Body Oils

body oils
Left to right: Natura Maracuja Oil, Shea Moisture Shea Butter and Argan Baby Oil Rub, and Shea Moisture Argan & Shea Butter Bath, Body & Massage Oil.

I recently wrote about a Passion Fruit body oil I found in Brazil, but I have to tell you about the greatness of body oils because they have LITERALLY saved my skin.

The most important aspect of body oils, in my opinion, is making sure they are made with good and pure ingredients otherwise they will not absorb into the skin and what does absorb, won’t benefit you. The following two body oils I use are certified organic.

I started using a body oil last summer when I found Shea Moisture’s Organic Raw Shea Butter Baby Oil Rub with Argan Oil and Extracts of Frankincense and Myrrh. Although summer is very humid in New York the beach-ocean water-pool water routine can be quite drying and this body oil really helped keep my skin moisturized for a full 24 hours.

Then most recently I found another Shea Moisture body oil at their Bryant Park pop-up shop. The drastic change from being in Brazil for three weeks to coming back to frigid New York, left my skin begging for help so the Argan & Shea Butter Bath, Body & Massage Body Oil with Frankincense and Myrrh has been amazing. I apply it as soon as I get out of the shower to my damp skin and give it 5-10 minutes to dry and my skin stays soft and moist for a full day… which to me is fantastic considering the constant dry heat that pumps out during winter.

Both of these contain Argan Oil which is hailed for its moisturizing properties due to its high content of linoleic acid and Vitamin E. Shea butter is also a well known super-moisturizer and helps maintain the moisture barrier, prevents aging, and heals skin. Frankincense and myrrh both antibacterial and antiseptic, help erase blemishes and scars and prevent blemishes from coming back.

Now you may wonder what’s the difference between the Baby Rub and the Bath, Body & Massage Oil. Here are the listed ingredients:

Adult: Shea Oil, Safflower Oil, Argan Oil, Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Vitamin A, Frankincense Oil, Myrrh Extract, Black Pepper Oil.

Baby: Sunflower Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oi, Jojoba Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Safflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Argan Oil, Olive Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Borage Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Honeysuckle and Japanese Honeysuckle Extract, Chamomile Oil, Frankincense Oil, and Myrrh Extract.

Both of the Shea Moisture body oils are priced at $10 which is a bargain for great, organic ingredients. My one complaint is the packaging, more specifically the spout. The spout is more of a lotion spout and I think a pump would work much better for this kind of product as the current one causes a lot of spilling.

PS- I’ve even been guilty on using the Shea Moisture oils on my face and they also work wonders!

Do you use body oils? If so, which ones?


Recientemente escribí sobre un aceite de piel de maracuyá que encontré en Brasil, pero les tengo que contar como los aceites de piel han ayudado a mi piel.

Lo mas importante de los aceites, en mi opinión, es que tengan buenos ingredientes porque si no son buenos no darán resultados y la piel solo absorberá ingredientes sin beneficio. Los siguientes dos aceites de piel son orgánicos.

Yo comencé a usar aceite de piel el verano pasado cuando encontré el aceite “Organic Raw Shea Butter Baby Oil Rub with Argan Oil and Extracts of Frankincense and Myrrh” de Shea Moisture. Aunque el verano es húmedo en Nueva York, la playa, el sol, y el mar secan la piel mucho y este aceite me ayuda a mantener mi piel humectada por 24 horas.

Mas recientemente encontré otro aceite de piel de Shea Moisture. El cambio drástico de clima después de haber estado en calor húmedo en Brasil por tres semanas y regresar al frio seco de Nueva York dejo a mi piel rogando por ayuda. El  Argan & Shea Butter Bath, Body & Massage Body Oil with Frankincense and Myrrh ha sido fantástico. Me lo aplico apenas salgo de la ducha y dejo que se seque entre 5-10 minutos, y después mi piel queda hidratada por 24 horas.

Estos dos aceites contienen aceite de argan que es muy conocido por su alto contenido de acido linoleico y vitamina E. Manteca de karite también es conocido por ser un super humectante que ayuda a prevenir envejecimiento de la piel y cicatriza la piel. Olibano y mirra son dos ingredientes que tienen propiedades antibacteriales y antisépticas, ayudan a borrar las marcas y cicatrices.

Los dos aceites de Shea Moisture cuestan $10USD, lo cual me parece un gran precio por buenos ingredientes. Mi única queja es la boca por la cual sale el producto causa que se riegue mucho. Seria mejor con otro tipo de dispensador.

PC- También he usado estos aceites en mi cara y han hecho maravillas.

Usa aceites? Cuales?

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