Review: Oy-l Body Butter

I was recently introduced to OY-L, an up-and-coming green beauty brand, via Instagram. Initially enamored by beautiful their packaging, I soon realized there was so much more to love! Living up to their tagline — Beauty Without Secrets — their plant-derived formulations are preservative, paraben, and mineral oil free. Offering a lean and luxurious 10-product skin care line, I wouldn’t be surprised if OY-L becomes a cult green beauty favorite.

The lovely folks at OY-L were generous enough to let me try their body butter. I chose to try the unscented version, as I like to add my own essential oils to my creams. On its own, the unscented version has a nutty aroma, which is most likely from the inclusion of hemp seed oil and hemp seed butter in their formulation. The mild nutty scent quickly dissipates within 5-10 minutes, however, if you aren’t a fan of hemp, you may not enjoy the unscented version. They also offer the following scents: pink grapefruit, litsea basil, and tiare lime.

This product incorporates the cleanest, greenest, and most nourishing ingredients. No sulfates. No parabens. No synthetics. No dyes. No nonsense. Check ’em out:


hemp seed oil, hemp seed butter, shea olein, meadowfoam seed oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E, arrowroot

I’m not exaggerating when I say that this body butter is unlike anything I’ve ever tried. Don’t be fooled by its incredibly light whipped texture; this is a powerhouse moisturizer. I initially tried it on dry skin and was satisfied with its performance. It also had a tendency to sit on “top” of my skin and took about 10 minutes to sink into my skin when I used it dry. However, when I tried it on damp skin, I was blown away. My skin just drank it up. This doesn’t really surprise me, as oils absorb better on damp skin. And as its directions suggest, a little goes a long way!

oy-l body butter open jar showing whipped texture

Committed to protecting the environment, OY-L products come in darling frosted glass packaging. They’re also cruelty-free and many of their products are vegan. I can unequivocally say that I would love to try the other products in their line! The OY-L Body Butter, sold on, comes in a generous 3.2-ounce jar with the unscented version at $25 and the scented versions at $30.

FTC: This is not a sponsored post.

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