This luxurious body oil by Whitfords has been formulated using a unique, synergistic blend of 16 organic, precious oils that absorbs immediately and leaves your skin feeling replenished, exquisitely soft and nourished: Watermelon, Jojoba, Buriti, Marula, Moringa, Argan, Rice Bran, Olive Squalane, Sweet Almond, Apricot Kernel, Baobab, Pumpkin Seed, Sunflower, Acai Berry, Juniper Berry and Grapefruit.
Olive Squalane: an emollient derived from olive oil, it softens the skin. It is similar to squalene, which occurs naturally in the sebum produced by the sebaceous glands in our skin. It is very light, it has great spreading properties and it’s quickly absorbed by the skin leaving no oily residue.
Buriti Oil: it has a beautiful satin-like skin feel and it’s dark yellow/orange because of its very high beta-carotene content (an antioxidant that is a precursor of vitamin A) and tocopherol, also an antioxidant. It is high in oleic acid and contains considerable amounts of palmitic acid, an emollient that helps soften and soothe the skin whilst creating a thin protective layer to help prevent water evaporation.
Marula Oil: is extracted by cold-pressing the kernel of the fruit of the Sclerocarya birrea, a tree indigenous to Southern and West Africa related to the mango. There are are male and female trees and the female carry the fruits. Coincidentally, women are the primary producers of marula products so its commercialisation provides an income for themselves and their families. Marula oil is non-irritant and has moisturising and hydrating properties. It is considered a biomimetic oil (bio = life, mimetic = imitating) due to its high content of oleic acid and the presence palmitic acid; very similar to those present in our skin. It absorbs fast, does not feel heavy at all and has the ability to smooth out dry flaking skin.
Formula & Manufacturing Process
A minimalist formulation with no water use. The manufacturing process takes place without the use of heat. All Whitfords’ plastic-free products are made in-house, on-demand and in small batches in their South-East London studio. This means you will always get products that are as fresh as they can be and we avoid unnecessary waste.
One tree is planted for every Whitfords product sold.