8 July 2013

KYI Sweet Almond Softening Oil

I love simplicity in skincare and KYI, short for Know Your Ingredients, is a brand that delivers just that.  The company prides itself on making minimally processed, whole food skin products with wholesome, natural ingredients and no unnecessary additives.  I featured KYI's Argan + Vitamin C Serum in a wishlist post way back in March and when I reached out to the company, they were extremely generous and sent me their whole line to test out!  I'll be reviewing all three products over the next few weeks, but first up, I bring you the Sweet Almond Softening Oil.  


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.




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.

7 comments:

  1. These sound absolutely lovely! I love that the ingredients list is so simple that you can use it on your body or to remove makeup. Can't wait to hear what you think of their mask...mostly because I want it! lol. xo

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    1. Yes! It's a great body oil and the fact that it's multi-purpose just makes it that much better :) The mask is lovely too, but more on that soon :)

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  3. Look forward to seeing the next installment :) KYI is a great name for a brand. I'd not heard of them before, I wonder if they're available in the UK... hmm :) xx

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    1. I like the name too! I think, as of right now, their products are only available through their own website. I'm not sure if they ship to the UK or not.

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  4. this looks lovely! Who can say no to a body oil in summer?

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    1. You're right! I would have thought I'd use body oils more in the winter, but I've been reaching for it a lot this summer!

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