Posted by Marta

I like the cheeky confidence of a product line that calls itself This Works. Talk about tempting providence. However, in the case of Skin Deep Dry Leg Oil ($60), This Works most certainly lives up to its name.

Dry winter legs just soak up this product. However, I really put it to the test when I came back from my African vacation with legs like old shoe leather. I managed to get sunburned legs whilst sitting in the shade - true story and the moral of it is that sunblock should be worn at all times even if you are not directly exposed to the sun's rays.

Anyway, Skin Deep Dry Legs has come to the rescue with its combination of 18 different oils. Rose and its derivatives feature strongly: rosehip, rose and tuberose. They are partly responsible for the pleasant scent of this product and, of course, rosehip is particularly nourishing since it is made up of over 70% fatty acids of which palmitic accounts for 12.0%, stearic 6.0%, oleic 42.8%, linoleic 36.8% and linolenic <0.5%. Also noteworthy is macadamia oil, which is 22% omega-7. It also has vitamins B1, B2, A and niacin.

The only thing that I would say about Skin Deep Dry Legs is that it takes a while to be absorbed by the skin and, therefore, it is wise to resist the urge to dress immediately. On the other hand, a little goes a really long way so there is no need to slather it on.

Ingredients in This Works Skin Deep Dry Leg Oil

Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba), Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil, Oenthera beinnis (Evening Primrose) oil, Prunus persica (Peach Kernel) oil, Macadamia ternifolia (Macadamia) oil, Rosa rubiginosa (Rosehip) seed oil, Rosa centifolia (Rose) oil, Pelargonium capitatum (Geranium) oil, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) oil, Santalum alba (Sandalwood) oil, Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) oil, Citrus dulcis (Sweet Orange) oil, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) oil, Cedrus atlantica (Cedarwood) oil, Polianthes tubersose (Tuberose) oil, Aniba rosaedora (Rosewood) oil, Citrus bergamia (Bergamot) oil, Anthemis nobilis (Camomile Roman) oil, Parfum (Pure essential oils), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Benzyl Benzoate*, Benzyl Salicylate*, Citral*, Citronellol*, Farnesol*, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool*. *natural essential oil contents