Friday 25 March 2016

Speed Review: Sanctuary Spa 5 Day Moisture Creamy Body Oil

I'm lazy when it comes to moisturising my body and tend to reach for products which are quick & easy to use such as in-shower body moisturisers, oils and spray body lotions. As such, when I was sent a sample of Sanctuary Spa 5 Day Moisture Creamy Body Oil, I was intrigued to try it out not least because it claims to leave skin feeling soft, supple and nourished for up to 5 days.

The Sanctuary Spa 5 Day Moisture Creamy Body Oil Review

The packaging isn't the most exciting but the cream & orange colour scheme is in keeping with the Sanctuary branding. I'd have preferred if the plastic bottle were transparent to enable me to tell how much product was remaining, although if you hold it up to the light, it's possible to get a rough idea. Equally, I'd have preferred the convenience of a pump as I found it a little difficult to control how much was dispensed from the flip top lid. The directions were easy to follow.

I was surprised at the texture- when initially released, it is a relatively thick milk texture, hence the creamy name. Upon application, it instantly turns to an oil texture and is easily absorbed into skin. The slight residue which is left on skin isn't overly greasy but is best described as akin to a dry oil, leaving a radiant sheen to skin. If you don't like to feel residue on your skin, this product won't be for you.

It has the signature Sanctuary Spa scent & this lingers on the skin following initial application.  I'm personally not a fan of this popular signature scent so I'd prefer if the scent were more indulgent e.g. incorporating aromatherapy benefits.

Skin is left feeling wonderfully soft, smooth & nourished. I opted to apply it to damp skin to lock in extra moisture but nonetheless, I don't feel that Sanctuary Spa 5 Day Moisture Creamy Body Oil offers 5 days of moisture (bear in mind that the claims only state "up to")- certainly not in the winter at least. That said, the moisturising benefits are noticeably long-lasting.

I felt as though I went through the bottle fairly quickly so I wouldn't want to spend a lot on this product. However, at £7 for 250ml, I feel that Sanctuary Spa 5 Day Moisture Creamy Body Oil is fairly priced.


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