So I was browsing through my local Holland and Barretts yesterday to pick up my usual supplements, and various lotions and potions, when I came across this ''wonder oil''. Just the name alone was enough for me to pick it up and start analysing the list of ingredients. On the front it says '' a heavenly combination of oils,herbs and fruits for skin,hair and nails''. This oil is entirely herbal and natural, no synthetic nasties, parabens etc. It does however have quite a list of ingreients, all of which are either oils or extracts of herbs and vitamin a,e and D. Reading all that, I decided to buy it,but at 10.89 it was slightly more than I would usually pay for an oil, seeing as it was a multi-purpose oil, I knew it would be used up quite quickly. Keeping that in mind, I decided I would use it straight from the bottle as a night oil for nails and my face, and make a mixture of the wonder oil, coconut oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil and a few drops of essential oil for my hair.
As a night oil it is very pleasent to use, it glides smoothly over skin, and is very well absorbed, its oily but not greasy and sticky, and I find that its quite light and satiny for an oil, as it does not give a heavy clogged up feel to the skin. And it smells delicously of orange peel and lemon, which are two of the many ingredients. When I woke up the next morning, I found that the oil has absorbed into my skin and left it feeling soft, smooth and hydrated. Although I do have oily skin, and therefore dont know how dry skin may respond to the oil.
As for its use on the hair, I cant give it a true review, as i used it as a mixture, but one thing I can say is that to my usual mix of coconut oil, olive oil and sweet almond oil, it gave a veary nice smell, which would otherwise not smell very nice. I will use it as a oil on my hair alone, but just on the ends and see how it works. The directions on the bottle for hair use state the oil should be warmed, and massaged into hair afer shampooing,then covered with a warm moist towel for 3-5 minutes, and just rinsed through afterwards. I find this quite strange,seeing as its an oil, shouldnt it be shampoo'd out? Anway, I think thats just something I'll have to find out myself!
Overall, this oil is great, does the job, for skin, nails, as a massage oil too. I would rate it 10/10.