With cooler days fast approaching (and heaters are already burning away), I can feel the impact on my skin. Therefore, layering body care just like our skincare is the way to go. I don’t intend on shedding like a snake and therefore layering my bodycare is just as crucial as face skincare. I regularly exfoliate with sugar scrub, exfoliating gloves or dry brushing. Post shower, I slap on body oils followed by body butter/lotion. I spend my moolah on oils not on butters or lotions. Here we have
Forest Essentials Mashobra Honey & Vanilla & Forest Essentials Bitter Orange and Cinnamon – These are cold pressed by hand and they smell lush. Sunflower, Almond, Apricot, Avocado, Honey, Sweet Almond Oils create a beautiful oil that the skin just laps up. If not massaged in properly it may leave a tacky feeling.
Caudalie Divine Oil – Of course being Caudalie it has some form of Grape Seed Polyphenol. Unlike Forest Essential oil this does not leave a tacky feeling. Smells bloody gorgeous and is beautifully absorbed by the skin. Enriched with Grape Oil, Extra Virgin Argan Oil, Sesame Oil, and Antioxidant Grape Seed Polyphenols it’s quite a treat for the skin.
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil – Widely and dearly loved by MANY this dry oil is formulated with Borage, Olive, Sunflower, Rosemary, St Johnswort, Sweet Almond, Camellia, Hazelnut, and Macadamia Plant Oils. I’ve used on body, hair and face, making it a multipurpose oil.
L’occitane Fleur D’or Acacia Luminous Oil – Very similar concept to Nuxe and Caudalie (all Made in France). Spray, massage it in the skin and go. Excellent fresh scent, light floral and instantly absorbed by the skin. Its main oils include Sunflower, Rosemary, Acacia flower extract.
Sukin Bio Natural Body Oil – I love Sukin as a brand and their body oil is no different. It’s formulated with Jojoba, Tamanu, Avocado, Carrot Seed, Lavender, Orange, Soybean, Sweet Almond and some added vitamins. It claims to help with stretch marks but I don’t have any so wouldn’t know. But it works wonderfully to moisturize skin.
Frais Monde Emollient Oil Moisturizing Body – Sadly I don’t have ingredient listing on one, but can definitely describe the experience. Light textured. Easily absorbed. Subtle comforting scent. Lovely if layered under Eucerin, it has worked wonders for my lizard legs! When I go back to Italy, defo stocking up.
I’m thinking to do a separate post on how oils are formulated and the difference between Carrier Oils and Essentials Oils. Also some tips on what you should look out for when choosing an oil for yourself. What are the various extraction methods involved in oil making and how it impacts the final product we use.
Please let me know in comments below if you would like to know more on above mentioned topics.