Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Review: MVO Rose & Neroli Anti Aging Body Oil

MVO Anti-Aging Body Oil ( Rose & Neroli ) 60ml USD 36

I have been a fan of body oils since last year and it never fails to give me smooth, supple skin every time. I have used Weleda and currently using my DIY body oil, which I love because it is equally as good and cheap too!

Last year, during my MVO hauls, I bought a bottle of their Rose and Neroli body oil mainly because I need to hit the 'free shipping' minimum. I guess it's fine because I use body oils everyday. This one would be considered a 'luxury' for me cos this the most expensive body oil I've purchase to date.

Continue to read the rest of the post to know if this performs as good as my DIY body oil...

Product Description

Combats aging, calms and balances with a luxurious floral aroma from rose and neroli essential oils.
  • Combats aging with essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants from watermelon seed oil, vegetable squalene and apricot kernel oil. 
  • Calms and balances with an elegant floral aroma from luxurious rose and neroli essential oils
  • Over 2 dozen roses are used to make one drop of rose absolute and there are 20 drops in every 4 oz bottle. 
  • Over 1 pound of carefully harvested neroli flowers makes 10 drops of neroli essential oil and there are 12 drops in every 4 oz bottle. 
  • Protects and repairs the lipid barrier with essential fatty acids from avocado and jojoba oils. 
  • Seals in moisture and leaves the skin supple, smooth and more refined. 
  •  Prevents moisture loss and dehydration.

Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil), Persea americana (avocado oil), Prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel oil), Citrullus Vulgaris/Lanatus (watermelon seed oil), vegetable squalene (from olive oil), Rosemary oleoresin, Rosa damascena (Rose)essential oil, Citrus aurantium (Neroli) essential oil, Helichrysum italicum (Helichrysum), Pelagonium graveolens (Rose Geranium) essential oil, Curcuma longa Rhizome (Curcuma) essential oil

My Experience

Since this is considered a luxury item to me, I use this 3 times a week after shower and mostly after my body scrub. Reason being I use this on the days I do my body scrub because I want all the natural goodies of the oil to sink into my skin fully.

Initially, I wasn't sure if I would like this oil because it stated that it contains over 2 dozen roses for a single drop of oil! I shudder when I think of it. I am not a fan of any rosy scent and I will always chock when I pass by any Lovely Lace shop. ( Lovely Lace is a shop in Malaysia which sells cutesy decorative items and country styled home decorations, which is heavily perfumed with rose scent

Surprisingly, I don't find this oil being overwhelmed with the rose scent. I can't put my finger to it except that I like it that it leaves me smelling wonderful! Probably the neroli scent has something to do with it too. Everytime I use this, I feel like I am being transported to fields of roses and neroli. Does it make any sense? Well, I think the best way to describe this feeling is, "I feel luxurious"!

Now, on to the consistency. Compared to Weleda and my own DIY body oil, this one wins hands down! Though the oils that I use in my DIY body oil is almost identical to MVO, this one is slightly lighter. It glides well unto my skin, absorbs rather quickly and does not leave my skin feeling greasy. One squirt is sufficient for my arms and 2 for my legs.


I am pretty impressed with this body oil. The scent and the feel of the oil is great, better than my own DIY. It  does what it claims: leave the skin supple, smooth and refine, and prevents moisture loss and dehydration. I love how this oil can sometimes calm and relaxes me before I go to bed...not to mention, it gives you a little 'luxurious' feeling. Though it give me all the good feelings, I can't say that I will repurchase this everytime if it ran out because the price is a little steep for me. I will repurchase this only I have a little extra to spare or at times if I need to pamper myself. 

This item was purchased by me for my personal purposes. This review is based on my honest and personal experience with this product and is not influenced by any parties.


  1. u know what? i am now craving for this! the DIY body oil i made sometimes feels a little dry and the scent disappears rather quickly, it just doesn't last as long as those commercial ones. i wonder why..

    1. Haha..this is a worthwhile item to look into even though I find this as a luxury item to me. If you feel that your DIY oil could be a little drying, maybe you should consider tweaking a higher percentage of more emollient oils such as jojoba. As for the essential oils, I believe it is due to the grade of the oils. For example, if you like lavender, the better grade will be the mont blanc or the bulgarian.
      Do remember that you should always apply your body oil on damp skin after shower. If you apply on dry skin, thus your skin will feel a little more dry.

  2. I bought my bottle of MVO body oil too with free shipping :) And I'm amazed at how quickly it absorbs into my skin! Simply lovely.

    1. Yes, it really is a lovely body oil! It just makes you feel real good.


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