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Estelle & Thild is a Swedish luxury organic skincare brand founded by Pernilla Rönnberg in 2007 after the names of her daughters Estelle and Mathilde. There are 5 different lines in the product lineup — BioCleanse, BioCalm, BioDefense, BioHydrate, and Super BioActive. All products have been certified as organic by Ecocert (the largest independent certification board in Europe and the US) meaning everything from their factory and formula to packaging and marketing material has passed inspection. I have a product from the Super BioActive line to share with you today and let me start by saying that I have not experienced a face oil like this before!
The Super BioActive line utilizes Marine Microalgae Extract which is a powerful antioxidant said to be 14 times more effective than vitamin E at fighting free radicals and repairing visible signs of aging and damage caused by UV rays.
Estelle & Thild Super BioActive Repairing Oil Complex comes in a frosted glass bottle with a dropper-style applicator. The bottle is rather small in size and houses 30 ml (1.06 fl oz) of product. The oil has a lovely floral-fruity scent (from parfum) that lingers for a good while.
*Ingredient from organic farming
This is a super lightweight oil and thus perfect for both daytime and nighttime use. It is very thin and liquidy, almost water-like, so with only a few drops rubbed between my palms are enough to cover my entire face. So even though the bottle is small, I think it would still last me months. It takes about a full minute for the oil to completely sink into the skin (it's a blissful one minute of face massaging and taking in the wonderful aroma!). It doesn't leave any oily or greasy residue behind. Instead, my skin immediately feels and looks soft, smooth, and supple, and with a subtle luminous glow! I can just tell that it's very hydrating and plumping, too. I have also tried soaking it on my dry and flaky spots from acne medications and it worked great on them! By morning, all those spots were gone and my skin was back to its healthy self again.
I usually use the oil after toning but there are many other ways I have used it, too. For example, I like to mix a few drops of the oil with some of my foundations to add subtle radiance and ease the blending process. Sometimes I would add a couple of drops to my face moisturizer to boost hydration. There were also times when I applied a thin coat on my hair ends to soothe dryness and repair split ends. Basically I apply it anywhere on my body that needs a deep, urgent dose of hydration!
It is not possible for me to vouch for its efficacy at reducing fine lines and wrinkles at this stage as I am constantly testing new products. Judging from the ingredients and how it's actively protecting and restoring my skin from dullness in an instant, I can only imagine that it would continue to boost the elasticity of my skin and protect it from further environmental damage with continued use. I'm very happy that I got the chance to try out a product from Estelle & Thild. It met all my expectations and more. I'm hooked! I think the brand and I are now in a committed relationship as I'm already considering getting myself the next luxurious product from their BioHydrate line! Those tinted moisturizers and lip balms are seriously calling my name! :)
Disclosure: The product featured was provided free of charge for review consideration. All opinions expressed herein are honest and my own.