Have you tried a body oil before? If not, there might have been a reason why - perhaps you found them too greasy or they didn't absorb well? I had these concerns in mind when creating the Body Oil - I understood that for a body oil to enhance your wellbeing and nourish your skin, it absolutely had to be plant-based. And more than that, only contain ingredients that feed your skin and promote overall skin health. Here are the top 5 benefits of using the Body Oil:
1: Tackles Dry Skin
Dry skin can be caused by changing weather, some soaps and even hot showers. And trying to treat dry, scaly skin is not easy if you've been using a body lotion. This is because creams and lotions are a mixture of oils/waxes and water (all held together by emulsifiers, preservatives and stabilisers) which creates a filmy layer on your skin. This makes it feel moisturised, but it in most cases, it's not actually helping to feed your skin with essential nutrients to keep it healthy. This is where plant-based oils come in - they protect the skin's natural barrier to prevent moisture from evaporating, so your skin moisturises itself.
2: Is Non Greasy
No one likes the feel of a greasy oil on their skin. But it's not oils per se that make your skin greasy; it all depends which oil you use. As an example, mineral oil is a common ingredient found in many mainstream, conventional skin care products. It's derived from petroleum and its molecular size is so large that it's not recognised by our own skin. It remains on the surface of skin, clogging pores and suffocating the skin. Whereas, a key benefit of our body oil is the organic, plant based ingredients we use. Like Organic Jojoba Oil which has a similar molecular structure to our own skin cells; it penetrates into skin immediately and provides deep hydration, without leaving a greasy residue.
"Beautiful smelling oil, a few drops on damp skin, goes a long way!" - Julia G.
3: Absorbs Quickly
When you've jumped out the shower in the morning, you need an oil that absorbs quickly so you can get dressed and start the day. The blend of certified-organic, plant-based oils in the Body Oil have been carefully selected to provide a beautifully nourishing and light oil that absorbs quickly. One top tip is to apply the oil to slightly damp skin after your bath or shower - the oil will hold onto that extra moisture on the skin, providing extra hydration.
"Feels very luxurious on the skin and absorbs really easily" - Hannah J.
4: Maintains Healthy Skin
A key benefit of the body oil? It's free from any essential oils or added fragrance, as well as anything hidden, synthetic or artificial. Each ingredient in the Body Oil has been chosen to perform a specific function for your skin - and all of the ingredients are listed in full on the front label so you know exactly what you're giving your skin. One of my favourite ingredients in the Body Oil is the Organic Evening Primrose Oil which restores suppleness, provides nourishment and, due to its high GLA (aka, fatty-acid content), helps to relieve symptoms of eczema and psoriasis by reducing inflammation.
5: Certified Cruelty Free and Vegan
Looking after your skin is very important (it is your largest organ after all), but this should never be at the expense of animals. We have not and will never test on animals. The Body Oil is certified Cruelty Free with Cruelty Free International and is registered as Vegan with The Vegan Society, meaning it's met the strict requirements of being free from animal-derived ingredients and animal testing. Both logos are printed on the bottle to give you the extra comfort that when you're enjoying this oil, you're making a vegan choice and are part of the bigger mission to end animal cruelty.
Shop the Body Oil and see how empowered you feel in choosing a body oil that tackles dry skin, is non-greasy, absorbs quickly, will leave your skin soft and healthy, is vegan and hasn't been tested on animals.
Written by: Sarah, Co-Founder, By Sarah London
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