Lately, I have gone back to my obsession with daily body brushing and moisturising. There’s something about your skin looking and feeling ridiculously smooth that just makes me feel great, so hello to Espa’s Detoxifying Body Oil! Yup, detoxifying body oil, so it’s not all about making your skin smooth and touchable, it’s about so much more than that.
Go on, scoff. I did. I wasn’t exactly convinced a body oil could detox me in anyway. Sure, we all know how lotions and potions can penetrate the layers of the skin, getting to the good stuff so that when our skin naturally sheds, it’s happy, bright and smooth skin that comes through next, but can a body oil really help to remove toxins from the body? Espa’s Detoxifying Body Oil is a potent, clarifying tonic that aims to keep skin supple, smooth and stimulate body and mind to rid it of pesky toxins.
Two of its main ingredients have surprising detoxifying benefits;
Cypress Oil has antispasmodic properties that ease muscle cramps, tension and muscle pull, making it the perfect post-workout treatment. Cypress oil also increases blood flow and has been known to ease the pain. It can also increase the body’s need to perspire and sweat, forcing toxins, salts, and excess water out of the body.
Juniper Berry is a natural diuretic that increases your need to urinate, thus flushing toxins out of the body, as well as reducing water weight. Juniper is a natural stimulant that can reduce fatigue, dizziness, and depression, so not only will your skin look good, but you’ll be feeling great on the inside too which will shine through!
The oil also contains grapefruit for extra stimulation and mood boosting, and almond oil which is hugely beneficial to locking in moisture and keeping skin supple and young.
I love using the Detoxifying Oil on my gym days, there’s nothing like a hot shower or a dip in a bath of Epsom salts to ease muscle pains and to wind down after that endorphin high, but couple that with this oil and I genuinely feel like I’m floating. I’ve found it really helps to ease the muscles in my legs after a squat session and my skin feels ridiculously smooth all over. The scent is a little heady, to begin with, but that does fade as the day goes on.
I always apply this when my skin is still a little damp, as it’s easier for the skin to absorb as it dries. Starting at the feet, I massage small amounts into my skin, working in circular motions towards my heart. I really concentrate on areas like my calves, thighs, and arms as these are the tensest after a gym session. They do recommend you drink plenty of water when using this oil, which I do in general anyway so I haven’t experienced any adverse side effects.
I won’t lie, this is the perfect treatment after a heavy night on the town too!
Any thoughts on detoxifying beauty products?
Until next time,