Review - My Skincare Reality


Hi, beauties! I hope you are having an awesome day and week!

I was so fortunate to be asked by Louise, creator of Devine Oils skincare range, to review some of her skincare products. After looking up her website, watching some of her videos and reading about the amazing skincare she has created I knew I had to try them!

Louise asked me some questions about my skin type and she customised a set for me that included products geared for my oily skin with a few products for all skin types. My skin type is oily, acne prone and due to my PCOS I still get breakouts in my mid-thirties (so fun – not!).

For the ingredient lists, I will be referring to Devine Oils website as these are trail size and they don’t have all the ingredients list.


Devine Oils is an Australian based skincare company, is 100% vegan (accredited vegan) and does not test on animals.

In 2016 Louise Devine created Devine Oils, after making it her mission to grow her knowledge of essential oils in skincare since 1998  and replacing her commercially based skincare.
When deciding to start her company, Louise made sure her products were environmentally friendly ensuring all glassware, packaging and ingredients are from Australian suppliers to support the local economy.
What is NOT contained in Devine Oils: Toxins like PEG’s, SLES or Parabens. In short, No Nasties!
All products are made to order.
Please go check out Devine Oils’ website and check out her videos, she is a beautiful lovely woman explaining how to best use the products she’s created.


First off I’ll start with the cream cleanser.

Main benefits of this cleanser: helps with reducing congestion and cells regeneration.

The cream cleanser felt really nice on my skin, it’s light and easy to massage into the skin and doesn’t leave behind a layer that some cleansers have left me feeling like my face still needs more cleansing.

Another thing I noticed about this cleanser it doesn’t leave that squeaky clean, tight and dry feeling either.

Devine Oils - Cream Cleanser Oily Skin


Organic Aloe Vera Gel*, Organic Sunflower Oil*, Organic French Cypress*, Organic Palmarosa*, Organic Lavender*, Organic Geranium*, Juniperberry

*100% Certified Organic

As listed on Devine Oils website.

Key ingredients:

Juniperberry: is an excellent anti-inflammatory  

Lavender: properties for reducing scar tissue and calming the dermis

Devine Oils - Cream Cleanser Oily Skin


Once you apply water to the cleanser it doesn’t become runny, it stays pretty solid making it easy to massage onto the skin and also easy to wash off.

Sometimes with cleansers as soon as I start to massage on my damp skin it runs into my eyes and down my neck. Making a bigger mess than I usually make on my own! Not the story with this cleaner AND my Foreo Luna 2 & Clarisonic play nice with this cleanser as well, even though it’s not a foam cleanser.

The smell is natural and relaxing since it contains essential oils. Initially, I thought it smelled like it contained tea tree but it’s actually the lavender that I detected. Which I understand is a huge difference in scent and not sure what I was thinking that made me so confused!

Devine Oils - Cream Cleanser Oily Skin


I’ve used this during my am and pm routine on the same day and it’s perfect for me.

As of late, I have been using reusable facial cloths to rinse off my skin in the morning instead of using a micellar water and then follow it up with a cleanser (no cleansing brush/device).

During the night time skincare routine I use a micellar water, cleansing water/oil first and then follow it up with this cleanser. Sometimes I like to leave it on my skin for a minute or so as a mini mask session. After having it on for a bit I either wet my hands to massage it a bit more or I’ll go in with a wet cleansing brush/device then wash it off.

Devine Oils - Cream Cleanser Oily Skin


Step 2 in this skincare routine is the 100% organic rose toner.

Key ingredient: Rose properties to heal, moisturise and hydrate all skin types including sensitive (source: Devine Oils website).

Rose toner is a watery toner that has the strong natural earthy rose scent.

It absorbs into the skin easily, doesn’t linger on the skin making my skin feel soft and nourished.

Devine Oils - Organic Rose Toner


I apply this to my skin after my cleansing step and pat it into my skin. In the beginning, I tried to use this by applying it to a cotton round and then swiping it on my skin but I found that it didn’t seem to have the same effect as I do when I pat it into my skin. Therefore making it my preferred method to apply.

