While many of us have our carefully curated, not-to-be-rearranged skincare routines down to a fine art, that often means we tend to forget the skin below our décolletage. It might not be front and centre in our minds to apply nourishing, soothing and targeted products to our skin unless we're referring to our 5-step cleansers and serums, but that doesn't mean the skin on our bodies isn’t in need of some extra TLC.
Be it winter, summer, autumn or spring, there is never a time our bodies aren’t in need of a dose of added hydration — which is where body oils come in. Add a little more time into your daily moisturising routine, and consider putting a hydrating and alleviating oil into the mix. Not only are oils known for sealing in moisture, but they also create a barrier on your skin to lock in all that hydrating, skin-loving goodness.
Below, 7 body oils to add to your beauty collection, and trust us, you’ll be left with your smoothest, most nourished skin yet.
The ultimate in dry skin protection, Dr Hauschka’s Moor Lavender Body Oil is a soothing blend of shea butter, jojoba and Moor extract all designed to nourish the skin, while its lavender fragrance perfectly finishes the decadent formula for a relaxing and calm experience each and every time you apply it.
There’s a reason Dermalogica’s products are so loved worldwide — they always deliver on antioxidant-rich and skin-nourishing formulas, and the brand’s Phyto Replenish Body Oil is no different. With a mix of replenishing ingredients, like Avocado Oil and Vitamin E, as well as the calming Fermented Red Ginseng, this particular body oil will leave skin soft and delicately scented. What better way to prep for a good night’s sleep than with an aromatic body oil that not only leaves a tranquillising fragrance of Lavender and Moroccan Chamomile but deeply nourishes the skin and alleviates dryness. A perfect way to relax both mind and body at the end of the day!
Just like the brand’s cult Noni Glow Face Oil, Miranda Kerr’s beauty brand doesn’t forget to also take care of the body. The luxurious, lightweight oil works to hydrate, nourish and replenish skin, with powerful ingredients, including Noni Extract, Rosehip and Sunflower Seed Oils. Prepare for your smoothest, most supple skin yet.
For those looking to truly indulge, you can’t go past Costa Brazil’s Kaya Jungle Firming Body Oil, famed for its rare blend of Amazonian ingredients, as well as Vitamins A and E and Kaya Oil. All ingredients work together to create the iconic formula, one that helps firm, tone and nourish the skin while improving overall texture and elasticity.
There’s a reason L’Occitane’s Almond Supple Skin Oil is one of the brand’s best-selling products, offering a decadent oil that transforms into a silky cleansing milk when met with water. The oil nourishes skin so its soft and buttery to the touch, while its aroma of warm almonds and delicious vanilla will leave you feeling cheerfully cozy.
Keep your summer glow happening all-year round courtesy of Summer Fridays' cult ‘Pool Time Glowing’ Body Oil, which offers up a deliciously aromatic scent of almond, coconut and vanilla. The lightweight formula and golden shimmery finish will have you perfectly primed for endless summer dreaming.