Product Review: Glossier Body Hero

Heyyyy everyone! I feel like it’s been so long since I did an honest to god product review, but Glossier has got me on lock with these monthly launches! This month’s launch they started Phase 3 of their line, which is body products. The Body Hero campaign was beautiful, showcasing women of different colors and body types which I LOVED. It was an interesting move for them, and I’m excited to see where else it’ll go. Let’s get started!

As I detailed in my preview post, the Glossier Body Hero Duo consists of the Daily Oil Wash ($18) and the Daily Perfecting Cream ($22). They’re both scented with Orange Blossom Neroli which is how one of my childhood vacation bible schools smelled like (weird I know) so I enjoyed a bit of nostalgia while using these.

Product Review: Glossier Body Hero

Body Hero Daily Oil Wash

I swap out my shower regimen fairly often because I use products up a lot faster than I do other beauty products. I was in the middle of a bar of goat’s milk soap my aunt gifted me, so I was happy to try out something a little different. My only experience with body oil is the baby oil my mom used to slather on me when I was a kid, but this wasn’t like that (exactly). It doesn’t foam, even with a washcloth, which is a little annoying. It “froths” instead which is more like teeny tiny bubbles. Bubbles make me feel squeaky clean, but I don’t think that was the idea with Body Hero. However, if you’re not big on bubbles, you’ll probably like this! One of my favorite ways to use the oil is to exfoliate first (I’m using the Lush Scrubee bar right now) and then follow up with the oil. My skin feels really silky smooth after!

My biggest qualm with the oil is that you have to use a LOT. I feel like I’m using 5-6 pumps to adequately cover and clean my whole body which means this isn’t going to last very long if I use it on the regular. This is something you should keep in mind going forward because although it’s a big bottle for $18, paying $18 over and over isn’t the most cost-effective. If this is a luxury purchase for you, then you should certainly move ahead! Or, you can purchase the duo and save a bit of money that way.

Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream

This cream is perfect for the fall months when the weather starts to change and so does your skin! A lot of Glossier’s products are very light, but this cream is definitely a heavy body cream which is going to be great for winter for my eczema chapped skin! It comes out of the bottle white, but on deep skin is has a very distinct light pink tint until you rub it into the skin. It’s not sticky and absorbs quickly, leaving a light sheen over the skin that’s comparable to the sheen in Birthday Balm Dotcom. It’s subtle, but noticeable which I love. Plus, it lasts ALL DAY LONG. I put it on in the mornings after a shower usually around 8:30-9 am, and I like to wear shorts in the Georgia heat, but it doesn’t sweat off or anything. It just shines! I don’t get ashy, and my legs look just as good at 5 pm as they did when I left my dorm.

My biggest qualm with the cream is that if you rub it in too much it starts to pill. They easily brush off, but that seems to be a problem with the formulation. I also have little bumps pop up around my knees for about an hour after application. They don’t hurt or itch, and I think it may have something to do with my eczema (that’s where it normally flares up), but I felt it should be included in this review.

All in all, I highly recommend the cream for everyone and the oil for someone who wants a special shower treat if they don’t have a bathtub (I miss my Lush bath bombs lol). Don’t forget you can get the Body Hero duo together for $35 and for 20% off if you shop through my rep link. Big thanks to everyone who shopped with me this month. You help make these reviews possible!

What’re your favorite bath/shower products? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll see you next week!

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