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The Best Face Oil I’ve Ever Come Across for Oily Skin’ – India Knight

Sunday Riley Artemis Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil

Never one to mince her words (which is why we adore her), India Knight penned a glowing review of Sunday Riley’s stunning {Artemis Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil} in The Sunday Times’ Style. She named this golden elixir “quite simply, the best face oil [she’d] ever come across for combination or oily skins” – and, considering that India has ready access to a fair few potions, this is exceedingly high praise indeed.

{Artemis Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil} is “designed to balance the complexion and it contains all sorts of good things, none of them cheap: lemon ironbark and lemon myrtle oils, milk thistle seed oil, black cumin seed oil, pink grapefruit and pomegranate seed oil. The ingredients read like a delicious recipe.”

The smell is definitely acquired – with no synthetic cover-ups to make this smell like petals, it does have a slightly organic aroma – but it isn’t obnoxious, and is definitely worth over-looking (over-sniffing?). It’s rare for India to recommend anything quite so £££ without just cause, so don’t be deterred by a dubious fragrance.

For, as India attests; “This oil is amazing. I’ve been using it during a period of stress, when my skin had been behaving like some sort of neurotic hysteric. It was the worst skin I’ve had in ages, and nothing I did made any difference — until this. My skin is smooth and even; it feels supple and hydrated. The breakouts are gone. My oily patches — which are normally just a fact of life, as I have combination skin — are noticeably less oily. It’s kind of miraculous.”

“My skin drinks it up as though it were nectar. The blurb on the packaging says {Artemis} will give a clean, healthy glow, as though lit from within, and this isn’t hyperbole — it makes you look wholesome, like you’ve been gambolling in fields in the sunshine.” – India Knight, The Sunday Times Style

Who doesn’t want to look like they’ve been gambolling in fields in the sunshine? We’ll take two…


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…