Who are Supermood?

Supermood, is a holistic natural beauty brand from Finland, that focuses on topical, therapeutic and sometimes edible 😉 (‘Radiance Beauty Chocolate’ is part of their Ego Boost range and is a 70% raw chocolate bar with collagen!) beauty products. According to their site, all their research, development and production is carried out in Finland using high-quality, eco-certified level, ethical and pure ingredients. Instead of the ‘traditional skin type or age division’, their beauty ranges are designed for a specific mood. So, whether you want to feel confident for a big meeting or, fresh and well rested, their “beauty ranges form an ecosystem, where products compliment each other to balance physical and emotional well-being. In the words of their founder, Finnish entrepreneur and former supermodel, Anne Kukkohovi…

One wonder serum cannot solve anything if you don’t take care of yourself. Putting it simply, the concept of Supermood is to improve the quality of your life with products that are designed to work in combination with how you live, sleep, and eat. Rather than just “cosmetics” we see beauty care and well-being, as a combination of natural cosmetics, good sleep and correct nutrition, an all-round holistic experience.

First bottle off the shelf for review, is the Radiance Facial Oil from their Youth Glo range.

Does the Radiance Oil give me a ‘youthful glow’ and put me in a ‘super mood’?

Packaging/Ingredients – The recyclable, two-tone, pastel coloured box lists all the ingredients according to whether they are organic, natural or, synthetic, as per below. This is a nice touch in a beauty world where we are often hoodwinked as to how much of our natural, organic product is actually ‘organic’ or ‘natural’ :-0

Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil ♥︎, Prunus Amygdalus (Sweet Almond) Dulcis Oil ♥︎, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Extract ✤, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil ♥︎, Parfum ✤, Geraniol ✤, Limonene ✤, Linalool ✤, Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea (Lingonberry) Seed Oil ✤, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil ✤, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract ✤, Daucus Carota Sativa Root Extract ♥︎, Tocopherol ✤

MEANING OF THE SYMBOLS

♥︎ Organic ingredient

♦︎ Synthetic ingredient

✤ Natural ingredient

The opaque glass bottle with pipette dispenser lists instructions for you to massage 2-3 drops only into your face and neck, as it absorbs quickly into the skin. All the products in the Youth Glo range are supposed to give you a radiance and glow; with the facial oil being particularly rejuvenating and nourishing, as it contains, amongst other ingredients, seed oils of rosehip and, the Scandinavian lingonberry.

The first ingredient I smell is the sweet almond oil, which is hardly surprising, as it’s second on the list, and a little rosehip but actually, not much else. I tend to use it after I have applied one of my water based serums from The Ordinary, such as the Hyaluronic Acid or the Buffet and, sometimes over my vitamin C serum (also from The Ordinary). The Radiance Oil has a medium viscosity and absorbs well, but not particularly quickly, which is fine for me, as it gives me an opportunity to massage it in really well. After the oil, I apply my Moisturising Factors also from The Ordinary, with a sunscreen over the top. If I use this oil at night, I use it over my Advanced Retinoids emulsion from The Ordinary.

Verdict -I do find this oil very nourishing and, it’s been great to blend a little with my moisturiser for additional hydration whilst we’ve been experiencing Scandinavian temperatures here in London. It’s difficult to tell whether the Radiance Oil gives me a more youthful, radiant glow, as I use it in conjunction with a number of other products that are all supposed to produce a similar result. I also interchange this oil with the Pure Organic Rosehip from The Ordinary, which I find absorbs quicker but has a more luxurious feel to it. Having said that, I am happy to include the Radiance Oil into my routine, as it has a number of other antioxidant-rich ingredients that the Pure Rosehip doesn’t, which can only be a good thing, right? 🙂

Finally, as most other oils are bottled in dark or coloured glass in order to avoid any UV degradation, I contacted Supermood with my concerns around their choice of an opaque glass bottle. Supermood’s founder, Anne Kukkohovi, responded directly to say that, unless you keep the product in direct sunlight no degradation should occur. She went on to say that, most consumers tend to keep their skincare products in their bathroom or even in the fridge, but rarely in sunny or warm places. Supermood intend to add a note about storage on their next batch of packaging 🙂

Supermood Radiance Oil is available for international shipping at their online store here and is a reasonably priced €31.45 for 15ml or, you can purchase it in the UK at SpaceNK here for £30.

The Radiance Oil was very kindly sent to me as part of a parcel of Supermood skincare goodies; the rest of which I will be reviewing in due course, so watch this space for more holistic beauty musings…

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