product-stillifenyl Skincare is one of those product lines that I just love everything about—from the branding to the formulas. So when founder Carol Sondesky agreed to give us the lowdown about one of the unique ingredients that she uses—watermelon seed oil—I knew we were in for a feast of the senses. Thank you so much, Carol, for taking the time to give us the juicy details about this luscious oil.

What are the skin-loving benefits of watermelon seed oil?

slices of red watermelon

There are so many!

Watermelon Seed Oil stands apart from many other oils because of its ability to dissolve excess sebum, the combination of oil and dirt that build up on the skin and in the pores, which makes it a great oil for oily or acne-prone skin.

It is high in essential fatty acid content which means it has excellent moisturizing qualities and can help improve & restore the skin’s elasticity.

It is nutrient dense and high in vitamin & mineral content, including B vitamins, pantothenic acid, magnesium and zinc, to nourish the skin.

Considered a dry oil, it’s lightweight, non-greasy, absorbs easily without clogging pores and allows skin to naturally eliminate toxins. It’s beneficial for all skin types.

I first learned of Watermelon Seed Oil, also known as Ootange Oil or Kalahari Oil, while traveling in Namibia where it’s quite common.

What product includes this ingredient?

serum-fullsize.5oz-macshadowOur Velvet Transformative Serum. Watermelon Seed Oil is combined with 13 other powerful plant oils known for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties. The detoxifying goodness of cranberries, pomegranates, blueberries, (to name a few) is also found in their seeds, which are then pressed for their oil. These oils, also high in vitamin C, help fight free radical damage believed to contribute to the formation of wrinkles.

This serum is a multitasker and can be used as often as needed, as a moisturizer or night treatment. It repairs, restores, rejuvenates.

What results can you expect to see?

The combination of oils will balance and hydrate all skin types including oily & acne-prone skin.  With regular use you will see a reduction in fine lines, reduced pore size, improved elasticity and skin tone. It also makes your skin feel like velvet and imparts a healthy glow.

What customers are saying about it…

“Velvet Transformative Serum is the perfect name for this light oil serum. It truly does leave skin feeling velvety and looking clearer and revitalized. The ingredients are incredible.”  – Juliea

“The icy Canadian winter has not had a chance to dry out my skin this season because of this serum. I love everything about it, from the amazing list of ingredients to the ethos of NYL Skincare…. and of course, what it does for my skin….it really is ‘transformative’!”   – Monique

“This face oil is excellent AND probably the fastest-absorbing oil I’ve ever used.  If you’re one of those people who don’t like the feel of oil after applying it, this is for you.  My skin feels super soft (like velvet), hydrated and clear after using it.”  – Katie

“The Velvet Transformative serum leaves skin super soft, it sinks into the skin like magic and I swear it brightens the complexion too.”  -Cindy

Bonus question: Name one product that you can’t live without. (Just for fun, cuz we all want to know!)

The green juices at Whole Foods – the ones they juice in-store, because its so much easier than doing it yourself!  I realize its not exactly a beauty product but I have been noticing what a difference it makes in my appearance – to the point that if I know I have an event coming up I will make sure that I juice for a few days before. When I get ample amounts of the green stuff – whether its juice or just lots of raw fruite & vegetables, my whole face gets brighter, I look younger and more rested, in addition to feeling great, what’s not to love?

If I had to name a beauty product it would be the Velvet Transformative Serum. I’ve been using it for about 2 years now and it has completely transformed my skin (hence, the name).  It’s the first moisturizer that I’ve remained faithful to for more than a few months and here’s why: I always had really oily skin with large pores that always looked irritated and red. The first two weeks of using the serum it actually got oilier so I only used it before bedtime. But after a few weeks I started noticing the oiliness going away, the pores reducing in size, the fine lines improving, etc. After a few months, my skin seemed more like normal than oily skin, and now I don’t leave home without it!

Oh and I also love Yarok Feed Your Volume shampoo!

Why I find nyl Skincare to be Edibly divine:

DSCN1780What’s not to like about this product range? Absolutely nyl! There’s everything to like: clean packaging, simple yet meticulously curated ingredients, mouthwatering scents. The streamlined range offers two face washes in rose or chamomile, a gentle makeup remover, a whipped hand and body lotion in a jar, a sugar body polish, and one hard-working serum. You won’t find any complicated, hard-to-read labels to decipher either. Expect gentle, vegan products that deliver.

The Velvet Transformative Serum is—in a word—transformational. While my skin was not at its best when I used it, I can say that when I smoothed it into my skin right before going to bed, I’d reliably wake up to a refreshed, calmer face. This liquid gold serum absorbs easily and doesn’t sit on top of the skin like some thicker oils do. I felt like my skin was drinking in every drop, yet there was still a light protective layer as well.

You can find the serum on Vegan Cuts for $55, on the nyl website, on amazon, or OpenSky, if you’re a member, for $60.

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