As a fairly new devotee to face oils, I was thrilled when Uma invited me to test out one of the illustrious blends. Uma’s story begins centuries ago, on a family estate in India where secret essential oil formulas, beloved by Indian royalty, were passed down from generation to generation. Shrankhla Holecek, member of the current generation, launched Uma to bring the Ayurvedic tradition to western society and offer the unparalleled oils to consumers. To this day, the brand farms, harvests and formulates by hand every product in small batches on its family estate in India. The Ultimate Brightening face oil is abundant in those ingredients that have been prized by royalty for centuries — deeply hydrating sandalwood and rose oils, vitamin and antioxidant-rich orange and neroli essential oils plus frankincense to wake up the complexion and even out skin tone, all in a pomegranate base to speed up the absorption of active ingredients, increasing their effectiveness. To sum it up, this is the face oil to invest in when you want to see a real difference in your complexion, the one you pat on over your moisturizer in the morning for beautifully dewy skin. All that and the entirely organic vegan blend comes in the prettiest illustrated bottle to boot!