A little while ago (ok ok a LONG while ago), I told you that I now almost exclusively use body oils instead of body creams, butters or lotions. I find that they absorb so much better and my skin feels so much better too but you can read all about my thoughts in my previous post. One of the body oils I have been using for a while now, is this one by REN Skincare.
You can see that I’m about halfway through this bottle of the REN Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Nourishing Body Oil which is such a mouthful I don’t know where to start. So I’ll call this the REN Moroccan Rose Body Oil. This one’s a pricey number but even with quite regular use, I’m not going through it like water so I think it a lovely splurge (or if you are preparing a gift wishlist y’know… )
The oil itself is a deep yellow and has a viscous quality to it. Its not thick or sticky or icky or anything and the viscous quality means that it spreads more easily on the skin.
Like all REN Skincare products, the primary ingredients and bio actives are listed right on the front of the label so you know what you’re getting. In this case, its Rose Otto Oil, Ceramides and Phospholipids. It comes housed in a lovely sturdy glass bottle (have I mentioned just how much I love my skincare in glass bottles/tubs?!) with a pump. The pump dispenses the right amount each time. The nozzle of the pump could do with a bit more design work though. The oil sometimes drips down it so I usually hold it horizontal and pump so I don’t waste the oil.
I use 1 pump for each limb which gives it a nice coating of thin layer of oil that absorbs very quickly. If you want to be really economical about it, pump 1 pump into the palm of your hand, spread it between your palms to warm it up and then apply to your skin – 1 hand for each opposing arm.
Which brings me to the scent and ooh! This is one the nicest scents ever! The oil smells of fresh roses. If you have ever buried your nose in a bouquet of fresh cut roses, or stood in a rose garden filled with blooming flowers, you will know the sort of scent I mean. Its the scent of fresh roses after the rain. Its lovely and very relaxing just before bed.
I like my lavender body oils before bed, but sometimes, I go for this one instead and its lovely and luxurious in scent and feel. Its like sleeping on a bed of rose petals and waking up with lovely smooth skin all over. Ahhh…
In a nutshell
The REN Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra Nourishing Body Oil is a lovely body oil made with the essential oil or the Moroccan Rose. Rose essential oil is one of the most expensive to obtain due the number of flowers you need to get a decent quantity of essential oil, so this one is quite a pricey number. The oil feels viscous but it spreads easily on the skin and absorbs very well without leaving skin feeling oily or sticky at all. I will say that this makes a luxurious treat!
Pros: Lovely fresh scent of roses, Oil feels luxurious and lovely on the skin, Not oily or sticky, Absorbs quickly
Cons: Pricey, The oil sometimes drips down the nozzle of the pump
Here is the ingredient list for those who are interested.
The REN Moroccan Rose Otto series comes with complementing body lotion, body wash and bath oil. I’ve tried the body wash and although its much raved about by many beauty editors worldwide, I was not too impressed by it. This body oil however, isn’t much talked about, but I love it and I will happily replenish when I’m done. I might have to sell a kidney for it, but I’ll do it! Ok, that might be a bit drastic so I won’t. But I will get this again when I’m finished (which won’t be for a while yet). So put this on your wishlist for birthdays, Christmas, Mother’s Day, self rewards… you get the idea
Have you tried this REN Moroccan Rose body oil? Or have you tried anything from the REN Moroccan Rose Otto range of body products? I am always a little iffy about rose scents because they can get very cloying and powdery but this one’s very lovely so I think most of you will like it too! And erm… I’m not responsible for any rumpy pumpy that might ensue k?
REN Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Nourishing Body Oil Price: RM220 or thereabouts/100ml Availability: REN skincare counters at Sephora, Parkson KLCC, Metrojaya MidValley or online at StrawberryNET.com where I got mine