Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Daily Body Oil for Post-Shower Moisture [Review]

Oils are becoming a big part of my natural beauty routine. They contain simple ingredients and most of the time, are available as 100% organic. Oils range from heavy to light depending on skin type needs and time of the year. On my legs, I prefer heavier oils. On my face, I prefer lighter oils. Sublime Beauty Daily Body Oils is a blend of 5 oils that creates the perfect balance of moisture.

Sublime Beauty Daily Body Oil        
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.

The Good
The Not So Good
Blend of 5 great oils
Not certified organic
No additives
Comes in a plastic bottle
Comes in a dark blue (plastic) bottle

Sublime Beauty Daily Body Oil contains oils that are specifically focused on moisturizing the skin. These oils have been used for people for a long time and compliment each other in this blend to absorb quickly and hydrate the skin.
Ingredients: Sweet Almond Oil, Aloe Oil, Sesame Oil, Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil and Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)

I love the simple ingredient list. Though I try to avoid any preservatives, Tocopheryl Acetate is usually a preservative found in most natural products. EWG Skin Deep Database ranks Tocopheryl Acetate as a 3 (which is on the low side of Moderate Hazard) because of potential for contamination with Hydroquinone during the manufacturing process. If you have sensitive skin, be aware of this ingredient that can cause irritation, redness and rash.

The daily body oil comes in a dark blue plastic bottle. Oils should always be stored in dark colored containers to preserve the qualities of the oil and extend the shelf life. Oils that are not stored in dark bottles will oxidize, lose potency and become ineffective. I would like to see Sublime Beauty move toward glass bottles. Oils can sometimes react with plastic bottles. Therefore, dark glass bottles are preferable.

Usage: The bottle contains 8 oz of the oil blend. A little of the oil blend goes a long way, so this bottle will last quite a bit of time. I have been using the body oil after showering, applying on my legs and arms. Those are usually the only places I apply a moisturizer. I found that when oils are applied on slightly damp skin, they absorb quicker. My after-shower process is to towel off and apply a few drops of the daily oil to each body part. I

I was a little afraid of the oil coming out too fast from the pour top, but quickly realized that if I tip it almost vertical, the oil drizzles out and I can control how much comes out.

The oil hardly has any smell and if it does, it smells natural.

Results: My skin is soft and moisturized, even during the dry winter months. My hands have taken a beating between extremely cold weather and doing dishes by hand. Regular application of this oil has helped to moisturizer my hands and my body.

I would recommend Sublime Beauty Daily Body Oil, but would like to see the move away from Tocopheryl Acetate as a preservative and the move toward dark glass bottles.

Disclosure: I received the product to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. All opinions are my own.

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