Saturday, 23 April 2016

Speed Review: The Body Shop Beautifying Oils (Coconut, Chocomania, Satsuma)


The Body Shop Beautifying Oils review

Regular readers will know that I love using oils within my beauty regime- whether it be a hair oil, a facial cleansing oil or a body oil, I simply can't get enough of the formula. With this in mind, I've recently been trialling The Body Shop Beautifying Oils, specifically those in the Coconut, Chocomania (discontinued but returns in the regular sales) and Satsuma fragrances.

The Body Shop describe Beautifying Oils as being made with a lightweight blend of nut oils including Community Trade macula oil. They say that the oils can be used on face, body and hair to give instant hydration and a shimmering finish. There are eight scents available including Shea, Moringa,  Mango, Olive, Pink Grapefruit and Strawberry.

The 100ml plastic bottles seem quite small on first impressions but I actually grew to like the packaging. Each scent is clearly communicated through the design on the front of the bottle. It's functional, with a flip top lid for easy & controlled dispensing. I liked that the transparent bottles allowed me to see how much product was remaining. What's more, the 100ml size means that the multipurpose oils are travel friendly. That said, I haven't tested the Beautifying Oils on my face or hair, preferring to use them as body oils and I was surprised at just how long the bottles lasted using them in this way. It's fair to say that a little goes a long way!

Used as body oils, The Body Shop Beautifying Oils are easy to apply to skin. I like to use them by applying to damp skin after a shower in order to lock in moisture and thereby, obtain optimum benefits from them. The oils absorb easily. Whilst I was able to tell that there was something on my skin immediately following application, it felt like a lightweight dry oil rather than being sticky or greasy.

The oils all seem to be the same in terms of texture and are distinguishable by their scent so it's simply a case of choosing the fragrance which suits your personal preference. I found the chocolate scent of the Chocomania version to be quite fun. The Satsuma version boasts the brand's popular scent of the same name and the Coconut version has a warming, tropical fragrance. That said, I found it difficult to detect the scent on my skin following initial application, which I personally liked as it means that it doesn't interfere with my perfume.

The Body Shop Beautifying Oils cost £10 each for 100ml which I feel is a fair price given how long the bottles last.


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