Boosters are incredibly popular in the world of skincare, but what exactly are they and how do you use one? In this short blog, I will demystify this trend and show you ten quick and easy ways to enjoy Restore Radiance Booster in your skincare routine!
What is a booster oil?
Boosters are concentrated formulas designed to be slotted into your existing skincare routine to target concerns such as dullness, dry skin, pigmentation or dehydration.
Why you need a booster oil
As we age, our skin needs a more of boost; most of us will not be able to get the results we need from the skincare routine we had in our 20s. Your delicate skin barrier loses moisture, skin-tightening collagen and elastin production slows down. Skin-plumping hyaluronic acid diminishes. Cell turnover also slows down, and skin recovers more slowly from inflammation and damage.
You may notice your skin becoming duller, dry, thinner and more fragile. Booster oils are a great way to supercharge your routine and provide immediate value; they can be used alone or added to your favourite products to 'boost' the benefits.
Booster oils can also be also versatile, so they are handy products to travel with or keep on your desk and bedside table. A booster also works well at times of transition e.g., to give you a moment of calm and self-care at the end of a long day, when the seasons change or when hormonal changes affect your skin. These are times when you and your skin can benefit from a little extra TLC.
Pamoja Restore Radiance Booster
Pamoja's Restore Radiance Booster is a natural, plant powered formula to nourish, soothe and restore radiance in dry, dehydrated and tired skin. Restore is a unique formulation of 7 fruit and seed oils, a potent plant-powered source of omegas, and antioxidant vitamins A and E.
It feels luxurious but lightweight and non-greasy, with an uplifting aroma of essential oils, including bergamot, palmarosa and ylang ylang. A perfect pick me up for skin, and versatile to use on hair and nails.
Restore Radiance Booster is incredibly versatile too. Here are 10 quick and easy ways to supercharge your routine with Restore throughout the day:⠀
As a nourishing face oil:
Pat 1-2 drops onto freshly cleansed skin as an alternative to a moisturiser on busy days. Restore is a quick way to lock in moisture and is fast absorbing so you can get on with your day 🌱 Made with ethically harvested and cold-pressed Kahai Oil. This Colombian plant oil is rich in vitamin A and E and clinically proven to boost collagen and smooth lines.
As a post shower restorative treatment for dry legs:
Add a few drops to your body lotion to tackle dry, flaky skin and boost your lotion with healthy omegas and vitamins. 🌱 With olive squalane, a natural emollient that promotes softer, hydrated skin.
To soothe tension while working from home:
Warm 3-4 drops in the palms of your hands and give yourself a quick neck and shoulder massage. If you've been working at your desk all morning, 🌱 the calming aroma of the essential oils including Bergamot will help to ease tension and allow you to switch off for a few moments and give yourself a break.
To boost a face mask:
Add a few drops to your Sunday morning face mask🌱 Squalane and Organic Pomegranate CO2, rich in the rare punicic acid (omega 5) work to maintain the skin's moisture levels and help to boost the effects of your mask.
To massage the face:
Massage 4-5 drops on top of your moisturiser as the last stage of your skincare routine. A face massage is a soothing way to release tension before bed 🌱 Geranium Bourbon and Ylang Ylang essential oils help to balance your skin and boost your mood. Massaging not only feeds your skin with nutrients helping to restore the skin's protective barrier, but helps increase circulation to give you a lovely healthy glow! Read my DIY massage blog post for more info.
As seen and featured in Stylist magazine and Women's Health Magazine's 'skincare routines for your 30's'.
To nourish dry elbows:
Massage into dry elbows, after winter elbows can look and feel very dry. 🌱Organic Sea Buckthorn CO2 is rich in rare Omega 7 and is known to be very rejuvenating to dry and damaged skin.
To rejuvenate rough hands:
Apply a couple of drops to each hand to nourish dry skin. With 🌱Arctic Blackcurrant CO2, containing the rare gamma-linolenic acid which helps calm the skin and lock in moisture after washing and keep your hands feeling super hydrated. ⠀
As a nail and cuticle treatment:
A couple of drops massaged into dry or bitten cuticles help to nourish nails and cuticles and promote conditions for healthy nail growth. As Restore is a lightweight oil, a couple of drops are easily absorbed and won't leave a greasy feel.
To smooth brittle hair:⠀
Apply a few drops to the ends of your hair and leave on for 10 minutes, wash out OR apply and leave in overnight for an extra nourishing treat. With 🌱Organic Sacha Inchi oil that is rich in omega 3 and 6, helps to soothe itchy scalps, soften the hair shaft and reduce breakage. I like to mix a few drops of Restore with cold-pressed baobab oil and leave it in, my hair drinks it up as it's prone to dryness. Experiment depending on the texture of your hair.
To boost a DIY scrub:⠀
Make a DIY scrub by adding 6-8 drops to a half teaspoon of sugar and work into a paste. Massage the sugar paste into elbows or knees. Rinse with warm water, pat dry and while your skin is still damp apply 3-4 more drops to lock in moisture. With 🌱 Sandalwood essential oil which is incredibly soothing and softening, helping to nourish dry skin. It is known to be very restorative, helping to strengthen skin, especially through the winter months.
Kind words about Restore:
"I’ve used this oil for several weeks now and I’m so pleased with it. I found it fantastic, especially on my elbows and cuticles. I also use it on my face and hands after washing my skin looks wonderful and feels so soft, even my husband has noticed". Denise A.
Love Sarah x
Shop Restore Radiance Booster here!
Written by: Sarah Taylor, trained skincare formulator and founder of Pamoja.
10 September 2021. All content © Pamoja. All rights reserved.
Pamoja is a high-performing natural skincare brand designed to help you nourish your skin and nurture yourself. Now with over 300+ five-star reviews. As seen in Vogue, Stylist, Woman's Health, Health and Wellbeing Magazine, Natural Health Magazine, Top Sante and more.
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** Disclaimer - The content of this blog is for your general information only and is not designed to diagnose or cure health issues. The recommendations in this blog are based on my research and experience as a trained skincare formulator and 40+ woman who loves natural beauty.