May Lindstrom Skin The Good Stuff

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I was recently spoiled by LeVert Beauty with a gift that I kept postponing purchasing myself. I knew that The Good Stuff was going to be special, but I planned to wait until I at least finished another one of my body oils. You guys already know that I am always willing to spend extra money on facial skin care, but when it comes to body care I am not as quick to splurge. However, like any May Lindstrom Skin product, there is something especially delightful about it, and this may be one of the few expensive body products that I will buy myself once I run out. Here’s why.

The formula includes organic plant oils such as Jojoba, Macadamia, Plum Kernel, and Sea Buckthorn. While it feels quite rich upon application, it is non-greasy and sinks into the skin quickly so that one minute after the application I can get dressed without my clothes sticking to the skin. It leaves the skin feeling very comfortable and very soft. Here’s a few more facts about the oils in this serum:

Jojoba oil provides long-lasting moisture¹, by improving the retaining of moisture in the skin for up to 24 hours;

Macadamia oil restores levels of Palmitic Acid (Omega 7), which promote skin elasticity and fight the appearance of fine lines;

Sea Buckthorn extract significantly promotes the healing of the skin², possibly due to its antioxidant qualities.

Plum Kernel oil is a highly emollient oil due to its high fatty acid content. It contains different bioactive compounds³, such as β-carotene (provitamin A) and tocopherols, which promote wound healing.

Here’s the full list of ingredients:

simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil*, macadamia integrifolia (macadamia nut) oil*, olea europaea (olive) oil*, prunus spp (plum kernel) oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil*, hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) oil*,theobroma cacao (cocoa absolute) oil, cananga odorata (ylang-ylang) essential oil*, rosa damascena (rose absolute) essential oil*, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) essential oil*,
mica. *Certified organic. (Gluten-free, vegan.)

Besides the moisturizing, softening, and skin-healing formula, which I love, what is absolutely striking and special about this body serum (and all May Lindstrom products in general) is the scent. Cocoa, ylang-ylang, rose, and lavender create that luxurious, signature May Lindstrom scent that is sweet and sexy. Strong enough to be noticed, but never obnoxious. Like chocolate and flowers, in the best way possible. May Lindstrom is truly a genius when it comes to creating products that encourage self-care.

To the excellent formula and the dreamy scent, May Lindstrom adds the slightest amount of golden shimmer to the serum (from mica), that is dispersed when smoothed over the skin, and looks absolutely perfect if a little skin is showing. It gives the skin a subtle, healthy glow without looking glittery at all (I can barely see any shimmer). The photo above shows a before and after application.

Although I absolutely love this body oil, and I am enjoying every single drop of it, I still feel like it’s slightly overpriced for what it contains. As with all May Lindstrom Skin product, I must admit that there is something especially luxurious about it when compared to others, but I have tried other body oils that I also like, and are half the price of this one. If this serum fits your budget, then it’s a treat worth splurging on.

You can check out The Good Stuff at LeVert Beauty, which offers 15% off your first order when you sign up for their newsletter (lots of other great brands, too, and excellent customer care). You can find LeVert Beauty here.

Have you tried this body oil?

¹http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19146603
²http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15911921
³http://www.rombio.eu/rbl3vol16/12%20Mirela%20Popa.pdf
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  • Amber

    Love this post Lilly! Your posts always make me smile. Such a huge fan of LeVert Beauty too so it’s wonderful that they spoiled you! :)

  • Laura

    Great post. I have the exact same take on it. Lovely oil, lovely smell, nice touch with the mica, but really pricey.

  • Cindy Bokma

    I love May’s products but they are so $$$$! Great review as always! XO

  • RebeccaNMDL

    May is a scent genius – I wouldn’t have thought I’d love this from what’s listed in the ingredients, but it’s SOOOOOOOO amazing! I’ve repurchased a couple times since I discovered it, and I always think about how expensive it is, and then go ahead and splurge anyway. Totally worth it if you can swing it!

  • Ana Green

    I have just started to warm to May’s line after initially not being too much of a fan, this looks lovely and it is nice to splurge on something you love :) Xx

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  • Bambi Organics

    Io sono una di quelle che ha ricomprato ben 2 volte (insieme a Lina Hanson e sicuramente il Gardenia + Tea Body Serum di OLO) e devo dire che la seconda volta (proprio adesso) nn mi entusiasma come la prima usandolo per più di 2/3 giorni…se voglio shimmer preferisco dell’altro ( hai provago l’huile prodigeuse di Nuxe? Beh è uguale solo che sa di Monoi) invece se voglio profumo di cacao scelgo Mettā Skincare. Tuttavia è un buon prodotto..solo che hai ragione costa troppo x quel che contiene. C’e tanta “magia”, “incanto” dietro il brand che ti ammallia e seduce ma onestamente su di me ha perso un po hihihi.

    Ora sono in LOVE con Leahlani, Kumary e OLO. Tu per caso hai provato l’olio vitamin B x il corpo di OLO?

    Un bacioooo

  • leighlennox

    I received a sample size of The Good Stuff – it is pretty amazing. The evolution of the scent is dramatic and addictive. At least to my nose, when the first blast of chocolate fades a bit the roses become prominent, and they are very fresh, vibrant roses. Then I start smelling the other notes. It is a very artful concoction, one I may have to save up for. Thanks for the review, Lilly – that’s why I tried the sample.