New products make me happy. Especially when those new products just happen to be in the health and beauty aisle of Trader Joe's. This week Trader Joe's hit us with not one, but two new items: this cleansing oil and a Cucumber and Citrus Face and Body Wipes. Since my skin needs a bit of hydrating this far into winter, I decided to start with the cleansing oil.
If you suffer from dry skin or winter dry skin a moisturizing product has quite a bit of appeal this time of year. Moisturizer is a priority if not body butter and lotion.
So if I can at least feel less itchy and dry after a hot shower, then I'll happily embrace any product that can help get that done.
Now, the packaging of Trader Joe's Cleansing Oil is nothing fancy. It will literally blend into the rest of the products on the shelf, especially the Jojoba Oil. And what the packaging lacks in prettiness, it makes up for in performance.
This is quite different from say Trader Joe's Ultra Hydrating Gel Moisturizer. It makes the promise of being ultra-moisturizing. This is labeled as more of a nourish with the fine print of "luxuriously smooth and moisturizing."
For those of you who aren't into fragrances, this is quite muted even to my sensitive nose. There is a subtle fragrance but nothing that stands out or makes you feel like you are sniffing almond-scented furniture polish either.
Nope, this is a muted almond fragrance at most. And a really unique shower experience.
The oil that hits your skin or hands turns to a white soapy substance that rinses off nicely. While you are in the shower your body feels really nice.
After a good towel drying, you'll still feel hydrated but not oily. I think the best way to describe this is balanced.
The dry spots were banished, but I didn't feel as oily as I do after using Trader Joe's Lavander Salt Scrub. Would I maybe still want to use some lotion afterward? Perhaps, but maybe only every other evening.
However, just be mindful after using this, you'll want to make sure to rinse your shower out well as any residue of this product will leave behind a slick surface.
Frequently asked questions
The following are some commonly asked questions about this product
Yes, you can use it on your face. Just be careful around your eyes
For $6.99 this isn't the cheapest product on shelves, but a little goes a long way here too. However, if you are allergic to nuts I'd skip this one.
Would I buy this again? Trader Joe's Cleansing Oil gets a yes from me. This is a really nice addition to an ever-expanding health and beauty aisle that has some real sleeper hits to it.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The ingredients and directions
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Trader Joe's Cleansing Oil
Product Name: Trader Joe's Cleansing Oil
Product Description: Trader Joe's Cleansing Oil is a new health and beauty aisle product.
Trader Joe's Cleansing Oil is a new item in the health and beauty aisle
- Skin feels good after a shower
- Light fragrance
- Interesting experience where oil turns into a soapy white foam.
- If you have a nut allergy, this product is not for you.
- My skin wasn't as hydrated as it would be had I put on oil after the shower, however my skin was left nicely balanced.
Glad TJ's is expanding more of new health & beauty items. Would be nice if they offer tea tree tingle in travel sizes.
Looks like fun! I'd give it a try!
Great review. This is one beauty product I will buy. In shower oil type moisturizers are costly. Check the price of a comparable bottle of Curel etc. This is a great deal.
just purchased TJ's body cleansing oil today and I love it! You are right, the fragrance was very soft and didn't leave me feeling greasy. I gave it 4 stars because its a bit spendy, but learned it can be used sparingly. FYI< I didn't care for the lemongrass oil--that left my skin feeling greasy and it was too fragrant...
Hey Kelly! Thanks for your thoughts on this. It is expensive for Trader Joe's standards, but if you go to a different store some other similar products are much more expensive. I reviewed the lemongrass oil. It reminded me of lemon candy which definitely isn't for everyone. Thanks again for taking the time to share your thoughts on this!
Grubbing With Jess says
I am so intrigued by this product. When I first saw it, I immediately though of the L'occitane almond oil body wash and this even works the same as that one, but at a much lower price point. I can't wait to try it!
If you get a chance to try it I'd love to hear how it compares!
Grubbing With Jess says
Absolutely!! I'll look for it at my TJs when I go!
It is expensive. My skin felt moist after my shower. I moisturized after the shower. My complaint is that the fragrance is strong and offensive. I am sensative to some fragrances and this is one of them. Unfortunately I will be returning it.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this!