There’s a lot of oils out there. Facial oils for brightening, coconut oil for hair hydration, and essential oils for total wellness — but where in the world are the oils tailored to care for the skin that occupies the majority of our bodies' real estate?
Because of our constant mission to provide an extra dose of TLC to the skin that protects us from the elements, defends against microbes, and provides us with the beautiful sensation of touch, we made a one-of-a-kind concoction in its honor: the Head-To-Toe Glow Oil.
And by “we,” we mean our amazing team of dermatologists and chemists that created this clean, ultra-luxe elixir designed to help the skin covering our bodies get just as much love as the faces we’re spoiling with gua sha, serums, and moisturizers on the daily.
Judging by the amount of Head-To-Toe Glow Oils sold each day and the amount of people who re-up their inventory every month, it's a fact: this oil is getting the job done.
What keeps people coming back? Well, that’s part of the secret below, but we’d bet it’s the deep hydration and nourishment that brings out a visible glow. Or the luster-boosting power that reveals radiant skin. Or the fact that this is the oil to end all other oils because you can literally use it head to toe (and we all do).
Now we know you’re here for the secret. And because we know you’re busy between a Pilates class, working on your side passion project, and squeezing in your daily manifestations, so we’ll cut straight to the chase.
GET A CLEAN BODY OIL
“Clean beauty” is a buzzy phrase thrown around a lot lately. And to be honest, it’s defined pretty differently depending on the brand and the product. As a wellness brand, structuring a clear definition of what “clean” means was a non-negotiable while creating our skincare line. Why? Well, if the ingredients, methods, or practices don’t infuse wellness into your life or positively impact the communities and environments from which the product came, it’s a no-go for us.
When we say “clean,” here’s what we mean: natural & organic ingredients, hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested & approved, responsible sourcing, ethical labor practices, never tested on animals, 100% vegan, Leaping Bunny Certified, and completely free of over 1,300 ingredients deemed harmful by the EU. It’s a long list, but if we’re going to call it “clean,” we’re going to mean it. For a full description of Alo’s commitment to clean skincare, you’re definitely going to want to check out this post.
KNOW THE INGREDIENTS
Throughout our Glow System, we’re very transparent about the ingredients that go into each product and why they are there. For an oil that you’re smoothing all over your body, we think this is especially important to know. Head (sorry, we had to) here for a full breakdown of the ingredients found in our Head-To-Toe Glow Oil, but in the meantime, here’s a few of our star ingredients:
Amla – the world’s most concentrated antioxidant, packed with Vitamin C
Seabuckthorn – a small shrub found in the northwest Himalayas that promotes supple- and firm-looking skin
Castor Oil – hair & skin love this oil which acts as a humectant, sealing in the hydration your skin craves
Chinaberry -- AKA neem, promotes healthy-looking skin on every front: clarity, brightness, & bounce
Basil – this green, leafy herb helps cleanse & purify for flawless-looking skin
Borage Oil—this oil is rich in linolenic acid, which visibly soothes stressed skin
GET A FAST-ABSORBING OIL
If your body oil is absorbing into clothes, towels, or anywhere else besides your body, it’s not the one for you. Which is why the dream team of experts behind our Head-To-Toe Glow Oil concocted this ultra-hydrating oil that dries quicker than you can say “glowing.” As lovers of mindful movement who are typically running between a hot yoga class, the office, and the coffee shop, sitting around waiting for an oil to dry (no matter how luxe it is) is typically not in the cards. This is why this was non-negotiable. Because our oil absorbs ultra-quickly into the skin, we can oil up, throw on our favorite workout set, and get our day started without worrying about stains or that uncomfy feeling of greasiness beneath our clothes.
LOOK FOR NATURAL FRAGRANCE
Something we found out while crafting the Head-To-Toe Glow Oil? Many beauty products (and oils specifically) use artificial fragrances often found in the form of skin-drying alcohols — not exactly what you’re looking for in a body oil promising hydration and moisturization. With that funding, we said a swift goodbye to any of the fake stuff and instead chose a sweet citrus and warm vanilla scent that’s balanced, subtle, timeless, and anything but drying.
USE IT CORRECTLY
The Alo Fam’s favorite part of the Head-To-Toe Glow Oil (per the reviews at the bottom of the product page): the myriad uses. Add to your face moisturizer in the morning. Use on the ends of your hair. Soften your cuticles. Dab onto cheekbones for some extra highlight and glow. And of course, use all over your body at any time you please. Truth be told, there’s not a lot of wrong ways to use this. In fact, our @AloWellness_ IG is constantly being tagged in new ways to put the glow oil to use so keep them coming!
And now you know the secret behind the bottle the Alo Fam can’t seem to get enough of. Now that you’ve found your oil, here’s what to look for in a facial cleanser! Happy glowing!