This is an unassuming body oil formulated with just sweet almond oil and essential oils. It's available in unscented and three scents - orange mandarin, litsea cubeba, and chamomile lavender. I was able to try the unscented, litsea cubeba and chamomile lavender, and while all three are beautiful, the chamomile lavender was the clear winner for me. I find lavender scents to be very hit or miss, but KYI definitely hits it out of the park. Chamomile is the predominant scent here, with a softer lavender complement. I often shower at night and it's the perfect scent to slather yourself in right before bed. On the other side of the spectrum, there's the litsea cubeba body oil, which has a bright, uplifting sweet, citrus scent, great for perking you up earlier in the day. The unscented is lovely as well, whether you have extremely sensitive skin or just want an unfragranced product that won't interfere with any other scents you may be wearing. I've even used it to take off makeup and it works great for that too!
All three types are alike in that they are fast-absorbing, non-greasy and supremely hydrating. The oil sinks in best when applied straight out of the shower, but even on completely dry skin, it absorbs well and doesn't leave you feeling like an oil slick. It's also worth noting that softening really is a fitting word here. The body oil is fantastic all over, but where it really stands out for me is on those extra dry patches. I've been battling rough, dry feet since the winter (which sandal season has not been helping!) and KYI's oil has worked like a dream. My feet are soft and more supple than they've been in months.
Going along with the brand's ethos, KYI's packaging is also simple and effective. Everything is packaged in glass, which I love, and the Softening Oil comes in a handy pump bottle, making it a breeze to dispense. The pump also conveniently locks, should you ever want to travel with it.
The Sweet Almond Softening Oil lives up to its name and is a great multi-purpose moisturizer that will be enjoyed by body oil newbies and afficionados alike.
Where to Buy: $20 from Know Your Ingredients
Ingredients: Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) Oil. May contain: essential oils of lavender, chamomile, orange, mandarin, bergamot, ginger, and/or litsea cubeba.