Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The Body Shop Oils Of Life Range Review - Essence Lotion and Facial Oil

After all the hype around this range, I was expecting greatness. I'm not one who follows trends or has to have the latest addition of something, but after seeing Caroline Hirons make a video about facial oils, 'in particular TBS one' on The Body Shop's youtube channel, I knew I had to get me some of that action. TBS is probably the only brand where if theres a new range/product, I'm down there like a shot. Purely because I adore their skincare.  So here is my review of the items I purchased from the new Oils Of Like Range. 
( Please bear with me and my pictures, I'm trying to make them clearer and more professional. I'm not fussed about props and extras in my pictures, although it looks nice, I like the main focus to be on the product so you can really see it.Hopefully my recent blog posts have been an improvement.) 


I picked up two products. The Intensely Revitalising Essence Lotion and the Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil. At some point I will try the other products and review them for you. 



The lotion comes in a pretty plastic bottle, it almost looks like a vintage medicine/potion bottle. Secure for travel.
Price - £15 for 160ml
Texture - Bi Phase ( Oil and water mix)
Finish - Soft, plump radiant skin

What they say
By infusing this potent oil blend in to a unique bi-phase (oil and water) formula, we created the essential 1st step after cleansing. A daily lotion that provides instant visible results while preparing and activating skin for the next steps of your routine. 

Key ingredients
Black Cumin Oil from Egypt - Full of anti-oxidants and vitamins
Rosehip Oil from Chile - Rich in essential fatty acids that protect the skin against damage and free radicals
Camellia Oil from China - Nourishes the skin with omega 9 fatty acids and Vitamin E

What is it
This is essentially an extra step of moisture and hydration in your routine. The mix of oil and water offers the perfect balance to your skin without leaving the skin tacky or greasy. It smells strongly of the black cumin oil, which I have become obsessed with. It's a strong, peppery smokey smell and I find it hypnotising. Suitable for all skin types. Especially great for dry, dehydrated, mature skins.



( when shaken)

How I use it
I give it a shake, pour 4-5 drops on a cotton pad and swipe it all over my face, eyes and neck. This replaces the toner stage, so my routine would be : cleanse, acid, essence lotion, serum, moisturiser. You can use this AM or PM. This makes the skin soft, supple and hydrated. It's not tacky or greasy on the skin and serums sit perfectly on top of it. Instantly the skin looks radiant, bright and revitalised.

Pros
- Affordable for an essence
- Smells invigorating
- Great for all skin types
- Easy to use
- Instant results

Cons
- None



The oil comes in a beautiful hand size glass bottle with a pipette dispenser. It has a gorgeous sunset ombre effect on the bottle. Good for travel if you need an oil.
Price - £28 for 30ml
Texture - Medium, soft, fast absorbing oil
Finish - Glowing, perfected, awakened skin

What they say
A powerful blend of essential oils, we created a daily facial oil that intensively revitalises skin and visibly reduces signs of ageing. 

Key ingredients
Black Cumin Oil from Egypt - Full of anti-oxidants and vitamins
Rosehip Oil from Chile - Rich in essential fatty acids that protect the skin against damage and free radicals
Camellia Oil from China - Nourishes the skin with omega 9 fatty acids and Vitamin E

What is it
This a beautiful facial oil that instantly perks up the skin without being thick or too heavy. It's a cold pressed oil, which means no heat is used to extract the oils from the plants/flower etc. This makes sure you get all the nutrients and you have a clean pure source. Again it smells heavily of black cumin, which I can't get enough of. 


How I use it
I dispense 2-3 drops in my hands and massage it all over my face and neck. Straight away it starts to warm and absorb into the skin, leaving it feeling, soft, moisturised and velvety soft. It sits beautifully over any serum. You can apply it AM or PM, I tend to use it PM, as that's when I like to use facial oils. The morning after, my skin looks transformed. It's even in tone, bouncy and so soft. The concentration of the oils just injects your skin with nutrients and essential ingredients. 

Pros
- Instant results
- Great for all skin types
- Amazing scent
- Non greasy/clogging
- Pure source
- Luxurious feeling

Cons
- Mid to high end price - depending on budget 
( I think it's well worth it for the benefits and ingredients)

Summary
This range has definitely lived up to my expectations. It's all about boosting, revitalising and instantly giving your skin oomph, which it does! All ages and all skin types can use these products. I will absolutely re-purchase these products and hopefully try the other items in the range. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you love these products as much as I do.

Maiya
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