Get a Head-to-Toe Glow: 5 Body Oils for Shimmering Skin
If you’ve only been using lotions and creams to moisturize your body, you’re missing out on a great source of hydration. Body oils offer lightweight moisture while leaving behind a subtle shimmery glow in their wake. It’s no wonder so many swimsuit models coat themselves in oil to get beach-worthy legs before a photo shoot. As beauty editors, we are constantly testing products, in search of the best, and the five body oils below do not disappoint. If you’re looking for a way to hydrate your body and get that coveted subtle glow, look no further.
THE BENEFITS OF BODY OILS
Beyond the visible beauty benefits, body oils can also do wonders for the skin in terms of health benefits. From relieving stress to offering a burst of hydration, there are many types of oils that can benefit your skin. What’s more, plant-based oils serve as a great support to the skin’s natural barrier function. That said, when it comes to finding the right body oil, you’ll want to make sure that you’re getting your money’s worth. That’s where we step in. Below, we list the best body oils— from the L’Oréal portfolio of brands— that are sure to keep your skin glowing all summer long.
KIEHL’S SUPERBLY RESTORATIVE ARGAN DRY OIL
Formulated with Moroccan argan oil, naturally-derived emollients, antioxidants, and essentially fatty acids, this Restorative Argan Dry Oil is a summer must-have. Not only is it multi-purpose—you can use it on your face, body, and hair—it also has multiple benefits. It helps to smooth skin and improve its appearance and texture. Plus, this oil leaves you with a healthy-looking radiant sheen, perfect for a day at the beach or paired with your latest summer sun dress. To use, massage onto clean skin and enjoy all this body oil has to offer.
KIEHL’S CRÈME DE CORPS NOURISHING DRY BODY OIL
A luxurious, lightweight body oil is just what you need for the ultimate summer glow. Upon application, you can expect this spray formula to help you achieve more refined skin that feels soft, smooth, and supple. What’s more, you’ll be pleased to discover that this formula quickly absorbs into the skin and feels dry to the touch. It’s an ideal pick for those who are hesitant to use body oils that may leave behind a greasy residue.
CAROL’S DAUGHTER MANOI BODY TRANSFORMATIVE CREAM OIL
Don’t expect dry, dehydrated skin to give off a dewy glow—it’s unlikely to happen. For visible improvement, look to this cream-oil formulated with nourishing monoi oil. The result is instant radiance and relief from dryness. As an added bonus, you won’t find any sulfates, petroleum, parabens, mineral oil, or artificial colors in this formula.
CAROL’S DAUGHTER ALMOND COOKIE DRY OIL SPRAY
There’s nothing quite like the sweet smell of almond cookies, and that’s exactly what will come to mind when you apply this dry oil spray to your skin. The vitamin-rich, non-greasy oil spray is formulated with powerful ingredients—think: coconut oil, shea butter, grapeseed oil, soybean oil and more—and can leave the skin feeling moisturized with a healthy-looking glow.
YVES SAINT LAURENT BLACK OPIUM DRY OIL FOR BODY AND HAIR
A dry oil that works wonders for both the body and hair? This multi-tasker is none other than Yves Saint Laurent’s Black Opium Dry Oil. Enhanced with the brand’s signature notes of coffee and vanilla bean, this smooth and non-greasy dry oil can nourish both the hair and skin, all while awakening the senses. It’s pretty much a must-have for summer nights.
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