For a Gorgias, Gorgeous Body

It’s been a Gorgias day of paper-writing, and yes, “Gorgias” is pronounced just like “gorgeous”–it made me do a double take too when that was what my Philosophic Classics teacher said we’d be reading. The first portion basically is fleshing out what is oratory, and at one point, Socrates differentiates between beneficial crafts and flattering knacks for the body. Example: medicine takes care of the body’s inner health, pastry baking is yummy but doesn’t really take care of the body’s inner health*. Gymnastics takes care of the body’s fitness, cosmetics make the body appear better, but don’t really do anything for the body’s fitness. Where is this going? (Don’t run away yet I promise I’m done talking philosophy.) I’m calling Lina Hanson’s Global Body Serum a beneficial craft.
I thought I was going to DIY my way through bodycare – that is, if single-ingredient DIY’s count. I had jojoba oil for makeup removing but a certain papaya oil cleanser took over the role…hey, I could use that on my body! I had coconut oil for cooking and after last year’s scare, I wasn’t going to put it on my face…hey, I could use that on my body and smell delicious!

However gleeful I was at multitasking my ingredients, my body would be dry again in the day, despite moisturizing straight out of the shower. I would get little flakes when I tried applying body sunscreen and my calves were pretty scaly. When Lina Hanson launched her Global Body Serum and green beauty bloggers were all abuzz and NuboNau was offering a free trial size of her Global Face Serum with the purchase of her Global Body Serum, I had to take the plunge.
I’m in complete agreement with what everyone else is saying. It’s beautiful. The grapefruit and vanilla oils fill your olfactories with such happiness and the moisturizing oils** (rice bran, avocado, apricot kernel, argan, brazil nut, pumpkin, and camelia) make my skin feel so supple and soft all the time, never greasy. It is currently the night after last night’s shower before tonight’s shower, and my body skin is still very happy. It is definitely a treat at $63 for 3.4oz and I probably overdid it on application post-showering at first (2 pumps for arms, 2 pumps a leg, 2 pumps for torso), but for how it has healed my stubbornly dry skin, it is definitely worth it. I have since decreased to 1 pumps per body part to extend my use and my skin is still happy. Can’t go back to single-ingredient body oils now…

*Unless you’re going whole wheat and gluten-free and adding chia seeds everywhere and stuff, then we can talk
**Head over to Lina Hanson’s website for a breakdown of the benefits of each oil


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  1. Asti.
    October 7, 2013 / 5:15 am

    dang girl, your reviews are so fun to read. Philosophy class, eh? Good to know that you're loving this body oil, I love that this is a lightweight one 'almost dry' in my opinion, will be perfect for my summer! And yes the scent oh the scent.

    Same story here. As much as I want to save up by doing DIY stuff.. I end up not loving it as much as what I have bought. Doesn't compare. hah.

  2. Caitie
    October 7, 2013 / 3:16 pm

    Love how you linked philosophy and beauty products. Completely agree with you about Lina's body serum – I've been hoarding/savoring mine so it doesn't run out too quickly! Such a gorgeous product 🙂

  3. October 8, 2013 / 5:28 am

    Heh, thanks! I wish I didn't use so much of it before winter has hit–but while I was in dry California, this really kept me moisturized, and California really sucks the moisture out of me.

    I know what you mean! DIY is great but…I'll just trust the pros 😉

  4. October 8, 2013 / 5:29 am

    Thank you! And yes. Totally agree and I am dreading the day mine runs out!

  5. Alasdair Rees
    October 9, 2013 / 1:38 am

    Love love love the philosophy preamble (Socrates is my home boy, Aristotle and I used to be in the same knitting circle). I'm a serious devotee to the LH global face serum, and, having read this review, I think I might have to spring for its big sister!