Indie Lee is brand new to the UK and exclusive to abeautifulworld.co.uk Indie Lee & co is a brand from NYC and it is 100% natural. Back in 2008 the founder Indie was diagnosed with a brain tumour, from then on it changed her life forever. After conquering this life threatening condition, Indie set up her company and came to the realisation that going back to basics was the way forward and the Indie Lee skincare brand was born.
I am so grateful that abeautifulworld.co.uk are finding these amazing brands and bringing them to the UK. abeautifulworld.co.uk is fast becoming one of my all time favourite online shops, they have such an great service and the founder Liz is so amazing.
I am excited that abeautifulworld.co.uk have bought Indie Lee to the UK and I cannot wait to try some of the other products such as the Swiss Apple Facial serum.
This is my tried and tested review for the Squalanae Facial Oil.
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Never heard of Squalane before? Neither had we until we discovered the fabulous Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil. Squalane is present naturally in our skin, but production starts to drop after the age of 26. Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil tops up our natural supply, improving skin's elasticity, evening out surface colouration, and boosting cell regeneration and oxygenation. They call it 'natures' facelift'!
How it works
Indie Lee Squalane Facial oil is derived from olives. It has the closest molecular structure to human Squalane so it's easily absorbed into the skin. It's much lighter than normal facial oils, so it can be used day and night. It works perfectly under make-up.
How to use it
Apply one or two drops of oil to freshly cleansed skin day and night. It's quite concentrated so start with one drop and then add more if needed. It's perfect for alI skin types. And even though it may feel a little odd to use oil on oily or combination skin types, after one week it will actually help to even out oil production and clear your complexion.
100% Squalane Oil, derived from Olives. That's it....pure genius!
All Indie Lee products are composed of the finest all-natural ingredients around the world, the line is designed to enhance the face and body with gratifying green glamour. All packaging is recycled, and their commitment to their customer's and the planets' well being is their first priority.
The Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil comes in a gorgeous clear plastic pump bottle as pictured above.
Application and texture
This facial oil can be used any time of day. You only need the smallest amount like a couple of drops or so depending on your skin type. The drier your skin type the more you can use.
100% Squalane Oil derived from Olives.
6 months once opened
Results and review
Although this facial oil only contains one ingredient which is 100% Squalane oil (derived from olives), I enjoy the purity and simplicity of this. Squalane is becoming increasingly popular in facial and body oils. If you've never tried Squalane oil before it's an extremely light weight and fine non greasy oil, it has no particular smell to it and the skin just drinks it in like a moisturiser.
Usually when on the hunt for a facial oil I like to pick one that contains as many different plant oils I can find, in my opinion the more different oils a product contains the better the product will be. So when I got this product I was sceptical that it would work. I asked myself how can a product that contains only one ingredient be so effective? I have to say I've been extremely surprised by this facial oil as it is indeed very very effective. I saw results in a very short space of time. At the time I starting using this product my skin had been suffering from breakouts due to the amount of stress I encountered from a promotion at work. I never suffer with breakouts, never! The stress was taking its toll on my skin but I feel this facial oil bought my skin back to life and after only a week or so of using it my stressed skin was recovering and the spots were going much to my relief.
This product is great at moisturising deep into the layers of the skin and it provides a perfect base for makeup. When used at night I found that by morning this facial oil helped to diminish redness. It works perfectly with my favourite night cream the Vaishaly Anti Ageing Night Cream.
You may be interested to know that our own bodies produce Squalane and it is among the most common lipids produced by human skin cells and is similar to our own sebum. Squalane is rich in antioxidants and is an anti ageing emollient. Due to Squalane being similar to our own sebum it mimics our body’s own natural moisturisers and can rapidly penetrate the skin quickly (providing you don't over do it upon application).
From our late 20's our body’s own squalane levels start to decline. With the daily application of Squalane it helps to keep our body's levels of Squalane topped up. Due to this product being an oil and oil cuts oil, acne sufferers may find that this product reduces excess oil production thus helping to balance out the complexion.
I think this product would be beneficial for all skin types including oily. You only need to use this oil very sparingly and it can be used all over the face, neck and eye area. It's nice to use in place of a serum and apply a cream or sunscreen over the top.
I've come to realise from using this product that a product doesn't have to contain dozen of ingredients to be effective.
Please note that as stated above this product is derived from olives and is not shark squalene. Squalane is a hydrogenated version of squalene.
Is this a repurchase for me? Absolutely, it's a wonderful emollient oil and a refreshing change to the usual facial oils I use. I am so grateful that abeautifulworld.co.uk has bought such a wonderful and refreshing brand to the UK. I would love to try out the Indie Lee Swiss Apple Facial Serum next time.
To celebrate the launch of Indie Lee in the UK abeautifulworld.co.uk have an amazing launch offer - 20% OFF any product from 1st - 7th October 2013 with code INDIE20
Have you tried Indie Lee products Yet?
£22 for 30ml
-Pure and simple
-Great for all skin types
-Provides a good base for makeup
-Suitable for vegans
-Helps to diminish age spots
-Very effective moisturiser
-Price may not suit everyones budget