We all have heard about the usage of Oud as an ingredient in fragrance. However, I have discovered a breakthrough in the global skincare industry.
For the first time ever, OUD ESSENTIALS is introducing Oud as main ingredient in a skincare line. A Swiss skincare brand, they worked together with skincare industry professional, Jean-Marc Dufat and a team of experts to formulate and develop a range of skincare products featuring their unique patented ingredient “OudActive+™” – a super-refined pure essential oil that enhances both physical and spiritual well-being which is organic and excellent for anti-aging.
What is Oud?
Here’s a brief introduction on Oud:
Oud is known by many names. It is also known as Agarwood, Aloeswood, Eaglewood, and Gaharu wood. Oud is derived from the dark resin wood of the Aquilaria tree when it gets infected by parasitic mold. The resin occurs in less than 7% of the trees in the wild. Hence, pure Oud is extremely precious and it is one of the most expensive skincare ingredients in the world! Due to its rarity, all species of Aquilaria tree are protected under the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) convention. OUD ESSENTIALS has an exclusive 30-year Oud supply agreement with Asia Plantation Capital (APC) to ensure that the pure Oud oil they use are sustainable.
Apart from religious ceremonies use, Oud is also widely known for its healing and medicinal properties, especially in the Arabian Gulf, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and China. Oud is also amazingly beneficial for the skin as it is rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. In turn, all these benefits from the cutting-edge ingredient can slow down aging process and change the face of skincare industry!
OUD ESSENTIALS Skincare Range
OUD ESSENTIALS offers 4 anti-aging skincare products suitable for all skin types:
Oud Essentials Dual-Phase Oil
Dual-Phase Oil uses the precious Pure Oud, or more known as ‘liquid gold’, combined with an innovative blend of natural oils and minerals for the right amount of moisture on your skin. Before using it, be sure to shake it and make sure the oils are blended well. Use the glass dropper to dispense 3 drops of oil for the whole face and massage upwards gently for firming. Instantly bathes the skin in a golden glow, its vitamin-rich composition rejuvenates mature skin while improving skin texture and reducing the appearance of fine lines. The best part is, it’s not greasy and dries fast. Makeup can be applied on top immediately!
Dual-Phase Oil is Oud Essentials’ STAR PRODUCT!
Oud Essentials Regenerating Serum
With clear gel texture, Oud Essentials Regenerating Serum is expertly formulated with the power of Pure Oud and active ingredients to stimulate cells’ optimal function. Upon application, skin is instantly tightened, while helping to reduce the signs of aging in the long-term with continuous use.
Oud Blanc Lightening Cream
A luxurious lightening cream infused with Pure Oud Oil for lighter and brighter complexion, this milky cream absorbed into the skin with a velvety after feel. Effectively reduces the appearance of pigmentation and scars, leaving the skin radiant and luminous.
Oud Essentials Eye Serum
The eyes are the most delicate area on our face; don’t neglect them! Fight against aging in the skin around the eyes with this luxurious gel serum formulated with Pure Oud Oil. Instantly lifts, moisturizes and reduce dark circles while replacing elastin and collagen supply. Use continuously for significant and long-lasting result.
Apart from using on the face, Dual-Phase Oil can also be used on body, hair, and DIY into a variety of skincare products. We made our own homemade lip scrub by only using sugar, honey and Dual-Phase Oil. A very nourishing formula!
We also enjoyed some Oud Chai during the workshop. It is claimed to have a lot of health benefits. Among them are anti-aging, detoxification, better skin health, digestive health, better sleep, and weight loss.
OUD ESSENTIALS Skincare products are available exclusively at OUD ESSENTIALS website: www.oudessentials.com and in-store at Fragrance Du Bois Boutique, F6 Explore Floor, Starhill Gallery Kuala Lumpur.
In conjunction with Ramadan month and Raya celebrations, OUD ESSENTIALS is offering 50%
OFF on your first purchase online at their website (click on the link above) from 22 May 2018 to 22 June 2018. Apply promo code: RAYA2018 to get a 50% discount on their products and FREE shipping.