Rather than looking up his wiki page, I wanted to delve into the world of Jason Wu's clothing. As you can see, Wu has a website devoted to his collections and is also carried as a brand at Bergdorf Goodman. Having only limited products on these sites, I also traveled to Net-A-Porter which carried more "Wu stock" than any of the above locations. It was here though, that I noticed a small window claiming, "It's All About Oils."
Apparently, in the "beauty department" of Net-A-Porter, an abundance of oils are being featured. Showcased in shiny, delicate bottles, such oils bear names which include, "rose bath water", "Huile de Magnolia" and "gypsy water". Marketed between $78 to $195, I have no doubt these oily concoctions do their job. However, I wondered if we could make similar concoctions at home from items that may not posses magnolia essence but deliver similar benefits to the hair and skin.
When my daily cleanser ran out last month, I began looking up homemade answers to my perpetual skin care questions. In doing so, I came across a blog entitled Wellness Mama which features homemade remedies in response to our general beauty needs. It was here that I was introduced to oil cleansing and its myriad of benefits to the skin. According to Katie, the head-honcho of Wellness Mama, "[t]he basic idea of oil cleansing is to use natural oils in specific combination to cleanse the skin and naturally balance the skins natural oils." In Chemistry, it is noted, "like dissolves like," thereby making oil a natural remedy for oily skin. to make an oil cleanser, Katie informs us to use a combination of castor and olive (or safflower, or coconut) oil in our "cleanser medley." For oily skin, Katie recommends using a 50/50 combination of the oils while normal skin benefits most from one part castor oil to three parts olive (or other) oil. If you have dry skin, you can simply add a small portion of castor oil to olive oil. Once you have your concoction, Katie recommends massaging it onto a dry face for two minutes, leaving it on for ten and then allowing a warm towel to pull out the impurities by placing it on your skin for two minutes. I am somewhat skeptical but I am willing to try.