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October 17, 2013

beauty scoop | skin and bones luxurious moisturizer

One of my favorite things about the changing seasons is switching up my scents.

Though I have favorites that I’m drawn to regardless, some scents just work well with certain seasons and moods.

One special scent that I think works particularly well in crisp, fall weather is Skin and Bones’ signature scent, a mix of ylang ylang, rosewood, lemon, grapefruit, cedarwood, sandalwood, jasmine, myrrh and frankincense essential oils.

One of the best ways to enjoy this powerful scent is in the Skin and Bones Luxurious Moisturizer, a multipurpose hair, face and body oil.

(And of course you can make it last longer by layering it over the Luxurious Cleanser.)

skin and bones luxurious moisturizer

{Skin and Bones sent me a sample of its luxurious moisturizer, a multipurpose hair, face and body oil. It retails for $76 for a 100 ml bottle.}

I can’t tell you how sexy, earthy yet fresh this scent is; as I sit here typing, wearing a bit of Skin and Bones’ salve on my hands (review on that soon), I can’t keep from stopping and sniffing my hands.

It’s that intoxicating.

Skin and Bones’ Luxurious Moisturizer feels dark, sexy and maybe a bit dangerous (in a good way!). How could something with such (seemingly) simple ingredients get me?

Let’s take a look:

Jojoba oil, ylang ylang, rosewood, lemon, grapefruit, cedarwood, sandalwood, jasmine, myrrh and frankincense essential oils.

I’m taking a wild guess that it has something to do with the combination of jasmine, frankincense and myrrh mixed with the woods (which aren’t my favorite on their own) and the citruses, which brighten everything up just a bit.

Now, I will say that at $76 for a 100 ml bottle, Skin and Bones Luxurious Moisturizer is expensive — especially given it’s just a base of good ol’ jojoba oil.

But, it’s packaged in beautiful, protective Miron glass, and I can tell you that of all the body oils and various scents I’ve experienced, I’ve never smelled something that smells like Skin and Bones.

I’m buying this again once it runs out (and when it’s empty, I’m ordering both this AND the Luxurious Cleanser — they are a beautiful duo).

It’s truly multipurpose; I’ve used it on my face at night, all over my body after a morning shower and in my hair.

I love it the most as a body oil, though, because of the gorgeous scent. I don’t wear a ton of perfume anymore (and am still discovering my favorite naturals), but Skin and Bones Luxurious Moisturizer keeps me soft and smell-good!

For the face, while it feels lovely and smells great, the scent can be overpowering — you’ll just have to see how you like it!

Have you tried anything from Skin and Bones? What scents are you drawn to? Do you rotate scents for different seasons? Tell me in the comments section!

 

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  • asti

    I am still crazy about the scent of this body oil, it might be seemingly simple but I don’t think the fragrance is simple at all. Totally unexpected and blown away. It is a perfect balance of sweetness, spiciness and slight tanginess. Kind of reminds me of May’s Youth Dew, although that one is obviously brighter. I don’t wear perfume as well, but scented body oils like this.. that carries a subtle scent and makes my skin so good to sniff around?! I am so not over how delicious this smells, I wish Urban Outfitters stocks the large size too instead of the 20ml one.

    THANK YOUUUU for introducing me to Skin & Bones!!!

    skjonnhet.blogspot.com.au

    • http://www.kimberlyloc.com/ kimberlyloc

      I agree! The layers of scent are so complex, I feel like I smell something new every time I wear it. I haven’t been into Urban in a while, so I don’t know if they carry it in my local spot, but there’s a few spas / boutiques in town that do carry it, which excites me! Can easily stock up :) So glad you love it, and you’re welcome!

  • Stefanie

    I love Skin&Bones moisturizer! The smell is my absolute favorite! I actually recently contacted Heidi (the founder and creator) and found out that this signature scent will be coming out as perfume on her website soon!I am beyond excited about that:) She is already offering a chakra frangrance on her website which is not the signature scent though.

    This is what Heidi wrote me:

    “These will both be 15ml and should last forever – they come with a
    little dropper and have a percentage of jojoba in them to keep them
    safe. There is no alcohol or water in these fragrances…”

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this!:)

    • http://www.kimberlyloc.com/ kimberlyloc

      OOOOOOH thanks for the scoop! I am so excited about this. Layers upon layers of heavenly scents.



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