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An Abundance Of Oils

What better universe to divulge yourself in than that delightful, aromatic, silky soft and golden hued one of body and face oils? My devotion to oil is no secret here on LeenLovesStyle, and with a love so devout an intense, why stick to only one product? These 4 have been on rotation lately, and here’s a little breakdown of each of them:

The Avène Body Oil has long been a darling of mine, and is the epitome of minimalism. No frills or thrills, but boy does this oil deliver! Thanks to avocado and calendula oil, it breathes life back into parched skin, takes it from croco to soft & supple. Plus, the Avène Thermal Spring Water in it has this heavenly soothing effect on my itching and dry limbs. Sheer hydrating heaven!

Another golden oldie in my collection is the Caudalie Huile Divine / Divine Oil, and quite frankly, the clue is in the title. Divine by name, divine by nature, this oil raised the bar when it first launched several years ago. Not only is the scent of grapes, hibiscus, sesame and argan oil so enticing that a perfume is no longer necessary ( I even amp it up even more with a few spritzes of the Le Parfum Divine), the versatily of the product is what keeps me stocking it!  Hydrating and soothing is what it does best, but flyaway hairs stand no chance when gently smoothed with a touch oil this oil. Feeling perky but not quite looking like it? Just spritz it once or twice into the palms of your hands, and dab them lightly onto your face for a divine oil (#punintented).

New in this summer is the René Furterer 5 Sens Enhancing Dry Oil, morphing hair and fragrance excellence into a single golden formula. Thanks to safflower, sweet almond, avocado and castor oils, plus a protective jojoba wax, this oil drenches your hair and skin in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamins. Talk about a short term and a long term plan!  Bergamot, Jasmine, Lilac, Cedar Wood, Musk, and Patchouli create an enticing fragrance, walking that line between spicy and floral perfectly. Though it is touted as a dry oil, it is a touch greasier than the Avène and Caudalie, and takes a bit longer to absorb. I love the way it makes my skin feel (and even more so smell), but I would not recommend getting dressed right after application…

 Lastly, I’ve also been testing the Darphin Soleil Plaisir Sultry Shimmering Oil. The sultry and shimmery bit had me a tad hesitant at first, after a few not so great experiences before (#understatementoftheyear), but after a while to-ing and from-ing, the curiousness about the blend took over from my aversion against gold and copper flecks. Sunflower, karanja, sacha inchi, almond, safflower and sesame oil make for a blend that packs a mighty antioxidant punch against dry skin. Oh, and imagine my surprise when I noticed that the glitters were far more subtle that I had dreaded… More bronzing glow that discoball shine, I like! It might not be hydrating enough if your limbs are extremely parched, and the secondary itchiness did not disappear completely in my case, but I case see it working a charm on normal to slightly dry skin. I took it to the South of France with for those evening strolls, and after a first quick touch of after sun had absorbed, I layered over the Soleil Plaisir to enhance that tan that finally graced my legs.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some pampering to do…

Avène, Darphin & Caudalie available at selected pharmacies, para-pharmacies and online
René Furterer selected pharmacies, para-pharmacies and Planet Parfum.


  1. typicalteenager76 says

    I need to try an oil I’ve never tried one! Great post, it’d mean a lot if you checked my blog out too x

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