Bodycare Review: Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Body Oil and Coconut Body Oil

Trying products made me realize just how much I prefer body oils over creams. I easily sweat so the tackiness cream products give isn’t really for me. I like how body oils moisturize my skin even though it sinks in quickly.

The body oils from Herbivore Botanicals promise to offer concentrated moisture while nourishing and hydrating the skin.

The Jasmine Body Oil ($44) works for glowing and hydrated skin using camellia seed oil, grapeseed oil, and jasmine sambac oil.

Another variant is the Coconut Body Oil ($36) that aims to hydrate and nourish the skin with coconut oil, coconut pulp CO2, orchid extract, and camellia seed oil.

Both oils moisturize my skin. They both feel nourishing and they also helped with my dry patches. I like the Jasmine Body Oil better than the Coconut Body Oil because of its floral scent that just feels relaxing. It just smells amazing, however, it just feels too thick for me. When I use both oils, can still feel it even after a few hours. So, I have relegated using Jasmine Body Oil at night before I sleep to get smoother and softer skin in the morning.

The Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Body Oil and Coconut Body Oil were provided by @herbivorebotanicals and @autumnpr. Available at herbivorebotanicals.com

Bodycare Review: Sunday Rain Himalayan Salt Massage Ball, Acai Berry Bath Crystals, Acai Berry Bubble Bath, Acai Body Scrub, and Watermelon Exfoliating Cubes

Textures that keep the skin soft and glowing. These vegan and cruelty-free products from Sunday Rain promises soothe and rejuvenate you while taking care of your skin.

I’m a fan of quick baths especially on weekdays, but I really take my time on the weekends. I first used the Himalayan Salt Massage Ball to massage my body, especially my legs and neck. This is my first time using something like this and I am amazed as to how relaxed and calm it made me feel.

I then mix the Acai Berry Bath Crystals and the Acai Berry Bubble Bath to relax. Both may smell a bit sweet for some but the scent is relaxing for me. The bubble bath also feels creamy on the skin so I’m always soothed and smooth afterward.

To soften the skin, I use the Acai Body Scrub or the Watermelon Exfoliating Cubes. The body scrub is what I like to use on my knees and heels to soften and leave my skin feeling like silk. The exfoliating cubes contain shea butter, almond seed oil, and sunflower oil and it leaves my skin soft and moisturized. I like that they don’t feel too rough on the skin and the pink color made me smile.

I really liked how these products help my selfcare routine. These fruity scents might not be what I usually prefer but I enjoy how subtle their scents are, a complete contrast to the results it provided.

The Sunday Rain Himalayan Salt Massage Ball, Acai Berry Bath Crystals, Acai Berry Bubble Bath, Acai Body Scrub, and Watermelon Exfoliating Cubes were provided by @_sundayrain_ . Available on sunday-rain.com

Skincare Review: Kichio Sheep Oil Cream

Just in time for these colder days, the Sheep Oil Cream from k-beauty brand Kichio raises its thick cream to help. Meaning basic in Korean, the brand aims to further promote the skincare diet, a stripped-back approach to skincare.

Sheep Oil? Yes, sheep oil. This moisturizer is rich in lanolin from New Zealand lamb wools, combination with eight different types of berries (sea buckthorn, cranberry, acai palm, strawberry, blueberry, goji berry, blackberry, and raspberry.) These ingredients aim to prevent signs of aging, provide moisture and hydration, and smoothen the texture of the skin.

This, for my oily skin , feels thick. It can feel a bit heavy but it melts to the skin and it doesn’t feel oily. I like to use this when my skin is feeling tight and dry. A little goes a long way with this and I mostly apply the excess on my arms. I think those with dry skin would have a field day with this one because it really does moisturize and hydrate the skin.

The Kichio Sheep Oil Cream was provided by the brand .

Brand Overview: Ophrys

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Ophrys Skin

Ophrys offers skin and sun care products developed and manufactured by HyAx Skincare. Their #skincareproducts is formulated using the patented Low Molecular Weight Cross Linked Hyaluronic Technology called Mini-HaX for skin hydration.

The Eye Gel is a light cooling cream that uses marine and plant enzymes to reduce under eye fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity, and reduce puffiness. It is also free of fragrance, parabens, and oils.

It’s unscented and has a thick clear-whiteish cream that’s semi-sticky. It’s easy to spread on the skin. Despite its thick consistency, I was pleasantly surprised to find how quickly it is absorbed by the skin. The product’s formulation itself is kinda sticky, but it’s easy to apply and feels comfortable on the skin as it dries. The texture really makes it perfect for the skin around the eyes, which is sensitive and often neglected. I personally have trouble with dark circles under my eyes, but when I use this, I feel like they look less severe and that my whole eye area just looks refreshed in general, even if I only get a few hours of sleep. I can see how, over time, with regular use, it can fight fine lines and wrinkles.

The Facial Protect is a broad-based UVA/UVB sun facial protection spf 46 containing niacinamide and vitamin e. It helps prevent sunburn and skin damage and is free of oils and parabens.

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From Right: Ophrys Eye Gel,  Facial Protect, Body Moisturizer

The product was formulated for normal to oily and acne prone skin. It is, as expected of sunblock formulas, is stark white and very thick. I had a bit of a hard time applying it onto my face, but once it’s on, it’s as light as a veil! You just need a good minute to work it in well and wait for it to fully settle on the skin. No harsh reactions, and no interference with my makeup or other products.

The Body Moisturizer, using the HyAx skincare patented technology, promises to deliver long-lasting moisture to the skin surface and promote skin cell renewal and helps to reduce skin aging. It contains vegetable and plankton extracts and squalene. It also isn’t made with fragrance and parabens.

This was different from body moisturizers I’ve tried. Other products usually smell like fruits. This product has a weak smell—a plus for people who aren’t a fan of excessively fragrant creams. What I loved about the product is that it was easy to apply. I didn’t have much trouble with massaging the cream on my skin despite its rich texture. I use it daily and at night after every shower. My skin felt soft and hydrated after every application.

The Ophrys Skincare Eye Gel, Facial Protect, and Rich Body Moisturizer were provided by @ophrysskincare for review. Available at ophrysskin.com