Company: Eossi Beauty
What Makes This Brand Unique: Remember at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic when all the gurus and life coaches were on social media telling us, “Now’s the time to work on your side hustle”?
Rochonne Sanchez and Shannon Kaygi, cofounders of Eossi, actually did that. Born in May 2020, Eossi Beauty, a CBD beauty brand, launched its first product: Facial Glow Oil (1000mg CBD).
During a time of shared trauma, uncertainty, and a total lack of luxuries (like toilet paper), these two spunky women joined forces to form a brand that could deliver healing and a sense of elegance to its matrons.
Eossi is dedicated to pure and natural ingredients, transparency, and philanthropy. A portion of the proceeds of every product sold is set aside to support nonprofits that the founders feel are making a meaningful difference. Currently, the purchase of one bottle of Facial Glow Oil provides 8 meals to families in need.
For the transparency portion, you can get the stats on what’s in your Glow Facial Oil by using these instructions to read the third-party lab testing report for your batch.
Facial Glow Oil #8 (1000mg/50ml) Review
This facial oil came to us in a black and gold box. Elegantly packaged like a fine perfume, the rectangular semi-transparent thick black glass bottle immediately caught our eye. Gold letters read Eossi up the side.
You’d fully expect to see this kind of design on a 10 story ad in Times Square; a black and white image of a supermodel holding a bottle of Eossi #8; the gold lettering on the bottle is the only color shining through.
So already, before even trying the product, we’re impressed. Clearly, Sanchez and Kaygi are targeting a feeling: pure decadence.
Simple, skin-loving ingredients pack this oil full of vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids, and antioxidants. The carrier oil, non-comedogenic Moroccan argan oil, holds grapeseed oil, soothing rosehip oil, moisturizing coconut oil, vitamin E, 20mg of CBD per dropper, and the natural fragrances of frankincense, myrrh, and jasmine.
Many of these natural oils have been shown to have antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties that benefit your skin barrier, reduce signs of aging, and may help fight acne. CBD is also thought to have skin-healing effects without clogging pores.
But how did #8 perform?
We started with just 3-5 drops on our fingertips and then began gentling patting and swiping the oil in an upward motion on our neck and faces.
The oil went on light and absorbed quickly, which many facial oils claim to do, but end up leaving you feeling greasy. Not so with Eossi. Instead, we did feel a sort of glow as this natural dew added a healthful shine to our smiling cheeks.
Testers agreed that our skin felt moisturized and protected, making us realize how papery and dry our skin was before.
And what’s more, it certainly helped us feel better mentally to enjoy a little luxury and healing in these very odd times.