Every other body oil I’ve ever tried can now take a seat because I’ve met my match. Seriously, though, my new addiction is lathering this luxurious-feeling goodness all over every single inch, crease, and crevice of my body. I can’t stop. Before I get into the magic that is Peet Rivko Body Oil ($80), I’ll remind you all of my extremely sensitive skin. I grew up with severe eczema on my arms, ears, the back of my neck, and legs. As a child, on top of my prescriptions, my mom put me on a serious moisturizing regimen to control the uncomfortable itching sensation I dealt with from eczema. Body oil has been a permanent fixture in my beauty routine before I even knew what a “routine” was.
My skin drinks it up so quickly—I can’t go a day without it. The first true throwback to ever touch my skin was Johnson Baby Oil ($4). Then, I moved on to Vaseline Baby Oil Gel ($4). For the past few years, I’ve been sticking with Trader Joe’s 100% Organic Virgin Coconut Oil ($5). Thankfully, I grew out of eczema after my adolescent years, but I have particularly dry skin that I’m probably going to have to deal with for life. So, body oil, which I use through every single season, will continue to be my thing.
Which brings me back to Peet Rivko body oil at hand. Recently, when I was peeking through Byrdie senior beauty editor Hallie’s stash of things to try, my eye immediately gravitated to this chic little bottle. (Yes, I’ll admit that I’m still entranced by on-point packaging.)
I took it home that very night, and after my bath, I decided to give it a try. First, I did what I always do before trying any new product: I took a whiff of it. When I tell you it smells like an alluring aroma of fresh plants, trust me. The scent is not overwhelming, though; it’s just pleasant.
I started to apply it to my legs and then moved on to my upper body. There was a simple joy I got out of applying this body oil—it felt so soothing and calming after a long day, not unlike a massage at a spa. To be honest, I didn’t even take my usual deep dive into the backstory of the product before applying it. But now I know why it’s so amazing. It’s infused with organic cold-pressed botanical oils like jojoba oil, sunflower seed, avocado, and baobab. Peet Rivko is dedicated to creating the most shelf-worthy, organic products those with super sensitive skin (aka me) will love.
What I love even more is the glowy sheen it leaves on my complexion—it lasts for hours. And when I put this on before bed, I wake up in the morning with baby-soft skin.
I applied it before a date last weekend and felt like my skin was sparkling. I could go on and on for hours about this stuff and will probably be a little depressed when I run out. It’s worth the price, and you deserve to treat yourself. So you have my blessing to splurge on this exceptional product.
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