After rediscovering my love for body lotions last month this month I promptly used up my two go-to lotions and now I've headed back to my moisturisation roots and body oils are on the agenda. When it comes to moisturising body oils are my usual port of call - they are the cure-all when it comes to dry or lacklustre skin and I also find that they often to wonders when it comes to toning up skin (which is exactly what it is order when it comes to baring a little bit more flesh in the warmer months).
I've never tried The Body Shop Beautifying Oils before and I was surprised by the extent of scents available. With some very summery smells on the menu (think Mango, Grapefruit and Lemon) to some more year-round options (Cocoa and Olive) I went down the floral route and picked up the Moringa Beautifying Oil. It honestly smells like the definition of "floral" and I find that it is never overpowering but it does last pretty well on my skin and I get whiffs of the scent into the afternoon. Although it is advertised for 'body, face and skin' I immediately ruled out using it on my face due to the fragrance (I just knew my skin wouldn't like it) and when I tried it on my hair it caused a pretty greasy situation... But, on the skin it is pretty darn lovely. It absorbs relatively quickly (not instantly but in under five minutes) and the results were long lasting meaning that I didn't need to apply it every morning.
It's a good product but if you buy this at its full RRP you'll be paying out £9 which to my mind is a little bit steep. I snagged this bad boy at 50% off and to my mind this is the price I would be happy to pay because it is definitely a good product (and the scent is pretty dreamy) but at £9 for 100ml I'd rather invest in something better. I do have my eye on the Satsuma scent - the Satsuma range from the Body Shop has me drooling - but Moringa is a safe bet if you're not usually into heavily scented products. You can find it in the Body Shop stores or online here.