RMS Beauty Oil



My love for face oils grows with each new product I test. There is some debate whether face oils are technically serums, and I firmly believe they belong in the serum category. Serums are super-concentrated products for skin with a higher amount of active ingredients than moisturizers (which primarily moisturize), so in this regard face oils are essentially the active, concentrated parts of serums without any of the chemicals. Case in point, look at the ingredients list on any bottle of Estee Lauder or La Mer serum, you’ll see plant oils in the mix.

With that aside, I have had my eye on RMS Beauty Oil for a while now because 1) no citrus oils or ingredients that can cause photo sensitivity 2) beautiful packaging. RMS Beauty was created by makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift, who counts models like Miranda Kerr among her friends/clients. I kind of think of her as a green beauty version of Linda Rodin. Her organic Beauty Oil is marketed for all skin types and contains Buriti Oil, Jojoba Oil, Rose hip Oil, and Tamanu Oil which are high in vitamins and antioxidants. Rose hip is a powerful anti-aging oil, Tamanu is very regenerative, while Buriti Oil (one of Rose-Marie Swift’s favorite ingredients) protects skin from sun damage. 

The Beauty Oil is unique in a couple of ways:

  • Its fragrance is mainly composed of Vanilla, which took me a while to appreciate as it just felt a little off at first. I would describe it as Vanilla sweetness plus something a bit off like a blend of plants that didn’t quite work and smells a bit not fresh. Thankfully the scent is light and quickly dissipates because I feel like the scent when it first comes out of the bottle is not something I want to smell every day.
  • It is a wonderful oil that can be used during the day as Buriti protects from sun damage and there are no citrus oils
  • There are herbal extracts such as Ashwagandha and Turmeric which are popular herbs used in Ayurvedic healing to restore strength and vigor.

The performance of the oil left nothing to complain about. Although it appears heavier at first, the oil absorbs quite quickly and is suitable for oilier complexions. After a while of using this, I would actually place this among the lighter oils I’ve encountered, and recommend it for those with combination-oily skin. Those with normal and dry skin will most likely need to apply a moisturizer over this serum which I don’t think detracts from the quality of the oil. 

I’ve used my fair share of luxury face oils and this is one I would recommend. It caused no breakouts, sinks quickly into skin, and has good simple ingredients that although aren’t groundbreaking, will most likely refrain from irritating skin. The hesitation about the scent is a personal opinion that may not be yours. It’s a simple face oil that does what it says.

RMS Beauty



  1. November 23, 2013 / 6:07 am

    Thanks for the review! I’ve also had my eye on this for some time. Do you use this day and night or just once a day?

  2. Lara
    November 24, 2013 / 11:44 am

    Thanks for the review; I agree on dry skin this is not moisturising enough. The main reason why this is a no repurchase for me is that this oil is based on jojoba rather than more luxurious seed oils and I find it a bit too expensive for that. Thumbs up though to rosemary for not using essential oils and espencially citrus oils, I really like that aspect of it. I think this can be worn day and night. I kind of like the vanilla/herbal scent; it is not too sweet/cloying.

  3. December 3, 2013 / 2:26 am

    I LOVE this facial oil, didn’t realize you posted this review, was constantly checking in to see if you have posted a review on Halycon cleanser yet hehe. I liked the Vanilla scent at first but I grew out of it, I got a bit sick of the Vanilla scent but I have to admit.. I love the results and you are right about the simple blend. I love the herbs in it and the base hydrating oils, I think if my skin is being fussy, I would just turn to this one. I finished this up a year ago and for these past couple of months.. I find myself craving for this oil, AGAIN. Not sure if it’s the sweetness, the results or both! I love the denseness and how easy it absorbs 🙂

  4. Barbara Stroud
    November 6, 2022 / 3:37 pm

    Has anyone tried adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the RMS beauty oil to improve the scent? I like it for my skin, but am curious if adding a few drops into it would make a difference or ruin the blend.

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