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Rovectin Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Multi-oil Review

I typically have a hard time fitting facial oils into my routine. I appreciate a nice one here and there, but I don’t go through them nearly as much as I do through other skincare.

Well, that’s changed in recent months. I’m becoming a facial oil enthusiast. That’s partially due to the harsh winter conditions (cold outside, very dry indoors), and partially because I got into gua sha massage, which is best done over something slippery like an oil. I have combination skin with some dry areas and some oily ones.

Rovectin entered my life in 2020, and I think it’s here to stay. I’ve been really loving their products (read reviews here). I recently got an opportunity to pick out some PR from Jolse, and one of the things I chose was Rovectin Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Multi-oil (say that 10 times fast, I dare you). It’s available for purchase on* the Jolse website (with global shipping).

Rovectin Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Multi-oil contains wonderful ingredients such as squalane, vitamin E, and neroli oil. It promises to strengthen the skin barrier and help with loose skin.

How to use:

  • Apply anywhere that needs extra nourishment - face, body, even hair

I messaged the brand asking if this should be used before moisturizer or after. Rovectin recommended that I use this after moisturizer or even mix a few drops into my creams. However, for my purposes, I apply this after serum, do my gua sha massage, and then finish with the moisturizer. If I use cream, then oil, then massage, things tend to slide around my face in a way I dislike.

The oil is clear in color and has a very mild, fresh and pleasant scent. It’s easy to apply and stays on my face for quite some time (it’s all absorbed by morning). I only use this in the evenings.

My impressions

This is really nice. I have to always remind myself that a few drops (really, just 3-4 drops) is enough for the whole face and neck. Rovectin Multi-oil spreads wonderfully and stays on the skin for some time, so applying too much leaves me looking like a greased up cast iron skillet (yes, that is the best analogy I could come up with - sorry).

It’s absolutely perfect for gua sha massage. I don’t know why I’m so late to the gua sha game, but I’ve been missing out for years. It’s so easy, relaxing, and I can feel the tension leave my jaw. Rovectin works well because it’s light enough to be pleasant, but stays on the skin long enough to provide a wonderful slip for the entire massage.

One sticky moment for me - the bottle boldly states “hypoallergenic” right on the front, yet contains 9 essential oils in the ingredients. Essential oils can be incredibly irritating to some individuals. And while I tolerate and even enjoy them, I wish brands would stop marketing products as “hypoallergenic” or target people with sensitive skin when the formulas are packed full of essential oils. To the best of my knowledge, the term “hypoallergenic” is not regulated, and can be used any way a brand pleases. Rovectin is definitely not the only company guilty of this. The marketing materials even say this is ok for babies and pregnant women, and that’s a very bold statement to make.

I think this would work well for most skin types, provided you do not have any intolerances to the ingredients (a full list is provided at the end of the review). My combination skin does really well with the oil. The only thing I would change are the hypoallergenic / pregnancy / infant use claims.


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This product was sent to me for free. This is not a sponsored review.

Rovectin Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Multi-oil ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylic/Capric/Succinic Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Squalane, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia) Nut Oil, Jojoba Esters, Squalane, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Phytosterols, Tocopherol

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