It’s time for a review of one of my favorite new products: the Elishacoy Honey Murumuru Moisture Oil! I purchased this facial oil a couple of months ago in anticipation of winter dryness and I have really enjoyed it.
But first, a few musings on facial oils. I’ve realized as I’ve gotten older that my skin actually needs oil, as well as watery hydration. Especially in the winter, water-based creams just haven’t been adequate in keeping tightness and irritation at bay. I’ve managed to keep my skin moisturized using oil-rich moisturizers such as the Guerisson 9 Complex Cream (a horse oil based cream — an interesting and rather controversial ingredient, but that’s a topic for another day), as well as Aromatica’s Rose Absolute Vital Fluid (which contains several botanical oils). However, some nights, my skin just needs a little extra oomph to keep it supple and soft.
I’ve tried a few facial oils in the past, and liked them, but I haven’t really fallen in love with any of them until I found the Elishacoy Honey Murumuru Moisture Oil. Some of them left my face feeling unpleasantly greasy, at least until they absorbed, which after a full hydrating routine often took several minutes. By contrast, the Elishacoy oil is lighter and thinner, sinks in quickly, and doesn’t feel sticky or greasy. Also, the bottle is enormous! It looks like I’ve hardly used any of it, but I’ve actually been using it every 2 to 3 days for the last 2 months. You only need a couple drops of it, so a little bit goes a long way.
What is Murumuru?
Murumuru seed oil (or seed butter) is derived from the fruit of of the Murumuru palm, which is common in the Brazilian Amazon. As far as I can tell, murumuru seed butter is usually hand-harvested and is a sustainable resource, and also provides income for seed-harvesting communities in the Amazon. The seed butter is used in a lot of beauty products, especially in products for damaged hair. As an ingredient in facial products it is an emollient, helping to keep your skin soft and to keep moisture in.
It’s also just a fun word to say. Murumuru. Say that three times fast.
Elishacoy Honey Murumuru Moisture Oil Ingredients
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Husk Oil, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Honey, Honey Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Kyounin Yu, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Flower Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance
Although Murumuru oil is the star ingredient, it only appears fourth in the ingredient list. However, the first three ingredients are pretty decent, with Caprylic Triglyceride, a coconut-derived ester with beneficial fatty acids, as the first ingredient. The ingredient list also features a nice mixture of various oils, including sunflower, olive, argan, camellia, meadowfoam, macadamia, sweet almond, and jojoba oils. Some of these oils can be irritating to those with sensitivities, so be sure to look at the ingredient list if you are sensitive to coconut, nuts, or other oils. It also contains honey, although I don’t really detect a honey scent, but honey is a nice moisturizing ingredient as well.
The Elishacoy Honey Murumuru Moisture Oil comes in a really pretty golden bottle. It’s hard plastic, but looks like glass, so it’ll definitely elevate the classiness of your vanity.
The reducer in the top of the bottle does a pretty good job of dispensing a couple drops at a time, once you get the hang of it. The only thing is that the use of a reducer instead of a dropper allows oil to spill over the side a little bit, so the bottle does tend to get a bit oily after a few uses. Not a big deal though.
The oil also comes in a ginormous 120ml size. I’m actually worried I won’t be able to use it up in its 12-month shelf stable period. I’m going to have to start using it on my body and hair in order to use it up.
It’s quite a thin and runny oil, and feels quite light on the skin. It has a fresh floral fragrance, which I find pleasant rather than overwhelming.
When I use this oil, I usually put 2-3 drops in my palm, rub my hands together, and then pat and press my palms over my face. Any more than that, and my face starts to feel a little oily. So as you can see, a little goes a long way.
I use the oil as the last step in my routine. At first, I had experimented with using it as my second-to-last step and put my cream on over it, but I found it prevented my cream from absorbing as effectively and the cream ended up sitting on top of my skin and feeling sticky. I like it much better as a last step.
Immediately after I use the Elishacoy Honey Murumuru Oil, my skin looks dewy and moisturized. It takes a couple minutes to sink in, but once it does, it doesn’t feel sticky or greasy. If I have any tightness left even after my moisturizer, it really helps to alleviate that.
The day after I use the oil, my skin is super plump and glowy in the morning. While I’m washing my face in the morning, I can feel with my fingers how the oil is protecting my skin barrier and making my skin super soft. My skin just feels very bouncy. The effects are temporary, of course, but it’s just right when I need an extra moisture boost.
The Bottom Line
The Elishacoy Honey Murumuru Moisture Oil is perfect for those normal to dry-skinned folks who need an oil to keep their skin supple, but don’t like a heavy or greasy feeling. You can probably also use it on your dry areas if you have combo skin.
The oil smells delightful and feels light on the skin. Bonus, it comes in a huge bottle so the value is definitely there. I am definitely glad I bought it. I would repurchase (provided something new and exciting doesn’t come along).
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