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spotlight on: our body glow illuminating oil

it's time to glow up & show up

spotlight on: our body glow illuminating oil

It's no secret that when Summer rolls around, we're all lookin' for the same thing. No, it's not the best rooftop bar to have drinks at every Saturday afternoon. No, it's not the best hidden beach spot where you won't be overrun by tourists, and no it's not trying to figure out ways to stay cool in 40ºC weather. 

Yep, you guessed it (or even if you didn't), we all want our skin to shine and sparkle just as much as Edward Cullen's when he steps into the sun (and perhaps just a tad more than that). 

Absolutely no one (and we mean that) wants to walk around with their legs and arms out in summer, lookin' like they just got back from living in an igloo in a remote town in Iceland, a.k.a. your skin looks like it hasn't seen the sun in 256 days. 

When we think of Summer, we think of bronzed, tanned and glowing-to-the-gods skin that'll have everyone reaching for their sunglasses when you walk by. Luckily for you, we have the secret. 

Normally we keep it under lock & key BUT because you guys are our favourite, we'll let you in on the simple way you can be a glow-getter this Summer. 

*Drum roll* 

Introducing our new and improved, bdoy glow illuminating oil! 

body glow illuminating oil

Isn't she a beauty? 

You guys may know that this isn't a new product but what you don't know is that we've tweaked the recipe slightly, and there's a very good reason why. 

By now, you should know that yours truly always aims to be completely transparent when it comes to our ingredients, where we get them from and how they are sourced. We're all about keeping it real + clean for every butt. 

We pride ourselves on producing a product that has nothing icky in it, keepin' your skin in a good mood always. 

Over this past year, we've really tried to focus on our aim of creating and growing a sustainable brand with more thoughtfulness, transparency and accountability when it comes to all aspects, especially our ingredients. 

For this reason, we had to say buh-bye to ceatyl alcohol as we couldn't guarantee where it was being sourced from and like we mentioned above, that's a no-go for us. 

Instead, we've welcomed brassica alcohol to the body glow fam! 

what is brassica alcohol? 

Brassica alcohol is a natural thickening agent and viscosity adjuster which makes it an ideal alternative to using pam oil derived emulsifiers typically used in skincare and beauty products. 

We know that sounds like a lot of mumbo jumbo but basically this ingredient helps to stabilise the product, also ensuring it won't go bad and gross. This is ingredient is hella versatile and can be used in different emulsions and anhydrous systems (a product that contains no water). 

what's it made from? 

We're glad you asked. Brassica alcohol is 100% naturally derived from the brassica (cabbage family) plant, making it 100% vegan and 100% palm oil free (always a must). 

body glow illuminating oil

I bet you thought that was it!?

Well it turns out, we also wanted to switch silica with tapioca, as we always want to keep our products clean of all the skin baddies out there who are constantly lookin' for ways to wreck havoc. 

so what is tapioca? 

Tapioca is a starch extracted from cassava root that's typically included in food dishes due to it being a carbohydrate, but it also works really well in skincare products. 

Working as a natural thickener and texture enhancer, this ingredient consists primarily of amylose and amylopectin (components of starch), and is used in much the same way as brassica alcohol; to help stabilise emulsions and a create gel-like texture. 

Tapioca can also encourage other key ingredients to absorb into your skin, helping to get rid of any toxins and leaving your skin looking cleaner and clearer than it ever has before. 

Okay now that we've gotten all the technical (boring) stuff out of the way, let's get back to the reasons why this product is a must-have for the Summer season. 

Not only will this skin saviour leave your skin feeling smooth and soft it'll also prevent it from feeling super greasy or clogging your pores! Now that's what we call a win/win situation. 

Fragranced with an irresistible island-vacay-worthy-lemon-coconut aroma that'll transport you straight off the couch and onto a tropical beach somewhere, cocktail in hand and with food on the way, this oil will deeply nourish and hydrate dry and cracked skin and leave it with a shimmer that's bound to get you noticed for all the right reasons. Wink, wink.

Now slather on some illuminating  body oil, grab your sunhat and your new, cute sandals and be on your way! We promise not to take credit for your social life.