I made a bit of a deal with myself at the beginning of the year to moisturise everyday. And you know what, I’ve stuck to it pretty religiously! Every night I come home and have a bath (usually with my Neom Organics Refresh Bath Oil*), then I jump out an slather myself in oil, it all sounds rather sexual, but I assure you it’s not. This is usually done as quickly as possible as I am freezing my knackers off in this cold weather! Previous body oils that I have used are the Davina Peace Body Oil* (this one is probably my all time fave), the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse and the Caudalie Firming Concentrate*, all of which I have loved, but I fancied a change. You may have noticed that none of the body oils mentioned come cheap, in fact they are all bloody expensive so I tried to find a cheaper alternative and ended up getting my hands on the Boots Botanics Organic Nourishing Body Oil. In 3 words – I hated it. It had a strange scent of tobacco and didn’t sink into the skin very well. Then to top it all off, the lid broke. I don’t usually out poopy products on this blog, but that is certainly one that deserves a slating!
After the disappointment of that I decided to get a product that I have been eyeing up for a while – the L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil. I’m going to lie it was the smell of this product that drew me to it – nice marzipan goodness! And once I’ve applied it I smell like one big fat battenburg cake, yum! It’s formulated for dry skins and is supposed to help to firm the skin. Now I haven’t experienced any extreme firming of the thighs as yet, but I’m all for a bit of sweat-free toning, so I’ll keep you posted on that one. It sinks in the skin quickly, and leaves my skin feeling nice and nourished until I repeat my little routine the following night. Next on my list is the Almond Shower Oil – anyone tried it?