Oils are so popular these days. There are different oils for every single thing. I like oils. In fact, I’ve tried a number of after-shower body oils. They usually smell lovely. But I’ve found that with my super dry skin, the oil doesn’t provide lasting hydration. At first, it seems to hydrate well, but over a period of a few hours, my skin looks and feels dry again.
Enter Farmhouse Fresh. A few months ago, I discovered Farmhouse Fresh, a skincare brand that makes beautiful products made from a high percentage of natural and organic ingredients. I’ve reviewed two of their facial masks (Pudding Apeal Mask, Peat Perfection Purification Mask), Marshmallow Melt Body Balm, and Marshmallow Melt Shea Butter Hand Cream, and I love ’em all! Now, I’ve had a chance to try Citrus Cilantro Body Oil.
Farmhouse Fresh Citrus Cilantro Body Oil
In all honesty, when I look at the attractive glass pump bottle, Citrus Cilantro Body Oil reminds me of an oil that I might buy in Williams-Sonoma to put on my fresh salad. It has a pale green color, and the citrus cilantro scent is not quite herbal-y, but in a good way. It actually has a light, fresh scent that you can smell when applying and for a few minutes afterwards. If I shower and apply it to my skin instead of body lotion, it will give me a lightweight, fresh, floral/citrusy scent for a little while. But it does fade. So most of the time, I apply it after my shower, wait several minutes, and then apply my perfume. I asked my cousin’s girlfriend if she wanted to try it, and she said no because of the cilantro in the name. But I got her to smell it, and she changed her mind. The scent is lovely.
The body oil is 96% natural. It’s vegan and gluten-free. Its key ingredients are orange peel, grape seed, olive fruit, sunflower, jojoba and apricot kernel oils. That’s another reason why it reminds me of something from Williams-Sonoma, almost yummy ingredients!
The oil itself is lightweight. A little oil goes a long way. Applied with a pump, Citrus Cilantro Body Oil sinks right into my skin and leaves my skin feeling moisturized with a glistening sheen that’s not at all greasy. The reason that my skin still feels hydrated hours after application is that the botanical oils in the formula – soybean, jojoba, sunflower, and apricot kernel oils – are natural moisturizers that actually help skin retain moisture. Serious hydrators – shea butter, cocoa seed butter and vitamin E – make my skin feel better and look healthier and plumper. Antioxidant rich grape seed and olive fruit oils help protect against sun damage and also help skin synthesize collagen and elastin for an improved texture.
Farmhouse Fresh Citrus Cilantro Body Oil is priced at $18 for 4 fl. oz. It’s what I consider a big bottle that I know will last me a long time. Farmhouse Fresh is an award-winning brand of natural bath, body and facial skincare products that are often used and sold in spas. In fact, you can purchase Farmhouse Fresh at Glen Ivy Resort & Spa, Four Seasons, Red Door Spa, The Spa at Camelback Inn, The Ritz-Carlton, Waldorf Astoria Spa, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts among others. It can also be purchased on the Farmhouse Fresh website. Farmhouse Fresh is a cruelty-free brand.
Do you use body oil? What’s your favorite?