Glossier Body Hero
Skincare for the other 90% of you.
Not gonna lie, I'm not a body care person. I use Johnson and Johnson's or Nivea and that's about as fancy as it gets. However, I'm a Glossier stan so any new launch immediately piques my interest. Maybe because everything is always so damn photographic, but mostly because I generally love anything they put out.
My poor skin is super dry and unloved (sorry, mate), but I'm wearing long sleeves and jeans 90% of the time so I never really cared. But it was starting to get a bit bad so these came out at a good time! The orange-blossom and neroli scent makes them smell/feel super luxurious, but at $35 for the duo they won't break the bank.
As always we gotta talk about the packaging. Glossier is just forever killing it. I wasn't sure about the pop of red at first, but it's grown on me (plus it lines up with an upcoming launch shhh). The squeezy tube for the lotion is such a good size. The width makes it easy to grab and it won't slip out of your hands. The oil's pump means it never has to be picked up and is super easy to use (my gripe with the L'Occitaine is that you have to pour it). I usually use 6-10 pumps.
The campaign for these products is so beautiful.It's full of real women showing off their real bodies. Reading their stories on Instagram was really touching. Most expressed that they also sometimes feel uncomfortable about their bodies and that this shoot was hard for them. But they did it because they know how important it is to love the skin you're in.
The Daily Oil Wash* is basically an oil cleanser for your body (duh). I actually feels like a facial cleanser, which is part of the reason I love it so much. It goes from an oil to a froth in water, so it gets kinda sudsy but not proper soapy-skin-stripping-sudsy. The combination of seven oils (coconut, meadow foam, olive, soybean, sesame, grapeseed, and sunflower) leave your skin feeling clean but hydrated. Sesame oil attracts oil soluble grime, pulling all the grossness (technical term) of the day from your skin. Coconut, Meadow Foam, Olive, and Soybean oils are super moisturizing and Grapeseed oil is full of antioxidants and Vitamin C.
The superstar, Sunflower Seed Oil, is full of Linoleic Acid and Vitamin E to protect and strengthen your skin's moisture barrier. The frothing action means that rinses easily and doesn't leave a residue. This does remind me of the only other shower oil I've ever used, the L'Occitaine Amanda Shower Oil, but at $18 for 8.4 fl oz instead of $25 I'll definitely be repurchasing Glossier's offering. I was a little worried about the neroli scent being too heavy, but its actually not strong at all and doesn't linger too much on the skin.
I'm a little on the fence about the Daily Perfecting Cream*. I like the texture, it reminds me of the Priming Moisturizer Rich, and the smell lingers nicely. The GLOW it gives is so beautiful, the light reflecting particles make you look super dewy. It absorbs super quickly and doesn't leave any sticky residue. It has all the makings of the perfect moisturizer. However despite its richness, I don't think it moisturizes enough. I will say my skin is super dry, so hopefully over time that will change. It also for some reason pills on me. I know a lot of my friends say that this happens to them on damp skin which I suppose is normal. But for some reason it even happens on my dry skin! I've not heard anyone else saying this, so maybe it's just my skin. It only requires some extra rubbing in, but it is a little annoying.
I'll definitely continue using the both of them, but I'm only currently planning on repurchasing the oil wash. I'll let you know if that changes!
Have you guys tried these yet?
Bye from me and my finally loved skin!
* The products in this post have been sent to me for consideration by Glossier. This post is not sponsored and as always all thoughts are my own.
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