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7 of the best body oils for a radiant top-to-toe glow
As the temperature begins to drop, and our scaly, dry skin begins to creep back in,the mere thought of lathering our freezing bodies in cold moisturiser post-shower seems like torture. A warm, luxurious body oil on the other hand? Now that’s a different story.
Intense hydration aside, the right body oil will rapidly absorb into your skin, which means less downtime before you can get dressed or jump into bed.
But, like all beauty products, not all body oils are built the same. While some will turn you into a shiny, glazed ham, others will leave you with a lightweight, antioxidant-rich, nourishment that works as the perfect alternative or partner to your regular moisturising routine.
Here are our seven fail-safe body oils for a guaranteed glow all year-round:
1. Clarins Anti-Eau Body Treatment Oil
We say: While this oil sits on the pricier side at $70 a bottle, you get what you pay for. Bursting with powerful, natural ingredients, the combination of vitamin A, E, geranium and hazelnut oil work to minimise puffiness, relieve the feeling of heavy legs and leave dry skin satin-soft.
You say: “The oil feels light and luxurious and smells beautiful with citrus tones (it is a French product after all). I believe this is more packed with skin-nourishing elements beyond average body oils.” - Herrikadrizzle
Read more Clarins Anti-Eau Body Treatment Oil reviews here...
2. Neutrogena Body Oil (Sesame Formula)
We say: A supermarket fave, Neutrogena’s lightweight body oil can be used to moisturise damp skin post-shower or try adding a few drops into your bath for full body nourishment.
You say: “My skin has never felt softer, even on the days I don't apply the product. My elbows are especially loving this product.” - Nove
Read more Neutrogena Body Oil (Sesame Formula) reviews here…
3. Garnier Body Ultimate Beauty Oil
We say: Combining argan, macadamia, almond and rose oil, the crown for the best-smelling body oil on the market goes to Garnier. With a formula boasting 5x the amount of concentrated nutrients than ordinary body lotions, prepare for the most hydrated, healthy skin of your life.
You say: “The first time I used it I was in love with the smell. I can not describe how perfect it is - You have to try it for yourself! It soaks into your skin well and leaves you with a healthy skin glow. I like a spray bottle its easy and so far hasn't leaked or made any mess.” - Lynne23
Read more Garnier Body Ultimate Beauty Oil reviews here…
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturising Body Oil
We say: Palmer’s is no stranger to blessing dry skin with a cocoa butter rich hit of moisture. Watch as stubborn dry, scaly patches disappear and supple, glowing skin is left in its place.
You say: “I do a lot of swimming, being outdoors so my skin is often quite dry. I love love love the scent, the sweet cocoa smell is perfect. The oil easily absorbs into my skin, leaving it feeling super hydrated and soft.” - Peta908
Read more Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturising Body Oil reviews here…
Essano Rosehip Body Oil with Pomegranate Antioxidant Oil
We say: If you’re fans of the popular Rosehip Oil from Essano, you’ll love this version, which is formulated for use on the entire body. Built with potent antioxidants, you’ll have the added bonus of noticing a visible reduction in the appearance of scars, stretch marks, dry and ageing skin.
You say: “The smell is absolutely stunning and after one application, left my skin feeling like a new level of silky smooth. Would definitely recommend and re-purchase” - jessicalee
Read more Essano Rosehip Body Oil with Pomegranate Antioxidant Oil reviews here…
L'OCCITANE Shea Fabulous Oil
We say: Leaving zero greasy residue, L’OCCITANE’s multi-use oil works to retain moisture in the skin, while also creating a soft shine in dry, dull hair Formulated with a blend of sunflower, baoba and 5 per cent shea oil, enjoy a radiant all over glow.
You say: “What am amazing product! I used a couple of squirts on my legs and arms then the residue that was left on my hands I wiped all over my face & neck. Later that day I was asked what foundation I was wearing as my skin looked so smooth & lovely. I wasn't wearing any makeup!” - slim
Read L'OCCITANE Shea Fabulous Oil reviews here…
Sukin Naturals Ultra Hydrating Body Oil
We say: If you consider yourself a natural skin care connoisseur then it’s time to invest in Sukin’s luxurious, botanical-rich body oil. Praised for its properties in promoting skin elasticity and radiance, the multi-use oil can be used in the bath, post-shaving or as an effective massage oil.
You say: “It is incredibly lightweight and settles into the skin very fast which is great for summer so you don't feel sticky but also good for winter as you don't want to feel like your clothes are going to be oily when you take them off later.” - heatherrss
Read more Sukin Naturals Ultra Hydrating Body Oil reviews here…
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