I’ve never really been too interested in body wash or body moisturisers until recently; now I appreciate a really nice smelling, hydrating wash and some lovely body moisturiser too. I like body oils because they appeal to how lazy I am – anything that takes ages to rub and sink in annoys me!
Etude House Any Oil 21is called this because has ’21 recommended uses’. I am sure at a stretch you can think of a few more! With these kind of oils and balms, it’s just a matter of common sense really; usually you can use them on your body, face, cuticles and hair. There is a balm, spray on mist oil (the two I bought) and a plain oil in a glass jar in the range.
I like the retro packaging:
The mist is a spray on oil which can be used all over. It tells you to shake it well before using but avoid ht eyes. It also says to be careful if using it somewhere where the floor is slippy (bathroom) as the mist can go…everywhere…
The Any Balm 21 comes in a flat tub and is a typical medium hard none scented balm.
I’ve found both products quite nice to use although they don’t have anything majorly appealing either – for example, organic ingredients or a really nice scent (the don’t really smell of anything). Therefore they’re quite general use products…I think you could find similar for less money.
The Mist has been handy to use after a shower but it’s not economical – these aerosol mists never do last that long and the mist is very fine so you might need to go over yourself a few times. By the time you’ve misted your whole body it’s taken a while because it has a problem of spraying if you’re holding the can at a funny angle. It has to be upright or nothing!
The balm is also quite a simple balm – it melts nicely to apply on the skin but I just think I have better balms (I have purchased quite a few to use recently and I think they are better). It’s moisturising but not so amazingly that it feels tons better afterwards – you still need to slap more on to super dry areas.
Ingredients – for the Any Balm (there’s lots of different types of oil in it although I wouldn’t say it’s an organic product!)
Here are the ingredients for the mist:
I paid about £8-£11 for these products from eBay. They’re nice enough but I wouldn’t repurchase.
Do you have any favourite body oils and balms?