This is my first post featuring a specific product. I wanted it to be something within everyone’s budgetary reach – and something I always look forward to using, that’s made my life better. Look no further than The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Beautifying Oil.
For some reason, I absolutely hate applying body lotion after my shower. It just takes too long to get it all to absorb, especially on my sizable, 6-foot frame. But this stuff goes on like a dream, absorbs instantly, and has a fresh, energizing, non-cloying citrus scent that never gets old. (Guys love the smell, too. Just sayin’.) It’s especially great for keeping legs super soft and moisturized, with no messy residue. I discovered this in TJ Maxx last year and never looked back. (Meanwhile, several hundred dollars’ worth of more expensive body lotions, serums, and moisturizers sit neglected in a giant Muji bin in my beauty closet…)
You can also use this on your face and hair, so it’s pretty versatile. It comes in a variety of scents and The Body Shop often has them on offer, e.g. three-for-two. (You’ll pay $14 per bottle there, regularly priced. I got mine in TJ Maxx for $3.99.) If you’re super-sensitive to anything with fragrance, try it in a Body Shop store before buying.
A small (3.3 oz) bottle has lasted me a couple of months this summer, when I’ve been taking two or three showers per day (not great for skin, but necessary when it’s super hot and you have to fit exercise, work, AND social activities into the same day). Stock up, especially if you spot this on sale, because it’s fabulous year-round.