May Lindstrom is one of few natural skincare brands that has gained my trust over the past couple of years since I started using it. I like her line as all of her products are very nourishing and sensitive skin friendly. This luxurious body oil that I'm going to tell you about isn't an exception either. I've gone through many bottles of May Lindstrom The Good Stuff body and hair oil as it's very workable and versatile, which I will explain in the later part of the post.
As expected, there's no artificial perfume in The Good Stuff. There's a nice warm natural scent to the body oil, and it kind of smells like woody cacao. It doesn't smell overpowering, but it may not be compatible with certain fragrances that you wear within a few hours of body oil application. The scent is neither floral, sweet nor spicy, so most people will get along well with the body oil upon application.
May Lindstrom The Good Stuff is great for dry skin as it instantly nourishes skin, and gives a protective non-filmy barrier.
I would say that the body oil's thickness is just right; not too light and not too thick.
The best part is that it doesn't feel superficially moisturising unlike some other natural beauty brands. While your body's still a little damp, I put on a few pumps of the oil on each side of the body. That way, I found that the oil absorbs into skin much faster and has a less sticky feeling which is commonly found in hydrating body oils.
As the body oil has a hint of natural colour and shimmer, it brings just the right amount of warmth to the body and creates that beautiful subtly perfected skin. If you want less intensity or you need more hydration, you could also add the body and hair oil into Atopalm MLE Moisturizing Cream that I've been using more lately as the weather has gotten colder and drier. That also allows you to go through the bottle a little slower with added hydration longevity, and save some money too! >_<
*Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, **Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Domestica (Plum Kernel) Oil, *Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, **Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Absolute) Oil, *Cananga Odorata (Ylang-Ylang) Oil, **Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, +Linalool, +Citronellol, +Geraniol, +Farnesol, +Benzyl Benzoate, +Limonene, +Benzyl Salicylate, +Eugenol.
*Certified Organic +Component of Essential Oil
I would say that May Lindstrom The Good Stuff is the best and most skin friendly shimmering body oil available on the market at the moment. It gives a natural subtly tanned look to skin, perfected by the shimmer that doesn't turn your body into a disco ball. The ingredients are honest, so there's some compromise in terms of the longevity of the shimmer, tint and scent. Let's say, if you put the body oil on tonight, then by the time that you wake up the next day in the morning, you will notice that the scent has gone, the shimmer and the hint of colour has also gone away. However, it has been working great for me as I don't need to work hard to wash it off or even care about weird uneven streaks that you often get from artificial tanning products when not applied carefully.
Yes, May Lindstrom The Good Stuff is a skin food for body with added skin enhancing benefits of shimmer and a hint of warmth to skin. That's one of the main reasons why I've been enjoying it more and more these days as you don't want to look too done up in Winter. On top of that, I have my two affectionate dogs around all the time around me, so honest ingredients are another added bonus for me. If you normally like to mix the body oil and the cream like how I've been doing, then it won't be a big problem, but if you decide to use the oil by itself, then I recommend you to wait dressing up until it's fully absorbed and dried as it could leave unwanted marks on your light coloured clothes and towels.
Hair-wise, it could weigh hair down if you use a wrong amount. Though, I would say that it's very manageable as long as you gradually build up the amount and work it through the towel-dried hair. If you want to use it as a hair oil, then I suggest you avoid putting it on close to the scalp, especially if you have an oily scalp. Nevertheless, it's such a beautiful hair oil even to add to your regular hair mask and your hair will feel very soft and smooth to touch after rinsing off. May Lindstrom The Good Stuff may not be the fastest absorbing shimmering body and hair oil, but it certainly is when it comes to its hydrating power and experiential luxury that it delivers. If you want to add some warmth and nourishment to your skin, then you should try it out as the finish of it is very natural just like the ingredients that are contained in the product :).
Where to buy
- The Detox Market (Free shipping & samples)
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- Kahina Giving Beauty Serum
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