Almond Shower Oil - 250ml - L'OCCITANE
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That's because "oil dissolves oil, making cleansing oils a great way to eliminate not only makeup but also the general dirt and grime," explains board-certified dermatologist Hadley King, M.D. But beyond that, oils have the added benefit of being nourishing for the skin. "Regular soap with detergent ingredients strips skin of its natural oils and leaves the skin dry and irritated," notes Dr. King.
What’s especially unique about this shower oil is, when mixed with warm water, it changes from an oil to a creamy lather that cleanses the skin sans stripping it. It’s also formulated with a blend of botanical oils, including coconut, sunflower, safflower, oil, sesame, and ultra-moisturizing meadowfoam, to name a few. Meanwhile, the orange blossom neroli blend adds a subtle fresh scent. Featuring fatty acid-rich sweet almond oil and a pleasant almond scent, the L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil is an Allure-editor favorite. Senior beauty editor Paige Stables previously wrote, “By the time I step out of the shower and into my robe, my skin feels like satin.” Dr. Shokeen also loves how the shower oil “transforms into a silky foam, leaving skin feeling soft and supple.”As with facial cleansing oil, shower oils also offer better skin benefits for your body. "Regular body wash can strip the skin of natural oils, whereas shower oils not only don't strip but replenish moisture," says board-certified dermatologist Dendy Engelman, M.D. So basically, if you're looking for clean, hydrated skin, these body cleansing oils are the answer. If you really want to leave you skin soft and moisturized, you can even use a body oil after your shower — such as the celeb-loved Osea Undaria Agae Body Oil. Before you even begin browsing the best shower oils, you may be wondering what they are or how they work — which is why we tapped California-based, board-certified dermatologist Divya Shokeen, MD. Per the dermatologist, shower oils are a “type of cleansing product used in place of traditional soap or shower gel.” She also tells Allure that the best shower oils are “designed to cleanse the skin without stripping it of its natural oils, leaving it feeling nourished and hydrated.” You probably remember your first encounter with an oil cleanser. The concept of washing your face with oil (especially if you have oily skin) seemed totally crazy when it first became popular, but it turned out to make total scientific sense.
It comes as no surprise that this Best of Beauty-winning skin-care brand — a recipient of the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance — makes one of the best shower oils on the market for sensitive skin. But don’t just take it from us: “This product is a sulfate-free cleanser designed for sensitive and eczema-prone skin,” Dr. Camp attests. Ingredient highlights include soothing aloe vera and ultra-versatile glycerin, along with a combination of jojoba, sunflower, and apricot kernel oils to nourish, soften, and smooth skin.