Winter has arrived, and with it the cold snaps and daily battle in keeping warm. Skin in particular can react negatively to environment changes. I’ve got combination skin, but in the colder weather I do definitely notice I need more hydrating and moisturising products. Enter Banila Co. Miss Flower & Mr Honey Essence Oil. A honey field serum which had been on my wish list for a while. Earlier this year I made my purchase, and this week I used up the very last drop of it. Which makes it the perfect time to do a review!
Banila Co. Miss Flower & Mr Honey Essence Oil Review
Collagen Extract, Glycerin, Water, Methylgluceth-20, Polyglycerin-3, Niacinamide, Ethanol, Honey Extract, Aureobasidium Pullulans Ferment, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Propolis Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Pentylene Glycol, PEG-8, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Adenosine, Tromethamine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Coco-Glyceride, Sodium Starch Octenyl Succinate, Maltodextrin, Calcium Pantothenate, Hydrogenated Lecithin,Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyridoxine HCI, Silica, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance”
There are a lot of ingredients, and especially flower extracts in this golden bottle. I’ve highlighted some of the key ones which jump out to me.
Niacinamide – great for brightening
Honey – soothing, healing and hydrating
Royal Jelly – Another great hydrating and healing ingredient
Propolis – Great for healing and brightening
Sodium Ascorbyl Phophate – A stable vitamin C derivative
So a wonderful mix of brightening and hydrating ingredients!
This oil comes in this gorgeous gold bottle, with a dropper top. The only downside is that it’s not the easiest to photograph. A sturdy bottle, I like the pipette application to help control the amount of product applying, and it’s more hygienic than using my hands.
Product & Scent
Honey fields forever. This has a strong honey scent to it, which is richer than the squeezy bottle honey on your kitchen shelf. I love the scent, but it is strong, so for those who have a sensitive nose it might not be the best.
It’s a thick consistency but not quite as thick as a straight up oil. It will drip down my face if I left it, but I’d be waiting a while for it to do so. It’s clear with a hint of gold.
Directions of Use
Shake the bottle and apply a couple of drops to the face. Comes after serums and before creams/lotions. I like to add a couple of drops to my face and lightly massage into my skin. Wait a couple of minutes for it to dry and then use a moisturiser.
Some users apply a couple of drops to their moisturisers before applying.
This was one of my first “splurge” products. I’ve got a strict beauty budget, and I try to stick to it as best as I can, but I can say this product was worth the splurge. It felt luxurious to use, and not just because of the gold bottle. The consistency of the essence-oil was rich and felt good on my skin.. But it sunk in quickly without leaving a sticky layer on top, which has happened with other thick serums/essences that I’ve used before. In terms of effects I think this was my go to in terms of soothing and reducing redness. The reduction in redness, is a big win for me, as that’s one of my key skin problems. In the cold weather it’s been great at deeply hydrating my skin, and being a occlusive layer on top of my lighter serums.
It’s a little too hydrating for my combo skin in the summer, I preferred it in the winter months when my skin veers towards dry. I personally didn’t get “the glow” from using this product. Though I know that other users swear by it.
I have used up this entire bottle, to the very last drop which I turned the bottle upside for.
This is a product which is on my re-purchase list, though I found it hard to find places which still stock it.
Where to Buy
Tester Korea – $25 Buy Here
BanilaCo – $25 Buy Here