Honey- and propolis-based haircare and styling brand Gisou is creating a buzz in the beauty world with its grand entrance into the body care industry. To commemorate its seventh anniversary, the brand recently released its first Honey-Infused Body Oil.
I spoke to Gisou’s Beekeeper-in-Chief, Negar Mirsalehi, to find out why the brand decided to venture into body care. I was impressed to learn that the overall vision to expand its options stemmed from helping its loyal community reap honey’s moisturizing and nourishing benefits.
“Body care was the natural next step for us,” Mirsalehi explained, noting the brand’s honey is sourced from its Mirsalehi Bee Garden in the Netherlands. “The Honey-Infused Body Oil closes the loop in providing our community with the perfect head-to-toe honey glow when paired with our honey-infused products.”
Gisou sources its honey from its Mirsalehi Bee Garden in the Netherlands. The brand creates its products with honey for its many health benefits, including skin hydration, which, ultimately, made me want to try the golden oil for myself.
Celebrate the body
My body care regimen is essential to my self-care routine. I’m constantly searching for the perfect body care routine that keeps my skin hydrated, especially during the cold and harsh winter months. When I heard about the launch of Gisou’s Honey-Infused Body Oil, I thought it would be an excellent time to try the product that boasts a hydrating formula.
The Honey-Infused Body Oil was inspired by the curves of the human body, according to Mirsalehi, and serves as a daily reminder to celebrate yourself and everything your body does for you. “It’s so much more than a beauty product; it’s a small but significant way to empower [those in] our community to show off their glow,” she explained.
Following a warm shower, I heated the luxurious oil between my palms and massaged it into my damp skin, just as Mirsaleshi recommended. It smelled like fresh flowers and absorbed quickly into my skin. A little product goes a long way with this oil, and the results were phenomenal.
Achieve a honey glow
The oil left my skin glowing and feeling smooth, dewy, and nourished with each use. And, since honey is a humectant that locks in moisture, the skin benefits I noticed lasted several hours.
Mirsalehi confirmed that the formula effectively combats winter dryness due to its ability to absorb deeply into the skin and create a protective, hydrating layer. Since the oil is rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, it ensures the skin remains silky-soft and smooth.
As a proponent of clean beauty, I appreciate that the luxurious oil is made with 98% naturally-derived ingredients, including a potent blend of Mirsalehi Honey, Mirsalehi Bee Garden Oil Blend, and actives and emollients to smooth and firm my skin over time.
Get your hands on the product
Mirsalehi honey’s ability to prevent moisture loss may be the key to healthy, nourished skin during the dry winter.
I highly suggest trying the body oil for yourself if you want to combat dry and flaky skin this season. I was pleased to learn that the formula was created to suit all skin types and ages.
Mirsalehi revealed that she uses it on her two children, and her sister, Negin Mirsalehi — the founder of Gisou — used it during her pregnancy.
The brand also offers a variety of products, including a Hair Oil, Lip Oil, Face Oil, Hair Mask, and the recently launched Hair Wash, all of which offer unrivaled benefits and long-lasting results.