Welcome to the first Beauty Finds of 2023! This edition features Nacomi Delicious Chocolate Cookie Dry Oil.
A few posts back I shared my review on Oma Gerturde Nourish Body Cream which is a great body lotion. I mentioned I’m curious to try dry oils. My own DIY body butter which has 2 ingredients; cocoa butter and avocado oil while it’s a great after sun butter, it’s no good for day application as the oils rub off on clothes, leaving stains, or gets in my hair leaving it lanky looking thanks to fine hair. Machine washing can remove them, however end of the summer I have to throw those pjs out they’re so ruined. For this reason and that I feel oils better hydrate my skin more than lotions I wanted to dry oils. They shouldn’t leaven greasy stains on clothes.
Wait, what’s dry oil? A dry oil is a oil that absorbed quickly and doesn’t leave an oily aka greasy residue. Mindbodygreen explains in more detail.
A Stef Corgel Instagram post a while back reminded me of dry oils being more hydrating than lotions as she also felt that lotions never hydrated her skin enough. I thought most would be too expensive verses the amount I’d use but kept an eye out anyway. Thankfully Primor stocks Nacomi, a Polish natural skincare brand at reasonable prices most can afford. Not too expensive to try and as I apply body lotion everyday, price verses quantity was right too. I opted for chocolate cookie as I’ve always gone for cocoa butter smelling body lotions. I felt the raspberry and blueberry versions wouldn’t smell good as the day went on. Read on for my Beauty Find’s requirements or skip a paragraph.
I have a few requirements when it comes to beauty products: cruelty free, natural, clean, vegan better. I do my best to avoid nasty ingredients such as SLSs, parabens, PEGs, silicones, etc. Petrochemicals are the sneakiest with so many derivatives and aliases. I also avoid palm oil and it’s derivatives as I prefer orangutans. Coconut oil marketed as the good oil, I’m also cutting down on as it can be just a damaging crop as palm oil. If I do get products containing palm or coconut oil I try to get organic or sustainably sourced. With make up it’s a little harder so I go for cruelty free brands. I prefer products with less plastic and thankfully more brands are aware consumers don’t want unnecessary plastic (or governments are telling them less plastic). My skin type’s oily sensitive, acne prone and now wrinkles. I know nothing stops those lines, but if I can delay them then….
Nacomi Dry Oil Delicious Chocolate Cookie. 150ml €3.99 Primor
Dry Oil for Body – Delicious Chocolate Cookie
Moisturising body oil with a light texture and a delicious, nutty-chocolate scent. Grape seed oil and extremely valuable argan oil combined with cocoa extract will help deeply moisturise your skin an prevent loss of elasticity and vitality. The special formula of the oil will make it absorb quickly without leaving a greasy film. How to use: massage some oil into dry or damp skin. Use at least once a day.
Ingredients: vitas vinifera (grape) seed oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycine soja (soybean oil), helanthus annus (sunflower) seed oil, argania spinosa kernel oil, parfum, tocopherol acetate, theobroma cacao extract
Another reason why I wanted to dry oils is for loss of elasticity around my knees. I’m not old old, but I’m noticing sun damage in the loss of elasticity, even though I always apply SPF 50 in the summer when out. Working out should help with elasticity (quads holding them up 😂) however combined with age, gravity and just how things go, in certain light (all lights) I’m are they my knees?! Our knees naturally have some ‘sag’ or give as the skin has to move a lot when we sit, walk, run, cycle etc. Obviously I don’t want it to get worse!
So has the dry oil helped? TBH, it’s too early to tell. All the ingredients are natural and are known for their cell rebuilding properties, helping prevent and maintain skin elasticity. I’ve always applied body lotion or a butter daily however I work out a lot, so the knees are going to get more abuse with flexion. Combined with sun damage, weight loss, knees take a toll. For now I’m hoping it’ll help maintain the current knee ‘wrinkles’ I have.
From a hydration point of view, why didn’t I find and use this oil earlier! I’m applying it as a second layer over my regular body lotion as initially I wasn’t sure it would work. I’m working up to applying it solo. I have noticed that my skin doesn’t feel dry later and the next day again it doesn’t feel dry, please moisturise asap please way. My skin feels a lot smoother too.
It hasn’t transferred any oiliness or greasiness onto clothes nor does it leave an oil smell after washing which is what I found with my own DIY butter.
The trick I’ve found out and noticed with a lot of lotions that promise to help reduce cellulite isn’t always the ingredients but the act of actually massaging in the lotion or oil. The massage helps drain the lymphatic system to reduce the appearance of cellulite. The oxygen rich blood then helps improve the cells. Just applying without care isn’t going to activate the ingredients or the lymphatic system. With this in mind, I’m hoping by taking a little extra care massaging the dry oil around my knees will over time maintain them.
A bottle lasts me about 4 weeks so it’s not too expensive. As the ingredients are natural, each bottle will vary in colour. The scent is hazelnut chocolate chip cookies!
Yes! If purchasing from in store there’s a risk the oils could have gone rancid through transport, shop lights etc. Each bottle has a foil security/freshness seal (can be tricky to remove) however the scent passed through. Some bottles I’ve smelt before purchasing to check also it hasn’t been opened, don’t smell as fresh or vibrant as others. Seal and sniff check before buying in store!
The container, lid, seal and label’s plastic. I’m trying to reduce my plastic waste and have always said beauty products along with food are my number one plastic waste. For the price, one can only expect plastic.
Initially you can’t squeeze the bottle and have to let the oil through the press lid trickle out. After a few uses it’s easier to squeeze the bottle.
Would I recommend? Yes! It’s great value for money, leaves my skin feeling hydrated and smooth for hours after showering!