Thursday, January 29, 2015
Beauty Review: Savvy Boheme Tall Americano Bath and Body Oil
I received a sample of Savvy Boheme's Tall Americano Bath and Body Oil in a Vegan Cuts subscription box I purchased, and have been obsessed with this body oil ever since! At first glance, I didn't really think I would like it, and it sat on my dresser for quite a while before I decided to try it. I instantly regretted not using it sooner, because this stuff is amazing!
It is made with nourishing oils including grapeseed oil, extra virgin olive oil, sweet almond oil, apricot oil, and vitamin E oil, and infused with scents from the essential oils of coffee, sweet orange, and vanilla. It reminds me of a sunny Italian coffee bar with its strong scents of espresso and orange peel, and a subtle hint of vanilla. The scent is both invigorating and centering, and it has the ability to both wake me up and calm me, if that makes any sense! To be honest, I didn't think I would care much for the scent, which seemed a little too sunshine-y for this ghoulish girl. However, I now find the scent to be delightful and uplifting!
In addition to the lovely scent, the Tall Americano is one of the few body oils I've used that actually absorbs into my skin really quickly. I can put clothes on right right after applying it without feeling like they will get soaked in oil. Not only does it absorb really quickly, but it also moisturizes like a dream! During the dry winter here in SoCal my legs get really dry and itchy, but ever since I started using Savvy Boheme's body oil this winter I have had no problems. I apply it after my shower and unlike other body oils I don't have to bother with toweling it off since my skin soaks it right up. It keeps my legs and the rest of my body well-moisturized and oh-so soft and smooth!
I really love this body oil, which does a fantastic job at nourishing my skin and making me smell lovely! It not only can be used as a body oil, but also works great as shaving oil, facial cleanser, makeup remover, suntan oil, or added to bath water for a luxuriously scented and exceptionally moisturizing body treatment!
This product is available for purchase at a discount on the Vegan Cuts Marketplace!
UPDATE: I just wanted to take a moment to update this review with a note about Savvy Boheme's customer service. I ordered another bottle of their Tall Americano body oil around the end of January/beginning of February 2015. It arrived quickly, but when it did I was sad to find that half the bottle's contents had leaked out, soaking most of the box (sorry, USPS!). Also, the scent wasn't like I remembered it, and it smelled mostly of orange rather than any coffee or vanilla notes. I was disappointed, so I contacted the company through their website and they got back to me almost immediately. They apologized and offered to send a replacement bottle to me at no extra charge. As for the scent of the oil, they explained they recently reformulated the Tall Americano oil and that the new one I would receive should have a stronger coffee scent. I usually hate contacting companies when something goes wrong (even when it's not my fault), but the people at Savvy Boheme were so gracious and understanding that they made the process a breeze. So not only are their products awesome, but their customer service is, too! Their top-notch products and customer service will ensure I order from them again and again, and I'll recommend them to anyone that will listen. Way to go, Savvy Boheme!