Dermalogica body oil review
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This Body Oil From an Oprah-Approved Brand Gives Me Baby-Soft Skin

It’s my favorite skincare product of all time.
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I'm the definition of a creature of habit. For years, a drugstore face wash and moisturizer have been the extent of my skincare routine — if you could even call it that. And aside from quickly rubbing a glob of lotion over freshly shaven legs, I rarely give the rest of my skin any attention. Slowing down and indulging in lavish skin care was foreign to me for most of my life, but when I had to test products for a round of beauty awards in 2020, my perspective on body care completely shifted — and it's never been the same since.

Specifically, one product opened my eyes to the beauty of nourishing all of your skin — not just your face — with moisturizing ingredients. The game-changing product in question? The Phyto Replenish Body Oil by Dermalogica, an Oprah-approved skincare brand. This magical jar single-handedly turned me into a huge advocate for prioritizing body care. Now, I look forward to lathering the soothing oil onto my skin so much, I make every excuse to shower just so I can indulge in using it afterward.

Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Body Oil
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Listen, I know you might be hesitant to opt for an oil instead of your tried and true body lotion. Full disclosure: When I first heard about body oils, the words "slick" and "greasy" came to mind, and I wasn't interested either. But when I tried Dermalogica's version, I promptly ate my words and changed my tune on everything I thought I knew about the moisturizing method. 

A small amount of this body oil mixed with a splash of water in my palm creates a milky texture that feels buttery-soft when applied to skin. And contrary to what you might expect, it absorbs quickly, leaving my skin feeling supple and hydrated with little to no dry-time needed before I can get dressed. But to be honest, I love spreading this oil all over my body so much, I leisurely enjoy the process for longer than necessary. And it doesn't transfer to fabrics once I finally bite the bullet and put clothes on, BTW.

Oh, and its scent — a delicate mixture of orange blossom and bergamot — is subtle and calming, immediately transporting me to a luxurious spa. It lingers on my skin all day but isn't overpowering (aka, the perfect combo for a fragrance.) While $53 is more than I typically spend on a skincare product, I've been using the same 4.2 ounce bottle for three months now. A little goes a long way, and trust me: You won't regret treating your skin (and nose) to this glorious body oil

Thanks to the Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Body Oil, I've permanently kicked my tendency to neglect body care to the curb. I'm now a loyal body oil user, and I don't plan on returning to lotions any time soon. So, take it from me: Good things come to those who step outside of their comfort zone. Snag your soon-to-be new favorite skincare product on Amazon now.