The thought of slathering oil on your body in a tropical climate might seem unsettling to you. However, the new crop of body oil is anything but greasy. Formulated to brighten up dull complexion, improve uneven skin tone and hydrate air-conditioner-dry skin, they work like magic without leaving a trace of slick residue. Are you ready to upgrade your post-shower TLC?
Here are the hardest working beauty oils on the shelves today.
There’s a reason why industry insiders consider this one to be the classic beauty cure-all. Loaded with Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Calendula oil, Lavender oil, Rosemary oil, Chamomile oil and PurCellin Oil, it improves the appearance of scars, stretch marks, sunburn, scars and uneven skin tone; plus, it’s an incredible moisturizer for both oily and dry skin—all thanks to the light-weight texture and rapid absorbent formula. What’s not to love?
This luxurious after-bath oil is a blend of Pure Carrot Seed, Almond, Ground Nut oil, Walnut and Indian butter to keep skin soft, supple and free from dry lines and wrinkles. (Massage into freshly washed skin in a circular motion). Bonus? A few drops instantly soften dry cuticles and smells oh so heavenly.
This one’s a head-to-toe multi-tasker. The sacred blend of Coconut Oil and fragrant Tiare flowers, envelops parched skin in a blanket of moisture (even soothes rough alligator skin) and makes rough split ends much less obvious; and it leaves a beautiful, sophisticated scent on the skin all day. Cancel that spa appointment, ladies.
If you have very tired and stressed skin, this would be a good oil to pick. The uber light-weight texture serves as a divinely non-greasy body moisturizer and adds nourishment and sheen to ho-hum hair. Oh, and it delays the aging process by renewing skin cells—ensuring younger, fresher and more radiant skin. Enough said!
Don't let the minimal packaging fool you, because this is the ultimate multi-purpose skin perfecting product. The unique blend of potent ingredients heals scar marks, cellulite, stretch marks etc and decreases the appearance of aging skin and fine lines and wrinkles; plus, it keeps moisture on lockdown, making tight, thirsty skin a thing of the past. We will take two more bottles please!
A magic elixir that reduces stretch marks and moisturizes your skin all at once? This one from MCaffeine checks all the right boxes. Formulated with freshly grounded Arabica coffee, Rosehip Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E, this multi-tasking oil tones & nourishes skin, alleviates cellulite, fights free radicals and keeps skin damage at bay. Oh, and it feels rich going on, but it massages into a surprisingly not greasy, satiny finish. Obsessed.
You know what we really love? A product that does double-duty like no other. Enter Kama Ayurveda Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil. Non-sticky and fast absorbing, this 100% cold-pressed Organic Coconut Oil can be used to condition the skin and hair, soothe dry sensitive skin and also adds lustre to damaged hair. We recommend swapping this with your moisturizer for baby soft skin.
This is one of those oils that makes a noticeable difference the moment you apply it and for days afterwards. The single pump of the decadent concoction (Almond, Olive and Coconut) is enough to shuttle moisture back into the driest of skin; and the fragrance is aromatic and heady, so there's no need for an extra spritz of perfume.