Review: Huxley Secret of Sahara Oil Essence. Is It Worth the Price?

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Hi, how's life?
Korean skincare brand Huxley has been a hot topic for this 2017, as I can see a lot of beauty influencer start to try their product and some of them have raved about it. Huxley skincare line is famous for their rare ingredient for skincare which is sahara cactus oil. I don't even know if cactus have oil, do you?

Event though Huxley is such a newcomer for Korean skincare brand, their skincare price  is almost similar with high end brand skincare product which is sad to say, as I have my budget tight for skincare.  and honestly, when I was discovering about this brand. I was neglecting whether I should get their best seller product before even reading full review about it because their concept is  just well marketing. I suck for skincare brand that have simple packaging but have luxurious feel to it. Thankfully, before I decided to buy one of their product, my friend was happily giving me Huxley Secret of Sahara Oil Essence as a present.

Huxley Secret of Sahara Oil Essence is one of Huxley best seller product because it is claimed to be essence but in the same time, it also an oil. It offers deep hydration for skin without leaving greasy or sticky feeling. Sounds legit isn't it?

Product's Description 

volume: 30ml
price: $42- $58

  • The unique, oil-essence hybrid blends antioxidant-rich, Organic Sahara Cactus Oil into a lightweight essence for lasting hydration and intense nourishment.  
  • Huxley’s Oil Essence strengthens and energizes with antioxidant-rich ingredients such as Sahara Cactus Oil, Quinoa, and Acai berry. Comprised of 61% Sahara Cactus Seed Oil, a non-comedogenic oil high in Vitamin E and antioxidants, is revered for its ability to quickly absorb into skin while imparting lasting hydration and protecting the skin from stress and aging with its high concentration of antioxidants.

How to use:
After cleansing and toning, apply a dime sized amount of the Oil Essence to the face with gentle patting motions

Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-20, Alcohol, Water, Dimethicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Seed Oil, Polyquaternium-51, Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Theobroma Caco (Cocoa) Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Betaine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Ethyl Hexylglycerin, Sodium Methyl Stearoyl Taurate, Dextrin, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
(the product's descriptions are taken from glowrecipe website)


It comes in sturdy and heavy transparent glass bottle with pipette applicator to dispense the essence. Sometimes, the dropper didn't take the product effectively which is I need several times to take out the product to use it in my whole face. The glass bottle is quite thick, so it makes the packaging looks like carrying a lot of amount of product whereas it's only 30ml.  On the product's packaging, there is no description in English except the brand concept/ jargon and the name of the product. All the description on the box is written in Hangul/ Korean language.

Texture and Scent

Scent: It has quite strong scent of flower, I can't describe what kind of flower smell is it. but for me it has kind of luxurious flower smell. I love the smell of it but for you who is sensitive and against with skincare with strong smell and have perfume on it, you might consider this product to try. Thankfully, the smell doesn't linger too long.  

Texture: Although it essence and oil, it has light essence texture that will have slightly oil feel when being rubbed but it will absorb to the skin quite fast. Leaving the skin hydrate without making it greasy or sticky which is perfect for summer.

My Thought

I have been using this product around three months and so far I like it even though it doesn't do a lot or give so much improvement to my dry skin as it doesn't give enough moisture and hydration if it's being used by itself .  The things that I like from this product is obviously the smell, and how it absorbs quite fast but still can give deep hydration to the skin. It also doesn't break me out.

However, the result of this product to my skin is remind me of  Innisfree green tea seed serum that I used long time ago. It hydrates skin, absorb very fast without leaving sticky or greasy finish.
In my opinion, although this product has essence and oil concept and might have better ingeredients and function to the skin but ... as I found the result to my skin is the same as the cheaper product result, I might not want to repurchase this product again.


It's a good product for dehydrating skin. I would like to recommend this product for you who likes to have light weight essence that doesn't give heavy or greasy feeling on the skin but still give deep hydration to it. But if you think  the price of this baby is too expensive, there are so much option out there which is can give the same result to your skin but with cheaper price. 




If you have tried this product, or not please leave comment below. Lemme know what do you think about this product

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4 komentar

  1. Harga mahal ga menjamin produk dapat bekerja dengan bagus juga ua elya. Hehe

    1. iya kak. emang harus pinter pinter pilih skincare yg sesuai budged dan kulit kita pun suka hehe

  2. suka banget tone fotonya rim! hihi