The Reluctant Stylista

Let’s face it–I’m in my late 20s now and like it or not, I know my skin will lose its lustre and elasticity fast and soon (if it hasn’t yet. I haven’t had decent sleep in weeks and I’m afraid to verify too closely).  It’s time to take moisturizing and anti-aging seriously.  I can probably only do preventive measures at this point, so when I was invited to try out NNO–Nourishing Night Oil—at the Blue Water Day Spa in Greenhills, I was all game.

Bloggers at NNO event - Blue Water Day Spa

With some of the bloggers

Shen and Nikki

Bloggers Shen and Nikki are listening intently to skin advice

Nourishing Night Oil

Nourishing Night Oil

NNO (30 capsules/P450. Available in Mercury Drug Stores and South Star Drug).

Nourishing Night Oil is an all-natural moisturizer that resembles natural skin oil.  NNO has the non-cosmetic combination of Vitamin E and Jojoba oil which resembles the skin’s natural oil. It comes in an applicap preparation to prevent it from oxidation & to retain its freshness.  Jojoba oil does not oxidize easily and will not turn rancid compared to other oils because it does not contain triglycerides, unlike most other vegetable oils such as grape seed oil and coconut oil. A 2-week nightly application is recommended to significantly improve skin and see results.

Maybe it’s just me, but I automatically assume that oil products are heavier-duty moisturizers compared to creams.  I like the fact that oil can spread faster than creams or lotion, because I’m lazy that way.  It was my first time, though, to use something like this—that is to say, oil in a capsule for the face.  Nikki had to laugh at me when I looked like I didn’t have any idea how to pop out the oil in that teensy capsule.

A lot of the other bloggers were commenting that the capsule seemed a little too small for use on the face, but when I popped one, I had to disagree (and eventually, they all had to take back what they said).  In fact, it was too much for my face that I had to use it on my hands and neck as well, which I think is great.


Nourishing Night Oil

Pretty easy to apply and spread all over the face

I immediately liked it when I tried it on.  There is a light, pleasing scent that I find a bit relaxing.  As I said, I slathered it on my hands, too, and thankfully, they didn’t feel greasy.  I tried it once in the morning, but I think using it during nighttime is way better since it doesn’t have SPF and the heat wave nowadays is making me naturally oil in double time.

I actually have an oily-combination skin.  My t-zone is always oily, but the sides of my nose and lips are dry.  Thankfully, despite being oil-based, NNO seems light enough for facial use at night.  I didn’t wake up with an insanely greasy face, which I take to be a good sign.  I would definitely recommend this to someone who’s looking for a good anti-aging moisturizer since I’m liking it so far, though I haven’t used up all my capsules yet.

I had my skin analyzed while I was there.  For the most part, it was normal skin for my age, or maybe even younger since it was diagnosed to be in the mid 20s range (like I have 25-year old skin).  But I think I need to moisturize more on my hands and arms since in comparison, my neck and face were in a better condition. And god..those large pores? Yeah, that’s my nose.  Typical of someone with oily-combination skin.

Nourishing Night Oil

My results (that’s my facial skin top right)

Nourishing Night Oil

Helga got hers analyzed, too

Nourishing Night Oil

Skin analysis

If you want to know more about NNO, head to their Facebook page!  They’re giving away free samples for you to try it out for yourself.

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