YÜLI Harmony Review

YÜLI is a line that’s the definition of game changing: clean ingredients, intelligent formulation and an ethos that is ahead of the pack. Few green lines can land a 2 page spread in Harper’s Bazaar, launch in Prague alongside the likes of cult fragrance line Byredo and ultra luxe Frederic Malle, and discuss “biodynamic agriculture and sustainable sourcing” in one breath. All this perhaps explains why the interest in this line grows stronger and stronger (yes I read all your e-mails!)

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When YÜLI announced their body oil release, I was curious to see how this brand that seemingly indulges in pushing the possibilities of clean and advanced skincare was going to put their stamp on their version of a body oil. Harmony was their answer in a crowded field that featured so many players with beautiful oil blends. So where does Harmony stand?

Harmony is described as an alchemy of flower and skin, infusing a regenerating flower complex that soothe inflammation, accelerate repair and healing, promote moisture, and increase cell renewal. What makes this complex special is the process, as beautiful whole flowers of Immortelle, wild grown French Lavender, Blue Water Lily, and Indian Lotus flower undergo an infusion process three times before they’re bottled. This is really a standout that no other body oils incorporate. And by the way, the infusion process itself takes place in a chamber that also imbibes the oils together with rose quartz, jade and amethyst gemstones while undergoing biophotonic-charging to measurably increase the potency of the plant actives and refining the oils on a molecular level to better penetrate into skin that other oils cannot. YÜLI doesn’t play.

Not to take away from the innovation of Harmony but the plant oils themselves are each worthy of accolade so let me draw your attention to the roster for a sec: Prickly Pear Seed Oil, Camellia Seed Oil, Red Raspberry, Acai, Buriti, Watermelon seed. I mean… this in a face oil would be a superstar and YÜLI has bottled it for your body. An additional bonus, Harmony contains no citrus oils (YÜLI is known to refrain from using citrus and irritating/photosensitizing essential oils) as well as even all nut oils so it’s really wonderful for those with skin sensitivities. Intelligent. And below you can see how rich and vibrant the oil is (this was when I was on the last few pumps of Harmony and the oil’s color was still soooo full):


The result is a body oil that is very light in texture but that packs a punch in hydration thanks to the molecular refining process that allows the oils to sink into skin so efficiently. My arms and legs immediately feel like they’re wrapped in silk and I wake up to soft and supple (I don’t like to use this word because it’s such a marketing word, but it’s so true in this case) skin.  I even feel like my skin quality is improved as it appears firmer, tighter and more even in tone and texture.

Although YÜLI is not a line that’s about the fragrance, I think their products smell really beautiful and Harmony – although a performance powerhouse, brings that luxurious quality with a very subdued and measured rose, amber, vanilla combination that feels indulgent but never heavy or cloying.

I’d like to say this has been a part of my daily ritual this winter but the truth is that I’ve been rationing it out. I’m really afraid of running out that at this point I seriously plan my orders 2 weeks in advance (does anyone else do this?????). When I do have a full bottle, I go to town with it after showers and even dab a little as a hair conditioner to get the delicious scent to linger. I also use this in the summer when my skin is more exposed because the oils also protect skin (see here). With this much use, the good thing is that I think this is really well priced at $80 for 3.4oz which is actually more affordable than most other body oils which don’t feature the ingredient roster this does nor the innovations that went into making this, so I consider this a staple product and have repurchased it twice already. It hydrates, refines and performs like nothing else, it was love at first pump.

 YÜLI Harmony ($80)



  1. juliet
    February 28, 2015 / 9:15 pm

    I just received a sample of this with my last Yuli order. Can’t wait to try… I haven’t even opened it to smell it yet. I do love SO much that they don’t use essential oils. My skin just cannot handle them!

    • March 2, 2015 / 1:10 am

      YAY so glad you got a sample with your order! Totally agree, a lot of beauty brands just go all out with EO’s that my skin can’t seem to tolerate and Harmony is just sooo thoughtfully made!

      • Juliet
        March 2, 2015 / 3:56 pm

        I tried my sample and, dang it, it’s awesome! Guess I have no choice but to add one to my next order.

  2. Lana
    March 1, 2015 / 2:46 pm

    I swear by body oils over body lotions which always seem to dry out my skin more. Totally agree that the YULI body oil is so far and above impressive on all counts. My hubs and I both use it and he’s a man who only uses $5 drugstore lotion for his face so it means something!

    • March 2, 2015 / 1:11 am

      I love both, sometimes even using body lotions over body oils but I agree that the oils seem to do more good for my skin, so glad you (& the man) also love this body oil!

  3. Lydia
    March 4, 2015 / 9:09 am

    I generally also like oils that underwent infusion or maceration – that’s why I also like dr hauschka body oils and many other european brands that still do that. I also think the yuli body oil is special – so light but nourishing. A real pleasure to use. The essential oil based scent is beautiful to start with; sadly on me it develops a really funky scent (reminds me of lovage or cooked celery) – not how I want to smell. I do not know if it is one of the infused herbs or whether something reacts with my skin’s ph…i never experienced this before.

    • March 4, 2015 / 4:07 pm

      That’s so weird that it smells like that with your skin chemistry. I know that natural scents interact more with our natural body chemistry. Some people can’t use jasmine although it smells beautiful alone because when mixed with their body chemistry it smells foul (like Lola of Hermes Hippie). I guess it really depends on each person. I never noticed it developing any other notes. But it seems performance wise it works well for you so that’s good to hear!

  4. Helen
    March 5, 2015 / 6:41 pm

    Yup snuck a whiff with my Spirit Beauty Lounge sample and just ordered the full. Can’t wait!

  5. Janet
    March 9, 2015 / 2:07 am

    I am totally in love with this body oil! At first when I read about it I was like “omg must try” and holding my breath on the price, then I saw it was $80 and what a relief! Am on 5th bottle now

    • March 9, 2015 / 3:02 pm

      I had the same reaction to seeing the price. There are so many expensive ones that have less stellar ingredients, this one puts them all to shame. Totally love it!

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