Now when an email entitled 'black chicken' popped into my inbox it was like a moth to a flame... how often do you get something like that cropping up? So I investigated and Black Chicken Remedies are an Australian skincare brand that have just launched Love Your Body Oil on Selfridges.com. The oil is a 100% natural with no parabens or sulphates, i.e. the nasties that newspapers tell you are bad, and smells a-mazing.
"The combination of 12 remedial oils are carefully selected to provide deep long lasting moisture to nourish skin and mind. These include Avocado oil, rosehip oil (good for wrinkles and stretch marks), Hazelnut oil to help tone and tighten the skin, Sandalwood essential oil which is great for stress, Lavender oil for sunburn so can be a great after sun oil that helps to prolong your tan not to mention Vitamin E to help maintain cell integrity!"
Apparently you can not only use this as an intensive moisturiser, but it's also good for shaving and has anti-ageing properties... although I'm not in need of anti-ageing stuff just yet and I'm still on 'project epilator' so I can't testify to that! The oil is a traditional formula, yellow-orange in colour and really runny as expected. It glides over skin easily and initially feels like it's absorbing well... although this is deceptive as it does hang around for quite some time before sinking into skin. I would use this as more as a before bed/after bath product so you can get the real intensity of the product to work - it does recommend to use it daily and after showering.
I think this is a really cute, fun, but effective product that makes body oils a bit more exiting. It comes packaged in a silver tin with a really handy pump so you don't shoot oil all over the shop. I love the card tube too which makes it feel like you're opening something special... hey, I'm into my packaging. It's really not cheap at £45.50 a pop, but you need a small amount and it's made up of so much goodness that I don't think it good be any cheaper and still be good quality. You'd be a chicken not to at least check it out!