“What I longed for was something far simpler, products for the here-and-now, that caress the skin noticeably and without any delay.”
This week, learning that Hollywood legend Sophia Loren’s favored beauty trick is to add olive oil to her bath, I will never again underestimate the power that oil has on our skin. Oil is much less labor intensive to apply than a regular lotion or cream. And the oil hot on the lips of beauty insiders these days is the Rodin Olio Lusso Oil, the brainchild of Linda Rodin, a model-turned-stylist now in her sixties. Having launched her skincare line Rodin in 2007, she now presides over an extensive line of beauty delicacies for the hair, face, lips, and body.
The Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Body Oil has no fewer than 11 essential oils designed to heal, treat, and nourish the skin. Take a deep breath as the checklist of ingredients are as follows: jojoba, jasmine, calendula, rosehip, argan, arnica, sweet almond, apricot, evening primrose, neroli, and sunflower oil. Now try to say that five times quickly. With rosehip in the mix, praised for its anti-aging ingredients like vitamin C, omega 6 and 9, lycopene, beta-carotene, and vitamin A, the cells start a regeneration process reinforced with anti-oxidants to encourage the production of collagen while diminishing the signs of sun-drenched skin like hyperpigmentation. Slicked onto limbs after a good scrub, or added to the bath, this oil will leave a delightful and heady scent of jasmine.