Monday, 2 November 2015

The Body Shop Oils of Life

The Body Shop Oils of Life collection is a brand new collection that is designed to give your skin some oomph! They are infused with black cumin seed oil, rosehip seed oil and camellia seed oil all of which are known for their supreme revitalising and repairing properties on the skin. I know packaging isn't the most exciting thing in the world, but sometimes, there is just something that really captures your attention and this collection, for me, does exactly that because it is far removed from the normal bottles and tubs you might see in store.  It is minimalist but looks incredibly luxurious and it most definitely is a treat to use.

The Body Shop Oils of Life

I have three of the products from the range which I have been using for the last few weeks and I have to say that I wasn't expecting to like them as much as I do and I am not too sure I can even pick a favourite from the three, but this is how I use them.

The first product I have been using is the Intensely revitalising essence lotion (£15) and the common theme you will see with these three products is the infusion of three precious seed oils from around the world, known for their revitalising and repairing properties on skin as I have mentioned – Black Cumin seed oil from Egypt, Camellia seed oil from China and Rosehip seed oil from Chile.again you will find those three precious seed oils of Black Cumin, Camellia Seed and Rosehip Seed coming together to form what is called 'a unique bi-phase [oil + water] formula'. This is the first stage of using the three products after cleansing to remove any surface dirt and grime from my skin.  To use, simply shake the bottle and applying to a cotton wool pad and wipe around the face. I love the feel of this lotion on my skin, its texture being a mix between water and oil makes it fresh feeling but moisturising at the same time and as it works, it nourishes the skin.

The Body Shop Oils of Life

The Intensely revitalising facial oil (£28) again infuses those three precious seed oils from around the world. The bottle and accompanying pipette, which I absolutely love, because it makes this oil so much easier to use is so lightweight you barely notice it on the skin. I have found that by dropping just three drops into the palm of my hands is more than enough to cover my entire face, rub my hands together to warm the oil and as it comes into contact with the skin, it absorbs almost immediately on contact and leaves no trace behind, something I like from facial oils. It is also non-sticky and it leaves my face feeling really hydrated and moisturised. 

The Body Shop Oils of Life
The Body Shop Oils of Life

The Intensely revitalising Gel Cream (£25) uses the same three precious seed oils as the facial oil to form what is described as being 'a dewy-fresh gel cream with illuminating micro-pearls'. This gel cream is a much lighter texture to any other cream I have tried before and it makes a perfect partner to the oil. Having already applied the oil to my face. I have then been applying the gel cream afterwards and on the skin, it literally melts on contact and just feels so light that again it has a non-greasy finish, it isn't stick either and what it does do is leave my skin looking and feeling amazing. The illuminating micro-pearls for me, brighten up my skin.

The Body Shop Oils of Life
The Body Shop Oils of Life

What I love about these products is how easy they are to use.  There is nothing complicated about the three step programme I have followed and it doesn't take up lots more of my time, there is, should you wish, a massage roller for the range if you prefer it, I have been using my fingertips to massage my face as I complete each step using little patting motions I was once shown during a facial to increase blood circulation of my neck and face and it is also really relaxing at the same time.

Have you tired the Oil for Life range from The Body Shop yet?


37 comments:

  1. I tend to shy away from oils as I hate to feel oily or greasy, so never usually even look at these products. But after reading your review I might be tempted to give them a go

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    1. I have combination skin which leans to the oil side and I have never had a problem using facial oils x

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  2. I love oils and I am just trying a hair oil at the moment. My teen keeps borrowing it too itt is that good!

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  3. I never buy or use oils on my skin but after reading this I think I need to give them a try as my skin is looking rather dull and rubbish lately. I love the body shop products so I will check these out next time I am in store x

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  4. These look great! I don't really use oils on my skin. I haven't tried body shop products before but I will look into these (just got an email offer from the body shop too!)

