When Calcot Manor Dry Body Oil Spray landed on my desk, my first thought was, “OMG, this stuff smells amazing!”. Citrusy fruits and patchouli intertwine to create a scent that’s both zesty and cozy, warm and relaxing. I can’t smell enough of it!
My second thought? “There’s no way this oil can hydrate my dry skin. Absolutely no way.” As far as oils go, Calcot Manor Dry Body Oil Spray is quite lightweight. My skin is parched dry. Not exactly the best combination.
In winter, only thick body butters like Haus Of Gloi Depravity Pumpkin Butter can keep my skin soft and smooth from morning till night. In summer, I can get away with something lighter, but never too light.
So, I hesitatingly sprayed this Dry Body Oil on after my morning shower, and massaged it all over my body. Of course, it left a slightly oily residue (it may be lightweight, but it’s still an oil after all), but it sank in pretty quickly. Rather than turning me into a greasy mess, it made my skin soft, smooth, and radiant.
But I totally expected its effects to disappear by lunch time. So, imagine my surprise when, as I was getting ready to go to bed, I could feel my legs (and the rest of my skin) still as soft and smooth as they were early in the morning! Ok, maybe a bit less soft, but they were still very moisturized.
How does Calcot Manor Dry Body Oil Spray do it? Its secret is a combination of sunflower oil and mineral oil. And no, mineral oil is not dangerous. It certainly doesn’t cause cancer. And even though it is derived from petroleum, all the toxic, bad stuff has been removed during the purification process.
Cosmetic grade mineral oil, the kind used here (and in all our cosmetics), is safe, effective, and a godsend for dry skin. Sunflower oil is pretty cool too. It moisturizes skin, strengthens its protective barrier, and even reduces inflammations!
But you know what’s the best thing about this Dry Body Oil? The price. It’s only £4.99! Calcot Manor makes enjoy a relaxing spa experience at home really affordable. And this oil really makes you feel like you’re at spa. It’s that luxurious!
THE BOTTOM LINE
Pros: Lightweight, sinks in quickly; Makes even the driest of skin soft and smooth for the whole day; Gives skin a lovely glow; Gorgeous scent; Beautiful sleek bottle; Affordable.
Cons: If you don’t like the scent of citrusy fruits or patchouli, this is not for you.
Summary: Infused with a gorgeous citrusy patchouli scent, Calcot Manor Dry Body Oil Spray has a lightweight texture that sinks quickly into the skin, leaving it soft, smooth, and radiant for the whole day.
Price & Availability: £4.99 at Tesco