Oilixia is a new, amazing skincare brand that has recently launched on the FD website but how much do you know about the gorgeous facial oils and cleansers in the range? Keep reading to discover more…
Oilixia was inspired by the inherent wanderlust of founder Alexandra Jansons. This natural beauty brand celebrates powerful and rare botanical oils and extracts. The capsule range is a tribute to the wonderful ingredients Alexandra discovered while traveling through over 50 countries!
Oilixia uses ingredients treasured by indigenous cultures for their potency and beauty enhancing benefits. As Alexandra learned more about these unique and uncommon ingredients, she was inspired to create something special – the result is Oilixia.
So what makes Oilixia special?
All Oilixia products are made from 100% natural or naturally derived ingredients, globally sourced for results your skin will love. Potent ingredients are used that are unique and not widely available, including retinol-rich Cacay oil and Kakadu Plum, one of the best natural sources of antioxidant vitamin C. The product textures are totally unique, the gummy cleanser glides effortlessly over the skin while the smooth facial oils have an ultra-light texture that absorbs instantly leaving beautiful, glowing skin.
Oilixia have chosen to work with local suppliers to source the star ingredients, which supports their local communities and the environment.
All the products are under 100ml making them super travel friendly, so you can pick up and go wherever life takes you!
Q&A with the brand’s founder Alexandra Jansons
How many countries have you been to and which was the first place you visited outside of your home country of Australia?
At last count it was about 55, not including going to the same country multiple times, which I seem to have started making a habit of! My first overseas trip was when I was 21, to Thailand with a small group of my friends. I had such a great time exploring a different country and culture and that was when the international travel bug surely bit! Before that, I’d travelled a lot domestically in Australia but hadn’t made the journey overseas.
Tell us about the top 5 places that stand out and why?
This is such a difficult one! My top 5 places, in no particular order are:
1. Norway. The Fjords are a hiker’s paradise with stunning scenery and such fresh air! The country is also very long, so the diversity from north to south is fascinating.
2. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is such a beautiful city. I love the fusion of city and beach life, surrounded by the mountains dropping down into the ocean.
3. Budapest, Hungary. Two words: thermal baths!
4. Fraser Island, Australia. I went here with my family when I was quite young. Considering it is a sand island, the diversity was impressive – from long beaches and big dunes to tropical oases and rainforest. The constant threat of being eaten by a dingo also adds a terrifying thrill.
5. Bath, UK. The sandstone buildings are beautiful, the cathedral is impressive. And … baths!
Oilixia is obviously inspired by your love for travel with the products taking ingredients from different locations. Where were you in the world when you decided to launch the brand?
Looking back on it, the development of the brand was quite an evolution, but the final lightbulb moment and decision to launch a beauty brand came when I was in London. I had just finished a three-month trip traversing Asia and Europe (from China through Mongolia, Russia and into eastern Europe). During that time, I kept a personal blog where I wrote about treatments, local products and ingredients that I found in each country I visited. This formed the beginning of the idea for Oilixia. I love the spa and wellness culture that countries like Russia, Finland and Hungary in particular have – I could happily spend hours in a sauna and be very content!
Ok so we’re officially majorly jealous of all the amazing countries Alexandra has travelled! But let’s get started on the Oilixia products for super glowy skin! Let us know in the comments below what you think of Oilixia!