Sodashi will always have a special place in my heart. I have written about them before (see here) and my love for their products, ethos and story hasn’t wavered. I’m going to tell you a little bit about their newest product and one that has been in their collection for a while. We have the newbie, Body Brilliance Cream and the oldie, the Balancing Skin Boost.
One of the very first Sodashi treatments I had included a body scrub and application of their Vanilla Body Butter and I remember the smell, texture and experience so well. 5 years later, I go to buy it and bam…discontinued. Luckily some insider knowledge assured me that a new body cream was being formulated. Enter the Body Brilliance Cream, and oh was it worth the wait. The scent of Madagascan Vanilla, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli & Jasmine is so calming and smells like nothing else in my collection. It is like a delicious, spicy dessert and the whipped texture lends itself to being compared to a dessert as well. You can count on Sodashi to awaken the senses that’s for sure.
The main difference I notice with this formulation compared to the old one is that despite seeming like a very rich butter, it doesn’t leave a greasy film on the skin. The finish is almost matte but still very nourishing. I love that they’ve used ingredients which are anti ageing, but done so in a product for the body. We put so much emphasis on lotions and potions for our face but the rest of the body often gets neglected so I feel like this cream would be a great motivator because it really is a pleasure to use. It makes my skin feel incredibly soft and moisturised throughout the day and the texture is so decadent that I really look forward to using it. It is very luxurious (in cost as well) and a product that I will admittedly save for one to twice a week use.
I have tried the Sodashi Skin Boosts from their Rejuvenating and Calming ranges, but since my skin is leaning more towards combination and dehydrated in Summer, I thought I might give the Balancing Skin Boost a whirl. The ingredients are delivered in a gel formula which is equally nourishing and mattifying, great for oily and combination skin types. I find that it balances my skin really well, helping to reduce clogged pores and shiny skin, especially before makeup application. Despite it being a gel I don’t experience any pilling. I think the trick is to apply it after cleansing and then layer serums on top.
The feel of this product on the skin is so refreshing and energising but it’s not just frou frou. Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Atlas Cedarwood and Palmarosa work on controlling oil production, lowering inflammation, stimulating and balancing the skin and I honestly feel like this has helped in my every day battle to control my clogged pores. It is not the only product in my pore de-clogging arsenal but it’s a vital one. In the winter I will probably switch back to the Calming or Rejuvenating Skin Boost as I need a little bit more hydration during the colder months. Sodashi claim that this product boosts absorption of other products when placed underneath serums but I can’t exactly quantify that so I just wanted to make you aware of it.
I buy all of my Sodashi products from The Beauty Edit.
Next week: Ultra Violette sunscreen review