15 June 2013

Lina Hanson Global Body Serum


I love citrus scents, but sometimes I wonder if they're maybe a little young for me.  Lina Hanson's new Global Body Serum manages to circumvent this question, making citrus seem grown up and even sexy.  A delightful combination of yuzu, pink grapefruit and vanilla, the serum smells so good, I'm kind of tempted to save it to use as a perfume oil!

That, however, would mean missing out on the full benefits of this product.  It's a gorgeous body oil that's jam-packed with skin-friendly ingredients.  Rice bran, apricot kernel, and brazil nut oils are known to improve skin elasticity, while argan, pumpkin seed, and camellia provide anti-aging benefits.  The oil absorbs quickly and hydrates without leaving any greasy feeling on your skin.  I'm someone who only moisturizes once, post-shower, and the serum keeps my skin feeling soft and hydrated until the next time, even if that's a couple days later.  It's great all over and it works wonders on those extra dry spots like elbows and knees too!  

At $63, it's definitely a luxury item, but if you've got the money to treat yourself, it's one that's worth the splurge.  Lina Hanson's products support fair trade and sustainable harvesting and the key ingredients are produced by women's cooperatives and farmers worldwide. 

To celebrate the launch, Lina has also partnered with the International Rescue Committee and is donating 15% of the proceeds of both her Global Body and Face serums, today, June 15, through August 15. 

Where to Buy: $63 from Lina Hanson

Ingredients:  Oryza sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Persea gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Argania spinosa (Argan) Nut Oil*, Bertholletia excelsia (Brazil) Nut Oil, Cucurbita maxima (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*, Camellia oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit) Oil, Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla) oil, Citrus junos (Yuzu) Oil. *Organic Ingredient



Disclosure: Product provided for my honest review.  I was under no obligation to write a positive review in return for free product, nor was I compensated for this post.  All opinions are my own.


12 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great body oil, really looking forward to trying it once it becomes available in uk :)

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    1. It's really lovely! Can't wait to hear how you like it :)

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  2. I am enjoying every single drop of this one! :) Great review Caitie!

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    1. Thanks! I've been savoring every drop too :)

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  3. Fab review. The scent sounds like it's so friggen intoxicating!

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    1. Thanks! It really is...I'm constantly sniffing myself after I use it, lol :)

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  4. I really like the combination of base oils she uses, sounds extra nourishing!! Sometimes, I would still need to layer it with a body cream since my body skin is super dry. I would love to try this body oil once SBL stocks it. I also tend to use 'luxurious' body oils as perfume oil, don't they just stay all day?! Plus, the lingering smell is just so subtle and gorgeous.

    Do you know how close is the scent to Sukin vanilla-orangey smell?

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    1. I think this is the first 'luxury' body oil I've used, but you're right, the smell really does last a long time on your skin! I can smell it the whole day (and sometimes into the next) after using it.

      Scents are hard to describe, but I'd say the Lina Hanson isn't as bright of a scent as Sukin's. To me, the main scent in the oil is a sultry vanilla with a softer lime-y smell just peeking through. (It's actually grapefruit and yuzu, but I kind of smell lime.) So, even though I know they're both vanilla-citrus scents, the end result isn't all that similar.

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  5. I haven´t tried it yet, but I have to like it just because she comes from Sweden! ;-)

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    1. I feel the same way about Canadian companies! :)

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  6. Quite pricey, but the ingredients sound lovely! And the scent also sounds gorgeous! I'm a sucker for citrus, and combined with vanilla I'm sure is heavenly :) x

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    1. It's definitely a pricier oil, but it really is wonderful - both the scent and how well it works :)

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