I have always been a massive fan of The Body Shop products and so was only too delighted to give their latest offering a good going over.
When I got over the fact that the bottle was so damn pretty I was a little phased by what exactly a serum-in-oil was, this seemed to be a new concept, well to me anyway. I am a massive fan of skincare in general but in particular luxurious products like serums and oilS and so I knew this would be a new love of mine.
The name gives it all away. It is infact a serum and and oil so it gives you the best of both worlds without having the nuisance of firstly forking out the cash for two products and secondly applying two products. This pretty little thing gives you all the goodness of both in a very light weight and quickly absorbing oil. This is designed to be applied at night and to indulge, replenish and recharge your skin while you sleep so when you wake up your skin looks refreshed, hydrated and as if you had 8 Hours beauty sleep even if you didn’t.
Like all of the body shop products the ingredients in this are second to none and are sourced from Community Fair Trade Farmers which is a real selling point for me and should be for us all in this day and age!! It contains lots of lovely skin goodness such as Jojoba, Sunflower, Marula, Sesame and Soya oils and the best of all, it contains a higher than normal amount of Wheatgerm which is amazing for hydrating and healing the skin.
So…What did I think of this product? Honestly, from word go I fell in love. When first applied to the skin it doesn’t feel heavy at all and it doesn’t sit on the skin. It has a very unique texture to it, almost like a dry oil in some ways. It absorbs instantly but you can see the hydrating benefits immediately. When I woke up the next morning after applying it my skin looked much fresher,which has never happened instantly after using something. You only need a small amount of this, a few drops to be exact! For added benefits it’s recommended that you warm the oil in your finger tips and gently press the oil into the skin. I then apply my normal night time moisturiser over this.
My normal to combination skin (sometimes dry) loves this! Although this is an oil and oily people feel they should stir clear of oils this actually isn’t the case. Even oily skin can benefit from an oil as they too get dehydrated and this type of oil is perfect for oily skin people as it doesn’t sit on the skin. If you are really dry this can be used during the day too for a boost of moisture.
I actually use this oil on more than just my face. I have used it under my eyes and I had no reaction at all. I also use it at night on my hands and cuticles before going to sleep and I have noticed a big difference in the softness of my hands. It really is a great little multi- tasker.
You would expect a product like this to cost a fortune but this is so reasonably priced at only €22 for a 28ml and is available from The Body Shop stores nationwide right now. The packaging alone looks so luxurious and the little pippet applicator makes applying just a tiny amount (as this is all you need) super easy. Oh and by the way it smells soooo nice. The scent is gentle and dare I say it Granny like but I find this extremely comforting and it makes me look forward to applying it nightly.
This is definitely one that I think everyone will benefit from if they want to add an extra oomph to their skincare routine. It is quickly becoming a firm favourite of mine!
Have you tried this product? What do you think of the concept of a serum-in-oil? Will you be investing in this?
Thanks for taking time out to read this post. I hope you found it helpful.
**This product was sent to us for review however like always this has not affected our judgement of these products. The opinions above are our own honest opinions and we would not recommend something unless we would buy the product with our own money.