Marie Veronique Organics Anti-Aging Body Oil

By now, I have already established my keen interest in using oil on my skin and it therefore comes as no surprise that I alternate between using oil and lotion on my body too. I love the benefits of oil on my body too but just that those I have used thus far were rather heavy and I can only use them at night. However, being heavy means these oils also tend to leave some amount of oily stains on whatever I lay hands on, including my bedsheet and my sleepwear. This is the reason why I alternate between using body oil and body lotion. In fact, I’ll say I use more body lotion than oil.

Recently, Marie Veronique Organics launched their new Anti-Aging Body Oil in Rose and Neroli blend and I was sent a sample to test. Some of you know I love their Anti-Aging Oil Plus for the face. So how did this perform for me and do I love it as much?

Anti-Aging Body Oil, Rose and Neroli 2 oz or 4oz

Ingredients: Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil), Persea americana (avocado oil), Prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel oil), Citrullus Vulgaris/Lanatus (watermelon seed oil), vegetable squalene (from olive oil), Rosemary oleoresin, Rosa damascena (Rose)essential oil, Citrus aurantium (Neroli) essential oil, Helichrysum italicum (Helichrysum), Pelagonium graveolens (Rose Geranium) essential oil, Curcuma longa Rhizome (Curcuma) essential oil.

The oil is described as one to combat aging with essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants from watermelon seed oil, vegetable squalene and apricot kernel oil. It is also supposed to protect and repair the lipid barrier via essential fatty acids from the avocado and jojoba oils. So skin is left more hydrated, smooth, supple and refined. I also learnt that over 2 dozen roses are used to make one drop of rose absolute and there are 20 drops in every 4 oz bottle. Also, over 1 pound of carefully harvested neroli flowers makes 10 drops of neroli essential oil and there are 12 drops in every 4 oz bottle.

Texture and application
The oil comes in a rich gold color. Upon application, the skin does not feel oily unlike those that I’ve tried, which tends to leave some amount of oily film on the skin. And because it isn’t greasy, I did not even have to worry about staining my bedsheet or sleepwear. However, because it isn’t as oily as other oils I’ve tried, I find myself using more of this to apply on the same area. But I found that if I apply this on damp skin, then I don’t have to use so much as the spread is improved. So I actually deliberately wash my hands, dry it a bit leaving some dampness on them before applying this oil on my skin so that my damp hands can improve the application too.

Okay, I have to comment that the smell is a little odd to me. It is describe as “a luxurious floral aroma from rose and neroli essential oils” but I thought it smell a little like butter, which might be due to the avocado or the watermelon seed oil listed second and third on the ingredients. I don’t mind it as it isn’t unpleasant but it isn’t anything close to aromatic or floral, if that’s something you’re looking for.

Compared to other oils I’ve used, I’ve mentioned that this one isn’t as oily.  I find my skin feeling quite good with this one as I always wake up to find my skin soft and supple.  Although this oil can be used in the day too, but I use this mostly at night especially on my hands and I find that it helps to combat the dry patches I have on my arms.

Overall summary
I do like this new Marie Veronique Organics Anti-Aging Body Oil as I think it’s superior stuff. The 2oz is at US$36 and comes across more affordable and that might be something you want to consider as a X’mas present. However, going by the amount I use each time, the 4oz is probably a better size for me but it cost US$63.  I wonder how many of us are willing to spend so much on our body even if it’s premium stuff?  My guess is that majority of us prefer to preserve the funds for our face isn’t it? Ha! Having said that,  I’ll say this oil is great for those with problematic skin that needs some additional love because the combination of oil can help to nourish the skin quickly. You can also read more about the benefits of using body oil over body lotion on MVO’s blog.


  1. Toxic Beauty says:

    Thanks for a great review! I really want to try Marie Veronique products soon as I’ve been reading many good things about them. You made a great point about how most of us aren’t willing to spend as much money on products for our body as we do for our face. I am like that too! I am much more likely to use an expensive oil on my face than my body…that’s why I sometimes like to treat myself to sweet almond oil on my body. It’s luxurious! But the MV Organics blend sounds lovely and I’d love to try it1

  2. sesame says:

    This feels good, not too rich and just right. If you get a chance, do give it a try.

  3. Swathy says:

    I would definitely give MVO a try when I earn…..heard so many things that I am not able to resist it anymore….

  4. sesame says:

    Haha…you would probably love their Anti-Aging Oil for face. Their MVO Face Screen is also my fave but some of my readers seem to have difficulty applying while some love. So that one is really not a clear case as it depends on your skin.

  5. EcoBeauty says:

    lol.. im guilty of spending so much on my face too compared to my body. i think it’s because i know that most people would usually look at my face before they see my (dry) legs. :p

    aside from that, usually, it’s easier to use up products for the body because you need to apply more so the overall price seems much higher.

  6. Audris says:

    Yup, it’s too pricey for me to consider for a body product, because of the amount required. Although I should think the formula is somewhat dupe-able ?

    I DIY my own body butter with unrefined shea butter + cocoa butter, with amounts of jojoba, watermelon, apricot, camellia sinensis (green tea), blueberry and rosehip oils thrown into the mix.

  7. sesame says:

    True…we tend to apply more on the body so the maintenance is high.

    About how pple see us, what you wrote remind me of what my brother told me eons ago. He said men tends to look at women from the face down while women tend to look at men from legs up. Hmm…I find myself looking at everyone starting from the face though.

  8. sesame says:

    Wow, you create your own DIY body butter? So interesting. I find body butter too rich for me though.

    Not so sure if I can dupe this given my limited experience in mixing oil but I guess the price is steep cos of the rose and neroli drops.

  9. fwy says:

    I had recently finished my Home Health Almond Glow body oil. I am currently using Nivea Baby Moisturing lotion with aloe vera. This product costs me SGD8.50 for 500ml at Watson’s Ngee Ann City. Although it is not exactly natural, I do like the fact that the lotion is light and does not have an artifical aloe vera scent that most commercial brands evoke.

  10. sesame says:

    Nivea is very popular. I used it some time back as a foot cream. Nice…I find it rather thick for my body though.

  11. Amanda says:

    Just received a sample of this, so your review is very timely. I got it with my order of Moisturizing Face screen.

    I wish it weren’t so expensive though as I would go through 4oz relatively quickly, especially in winter. Price would stop me from repurchasing.

    Still can’t wait to try it ?

  12. sesame says:

    I hope you’re likeing your Moisturizing Face Screen. I think you’ll like the oil if you’re okay with the smell. But yeah, price is a deterrence.

  13. Amanda says:

    I am definitely liking the Moisturizing face screen!

    Tried the oil last night, and the smell is interesting, rose and neroli with a hint of vegetable-like smell.

    Thanks for your reviews on MVO products, they’re very informative!

  14. sesame says:

    Oh great! I’m glad it works well for you and you’re liking it. I thought the oil smells a little buttery…heheh.

  15. beth says:

    Yes I use something really similar – a rosehip oil by trilogy really brill – special offers on this week here

  16. sesame says:

    I’ve tried Trilogy’s rosehip oil…quite like it but it’s quite expensive here.

  17. Ci says:

    Hey Sesame, how long did it took for you to finish the 2oz of body oil?

  18. sesame says:

    The body oil was used up quite quickly – about two months but I didn’t use every day.

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