I tried to start this post off with some sort of clever reference to the Greek goddess Artemis but I couldn’t. They don’t have that much in common… Artemis the Goddess was a goddess of childbirth, virginity and hunting (?!), Artemis the Face Oil is a heavenly concoction of different oils that is designed to clarify, balance and nourish problematic skin.
The bottle is gorgeous - huge props to the Sunday Riley branding team because the entire line is exquisitely packaged. It’s a heavy glass bottle with a pipette dispenser. The oil itself is very thick and has a golden honey-like hue. It’s definitely the thickest face oil I’ve tried but also the best because it gave me the fastest results. My skin is more balanced and plump when I use this. Dry patches are diminished and my skin isn’t as disgustingly oily anymore. Putting an oil on oily skin might seem scary but when you think about the science of it, it makes sense. Oily skin is oily because your skin is dehydrated and is trying to overcompensate by producing oil. If you take the time to properly hydrate and balance your skin, it won’t be producing as much oil.
The smell is interesting… you either love it or hate it. It’s a fermented citrus sort of scent. I like it, but I know some people that can’t stand it so tread carefully if you have a picky nose.
I use this product at night, after cleansing and toning. Sometimes I sandwich it in between a serum and moisturizer if my skin needs extra TLC. It layers with other skincare products wonderfully. You can buy Sunday Riley products at Sephora and other boutiques such as Space NK. Artemis retails for $75. What’s your stance on face oils?