I’ve discovered a natural skincare product that can be used as a make-up remover, moisturiser, massage oil, cuticle cream, bath oil and even a hair- or scalp mask…

GR8 ALT Face and Body Oil contains hemp seed oil, argan oil, shea butter and grapeseed oil – and can be used all over the face and body.

I use it to remove make-up and cleanse my face and neck – and it moisturised my skin at the same time. Facial oils are great for dehydrated skin – whether from ageing or the sun but all skin types – even oily skin – can benefit from the nourishment that they offer and they won’t create or exacerbate oily skin (the hemp seed and argan oils actually loosen build-up trapped within your pores).

No nasties

One of the other great reasons to try ALT is that it’s paraben- and sulphate-free, so no harmful chemicals are absorbed by your skin.

Here are some more details about the ingredients:

Hemp seed oil leaves the skin ultra moisturised, while also strengthening the skin’s natural barrier function. This oil is also non-comedogenic and rich in vitamin A and anti-oxidants.

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Another super-hydrating ingredient, grapeseed oil is an anti-inflammatory anti-oxidant. It is also high in omega fatty acids and vitamin E.

Argan oil – from Morocco, this moisturising oil nourishes the skin with anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids.

Shea butter – rich in collagen-stimulating vitamin A whilst shea butter delivers moisture while reducing inflammation and soothing skin.

Full ingredient list: Cannabis sativa seed oil, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, Crambe abyssinica seed oil, Arganis spinosa kernel oil, tocopheral, ethylene brassylate, Geranium maculatum oil, Lavendula angustifolia (lavender) oil, Rosmarinus offocinalis (rosemary) leaf oil, Anthemis nobilis flower oil

How to use it

Use three to four times a week. Smooth it into the face and/or body as a moisturiser. It can also be left on the skin overnight as a deep moisturing treatment.

And as mentioned, there are a whole lot of other uses for ALT oil:

  • Pre-cleanser
  • Make-up remover (great for removing even long-last make-up and liquid lipstick).
  • Deep moisturiser for the entire body – including face, hands, feet, elbows, cuticles, and more.
  • Massage oil
  • Hair/scalp mask (apply liberally to hair and scalp. Leave on for an hour and wash out with a clarifying shampoo. This is equally great for dry AND oily hair. It also soothes a dry scalp).
  • Bath oil (add to bath and soak like royalty. Leave the bath with your whole body feeling super soft).
  • Post-shave oil (put on legs/face to soothe irritated skin after a shave).

My verdict: It’s a must-have addition to your skincare routine and the handy size makes it perfect for travel and even for keeping in your handbag.

ALT Face and Body Oil is manufactured by GR8 Skincare and is available from Dis-Chem (on promotion at the moment for R369 for the 100ml bottle).