DECLEOR AROMA SVELT BODY OIL SERUM REVIEW

I've mentioned in past posts that I am a fan of the Decleor Brand, and am genuinely enjoying trialling more and more products from the range. This one I originally trialled as a sample from the 2018 Advent Calendar - yes I know it's only October, but in true Youtuber style I've already unboxed it completely! 

I've been using oils as my facial skincare routine for a while and have been wanting to incorporate oil into my body care more often. The Decleor Aroma Svelt Body Oil is a great addition to my Bath & Body routine,  I fell in love with it pretty much the first time I trialled it.

This is an oil serum with 100% Natural Origin and contains super skin nourishing oils like Jojoba & Macadamia Oil combined with essential oils like Grapefruit, Orange, Rosemary, Patchouli & Sandalwood. 

The Aroma Svelt Oil Serum is designed to aid improving the look of cellulite on the thighs and bottom when used along with self massage. 

Grapefruit Oil has long been used in products to improve cellulite as it is said to reduce fat accumulation underneath the skin and improve blood circulation. Citrus oils like orange are also often found in treatments for cellulite as they are thought to promote lymphatic drainage. Rosemary oil is thought to stimulate the circulation, and strengthen the lymphatic system. Patchouli oil is often used to combat water retention. I'm unsure of where Sandalwood fits in the role of improving cellulite, but it smells fantastic so I don't mind its addition in pretty much anything!

The oil is very quickly absorbed into the skin and you're not left with a greasy feeling at all. It also comes with a spray pump included to ease application which I really appreciate. Whilst this oil is recommended for use on the thighs and buttocks, I've been able to use it on my legs and arms with no irritation at all - just don't use it on your face or any other sensitive area - citrus oils whilst fantastic can irritate the skin. I've found this out the hard way a few times - just don't do it!

The smell of this oil is truly yummy. When first applied you get a strong citrus scent, but it's a more sophisticated citrus smell than you would find in say a grapefruit shower gel. After a while the citrus fades and the Patchouli and Sandalwood come through, then after an hour or so has passed the remaining scent on your skin is rather delicate meaning you won't upset your partner with an overbearing scent if you apply near bedtime. 

I can't offer any real review on cellulite improvement as yet, although studies have shown self massage, body brushing and upping your water intake can all improve the appearance. I have to say I am somewhat cynical when it comes to cosmetic products to deal with cellulite, from any brand, but I think self care, especially from a natural source product can't harm.

For me this oil serum is a lovely addition to my body care, leaves my skin feeling great and doesn't irritate my skin or cause breakouts like mineral oil products seem to. It smells truly lovely and I'm enjoying it very much. Decleor is considered a luxury skincare brand and thus the price point is as you might expect at a RRP of £47.00. This is for a 100ml bottle though and as with all oils a little goes a long way.

Fancy trying this for yourself? You can find it here (not an affiliate link): https://www.decleor.co.uk/body/new-aroma-svelt/aromessence-svelt-body-refining-oil-serum#

*The Decleor Aromessence Svelt Body Oil Serum was bought by myself with my own money and this post is NOT sponsored in any way.