Rated 4 out of 5 by GalvLily Excellent For Frizzy Hair! Very Faint Fragrance
I will start by saying I bought the Strawberry Beautifying Oil only because I needed one more product to reach a promotional value in-store and I love, love, love the entire Strawberry line. It's hands-down my favorite scent.
As a product, I was kind of confused by it at first, but after a shop employee explained a bit and I did some more research online, I thought I was ready to try it out. Now, I'm fair skinned with an oily/dry alternating skin type on my face especially, and quite normal/non-oily/non-dry everywhere else. My hair is curly type 2C.
I really did not see a use for this oil on my hands and arms, even right after a shower. The scent was so faint even as I applied the oil AND it faded entirely within an hour out and about - only lifting my hand to my nose at first was the scent very noticeable! Because of that, this might be nice for people looking for a fragrance more faint and understated than that of a perfume or body lotion, but I had to layer with the Strawberry Body Butter to smell much. (I use that product, along with the hand cream, for skin now.) It didn't seem to do much with regards to moisture or dryness protection, though my hands and arms don't have that issue so much as my face does and I would not use this on my face. It is VERY oily, as it is an oil product!
I have not used this on nails and cuticles, though I may try. I have also not used it as a massage oil, but because of its light texture and quick absorption, it might be great for that! This would also be where having a faint scent would be a plus for me.
Ok, even though it's not great for my skin type, this does WONDERS for my hair! My hair is quite curly but it loses definition easily and then just becomes frizz. When I put this product on the ends of my dry hair shortly after a hair wash, it took out all the frizz that had begun and there was no frizz the entire day. This is a miracle for my hair, honestly! If you have hair like mine, slightly coarse and quite curly but that becomes frizzy waves easily, I highly recommend this product for stopping the frizz and keeping the curls. A little goes a very long way, and if I only use this product on my hair (which admittedly is cut in a chin-length bob right now) then I will have it for some time! 5 stars for performance on my hair alone.
This and the scent I have to strain for to smell are my reason for the 3 star rating on quality and value. This packaging is really not the greatest for an oil product, I have to say. The cap is very similar to the cap on the mini Strawberry Shower Gel - with a tiny hole when you open the flip top. This is fine for the shower gel, which is quite thick, but the beautifying oil dispenses so quickly that it took me a couple of uses to get the hang of how to get it out without making a mess! Unfortunately, I also found that the screw-cap leaks when I over turn or tilt the bottle to put oil into my hand for use. Unfortunately, though, I'm not sure I can think of a better packaging style! A leak-proof pump may be great, or a mist spray top, but people who use this on skin and not hair may not like mist spray packaging. The bottle itself, however, is super cute, and I like the golden look!
Scent: Rather faint and fades quickly | 3/5
Use On Skin: Not for me, but perhaps for others who have drier skin | 3/5
Use On Hair: Wonderful for taming frizz and helping to keep curls defined in type 2C hair | 6/5
Packaging: Could definitely be improved | 3/5
April 25, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by NicoleH Great Value!
These things last like a million years, and also the strawberry is nice :)
January 31, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by MandaBeland Okay
I cannot get past the smell. It smells like a cheap lip smackers. It could also be described as smelling like jell-o. Also, I think it made my skin a bit dry. This product did lather nicely though.
November 17, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by tbsreviewer this one is a miss for me
i'm very fond of many of the body shop shower gels and use them exclusively. there is something too strong and almost artificial in the scent on the strawberry for me. the quality is still great, and of course scent is a matter of preference - i'll just stick to other scents in the future.
November 4, 2015