Is Le Prunier, The Facial Oil with a 25K+ Waitlist, Worth The Hype?

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

Do you like face oils? If not, why do you steer clear of them?

The only face oil I've tried is the GoopGenes SuperNutrient one, which I actually enjoyed. I have dry skin and have found that they don't really hydrate maybe because I've heard conflicting things about whether to use before or after moisturizing. Also, the skin on/around my nose can be oily and prone to blackheads, and it just seems weird to me to add more oil to my face.

I hadn't heard of Le Prunier, so I was glad that they included a little paper describing the company and why they use plums. As for Chrissy Teigen, she's one of the last people who would entice me with an endorsement. But she does have money and access to countless products, and it certainly makes me intrigued that it would apparently change her life!

I could tell immediately that this would be similar to the GoopGenes, in both moisturizing and not feeling sticky. I actually found I could rub it into my hands instead of rinsing it off, as well as to moisturize my arms and hands, which helped with my unfortunate habit of picking my cuticles. I also wasn't worried that it would stain my pillowcase (I used it before bed in addition to the morning, after washing my face). The scent isn't my favorite, but I found that it goes away pretty immediately after application. Also, I wish I had noticed sooner that the info sheet mentioned you could use it on your hair, whereas the bottle only mentioned face, body, and dcolletage. I plan to give that another goI was pleasantly surprised to find my hair was silky after using it.

Definitely. I can see myself using it daily in the winter, and it's light enough to use in summer, too.

Maxine Wally, Senior Digital Editor

What's your philosophy on face oils? Do you use them?

Generally speaking, I do not use face oils. My skin is oily as it is, and I'm nervous to add anything too slick onto my acne-prone jawline. However, I have read that some oils are, in fact, acne-fighting and okay for someone like me to use. Le Prunier is one of those oils, so I'm giving it a go.

Did Chrissy Teigen's comments, in which she said Le Prunier was holy and changed her life, sway your opinion on this product at all?

How Chrissy Teigen feels about a beauty product makes very little difference in my life. But holy is an interesting way to describe a facial oil, and certainly piqued my interest of Le Prunier, of which I had not heard previous to this.

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