Do you like insalata (salad)? I’ve never been a fan. Whenever a friend orders a salad for lunch, I can’t help but think “You know that’s a side dish, right?” Eating salad on its own just seems so… sad.
But there’s a salad that doesn’t need anything extra to make it appetizing: Insalata Nocturna, one of the many gorgeous scents by Haus of Gloi. Here’s what makes my mouth (and skin) water…
What’s In Haus Of Gloi Insalata Nocturna?
Shea butter is a godsend for dry skin. Derived from the nut of the Shea tree, this fat is rich in moisturising fatty acids and antioxidants.
Fatty acids are what makes it work so well: they create a protective barrier on the skin that slows down water loss. Moisture is now forced to stay into the skin, hydrating it from within.
FYI, shea butter is even more moisturising than mineral oil (what derms consider the gold standard for moisturisation). Its effects lasts for up to 8 hours, if not more!
Related: Why Shea Butter Is The Best Moisturiser For Dry Skin
PUMPKIN SEED OIL
Together with shea butter, pumpkin seed oil makes up the base of Haus Of Gloi Insalata Nocturna Pumpkin Butter (the name kinda gave it away, didn’t it?).
What’s so special about pumpkin seed oil? It’s not that different from shea butter. Like shea, it creates a protective barrier on the skin that keeps it soft and moisturised for hours.
Plus, it has its fair share of antioxidants to fight free radicals, the nasty molecules that give you wrinkles and dark spots. Yep, your body needs antiaging skincare, too.
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It’s rich, but absorbs quickly and leaves no greasy residue behind.
Insalata Nocturna is a blend of green Bolivian lemon, rubbed tomato leaf, olive leaf absolute, black fig syrup and basil. It’s fresh. Crisp. Bright.
It reminds me of the vegetable garden my grannie used to keep when I was little and the many delicious homemade dishes she used to cook for us. Yummy! (Too bad you can’t eat this one).
Insalata Nocturna has just the right sillage. Not so overpowering it will offend your nose but not too subtle either.
How To Use It
Apply a small dollop as soon as you get out of the shower. A little goes a looooooooooog way.
Performance & Personal Opinion
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know I’m obsessed with Haus Of Gloi Pumpkin Butters (my fave is Depravity).
My body is so dry all the time, especially winter. All those boiling hot showers strip even more moisture out of it – and let me tell you, it never had much to begin with.
The smallest dollop of Haus Of Gloi Insalata Nocturna Pumpkin Butter is enough to keep my dry skin soft and smooth for the entire day. Yep, that’s how moisturizing it is.
Not only I don’t have to reapply it every few hours, but my skin smells amazing afterwards! This one is a keeper.
Related: Full Review Of Haus Of Gloi Depravity Pumpkin Butter
Who Is This For?
- Dry to very dry skin
- Perfume lovers
Who Is This NOT For?
- Oily skin
- Sensitive skin that reacts badly to fragrance
- If you like simple scents, this isn’t for you
Haus Of Gloi Insalata Nocturna Pumpkin Butter is packaged in a huge jar. You need so little for each application, it’ll last you for months.
Does Haus Of Gloi Insalata Nocturna Pumpkin Butter Live Up To Its Claims?
|Made with shea butter and unrefined pumpkin seed oil this moisturizer is rich without being too greasy.||True.|
|Provides long lasting moisture to the skin.||It sure does.|
Price & Availability
$10.00 at Haus of Gloi (but only in the spring and summer months)
Do You Need It?
Yes, yes, yes! If you’ve got dry skin and are tired of bland vanilla body butters, get a jar of Haus Of Gloi Insalata Nocturna Pumpkin Butter.
Dupes & Alternatives
- The Body Shop Olive Body Butter ($21.00)
Water, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glyceryl stearate, PEG 100 stearate, glycerin, cyclopentasiloxane, behenyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, dimethicone, phenoxyethanol (and) caprylyl glycol (paraben and formaldehyde free preservative), hydrolyzed cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed extract, tocopherol, tetrasodium EDTA, xanthan gum, citric acid