I'm a big fan of after-shower body oil. Mostly because I'm too lazy for lotion, so a quick swipe of oil while I'm still damp from showering saves time and I don't have to wait for lotion to soak in.
This is one of my current favorites. It's a bit heavier than some other body oils I've used (like Neutrogena body oil) so a little goes a long way, which I like. The smell is gorgeous - like tiare flowers. (for the commenter below who said it smells like incense and sex on the beach - i'll have what you're having.)
This oil I have to say is great for both hair & body! My skin after using it not only smells divine, leaves my skin silky smooth! I apply it straight after the shower so it all absorbs in... As for my hair I apply only on my ends as its an oil so you don't want your hair looking greasy and most importantly you only need literally a dab of it! Love this oil alot.. Thanks the body shop! continued >>
I have been looking for a good hair /body oil for a while after my Moroccan Oil stopped working. This was a great change and I don't think I will be going back. It smells great and absorbs quickly. It is great for people who get dry bumps on their upper arms like me. It's about $20 a bottle and a little goes a long way. I only need to use 3 to 4 drops for my very long hair.
I don't know what is so Miraculous about this oil. The SA convinced me to buy this saying it was comparable to argan oil and I bought it without reading the ingredients list.
It's just a blend of almond, coconut and sesame oil with jasmine fragrance. And here, in India, I can buy all three oils (get pure oil extracted right in front of my eyes from the finest quality coconuts, almonds and sesame seeds) at a fraction of what this Monoi oil retails for here!
Now that I've bought it, I will use it up (as an overnight treatment) but once the bottle's over I'll go back to my preferred combination of coconut and castor oils which, IMHO really nourish and soften and hydrate the scalp and hair.
I love this oil. I was looking for a multipurpose oil I could use for hair and body and this oil is amazing for both. I love the smell, it's like incense and sex on the beach :) It absorbs quick enough and the scent isn't too overpowering. I love this oil definitely HG for me!
I used to be a big fan of TBS coconut oil hair shine, even kept one at home & one in office. By now, I got sick of it. This is a perfect substitute for my hair! i don't know what the intended usage for this product is, but it's a dream on my long, fine straight hair. just a pea-sized amount 'pushes up' my hair with some wave-control abilities. Otherwise, my hair would look flat & dry. It might smell like strong, indian-incense...but the smell doesn't remain. it served well on my hair, sometimes I use this to massage my feet too, absorbs well into skin. Great multi-purpose product. continued >>
This was recommended to me by a friend after I was looking to by Moroccan Oil for my dry winter hair & split ends. I've been trying to grow my hair for ages but as its heavily coloured I keep having to have the ends trimmed off as they get so dry.
Given that this is £10 (& half the price of M/O) i thought I'd give it a go.
I'm hooked! I leave it on as a deep conditioning treatment once a week before washing out - but the most impressive results are from putting a tiny bit through the ends after I have styled it - it makes my blow dry last a bit longer as it smooths down the ends... and consequently means less styling required on a daily basis = less split ends = longer shinier hair!
I also use it as a body oil on knees/shins/elbows after a bath/shower & it moisturises my skin without a greasy residue.
BUY IT! continued >>
I'm a bit baffled regarding all the "this is a heavy oil" and "made my hair oily" comments in the reviews. Y'all know that with oils using a very, very small amount is the key, right? Not trying to be snarky - but if you can see the oil on your skin or are leaving marks on furniture you are using too much.
For me this absorbs into my skin really well - I put a drop here and there on arms legs and torso right after a shower and it absorbs easily. I wait 5-10 minutes and I'm fine to wear jeans and long sleeves. I think tights - might be a bad idea. I'm moisturized through the day. Scent does have any sillage, but I can smell it on my skin for maybe half the day.The scent is definitely tropical and I take that into account with how it will mesh with the perfume I pick.
This is also my new favorite hair product. I have very fine hair. Not thin but very fine. It's also fairly porous compared to other people's - just from listening to other's description of how products interact. I add 3 to 4 drops (shoulder length hair) to damp hair, working it through all of my hair but not into scalp. Then add 1 more drop to ends. Hair shouldn't feel greasy or really be noticeable that the oil in in there. (also used B&B hair tonic mainly because I have it and just want to use it up. mainly used on scalp)
Blow dry with a round brush and my hair is soft, held the styling, and the little frizzies are not happening! I was honestly AMAzed!! Previously I was using B&B tonic (still used here) B&B styling creme (for hold), brillantine (tame frizzies), and spray.
Used a teeny bit of spray on the bangs to give them the bite they need.
This may not work on you - maybe I'm unique here. But for everyone who is using this and not liking it try cutting down the amount you use dramatically. It really may help.
Oh and this was like $10 for me. So def. a good deal considering the multiuse. continued >>
I bought a sample bottle of this oil on a whim, so I can't complain about the price. But I do not find this a miracle oil. Of all the uses described on the label, it only serves me as ... an oil. It's better smelling and slightly less greasy than kitchen oil, but for all other purposes it's sort of identical. Some people use it in their hair as either treatment of styling, but for me neither works. As treatment, I have to use tons of shampoo to get it out and there is no visible effect on my hair. As styling: even the tiniest amount just makes my hair look ... oily! You could probably use it instead of a body lotion if your skin was really dry, but mine isn't and I don't like a greasy layer on my skin. Also, the smell (jasmin or something?) is too strong to apply all over. The only use if have found for this is as a treatment for my hands in the cold months. The skin on my hands is currently dryer than usual, so I rub this in fervently in the morning and lather it on more richly before bedtime, and it does make my hands look a bit better. I am glad I will be able to use it up now but will not repurchase - will find a good hand cream instead.
I would probably give this product a 3.5 if I could, but only as a moisturizer. I had been using NARS Body Glow II and wanted to try to find a cheaper alternative, so I picked this up... It doesn't make the cut for me, so I ended up repurchasing the NARS. This is heavier and the smell is stronger; I can't use it in my hair without it looking really greasy like I'd been doing with the NARS, and I'd been using the NARS Body Glow under my face moisturizer to keep my dry skin moisturized even during the cold winter months, but this breaks me out on my face. However, this product great as a body moisturizer, just don't expect to do all that much multi-tasking with it. After a shower, this makes my skin incredibly soft, and if I use it at night, the scent doesn't interfere with whatever perfume I want to wear the next day.
Is this a good moisturizer? Yes. Is it a replacement for the NARS Body Glow II? Far from it. I was disappointed on that count, but that doesn't mean this isn't a good product!