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  5. I love skincare from the Body Shop but haven't tried this before, it looks lovely though! Thanks for sharing x

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  6. I love The Body Shop! Their products can be expensive but I love knowing nothing is animal tested. I also love going in and trying all the samples out.

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  7. I absolutely adore this range! I decided to try the thicker cream, so the gel cream is new to me. I like the idea of it for something lighter. It would be great for day time too I guess! x

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  8. I am obsessed with this range! My skin is so soft and clear after starting to use the oils of life collection and I could be happier!

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  9. Ooh these look really good. I have only tried a serum once, but never used oils regularly. I need to start looking after my skin more and these sound just the thing x

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  10. Ohh I haven't heard of this range before - I totally need to give it a try it sounds amazing. x

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  11. These look and sound amazing. I think the Lotion sounds especially amazing!

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  12. Because my skin is a combination of oily, dry and sensitive I am a bit wary about using oils on my face. Would you recommend it?

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    1. I have combination skin which is oily and I have never had a problem with facial oils x

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  13. I haven't used oil on my face because I'm afraid that it will effect my oiliness badly!! Are they so good?
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    1. Honestly, I have combination skin which is oily and they work amazingly well x

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  14. I read about these recently and all reviews seem to be very positive!! I've never applied oil directly to my face but I have quite dry skin so may try this out!

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  15. I've never used oils before as I always thought they would leave you feeling oily and greasy. maybe i'm wrong x

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    1. Definitely worth a try. I had the same thought but tried a facial oil and loved it x

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  16. Oils seem to be the next thing in beauty and I have recently purchased a night time oil from a favourite brand of mine which I am getting use to. These products from the Body Shop sound great I especially like the sound of the cream.

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  17. I have combination skin and have recently just started using facial oils, safe to say I love them and so far have had no problems. Will have to give this range a try. x

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  18. Haven't been to the Body Shop in ages, since I've discovered Lush. ;-) But I must say I like the packaging of the oils and also like the ingredients (like rosehip and cumin). The only downside for me are the micro-pearls in the gel cream, because they are polluting our water. (Yes, I know, I know, I'm a bit of a green hippie ;-) ).

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  19. I haven't used these before- I have seen them in The Body Shop though. They sound amazing. Kaz x

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  20. I don't do much with skincare, and generally avoid oils and serums. I'm also a cheapskate and wouldn't pay the prices of those. It looks like it's something totally new from Body Shop though.

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  21. I love using oils so really feel as though I need to get myself to The Body Shop ASAP now! xxx

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  22. They sound wonderful. This is a 3rd review I read about them and I really have to buy some for myself.

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  23. These sound really great. It'd be like having a facial in your own home! I love the new packaging for The Body Shop too, they look really elegant x

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  24. I really like the look of the packaging! It really does look luxurious and a little special. I have a big Body Shop fan in my family so maybe I'll treat her to these :) x

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  25. I love oils, they are great for my dry skin. I haven't tried any from the Body Shop, but they might be making an appearance on my Christmas wishlist!

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  26. I love The Body Shop products, and these oils look amazing! :-)

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  27. i love, love, love oils. i find them perfect for my skin and they're just so handy

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  28. this range has been on my radar for a while but I haven't gon to try them yet..I have the overnight serum in oil form tbs and adore it..will wait for that one to run out!

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  29. I love The Body Shop, these look like some really interesting products

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  30. I think I already told you I'm in love with The Body Shop! I browsed the Dutch website after I read another one of your posts (the advent calendar one was by you right?) and I think I saw these products too. They seem great.

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  31. Ooo! Thats a new! I dodnt now body shop does oils! Such a great thing, these looks ace!

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  32. These sound so luxurious! I love the sound of the facial oil <3

    Jess xo

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  33. I nipped in a few weeks back to give the facial oil a try on my hand as I was curious but completely forgot to check the ingredients before doing it and the smell alerted me to their being lavender in it, which is a shame as it means I can't use it. I do like the sound of the gel creme though as my skin loves this kind of moisturiser, as long as there's no lavender in it! x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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