soft, nourished, and plump! I don't feel like I need to apply moisturizer in the morning because my skin is so well hydrated. This serum is a miracle serum and I must say, my favorite facial oil I have ever tried! It really is up there with some of the best face oils! The fragrance is really natural and soothing. It smells lightly of jasmine and rose, the floral fragrance is really relaxing. 

The ingredients are as pure as they can get and that is the case for all of Malie Organic products. It is literally only 10 ingredients! Just 10! This blend of oils is perfection! Plus, it's all organic! Just look at this ingredients list:
ingredients: Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Kukui Nut Oil, Organic Almond Oil, Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Apricot Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Organic Rose Hip Seed Oil, Organic Jasmine Oil, Organic Rose Oil.
Organic Jojoba Oil - Jojoba oil closely resembles, sebum, a waxy substance that is naturally produced by our skin making it an ideal natural moisturizer because it will not clog your pores and it doesn't have an oily texture because it is actually a liquid wax. Being a wax, it can also seal and protect the skin from environmental factors and acts as a barrier to the elements. This oil is actually excellent for oily skin types, as it is a wax and can hydrate the skin without exacerbating the oiliness. It is also an anti-bacterial and is incredibly soothing, making it ideal for treating acne. 

Organic Kukui Nut Oil - A native Hawaiian ingredient (of course, since Malie Organics is based in Hawaii) that is cold pressed from a nut tree. This nut oil is rich in fatty acids, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants! It is known to help soothe irritated skin and heal the skin. It is a lightweight oil and doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy. It is also an antibacterial oil, making ti great for acne prone skin types. This oil is known for the healthy glow it gives the skin and it absorbs into the deepest layers of the skin, which helps your skin prevent sun and environmental damage.  

Organic Almond Oil - Rich in vitamin E, fatty acids, minerals and other vitamins, almond oil is a mild and hypoallergenic oil, which means it is less likely to cause an irritation or bad reactions. It is known for being safe for infants, so you know it is a very gentle and safe oil. It is packed with antioxidants, which of course help with signs of aging. It helps prevent UV damage and can reduce dark under eye circles! 

Organic Avocado Oil - This oil is rich in vitamin E, potassium, and other nutrients your skin need to look and feel healthy. The antioxidants in avocado oil are known to heal dry, irritated, and flaky skin. It has been known to heals damage because it is so rich in fatty acids oleic acids, which promote collagen synthesis. It is great for healing sunburn skin and soothes inflammation. 

Organic Apricot Oil - This oil is extremely light, which is why it is often used as a natural serum. This oil contains linoleic acid, which helps firm and tone your skin. This is apparent the more you use this product, my face always feels tight and plump. Also rich in vitamin A and E, it helps sooth and slow down the aging process. It also really helps increase the elasticity of your skin, giving it that youthful bounce back into your skin. 

Organic Argan Oil - This is a classic face and body oil and one that I have been using for years. There's a reason this oil is called "liquid gold", the oil is very rich in fatty acids and vitamin E.This oil is light and absorbs very easily in to the skin without causing blockage or clogging the pores. It is a very mild and non-irritating oil that can work for all skin types. It is antioxidant rich and gives the skin a youthful glow and prevents signs of aging. This oil also helps heal and soothe acne and acne damage.  

Organic Rosehip Oil - This oil is known for having amazing healing and repairing abilities. This oil comes from the fruit left over after a rose has dropped all its petals. Harvested from the seeds, this oil is rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids that can correct dark spots, hyper-pigmentation, and hydrate the skin. It also reduces fine lines and scars. This oil increases cell turnover because it contains beta carotene and vitamin c. That mean it not only helps new cells generate but it helps brighten your overall complexion. This oil is very well known for really stimulation collagen production, making your skin supple and increases your elasticity. 

Organic Jasmine Oil - This oil is known to help with fading of acne scarring and reducing the appearance of age spots. This oil is very soothing and healing, which is great for inflammation from acne or extremely dry skin. It is also packed with antioxidants to fight environmental aggressors and keep skin healthy. The fragrance is also very soothing and helps reduce anxiety and stress. 

Organic Rose Oil - Rose oil is packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids, which help reduce redness and inflammation, as well as, keep your skin healthy. It helps promote very radiant skin and helps refine the texture of the skin. It has been known to help many skin conditions and it's fragrance is very therapeutic.  

You can see the trend here when it comes to all these oils, they are all meant to nourish, hydrate, and protect the skin. They are so nutrient packed and together they are meant to be the perfect blend of oils to really treat the skin. I really and truly believe this is the perfect blend of oils! I have used many oils before and while I have many favorites, none seem to measure up as well to this one! This oil feels luxurious and nourishing. I have had consistently amazing results every time I have used it. My skin is always glowing and hydrated. It doesn't clog my pores or cause any bad reaction with my skin. Its so soothing and I find the smallest amount is enough to deliver serious results. I really don't think I could live without this serum, it will be forever in my collection and routine! I wish I could have an oil drum size of this in my house so I can douse myself in it! It really is a beautiful and luxurious oil that everyone needs to try!