Helping with dry and rough skin, body oil is a great product to polish the look and touch of your skin. Unfortunately, most mainstream oil beauty products contain harmful ingredients and chemicals, which may harm your skin rather than pampering it.
A chemical found in many cosmetic products, including body oil, is Polyquaternium-7. Especially found in haircare and styling products, the chemical finds its main use as a means to prevent flying/ frizzy hair as it has antistatic characteristics. In addition, it is added to skincare products like body oil for its protective, film-forming properties. However, as the chemical is formed by the polymerisation of acrylamide with dimethyl diallyl ammonium chloride, it may be contaminated with traces of acrylamide, which in turn is known to be toxic, allergenic, and carcinogenic.
Try to avoid ingredients like polyquaternium-7, and give natural and organic products a try. A perfect helper to start your natural #BeautyRevolution with is BODHI & BIRCH’s Flora Paradiso – De-Stress Massage and Body Oil. Filled with a fine selection of natural ingredients, the paradisiac oil will help in leaving your skin feeling smooth, refreshed and lightly scented all day. Hop over to our blog to read why we like this product.
Others we put to the test include
Love Your Body Oil by BLACK CHICKEN REMEDIES
‘There really are magical qualities to this oil, both in the fragrance and in the feeling. One pump and I was hooked. The scent is so alluring and mysterious – a pure essential oil blend of Sandalwood, Geranium, Patchouli, Lavender, Carrot, Ylang Ylang and Nutmeg’
Body Oils by KEEP IMMACULATE
‘The oil delivers powerful antioxidant properties and is designed to remove toxins, maintain moisture balance and promote a clear and clean complexion.’