The Multi Purpose Oil – The Body Shop Strawberry Beautifying Oil Review

by xin on July 10, 2012

A while ago when The Body Shop released the new beatifying oil – I was really thrilled and immediately picked up one in strawberry to try out.

Beautifying Oil is pure beauty in a bottle. Made with a lightweight blend of nut oils including Community Fair Trade marula oil, it gives instant hydration and a shimmering finish. This one has a sweet strawberry scent.

Made with a couple of oils such as the kukui nut oil, sweet almond oil and marula oil, it’s light weight yet quite moisturizing. It has a sweet strawberry fragrance but not cloyingly sweet like the body lotion.

I would consider it to be an all-rounder oil because it can be used for face, body and hair!  However, I don’t like it as much as my other face oil but it does work well as a body and hair oil.

I find that it’s best to apply after bath when our skin is still moist, it absorbs better without leaving greasiness behind. As for hair, if you apply it while the hair still damp, it helps to moisturize well. However, if you apply it on dry hair, it feels really oily.

The best way to apply is – dispense an adequate amount for your  body, massage it gently onto skin, and for the remains on your palm, apply it on your hair ends. The key is, less is more. I don’t think it creates a shimmering effect, it’s probably the oil effect that resembles shimmer.

Overall, I think it’s a rather decent multi purpose oil without breaking the bank. Even with daily use, 100ml seems to last very long. I think it has a total of 11 flavors, but in Malaysia, only about 6 flavors available. This is something that will go traveling with me because with just one product, I can use it for face, hair and body!

Price:RM58

Availability: The Body Shop stores and online

Full Ingredients:

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), Dicaprylyl Carbonate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Fragaria Ananassa Seed Oil/Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Seed Oil (Natural Additive), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil/Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil (Emollient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate (Antioxidant), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Emollient), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Antioxidant).

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Sukie July 10, 2012 at 8:47 am

Hello Xin! I didn’t know TBS released yummily scented body oils! Will hit the store to check the scents out when I get a chance, thank you for reviewing this as I love body oils :)
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xin July 11, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Yeah the best part is actually the scent ;) and not too pricey
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Paris B July 10, 2012 at 9:55 am

Erm I don’t know about using it on my face, but I totally forgot to check these out. Must find some time to do so :P
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xin July 11, 2012 at 6:36 pm

me too :P definitely not on my face
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plue July 10, 2012 at 10:55 am

i tried them earlier, i find it a bit too oily and takes a while to be absorb. no likey.

that said, the scents are actually pretty nice leh!
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xin July 11, 2012 at 6:37 pm

i find that it works better while skin is still moist after bath, and i love the scent too!
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gio July 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm

I have this and Moringa and I love it, it’s so versatile. It don’t like to use it on my face, but it works so well on my body and hair. It’s so moisturizing!
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xin July 11, 2012 at 6:38 pm

i dont think we have moringa here :( the flavors in malaysia are very limited
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Nikki July 10, 2012 at 3:57 pm

I think the only product that works best on me (in terms of dryness) is body oil! But even with super dry skin, greasiness is no no for me! So I’m not sure how I’ll feel with this! But ..in the first place though, I don’t see this product down here yet!

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xin July 11, 2012 at 6:40 pm

it’s a pity that isn’t in PH yet :( but you can check it out once you have it there.
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Beauty Box July 11, 2012 at 7:49 am

I’ve never heard of those oils before and I am intrigued! 100ml is a lot and goes a long way. I can use a 60ml bottle of jojoba oil once a day in winter on my legs for a month…I will have to check these babies out…

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xin July 11, 2012 at 6:41 pm

i have been using body oil for a good few months even though it’s hot and humid here ;)
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ecobeaut July 13, 2012 at 11:58 am

Mmm yes, I’m crazy about beautifying oils and this one sounds lovely! I like that the Body shop always has affordable natural options yet still has the good stuff (like the kukui nut oil). Thanks for the review!
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Abubakar July 24, 2012 at 3:23 pm

yeah its great, I bought a bottle to try out, I love it at first, until I found out that it can clog the pores and cause pimples to break out. :(

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