Being an avid user of this product, not only do I notice a difference in my skin, but also feel good about using the product as I know it doesn’t have harsh chemicals inside that will affect my skin. The packaging is great and the glass boosts the luxurious aspect of this product as it is on the pricier side, but you very much get what you pay for and get a great product. The company is doing their best to make a change packaging wise however not having much transparency on the actual production process of their products, brings the overall rating down.
This facial oil is only made up of five ingredients, one of them being for the scent of the product and all of the ingredients used come from plants. The only one of the five that is of slight concern is is Anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower oil. Using EWG’s ingredient searcher, it shows that Anthemis nobilis can be a skin irritant if used in excess amounts. Whilst the amount used should not be of concern, Anthemis nobilis can be toxic to aquatic organisms. Sonya Dakar has two versions of this product, one for dry/sensitive skin and one for oily skin. I have being using the dry/sensitive version for the past year now and I personally have very sensitive skin and have never had any skin irritation whilst using this product.
Sonya Dakar does not disclose how any of their products are made but do disclose their sustainability efforts on their blog, S Room. On their brand’s blog, The S Room, they announced that the brand plans to phase out the use of plastic by 2022. All full size and mini jars are now made of glass, like the one used for the Omega Booster, and glass is used as a container as much as possible and have swapped out plastic mailers for cardboard boxes. Glass is a great option for packaging as not only does it work well with most beauty products and not affect their composition, using recycled glass can result in a reduction in air pollution as well as water pollution.
Sonya Dakar is a skin care brand started by Sonya Dakar, who has been in the skincare industry for the past 30 years. She focuses on using mainly botanical ingredients in her products, to achieve the best results possible. She started her brand back in the late 1980/90s however had a brand relaunch alongside her daughter who is now the Vice President of the brand. The company believes that whilst natural ingredients are the way to go and can make a huge impact on one’s skin, some tougher skin care issues do require chemical ingredients and use scientific research to decide on what chemicals to use when necessary.