I love me some oils so I do and when this Moringa Beautifying Oil from The Body Shop arrived at Casa Girlie Bits, I was very intrigued altogether. I'm used to oils dedicated to one specific area like my Orofluido for my hair, Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate for my face and pick one for the Body. So one that is meant for everywhere? Don't mind if I do!
I've spent the last while using it on alllll of myself and am ready to report back, clipboard in hand, white coat and goggles on. Little factoid is that these oils contain 99.6% natural ingredients. There are 11 scents in total and contain a blend of lightweight nut oils.
I am absolutely in The Love with the Moringa scent and the body butter from The Body Shop is one of my all time favourites. So an oil in the same scent? Yeah buddy! Get on my body! I love applying this right out of the shower when my skin is damp and literally get giddy with the gorgeous scent wafting from my skin. It says it dries super quickly but I like to be on the safe side and let it sink in for a few minutes while I go about my morning business (running around like a lunatic because I spent ages in the shower and decided it was a good idea to apply a body oil first thing in the morning - so worth it though). The scent lasts for ages, I applied it four hours ago so I could describe it and it's still there and yes, I look weird smelling my arm but I'm ok with that, I smell gorgeous!
Being so heavily scented, I was a bit scared applying it to my face at first, afraid I was going to break out big time. But I needn't have feared. No break outs here. I dispense a small drop in the palm of my hands, then rub them together and get applying. The oil seems to take longer to sink in on my face than on my body so this is why I've been using it at night. I think it'd be something that would do my skin more good in the winter when it's cold and there's heating on all the time rather than in the muggy summer weather, but I can't stress it enough, less is more. Or less. You know what I mean.
The instructions are to apply it to dry hair which is different to the other oils I use on my locks. They tell me to apply it to damp hair and then blow dry it, but I do what I'm told and apply it to my freshly washed, dry hair. It smooths my hair out effortlessly without weighing it down and adds definition to the ends. I find when I've used it in my hair, I do that really annoying thing where I can't stop touching it. I fix it so it's all brought to the front, around my face, then enjoy flicking it all back like a big poser. It leaves my hair silky and with a beautiful shine that we ladies with lighter hair sometimes find it hard to achieve. Note to remember, don't use it on your roots. A big greasy head is not a good look.
Now, a little goes a really long way with this stuff let me tell you that. Don't use it on your roots or you'll look like an oil slick. As a little goes a long way, so will your cashola. A bottle is €14.95 and will last ages.
I love this so much and it's a great product to introduce people to oils. You only need the one product and you can do your hair, face and body. And you will thank me if you're a newbie to oils. They're the wave of the future! So go visit The Body Shop and pick out your favourite scent.