I’ve tried enough body oils in my life time that don’t live up to expections; either they’re overly oily and the formula sits on the skin, or they’re too thick and take forever to work into the skin – or even that they are too thin and not properly nourishing. It is quite a feat, it seems, to make a decent body oil. I’ve been using this one from Darphin, Nourishing Satin Oil, for a week or so now and can say that it is absolutely lovely, if scarily expensive at nearly £40 for 100ml. Some face oils don’t cost that much for the same amount!
However, when you find ‘the one’, maybe cost isn’t quite as important. Nourishing Satin Oil smells divine; tropical and rich, and it is seriously skin softening. I put mine on at night and by morning, my skin is soooo soft and silky as well as feeling beautifully hydrated. I am completely lazy during winter at keeping any body skin routine going so it is the same problem every spring.. body SOS! This is bringing my skin out of winter hybernation into spring very nicely. Containing four lipid-replenishing oils, Inca Inchi, Safflower, Sesame and Sweet Almond (and some Red Ginger Essential Oil that personally I don’t think is bringing much extra to the party), you can really tell that you are using a better-than-average product. If you’re after a pampering treat, you can’t go wrong with Satin Oil.
NB: Nourishing Satin Oil is supposed to be a dry oil, but actually I think (compared to other dry oils I’ve used) it isn’t quite. There is still a slight film after use; it isn’t nearly as messy and transferable than normal body oils, but not as dry as my previous understanding of the term. The product is quite hard to find as it seems to be sold out at quite a few on-line stores..which isn’t all that surprising because it is so good.