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Tried & Tested: Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil


Facial oils are a key player when it comes to soft, bright and radiant skin, and  I’ve become accustomed to using them in my evening skincare routine in place of a night cream or other moisturiser. The latest addition to my routine is the Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil, which is now available in the UK exclusively from QVC Beauty.

Maracuja – or passion fruit – is packed with vitamin C and essential fatty acids, which are vital for healthy skin cells and something which the body cannot produce on its own. Without them, skin can appear dry and age prematurely, so it’s incredibly important to ensure that you are including them in your daily routine.

Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil

Known as “The Pure Miracle”, this rare Amazonian fruit is delicately and sustainably harvested, piece by piece. The nutrient-rich, seeded pulp is extracted from each individual fruit, then hand-pressed without heat, in order to preserve the nutritious vitamins and essential fatty acids, ensuring that the maximum possible make it into the end product.

The Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil is exactly as it says on the tin – 100% pure, with no parabens, sulphates or other chemical nasties to contend with. A potent anti-ageing elixir, this little gem will infuse life back into your skin, however sorry a state it is in.

The oil comes with a user-friendly glass dropper, eliminating any worries about unnecessarily wasting product. A couple of drops on the finger tips will suffice – I usually press the oil into my skin with my fingertips, massaging in any residue.

The oil aims to infuse thirsty and dehydrated skin with a shot of much-needed moisture,  delivering harmony and resulting in firmer, smoother and brighter looking skin. The essential fatty acids recharge and replenish, rejuvenating skin and resulting in a more even-toned appearance.

Contrary to popular belief, those who suffer from naturally greasy skin needn’t shy away from oils, as the right ones can have a balancing effect. Often, those with oily skin will reach for gels and foaming products, but in actual fact, these can have a detrimental effect, stripping skin of every last bit of moisture. The result? Over-compensation – or, in other words, over-production of sebum. Nourish and hydrate your skin with the right oils, and this will no longer be such an issue.

My own skin certainly does feel soft and hydrated the morning after use, and comes complete with a satisfyingly radiant radiant glow. Like many, however, I do find it to be slightly rich for my normal skin-type when used on a regular basis.

The answer? I reserve it for bi-weekly use. Applied this way, skin seems to reap the benefits, and is bright, plump and smooth.