Body Oils for an All-Over Glow

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  1. Erin

    Erin Iowa Girl Loves Fashion

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    Sometimes I see models/actresses with the most glistening skin. I used to think it was because of baby oil, but I think I'm wrong..

    Does anybody here purchase body oils? Is baby oil just as effective? This piqued my interest when I saw a tidbit in my In Style magazine this morning (June '09 issue) on a piece about looking "Sexy in a Snap!":

    1. Get an All-Over Glow
    "Apply dry oil after you shower so that it will sink in before you dress," says designer Tom Ford. "There's nothing better than a pair of well-oiled legs with a slight shine."

    The bit goes onto suggest Tom Ford Black Orchid Finishing Oil Spray or B&BW's Rice Dry Oil Spray.

    Though the Bath & Body Works stuff will definitely not break the bank, does anybody have any more-affordable suggestions/ideas?
     
  2. Trista

    Trista New Member

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    It's about time BBW got more dry oils-in the two years I worked there they didn't do any of that. The dry oil I am using right now is Sephora brand (Apple Pomegranate) although I do believe they are getting rid of those dry oils. I do admit to using an older Hawaiian Tropic tanning oil-it was the dual fusion style that had the orange half and the purple half, and it gives the skin a really nice glow AND moisturizes like crazy. I would also look and see if you can buy plain old monoi oil. It's good for hair AND body but it is oilier-but it works.
     
  3. madchenlieben

    madchenlieben New Member

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    is this the one you're talking about?
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    ebay.com
    Hawaiian Tropic Fusion Blend FPS 4 moisturizing

    so it's also a tanning spray, right?
     
  4. adorefaith

    adorefaith i'm almost ready..

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    i'd be careful with a lot of these oils.. a lot of them contain mineral oil.. baby oil is 100% mineral oil which is very bad for the body..

    a little bit about mineral oil.. FYI..
    http://www.alkalizeforhealth.net/Ltoxiccosmetics.htm

    another interesting article about mineral oil and its harmful effects..
    http://www.justnaturalskincare.com/learnmore/thebadaboutmineraloil.html

    this website has some good alternatives actually...all natural products..

    here is a link to their body oil...
    http://www.justnaturalskincare.com/9/serums/-body-oil.html

    ingredients: Organic Avocado Oil, Hazelnut Oil, Kukui Nut Oil,
    Walnut Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Essential Oils of
    Geranium, Lavender and Pink Grapefruit, and
    Vitamin E

    much healthier! :heart: this stuff may be more expensive but it is completely worth it imo..
     
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    satin chic New Member

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    Most baby oils here in Germany don't contain mineral oil or paraffin anymore. I'm almost sure it might be the same in the USA.
     
  6. ChloeFrancoise

    ChloeFrancoise New Member

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    It isn't, at least not with the baby oil I find. I think I ever looked after someone on this forum mentioned that they use a baby oil that has better ingredients.
     
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    LetThemEatCake New Member

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    Thank you adorefaith for posting that. Mineral oil is the devil. :ninja:

    I like Neutrogena's body oil, dont remember the name of it, but I liked to mix it with The Body Shop's Shea Butter Lotion. Not too greasy, and some shimmer is left on the skin.

    Clarins used to have an After-Sun Shimmer Lotion spray. It may no longer be in production, this was in 2000 it was released, but I just remembered that.
     
  8. Deborah

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    Korres bitter almond oil is a nice dry oil. Makes you smell of marzipan. Yum yum. And like Trista said monoi oil is good for shining, Hei Poa do a few. Some with SPF some with shimmery bits.
    I don't know if they contain mineral oil though.
     
  9. Jilly5

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    cool thanks
     
  10. littleblacksheep

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    Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, both original and with bronzing hint. They are my absolute favourite dry oils for the body and the scent is divine.
     
  11. The_Ida

    The_Ida In Bloom

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    I so agree :heart:
     
  12. Legyviel

    Legyviel in the mood for love

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    The Body Shop has some fantastic dry oils and they smell so yummy! <3 my fave was passionfruit i think.
     
  13. The_Ida

    The_Ida In Bloom

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    The Body Shop's creams and dry oils make me itch all over. It's a shame, because they're so yummy :(
     
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    ^Agreed!! I love the cocoa butter scent!

    Have you tried Kiehl's Dry Oil? It's really hydrating, and it sinks just right in!
     
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    Yes, I tried Kiehl's..., its great. A also love Clarins body firming oil.
     
  16. Street_a_Licious

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    not true

    i been using a babyoil from a german drugstore (DM) and it doesn't have any mineral oil. this is the ingredient list:

    Glycine Soja Oil, Ethylhexyl Steareate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate.

    cheap at €1.02 (strange pricing on their behalf).

    never tried dry oils, except for the Tom Ford, but seriously, it's summer and Black Orchid is simply TOO HEAVY for summer.
     
  17. ChloeFrancoise

    ChloeFrancoise New Member

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    ^ That depends on where you live. Here it's easier to find baby oil with mineral oil than without, at least in the supermarket and pharmacies. Even though, I checked the ingredients for the Burt's Bee's one my sister got as one of her baby shower presents, and that one has much better ingredients.
     
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    mermaidsandcats New Member

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    Are there any other dry oils with a high SPF?
     
  19. Erin

    Erin Iowa Girl Loves Fashion

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    I find johnsons baby oil gel does the trick, used sparingly and rubbed in evenly. It moisturise the sking, but leaves it glowing and not all greasy.
    Dry oils tend to just sit on the surface of my skin.
     

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