A couple of weeks ago, I received a new product to try from Neutrogena. They have just released a range of body products which are designed to be "a little bit of luxury" and seem to be quite spa-like in the range.
The product that I received was their Body Oil (Sesame Oil). This is a light body oil that is designed to be applied to damp skin before you dry off after your bath or shower. When applied in this way, it is instantly absorbed into the skin without leaving any greasy residue, which I really liked. The fragrance smelled a bit artificial for me, but was not unpleasant. The fragrance didn't linger on the skin, which was good. It did a great job of moisturising my very dry skin when applied as directed.
I also tried it on skin that had already been dried off; when applying it this way it is not as moisturising, but gives a great sheen to the skin, almost exactly the same as Nars Body Oil II, but at a fraction of the price. This is great for summer evenings out as it gives a really great, glamorous look. Applied carefully down the front of your legs it will give the illusion of slimmer legs. I would apply it to my shoulders and collarbones as well.
Lastly, it was recommended for the bath as well. I added a squirt to my bath, and soaked for about half an hour. It definitely softened the water, and left my skin soft and touchable. I really liked the fact that it dissolved into the water rather than just sitting on top like some other oils. The "artificial" smell was still somewhat off putting, however.
Overall, this was a great product, especially for the price. For those who don't like the fragrance, it also comes in an unfragranced version; this is what I would purchase next time.
Neutrogena Body Oil: 250ml for AUD$12.99/ US$10.49
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