Local beauty: goop Beauty arrives at MECCA

I am a huge fans of oils - body and facials oils - and love the fact that nine times out of ten, they are brilliant multi-taskers and great travel companions too.

As well as to soothe and support, we use them to cleanse, and there are more and more great formulas arriving on our desks that are making their way into bathroom cabinets across the globe.

Autumn is the perfect time to add an oil to your arsenal, given that the cooler mornings and nights can cause summer skin to move to the dry side. New in at MECCA is the goop Beauty GOOPGENES All in One Face Oil, which is a luxurious active botanical face oil that reportedly delivers results that will blow you away. It’s clinically proven to help diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles, improve skin firmness, smooth skin texture, and increase glow, as well as soften, nourish, and moisturise.

Made with nine powerful nutrient-dense oils (including the retinol alternative bakuchiol, vitamin-A-rich cacay, and organic amla, a vitamin C superfood), it’s a restorative daily treatment that feels gorgeous and comes with proven results. After four weeks of use, 100 per cent of participants in a recent study showed significant improvement in skin texture, and 97 per cent showed significant improvement in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.

Like many facial oils, it’s also incredibly low maintenance for the user: smooth just two to four drops evenly over your face morning and night and reap the benefits. You can also use it on your neck and décolletage, and I also love a little on the backs of my hands.

Not matter what your opinion of Gwyneth Paltrow and the goop philosophy, this marvel is an absolute winner. Its recent arrival in New Zealand makes it perfect for trans seasonal skin, so grab a bottle now. (HELENE RAVLICH)

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