The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Gel Cream


We love oils. Rich oils, light oils, nourishing oils. Slurp, slurp, slurp, our skins go. And with the launch of the Oils of Life collection from The Body Shop, we're delighted there are some new and (relatively) affordable options for skin nourishment. (Pricier than you might usually expect from Body Shop, but still half the price of many equivalent oils.)

We're going to quote The Body Shop's Global Skincare Expert, Dr. Terry, here - because she basically nails why we're such fans of oils.

'There’s a reason why oils have become skincare’s new obsession: not only are they incredibly nourishing, ultra-lightweight and quick to absorb – but they also have the perfect texture to penetrate skin easily and deeply. Seed oils are particularly exciting because their potency provides nutrition and radiance. My clients have learned about the benefits of using oil on skin and understand that facial oils won’t make your skin oilier. Oils have the incredible ability to leave skin soft and supple without being greasy or sticky, while mitigating irritation, thanks to the natural healing effects of the oils.'

The three oils at the heart of this new range have been sourced from the Egyptian Nile valley (black cumin seed oil, famous for its antioxidant powers), camellia seed oil (from China), which is naturally abundant in oleic acids, and the more familiar rosehip seed oil, packed with omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids (and in this case, coming from the Andean foothills of Chile).

It's a potent blend that's quite simply blissful to use, and has been formulated into three products: a lotion (not a necessary skincare step, we'd say), Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil (a familiar format for anyone who uses facial oils), and – our favourite – a really brilliant gel-cream moisturiser, which offers all the skin-saving benefits of an oil but in with really user-friendly texture.

Innovative, easy-to-use – and the perfect product to convert anyone who isn't an oil-lover.

The bonus? By buying Oils of Life skincare, you'll be supporting the planting of 1 million seeds in Ecuador, to help protect local biodiversity.

And our much-missed friend Anita would just LOVE that...

The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Gel Cream/£25 for 50 ml at