I only discovered this gorgeous oil late last year and it has become a skincare favourite. If you’ve read any of the other oil reviews on the site, you’ll know that I love oils, whether they are for the face or the body, there’s something very sensual about using oils, and this oils ticks all of the boxes.
In all honesty the first thing that got me hooked is the fragrance: it is simply gorgeous. A blend of Neroli, lavender, rose and mandarin oils provide this oil with its rather addictive fragrance…the scent alone seems designed to calm the mind and soothe the spirit. Plus it leaves your skin smelling good enough to eat.
The second thing that got me hooked is the texture; as it’s a ‘dry oil’ it literally just sinks into my skin, leaving no residue, just silky skin. That’s so important because I prefer not have my clothes and bedding as well moisturised as my skin :), so oils that ‘sit’ on my skin really don’t get used much!
The third hook is the impressive list of ingredients, many of which are powerful botanicals known for their antioxidant properties.:
BAOBAB – Omega rich ‘super fruit’
HAWAIIAN KUKUI – Exceptional hydration and antioxidant properties
KALAHARI OIL – abundant essential fatty acids (easily absorbed)
MONGONGO OIL – an African oil full of Vitamin E and fatty acids for restructuring & regenerating
MACADAMIA OIL – Essential fatty acids keep skin moisturised and revitalised. Macadamia nuts contain high levels of omega-7 also known for its antioxidant properties.
And let’s not forget the vitamin c which you know is critical for collagen production.
All of these ingredients are what help this oil to be so effective at nourishing, moisturising and regenerating the skin.
Apart from the usual applications of using the oil on dry skin or damp skin, Aurelia suggest the following:
Apply before a shower or bath to allow the relaxing essential oils to permeate in the heat.
Blend with your body moisturiser for supercharged hydration.
Use after hair removal to soften and smooth skin.
This brand is the baby of Claire Vero who is “ Passionate about providing women with revolutionary, next generation probiotic technology combined with ethically sourced 100% BioOrganic botanical formulations.”
The range “combines bio-organic botanical formulations with probiotic technology to manage inflammation, a main cause of skin ageing.” And is designed to “protects against skin ageing, regenerates cell metabolism, prevents cellular DNA damage, boosts hyaluronic acid by nineteen times and increases collagen synthesis by 140% leaving you with glowing radiant skin.”
It is a luxuriously holistic brand free from among other things: synthetic fragrances, colorants, parabens, mineral oils, silicones, sulphates, propylene glycol, phthalates, GMOs.
There is nothing to fault in this oil, it is lovely! Used over time you will notice an improvement in the moisture levels of your skin. I guess it is a luxury product at the price, but the quality of this range speaks volumes and is perfect ‘self love’ treat!
Buy the body oil from Aurelia London