Monoi de Tahiti-
Mix naturally refined coconut oil and the tiare, or Tahitian gardenia, flower, and you get one heavenly scented, centuries- old Polynesian beauty ritual. This super light oil absorbs quickly into the skin and hair rendering them shiny and GOR-GEOUS! Pour just a cap full of Monoi oil into your both and soak up super soft skin year 'round.
I love to use a handful of oil on the ends of my long hair- wrap my hair in a warm wet towel, let soak for 10-15 minutes and wash out for super shiny hair worthy of a Paul Gaugin Tahitian goddess.
Want more? Use it on your hands & feet for healthy cuticles and nails, Monoi is also an excellent post-shaving treatment for shiny sexy gams, and I hear that it is an excellent excema treatment. f
Jiffy fact: Monoi oil solidifies at XX degrees F, but no worries, just place the container in warm water, and it will return to its original liquid state- but, please do not microwave the Monoi!
Original Tahitian Monoi Tiare formulas may be found at www.monoi.com or www.tahiti-iti.com for arouond $8 for xx ounces.
I recently purchased my jumbo size from xxx for yyy
If you want to up the ante you may want to try
Nars Body Glow, $ is also a Monoi oil formulation, however I think it is more viscous and heavily scented.
Another Monoi oil favorite is Elemis' best selling Moisture Melt- a heavenly product but again, pricier that the original formulation.
Calendula Oil- now that temperatures have dropped ( finally) combat extreme temperatures with this simple tip: mix in a few drops of calendula oil added to your regular moisturizer- Good news is that a small amount goes a long way- So you're TSA good to go- This is terriffic for inflight travel or combatting chilly temperatures and moisture-zapping high altitude.
Calendula oil is available at most heath food stores, Whole Foods Market, Central Market.
Nuxe Huile Prodigeuse
A French cult favorite, I love to keep a spray bottle of this multi-tasking super-oil on my nightstand- Just a few pumps ensures soft lips, smooth elbows, hands and strong nails.
It can also be used on the skin for a healthy patina-
A few drops of this magical potion on soaking wet hair, ensures smooth, frizz-free shiny locks, even without a blow dryer!