as promised I'm back with a beauty post today...and its a special one as its from another #Irishbizparty member, Niamh from Holos. Niamh Hogan, the creator of Holos Skincare has been a practising Aromatherapist and a Natural Health practitioner since 2003. It is Niamh’s clinical experience and passion for Essential oils and natural lifestyles that lead her to the creation of her skincare brand, Holos.
When Niamh recently asked me if I wanted to try some of her products I couldn't resist and jumped at the chance to try them.
She sent me two body oils to try the first, 'Good Morning Body Oil' and the second 'Good Night Body Oil'. I have to comment on the packaging and how much I love it, I'm a big fan of sleek and simple packaging. I believe the best products don't need over the top patterns and colours because they speak for themselves and these definitely fit into that category. The glass bottles also gain huge bonus points with me. I love the luxury feel of glass bottles and card packaging... forget the plastic! Both products are 100ml so not only are you getting a lot for your money, being an oil it lasts longer anyway as a little goes a long way. I was told by Niamh before trying these products to only use a little of the morning oil as you don't want it to transfer on your clothes after a shower, just a little tip if you do try these.
The Good Morning Oil contains natural ingredients such as Geranium, Grapefruit and Lemon in Sweet Almond Oil. Like the name suggests this is a great pick me up in the morning, the natural oils wake the senses and is great for an early start before work when your feeling really tired.
Niamh Says "Geranium is a wonderful detoxifier and gives life to dull skin while grapefruit helps reduce cellulite and lemon encourages circulation in the skin. The aroma itself will lift the senses and help energise you for the day."
The Good Night Oil contains ingredients of Lavender, Chamomile & Rose in Sweet Almond Oil. Also the name suggests the purpose as this relaxing oil is perfect for the end of a long week at work or an evening winding down from a busy day.
Niamh Says "The combination of Lavender, Chamomile and Rose oils helps to balance the sebum in the skin and is very beneficial for any dry skin areas. This blend is a wonderful blend to use after a busy tiring day and will ready the skin and the body for a good night’s sleep."
I used these products in different ways the 'Good Night Oil' I used as a body oil in the traditional form giving it time to sink in and moisturise. The 'Good Morning Oil' I used as an in shower moisturiser, by applying it after using my regular body wash and then rinsing it off to remove residue. Both left my skin feeling super soft and nourished. I also (odd or not?) found myself trying it as a shaving product for my legs and it worked really well, I was able to shave whilst the oils did their work at the same time and my legs have never felt smoother. The one thing I will say is I'm not keen on either scent, however I am super fussy about scents so have not let is put me off from what was a great natural product!
Have you ever used a body oil? What one would you recommend?