The Body Shop Oils Of Life Facial Oil : Review

by Sub Editor Akanksha on September 25, 2016

in Body shop, Face Products, Grade A, Reviews, Skincare


Guest review by Surabhi (Skin type : Combination, Skin tone : Light)

I have a love-hate kind of relationship with the brand The Body Shop. I really love some of their products and some products don’t really work for me. I took my time researching this facial oil, waited for a few months before finally buying it, because it comes with a heavy price tag! I can now safely say that this product has changed my whole skincare routine.



Packaging : The facial oil comes in a really beautiful and rather exotic glass bottle with yellow-orange-gold tones on it. The product is dispensed with the help of a black dropper. Very practical packaging, as there is no wastage of product when you use a dropper. The glass bottle comes in a white cardboard box with the product description, claims, ingredients list and uses of the facial oil. Even though the bottle is not very travel friendly, I haven’t had any issues while taking it around.


My experience :  I was very excited to test out this product as it was my first time using a facial oil. I have combination skin which is more on the drier side but at times it tends to get very oily. I love the aroma of the oil. It smells organic, exotic and soothing. The consistency is similar to regular/ normal oil i.e. very runny. I use 2 drops of oil, which is enough to cover the whole face and neck. I warm up the oil between my palms and massage the product onto my face. It gets absorbed really quickly giving my skin a glow from within. Due to its hydrating and nourishing properties it also smoothens the texture of the skin. When I wake up the next morning, my skin feels really soft and moisturized.

Please don’t expect this product to work miracles overnight, give it some time. I have been using this facial oil for more than 8 months now and I have seen a marked difference in my skin. It is softer and hydrated now. I had a few tiny wrinkles around my eyes which are totally gone now. For those of you who are wondering whether it will work on oily skin or not – YES, it definitely will. Facial oils help maintain the balance of natural oils of your skin without making it oilier.


Pros :

  • Beautiful packaging
  • With regular use, I saw a visible difference in my skin.
  • Gives a natural glow which is not temporary.
  • Multiple uses – I like to mix it with my foundation or use it alone as a moisturizer.
  • Leaves skin fresh and hydrated.
  • A little goes a long way.

Cons :

  • If you have sensitive skin or are allergic to any of the ingredients, it may not work for you.
  • Expensive


Verdict : A

Price : INR 3095 for 30 ml

Recommendation : I love this facial oil. Anyone who is looking for a facial oil, should give it a shot. I am definitely repurchasing it!

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Sreeparna Ganguly September 25, 2016 at 12:38 pm

Liked your review….


surabhi koolwal September 26, 2016 at 11:31 pm

thank you so much sreeparna! :D


perkymegs September 26, 2016 at 9:16 am

I really want to try this product but I am confused between La Roche and this one.


surabhi koolwal September 26, 2016 at 11:35 pm

I love this one. cannot really comment on how La Roche Posey is cause I haven’t it yet! do give this a shot once! :D


Clothes and Creativity September 26, 2016 at 11:55 am

This sounds like a great product.

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surabhi koolwal September 26, 2016 at 11:37 pm

Thanks for stopping by!It indeed is a great product :D


Chris September 26, 2016 at 2:21 pm

I’m so glad this worked so well for you! I am not one for facial oils like this usually, but I have heard good things about this one.


surabhi koolwal September 26, 2016 at 11:39 pm

I love this product. Thanks for you comment :)


Aditi September 26, 2016 at 8:29 pm

my skin gets irritated very easily but i’m so partial to the body shop haha! nice review x

Aditi |


surabhi koolwal September 26, 2016 at 11:41 pm

thank you so much aditi :*


Vaishnavi Venkatesh September 27, 2016 at 11:17 am

This oil is on my wishlist since when it came out! Definitely going to purchase this since also the winter is around the corner :) Nice review :)


surabhi koolwal September 27, 2016 at 2:48 pm

thank you vaishnavi! it’s a must have for winter. do try to grab it during nykaa sale ;)


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