The beauty industry has been seeing a growth in using new technology creating unique formulation and ingredients to boost the efficacy of their products. From using flowers, herbs to previous metals like silver and gold complex, there’s so many new wonders to discover in the beauty world. However, how many of us have heard about using OUD in our skincare products?
You’re probably thinking are we talking about OUD equivalent to fragrance? Yes, you’re right! A new Swiss-based skincare brand, OUD ESSENTIALS, inspired by the world of fragrance, is all set to ‘WOW’ the beauty industry with the World’s First Oud-Based Anti-Ageing Skincare range.
Leveraging its expertise in curating a reputable global brand of luxury fragrances, OUD ESSENTIALS worked together with a team of experts and skincare industry professional Jean-Marc Dufat to formulate and developed a range of organic, anti-ageing skincare products. Bringing the best of nature and science to create a unique ingredient “OudActive+™” – a super-refined, purest of the pure essential oil that enhances both physical and spiritual wellbeing. For the first time in skincare history, Oud is used as main ingredient in a skincare line.
Bet you’re wondering what is Oud? Oud also known as Agarwood, is derived from the dark resinous wood of the Aquilaria tree. The resin occurs in less than 7% of the trees in the wild, which makes pure Oud extremely precious. Since 2004, all species of the Aquilaria tree have been protected under the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) convention.
There are tons of benefits and ways to use Oud as below:
- Anti-Ischemic – Enhances Blood Circulation
- Anti-Ageing – Contains antioxidants that slow down the process of ageing
- Focuses the mind – Strengthens and elevates your emotional quotient, calms the body and removes negative energies.
- Rheumatism & Pain Relief – Anti-rheumatics, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that make it’s a natural, safe treatment for those seeking effective pain relief.
- Sex Drive – Enhances the libido, boost sperms count and even combats premature ejaculation
- Diuretic Function – Promote more frequent urination and helps to detoxify the body
- Digestive Function – Helps relieve gas build up in the stomach
- Nourishes the skin – Repairs and fights against damage caused by free radicals. Treats sign of ageing such as wrinkles, age marks and pigmentation
With so much benefits in Oud, no wonder beauty junkies are raving about it! OUD Essentials Skincare line offers four (04) anti-ageing products for all skin types as below:
Eye Serum – RM340 (15ml)
A luxurious formulation enriched with Pure Oud Oil designed to lift, tighten, and reduce dark circles and puffiness in the skin around the eyes. With immediate effects, continuous use will yield significant and long-lasting results in the fight against ageing.
- Tightens the skin and reduces dark circles and puffiness on the delicate areas around the eyes.
- Easily absorbed, with immediate effects and superb long-term results.
- Deeply moisturizes and replaces the naturally-occurring elastin and collagen that keep the skin firm.
- Visibly minimizes wrinkles and delicately smoothens the skin.
First Impression: It’s a white liquid gel serum texture. Upon application there’s a slight stickiness feeling, however after its’s fully absorb (take a few seconds) the stickiness feeling is gone. I can definitely feel how moisturizing it is.
Oud Blanc Lightening Cream – RM390 (30ml)
Infused with Pure Oud Oil, creating a smooth, milky cream that melts into the skin to produce a noticeable silky ‘after feel’. Reduces the appearance of age spots, blemishes and scars. Giving the skin a new lightness and brightness.
- A luxurious lightening cream for bright, luminous skin.
- Lightens the appearance of pigmentation and brightens overall skin tone.
- Smoothens skin texture and minimizes the appearance of pores.
First Impression: Pump the white creamy moisturizer and apply onto the skin evenly. There’s instant brightening on the skin making it appear more luminous. Fast to absorb and non-sticky too.
Dual-Phase Oil – RM390 (30ml)
Luxurious Pure Oud, often called ‘liquid gold’, combined with an innovative blend of natural oils and minerals. It’s perfectly balanced and formulated to provide just the rights amount of moisture to keep your skin hydrated. It’s vitamin-rich composition is nourishing and enriching.
- Revitalizes, moisturizes and improves skin texture and tone
- Rejuvenate the skin and reduce appearance of ageing
- Non-greasy, fast drying formula allows makeup to be applied immediately afterwards.
First Impression: Shake the bottle well to ensure the yellow liquid blend in well together. Pump 1- 2 drops onto the hands and warm it with your fingers before applying onto the skin. It’s fast to absorb leaving the skin feeling super moisturize without any greasy feeling. You can also use this oil to apply on dry lips and hair ends too!
Regenerating Serum – RM450 (30ml)
Regenerating Serum will give an instant lifting and tightening effect to the skin, while helping to lift and firm for long-term results in reducing the signs of ageing.
- Anti-ageing, anti-wrinkle and anti-inflammatory
- Works instantly and continuous daily use will give excellent long-term result
First Impression: This rich white liquid gel serum is to be apply as the last step in skincare regime to seal all the goodness of the products used on the skin. Love the non-sticky feeling and its super-fast to absorb as well.
As each of us would like to achieve our own ideal skin perfection, we need to look for our perfect partner. With Oud Essentials, you can create your own perfect partner to match your needs. There are four (4) perfect partners as follows:
- Eye Serum + Regenerating Serum – for skin hydration and collagen booster;
- Dual-Phase Oil + Regenerating Serum – for skin repair and rejuvenation;
- Eye Serum + Dual-Phase Oil – for skin nourishment and translucent glow; and
- Eye Serum + Oud Blanc Lightening Cream – for skin whitening and fairer looking skin
Before the event ends, we also had a fun DIY session creating our own lip scrub using sugar, honey and Dual-Phase Oil.
Here’s a good news for everyone! In conjunction with Raya celebrations, OUD Essentials is offering 50% off on your first purchase! Head to www.oudessentials.com and place your order before 22 June 2018! Remember to apply promo code: ‘RAYA2018’ before checking out your cart *wink*
The OUD Essentials Skincare line is exclusively available online at www.oudessentials.com and in-store at Fragrance Du Bois Boutique, F6 Explore Floor, Starhill Gallery Kuala Lumpur.
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