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Product: Lina Hanson Global Body Serum
Price: $63 USD/ $70CAD
My rating: 10/10
About the Brand
Instead of having an array of products for you to choose from, they work hard formulating a few effective products. The Lina Hanson brand has only 4 products; a body oil, face oil, baby oil and perfume oil.
Lina Hanson is all about creating products that have a global influence and effect. They work on all skin types, ethnicity and ages. The ingredients are sourced from all over the world.
Lina wanted to bring cherished and potent botanical ingredients from all over the world and make them available for us all.
Lina Hanson supports co-operatives, small farms and artisans to source the highest quality ingredients available. Every few months, Lina carefully selects a charity to donate part of her sales to.
Here is a video of me reviewing the Global Body Serum
My First Impression
I was so excited to open my package from Lina Hanson to find 2 full-size products for me to review! She sent me her Global Body Serum as well as her Global Face Serum.
I love Lina’s packaging, very dark glass with a lovely little pump top. Each bottle came with a cool little piece that prevents the pump from leaking (I kept these pieces and use them when I want to bring my oils somewhere with me).
Even though this is called a serum, it is actually a body oil, with 10 simple oil ingredients, it acts like a serum because it absorbs so well.
The first thing I noticed when I used the body oil was how well it went on my skin. It absorbed, but left a nice dewy glow. I also noticed the scent, oh it is divine. Calming, yet stimulating, like a decadent dessert.
Scent and Texture
The scent is sort of a citrus-vanilla smell, like an orange creamsicle. The scent is light, it lasts a while on your skin, but it isn’t overwhelming.
The texture is slightly thick, this is not the runniest oil I have come across, it has the texture of olive oil. I like the texture, it isn’t slippery or overly oily.
A few squirts of the pump will cover my arm. I use probably 10 pumps to cover my body. The oil goes on well, I really like the pump. It isn’t a huge pump, so you don’t end up with too much oil. It makes it easy to apply with one hand. One hand holds the bottle and the other hand applies the oil.
This oil is not greasy! I love how it absorbs and just leaves soft skin. I seriously feel like I am pampering myself when I apply it.
About the Product
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Nut Oil*, Bertholletia Excelsia (Brazil) Nut Oil, Cucurbita Maxima (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*, Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Oil, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Oil, Citrus Junos (Yuzu) Oil. *Certified Organic
Rice Bran Oil – An anti-aging secret of Japanese women, it replenishes the skin with antioxidants and nutrients. It’s high oleic acid content makes it absorb deeply into the skin.
Avocado Oil – rich in vitamin E, this oil is extremely nourishing and hydrating. It is high in lecithin, a fatty acid that keeps skin soft. Avocado oil stimulates collagen production and boosts skin’s elasticity.
Apricot Kernel Oil – A mild, moisturizing oil, it’s Gamma Linoleic Acid content helps skin retain it’s moisture.
Argan Oil – Packed with antioxidants, this oil is an excellent anti-aging ingredient. Argan oil is high in linoleic acid, which reduces inflammation and hydrates the skin.
Brazil Nut Oil – A high source of Selenium, an essential mineral for healthy skin. Brazil nuts also contain high amounts of Zinc. Zinc reduces inflammation and assists in collagen production.
Pumpkin Seed Oil – Rich in Vitamin E, fatty acids and antioxidants, this oil hydrates and renew skin cells.
Camellia Oil – Lightens, brightens and moisturizes the skin. It contains Squalene, a natural emollient found in our own skin.
Grapefruit Oil – Increases circulation, tones and detoxifies the skin. It is abundant in antioxidants that fight free radicals and skin aging. The scent is sweet and uplifting.
Vanilla Oil – High in antioxidants and a good source of the B Vitamins that play an integral role in the maintenance of healthy skin. It has a sedative and relaxing aroma.
Yuzu Oil – Helps with skin circulation and exfoliates dead skin cells. A unique citrus aroma, unlike any other citrus fruit smell, it has been described as a blend between grapefruit and mandarin. The scent is calming to the mind, relieving anxiety and stress.
Price and Size
100ml / 3.4 fl. oz
$63 USD/ $70 CAD – subject to change
Who is this product for?
This product is meant for all skin types, but works especially well on those with dehydrated skin. It works really well after a shower or shave.
How well does it work?
I used this oil on my skin after getting a bit too much sun, it really helped hydrate my skin and relieved the itchiness.
This oil does what it is supposed to do; hydrate the skin without leaving a greasy residue.
My only qualm about this product is the fact that the box says not to wear it if you are going to be out in the sun. This makes me wonder, can I wear it during the day? I want to be able to put this on in the morning and wear it throughout the day, to give my skin a glow and a sweet scent.
I emailed Lina and this was her reply:
Hi Andrea,Thanks for your question. The body serum is completely fine to use during the day. The “avoid sunlight” has to be on the packaging for certain EU regulations, and should be present in most body care products whenever there are any citrus essential oils in it.Unless you are very sensitive to the sun and plan on spending hours in the sun, it should not be any issues.
I love putting this oil on in the evening, letting it absorb before bed. Now that I know it is safe to use during the day, I am going to apply it in the morning after my shower.
I can apply this oil to my whole body, including my neck and chest (I have even used it on my face).
It is hydrating enough that I don’t need to use it every day, but it is light enough that I don’t feel like a gease-ball.
The oils are hydrating and non-greasy, the scent lingers but isn’t too strong. I love this body oil!
- 10 simple yet effective ingredients
- all-natural product
- the Lina Hanson brand has integrity and gives back to charity
- absorbs well
- gives skin a dewy-glow
- packed full of skin nutrients and antioxidants
- improves circulation and skin youthfulness
- High price (though it will last you months).
10/10, I am in love with this stuff, and even though the price seems high, it is worth it. The bottle is large and it lasts a long time.
You could buy a bottle of this and use it as an all over moisturizer and facial oil, it is much cheaper than a lot of other facial oils.
I would recommend this product to anyone who wants to add a little glamour to their skin and anyone suffering from dry, itchy skin.
If you are someone who gets dried out from showering of shaving, this is the perfect product for you.
The texture is amazing and the scent is divine (even my husband says I smell good – bonus).
Where Can You Get it?
I buy from The Detox Market because they only stock fresh products.
USA: The Detox Market (free shipping over $80)
Canada: The Detox Market (free shipping over $100)
UK: Alyaka (free shipping on all orders)
What do you think about using an oil on your body? Are you a lotion kinda person? Would you be willing to try a body oil instead?
Yours In Beauty,
*p.s This article contains my affiliate links to some awesome online shops. This product was given to me as a sample, I was not payed to write this review and the review is my honest-to-goodness opinion.