Why you want it: Not only will it leave you smelling like a tropical island, but its versatile nature may surprise you – you can use it as a traditional all-over body moisturizer or even as a makeup remover – the choice is yours!
What it costs: $48
My review: Though I’m not typically a fan of body oils, I was sincerely impressed with this one. I received it as a sample from Credo when I went to the store’s opening in New York City for my internship supervisor (check out her website here, she’s amazing). Made out of 28 plant, fruit, and flower butters and oils, it’s completely vegan, natural, and cruelty free. If you’re looking for something a little lighter than a body butter, but just as nourishing, this is it. With jojoba oil as a key ingredient, it quickly absorbs into your skin. After all, jojoba oil highly resembles the skin’s natural sebum (an oily secretion that helps lubricate and protect human skin and hair). Thankfully, this means the body oil isn’t too greasy or thick (which is good, cause I hate that feeling). However, the best part about it, to me, is the smell: Monoi from Tahiti gives it a subtle but extremely pleasing floral aroma. Before getting this oil, I had no idea what monoi was, so if you’re lost too, let me explain. Monoi oil is an infusion made from soaking gardenia tahitensis (try saying that name ten times fast), a beautiful, white six petaled flower, in coconut oil. Pretty cool, huh? To apply this oil, all you need to do is put some on your hands and rub it into your skin. The great thing about this is that it’s actually gentle enough to use on your face too. According to credobeauty.com, you can massage it into your face, use it as a makeup remover, or even moisturize a dried out nose (due to a cold) with the oil. While I can’t say I’ve ever used it to moisturize my nose (haven’t had a cold yet – fingers crossed that doesn’t change!), I have used it on my face and can say without a shadow of a doubt it’s gentle on my skin (and trust me, I’m sensitive to everything). Plus, it’s great to use when you know you’ll be stepping out onto the beach (gives you a tropical vibe that screams OCEAN). So all in all, I highly recommend getting this body oil and giving it a shot. If you do, or have already, let me know what you think in the comments below! This is not a sponsored post, but rather just an honest review of a product I thoroughly enjoyed.