The Best Body Oil and Body Lotion Pairings You Need to Try This Winter
Feeling exhausted from constantly being on-the-go? It’s time to hit the pause button and pamper your skin. We’ll take a wild guess that your busy schedule has kept you from giving your skin the hydration and nourishment it needs, which can be particularly damning during the harsh winter months. To keep dry, itchy winter skin at bay, treat your skin to body oils and lotions that not only smell divine but leave your skin feeling great, too. To that end, we’ve rounded up our favorite body oil and body lotion pairings—from the L’Oréal portfolio of brands—for soft, comfortable, and hydrated skin.
KIEHL’S CRÈME DE CORPS NOURISHING DRY BODY OIL
Pair with: Kiehl’s Crème de Corps Light-Weight Body Lotion
Since the winter is notorious for harsh temps and winds that can dry out your skin, it’s essential to keep the skin on your body well-hydrated and soft. Thanks to the luxurious and lightweight formula of Kiehl’s Crème de Corps Nourishing Dry Body Oil, we can nourish our skin without fear of an uncomfortable feel or residue left behind. This dry body oil—enriched with squalane and grapeseed oil—absorbs quickly into the skin, helping to achieve a more refreshed skin texture that’s soft, supple, and smooth. One spritz of this luxe spray and you’ll notice the decadent notes of vanilla and almond leaves. Mist it onto clean skin and massage the product until it’s fully absorbed.
We like to layer it underneath moisturizer, and recommend pairing it with Kiehl’s Crème de Corps Light-Weight Body Lotion. It’s the lighter version of the brand’s classic Crème de Corps body cream. Ideal for normal or dry skin, this unique formula is enriched with skin-soothing ingredients like jojoba butter, olive fruit oil, and sweet almond oil. What’s more, the nourishing body lotion helps maintain the skin’s natural oil balance and prevent moisture loss. As a result, the skin is left feeling silky soft to the touch.
CAROL’S DAUGHTER ALMOND COOKIE DRY OIL SPRAY
Pair with: Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Frappe Body Lotion
Who doesn’t love cozying up to the warm, home-y notes of fresh almond cookies? With Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Dry Oil Spray, you can. Pamper your skin with its silicone-free body oil spray that combines nourishing vitamin and antioxidants, shea butter, aloe leaf juice, and acai berry extract into its formula. Spray it all over your body and massage it gently into your skin. The result? Skin that’s subtly scented with a natural-looking glow.
If you want to lock in extra moisture to your skin, reach for Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Frappe Body Lotion. Blended with almond oil, this nourishing body lotion comforts and hydrates the skin, leaving it looking healthy and soft.
LANCOME ABSOLUE PRECIOUS OIL
Pair with: Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Nourishing Fragrance Body Lotion
A luxe body oil to put on your winter beauty radar is Lancôme’s Absolue Precious Oil. This nourishing, luminous oil will help your skin achieve that nurtured, silky-soft feeling. The elixir may set you back $185 (MSRP), but is well worth the splurge.
While you’re at it, layer Absolue Precious Oil with a body lotion that blends notes from the brand’s La Vie Est Belle fragrance. As you massage Lancôme’s La Vie Est Belle Nourishing Fragrance Body Lotion into your skin, you’ll smell elegant notes of iris, patchouli, and sweet gourmand.
CAROL’S DAUGHTER MONOI BODY TRANSFORMATIVE CREAM OIL
Pair with: Carol’s Daughter Gardenia Body Cream
Transport your skin to Tahiti with Carol’s Daughter Monoi Body Lotion Transformative Cream Oil. Enhanced with nourishing blends of monoi oil—a Tahitian blend of the Tiare Gardenia flower and Coprah Coconut Oil—this formula helps improve the appearance of distressed and exhausted skin.
Pair it with Carol’s Daughter Gardenia Body Cream. Formulated with gardenia, neroli, and white musk, this body cream is especially ideal for dry to extra dry skin.