Also, since it’s a Rose toner, making it gentle and suitable for all skin types to help hydrate and nourish.

On days when I decide to add a sheet mask step to my routine, I apply the sheet mask after this step.


Eye serums are something that can be a hit or miss with me. You may have read some of my experiences using eye creams or serums and not all have worked out well for me.

Devine Oils eye serum is a winner for me!

In the last year or so I’ve been paying extra attention to my eye area, checking for lines and have noticed some aging spots started to appear. Another thing that has become really noticeable to me during my blogging time, is I tend to have very dry skin around my eye area so I’ve started to add an eye essence to help with additional hydration.

Devine Oils - Eye Serum


Organic Aloe Vera Gel* , Organic Evening Primrose*, Organic Argan Oil*, Organic Castor Oil*, Organic Safflower Oil*, Organic Calendula*, Organic Carrot Seed*, Organic Cucumber Extract*, Organic German Chamomile*, Organic Lavender*
*Certified 100% Organic
As listed on Devine Oils website.
Key ingredient: Vitamin Rich Eye Serum – main benefits: improves skin texture around the eye and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Devine Oils - Eye Serum


It has a thick watery consistency making it very easy to apply on to the eye area and pat it into place. Only a small amount is needed, so it’ll last for ages. I’d say a pump full would be enough, gently pat onto my eye area, going under and then above around my eyebrow area.

As far as scent goes, it does have a strong essential oils smell but it doesn’t linger. One thing that can turn me off really fast from a product is when a product is overscented. With this eye serum, it’s a strong essential oil scent at the beginning but once you start to pat it into the skin it fades quickly.

Devine Oils - Eye Serum


My obsession with skincare goes far and wide, with facial devices included!

An eye care routine for me includes an eye essence before applying a sheet mask. Afterwards, I apply my facial serum followed by my eye serum and finish it off by using my Foreo Iris to help pat the eye serum into place, it also adds that little extra relaxation step that I love in my routine.

A highlight for myself is this does not sting or irritate my eyes on the occasion when it runs into my eyes. More often than not I over apply products, I’ve gone through new jars of moisturiser in a week – yeah I’m that type, thankfully I don’t wear makeup I’d hate to imagine what I’d look like with 10 layers of eyeshadow.

During those times when I’ve overapplied, it takes longer to absorb into my skin my eye don’t get irritated or start to tear up. There have been times when I’ve applied an eye cream/serum and had to wash it off so I can actually see.


Moisturiser is something that I have grown to love over the last couple of years. For years I hated the thought of wearing moisturiser, forget adding SPF it always felt stuffy and thick, little did I know that I just wasn’t using the correct types.

Devine Oils’moistusier is amazing, it feels so nice on the skin and really seals all of my other products into place, creating the closing barrier to my routine.

Devine Oils - Moisturiser


Organic Aloe Vera Gel*,  Organic Jojoba*, Organic Evening Primrose Oil*, Organic Neem Seed*, Organic Tamanu*, Organic Rosewood*, Organic Jasmine*, Organic German Chamomile*, Organic Roman Chamomile*, Organic Lavender*, Violet Leaf*

*100% Certified Organic

As listed on Devine Oils website.

Key ingredient:

Organic Aloe Vera, Evening Primrose and Neem supporting delicate, oily & congested skin to support hormonal influences.

Devine Oils - Moisturiser


Anytime Moisturiser is a thin moisturiser that absorbs easily into the skin. There is no oily, heavy residue left after application making it okay to wear either during the day, the night or using it twice a day during your am and pm routine.

As far as scent goes it’s very pleasant as it contains essential oils making the scent very natural.

Devine Oils - Moisturiser


I use this moisturiser both during the am and pm after I have finished my full routine. After I have finished my full routine I apply this moisturiser by firstly patting into my skin and then massage it in, including my neck area at the same time.


After I have applied during my am routine I top it off with an SPF moisturiser for that sun protection. It works perfectly fine with my current SPF moisturiser and does not give a suffocating feeling that sometimes skincare layering can give.


