I Tried A Conditioning Cleansing Oil And I’ll Never Use Anything Else To Shower Again

by Gio
connock london kukui oil soothing bath and shower oil review

It’s rare for me to buy a product more than once.

As a blogger, there’s always something new to try. So, no matter how awesome a product is, as soon as I’ve finished testing it, I move on to the next shiny thing (and give said product to a friend, so it doesn’t go to waste).

But, recently, I found something that I plan to repurchase again and again and again because it’s so awesome, I can’t think of using anything else to shower with anymore.

Ok, I’ll probably try the odd body wash every now and then, because I like trying new stuff all the time, but, I will ALWAYS come back to Connock London Kukui Oil Soothing Bath & Shower Oil.

Unless they discontinue it, which I hope they never do (if so, I will just have to buy all the remaining stock, hoping it’ll last me for the rest of my life).

What makes this stuff so awesome?

What’s In Connock London Kukui Oil Soothing Bath & Shower Oil?

KUKUI OIL TO CLEANSE AND MOISTURISE

The star of the show here is kukui oil, an oil derived from the nuts of the kukui nut tree (a.k.a. candlenut tree).

If you remember your chemistry lessons at school, like attracts like. Kukui oil is able to attract oil-based impurities and remove them from the skin.

Like most oils, it is also moisturizing, creating a protective barrier on the skin that prevents water from evaporating. That’s how it’s able to cleanse and moisturize at the same time.

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Texture

Oily, yet leaves no greasy residue behind.

Fragrance

Divine. Uplifting. Sophisticated.

How To Use It

You can use it in two ways:

  • Massage into dry or slightly damp skin before a bath/shower and rinse clean.  
  • Pour into hot bath water.

Performance & Personal Opinion

Connock London Kukui Oil Soothing Bath & Shower Oil is an oil that turns into a luxurious white emulsion when it comes in contact with water.

Basically, you take your clothes off, step in the shower, massage this slick oil all over your body, and then rinse it off with water.

You could also pour a few drops into your steaming bath tub, but I couldn’t try that. I have a bathtub at my house, but, every time someone uses it, water leaks down through the ceiling into the kitchen, turning it into a pool. It’s been several months now, and the landlord has yet to fix it. *sighs*

But, I’m disgressing. Doesn’t matter how you use it, Connock Kukui Oil Soothing Bath & Shower Oil removes all impurities from the skin, leaving it clean, soft and smelling gorgeous for hours. I tried those shower products that promise to be so hydrating, you don’t have to apply moisturizer afterwards, but, my skin is so dry, they never worked that well for me.

This one, instead, does absolute wonders. My skin has never felt so smooth after a shower, and I can really go without body butter, which makes my shower routine that little bit shorter. I really appreciate that when I’m in a rush, although, usually, I like to take my time in the shower, especially since I started using it, because I find the scent so relaxing.

This was all expected. What really surprised me is that this stuff does NOT leave a greasy residue behind. Usually, oil-based cleansers need to be rinsed out with a foaming cleanser, but this one doesn’t. I had never tried anything like this before, but now that I have, I wish all bath & shower products were like this. Everything else seems so boring now.

connock london kukui oil soothing bath and shower oil

Who Is This For?

Most people can use it, but it’s most suitable for dry skin.

Who Is This NOT For?

Acne-prone skin.

Packaging

A see-through bottle with a pump applicator. Not the most luxurious, but gets the job done.

Does Connock London Kukui Oil Soothing Bath & Shower Oil Live Up To Its Claims?

CLAIMTRUE?
A highly conditioning cleansing oil containing a powerful blend of Kukui, Macadamia and Tamanu Oils.True.
Helps to comfort dry, sensitive or irritated skin conditions.True.
Oil transforms into a luxurious milky white emulsion on contact with water to release its delicate, uplifting fragrance and gently cleanse the skin without leaving any oily residue.True, again.

Price & Available

£36.00 at Look Fantastic

Do You Need It?

Yes! It’s such a luxurious pampering treat, you need to try it!

Dupes & Alternatives

Ingredients

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, PEG-40 Sorbitan Peroleate, PEG-15 Stearyl Ether, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Fragrance, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Benzyl Benzoate, Butylphenyl Methyoxypropional, Linalool, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene, Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Citronellol, Courmarin, Eugenol, Citral.

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6 comments

Laurie April 21, 2016 - 9:11 pm

It sounds so luxurious! I don’t think I can get that particular one here, but I know of another line that has one. You’ve convinced me to try it.

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Gio April 23, 2016 - 9:24 pm

Laurie, great. What line is that? If there’s another one of this kind, I want to try it, too. I’m so totally addicted. lol

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Laurie April 24, 2016 - 6:35 pm

It’s from Julep and it’s called Rethink Your Shower. I get their subscription box, but you anyone can order it from their website!

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Gio April 25, 2016 - 10:19 pm

Thanks! Checking it out now. 🙂

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Barbara April 22, 2016 - 4:52 pm

Can I be your friend? hahahaha

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Gio April 23, 2016 - 9:09 pm

Barbara, we are friends. 😉

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