The Body Shop: Oils of Life
My source: gift pack
RRP: $25.99 (Amazon)
Oils Of Life Intensely Revitalising Bi-Phase Essence Lotion
The Body Shop infuses cold- pressed Black Cumin Seed oil, Camellia Seed Oil and Rosehip Seed Oil to create this unique range. This bi- phase Essense Lotion should be the step after cleansing but before your other routines. There are other products in the Oils of Life range, but I am reviewing the Essence Lotion.
Oils of Life promises to instantly replenish skin with moisture and revitalize your skin. By using the cold- press technique to preserve their revitalizing and replenishing properties, skin can feel nourished and soft after use. The blend is made from 99% oils of natural origin. The Body Shop says
Radiance is instantly revived and skin appears smoother
Is it true?
It sounds too good to be true, a product that can boost radiance almost instantly. After four (4) weeks your skin will be softer and more radiant. The essence lotion also helps with hydration and overall skin health. To be honest, at the moment I am still skeptical.
Mainly because when I read the ingredients, the majority of the bottle is still water, which is the main ingredient for this formation. To make this lotion work, it has to contain chemicals to marry the oil to the water well. So there’s glycerin and Disodium EDTA, along with other interesting things like alcohol and preservatives. If you have sensitive skin, do make sure to ask for a test before committing.
If you want to know if it works, I cannot say. So far, after 2.5 weeks of using, my skin still looks and feels the same. So to be honest, I highly doubt my skin will have an overnight transformation and be perfect. Because this was free, and I have nothing else to use, I will finish this lotion before moving on.
Oils of Life might sound promising, the seeds have been lauded in skin care products for a long time. These oils are obtained via cold- pressed methods as well, so this should have been a great product to try. But the Oils of Life Essence lotion contains more water than oil, and it also has other things in it too. In the end, I am not really sure if it is worth the cost, and to recommend this lotion.
I still look plain and boring