At night I use it the same as I do in the am except instead of topping it off with an SPF moisturiser. Sometimes I’ll add a sleeping mask over it. Again, that also works perfectly fine together. If I decide to do a quick routine I’ll skip the sleeping mask, the following day my skin looks and feels healthy.



In case you are learning more about skincare to help with acne prone skin or researching facial oils, I hope to help you with a decision. Facial oils is something I never would’ve imagined that I’d be so obsessed with as I am now. They are so helpful for all different skin types, even us with very oily skin.


Organic Sunflower Oil*, Organic Evening Primrose Oil*, Organic Rosehip Oil*, Kakadu Plum, Organic Niaouli*, Organic Lavender*, Juniperberry, Organic Rosewood*, Organic Tamanu*, Violet Leaf*
*100% Certified Organic
As listed on Devine Oils website.

Devine Oils - Night Treatment Oil


On Devine’s website, it states that it can be used during the am or pm but I stick with using during my pm routine. After I have applied my toner (skipping a sheet mask) I apply this oil and tap it into my skin for absorption.

As I stated above I tend to over apply products so sometimes I may overdo this one. When I get it just right, usually about 2 to 3 pumps, it will absorb easily after patting. During times I’ve overapplied it’ll take a lot more patting or sometimes I have to give it a few minutes before adding the next step so it can absorb into the skin.


Another skin type product that can be a hit or miss for me, is facial serums. Sometimes they can feel like they do nothing for my skin and I don’t see any benefits from using them. Given my experiences of serums, my expectations of serums usually aren’t very high.

With this serum, I lean on it being a hit for me because of the way my skin felt after applying the serum to my skin.

Devine Oils - Serum


Organic Aloe Vera Gel*, Organic Evening Primrose Oil*, Organic French Cypress*, Organic Jasmine*, Organic Niaouli*, Organic Sweet Fennel*, Organic Tamanu*

*100% Certified Organic


Usually, I apply my serums after the facial oil step and I pat it into my skin followed by massaging the rest into my skin including around my jawline where I sometimes get some of those bigger more painful breakouts. You may be very familiar with those types of breakouts if you suffer from acne or hormonal acne.

Again I use this both during my am and pm routines and it works perfectly fine when I use both times each day.

Devine Oils - Serum


When the serum is dispensed, the consistency to this serum is a thick gel consistency. My skin does not like gel moisturisers or creams. Majority of the time they end up being really sticky making me feel like washing off the whole thing. I’ve been avoiding purchasing any more creams that are a gel like textures but I still have some in my stash.

The scent of this serum is an earthy, natural scent and smells pleasant.

During the application step, I pat the serum on my skin and then massage it in leaving me with a soft and smooth feeling.

Devine Oils - Serum


My skin goes through different stages that I will get quite a few breakouts at the same time, then I won’t get a full-blown breakout for a bit. During trailing this line I went through a little of both stages. At the beginning, I had a nasty breakout but didn’t get worse after using this routine. It’s possible that using these products prevented any further breakouts or my skin decided to just give me one big breakout instead of a cluster.

In regards to my breakout, I also have been using a blue-light LED device to help with the breakout as well, so I can’t exactly pinpoint what prevented it from spreading. There are various factors that could’ve prevented my breakout from going haywire, I know this fact may be irrelevant to some but I do want to give you all the facts.


Absolutely! I highly recommend trying these products out for yourself, keep in mind that you can purchase a 2 week supply size if you’d like to try before you buy.

As I stated above these products were kindly sent to me in exchange for a review. As always the information I have provided is my own personal and honest opinions.

With that said I will definitely purchase these products with my own money. Wait, I should correct that, I WILL be purchasing these products plus a few others.


Check out Devine Oil’s website as Louise has all kinds of products including body care, shaving oils, arthritis relief, mature skin, super sensitive skin and much more.

Also if you aren’t sure which products to try please feel free to contact Louise on her website as she is very lovely and will be able to help guide you choosing some products.

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