I consider myself something of an oil aficionado. I have tried scores of oils and oil-based products on hair, face, and body. I've read up on the various properties of oils from argan to ylang ylang, and even made a few jojoba-based essential oil blends myself (yes, the Minimalist is a part-time mixtress!)
That said, it takes a special product to really "wow" me. I've tried plenty of body oils that I haven't even bothered to review, because they were so lackluster in their performance. To be fair, not only have I researched oils, but I have extremely, unbelievably, disrespectfully dry skin! As such, I can only evaluate a product based on how it works on me and I know I'm a tough customer.
So, I'm excited to report my most recent find from a company called LaLicious, based in Los Angeles, CA where I grew up (go Lakers!). But before I share my experience, read what LaLicious has to say about their Sugar Reef Body Oil, $24.00:
Clean and refreshing like an ocean breeze! This all-natural body oil is made with coconut oil which absorbs quickly and easily into your skin, leaving it moisturized and protected without feeling greasy. Macadamia nut oil is a luxurious oil known to also moisturize and protect the skin. Almond and vitamin-e oils condition, moisturize, and smooth you to perfection!
This beautiful, soft gardenia scented all-natural body oil is the ultimate moisturizer and has a thousand uses:
While skin is wet from the shower, smooth all over your body and pat dry. Or, smooth on skin after sunbathing.
Pour into running water while taking a bath.
Rub into hair before shampooing for a rich conditioning treatment.
Use instead of shaving cream to get an incredibly close shave.
The best all-in-one product to travel with!
Skin moisturizer, cuticle cream, eye make-up remover, shaving cream, hair conditioner…
If you don't have a lot of space, this is the product to take!
Great for soon-to-be mommies!
The high concentration of healing oils in this product helps to prevent stretch marks!
Nothing makes the minimalist in me more happy than a superstar multipurpose product. I love high quality oils for this reason- there's nothing they can't do! I mean, did you see that list? The uses are endless- body moisturizer, shave aid, makeup remover, conditioner, and more. Forget travel, I opt for an awesome all-in-one at home to both save money and cut down on clutter. LaLicious Sugar Reef Body Oil fits the bill perfectly.
The consistency is hard to describe… it's got a creamy, honey-like texture, not as thin or viscous as your typical oil. And the scent… mmmm! It's truly an experience. Sugar Reef Body Oil features some of my favorite fragrances- coconut, white tea, ginger and gardenia- all rolled into one.
This is a body oil to rival all body oils, and the only thing I want on my skin right now. So far, my favorite usage is on freshly cleansed skin, right out of the bath or shower. I simply massage Sugar Reef Body Oil into my skin, paying special attention to the dry, rough areas (knees, elbows, hands and feet). My skin feels and smells amazing afterward.
I can't recommend this product enough. Sugar Reef Body Oil is definitely my newest must-have and an indulgence you won't want to be without!
Pros: Great smelling, non-greasy body oil that absorbs easily. Even works on my uber dry skin!
Buy Again: Yes!
Packaging: 3 Blings
Overall: 4.5 Blings
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