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!
Limbs drier than a desert? Formulated with Camellia Oil sourced from the pristine island of Jeju, this multi-tasking elixir restores dull and dry skin to silky smoothness. It feels rich going on, but it massages into a surprisingly not greasy, satiny finish. Plus, this miracle worker soothes irritation from overtly flaky skin and reduces inflammation. Obsessed.
You know what we really love? A product that heals both body and mind. Enter Ananda’s Grounding Sandalwood, Rose & Vetiver Body Oil. It is infused with Vetiver Essential Oils to quench and perfect dehydrated skin; while calming Sandalwood and Rose balances your yin and yang by calming and de-stressing your senses. Slather over your body or dot it onto pulse points throughout the day for a wave of calm.
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 (Argan Oil, sensuous Moroccan Rose, Vitamin E and Antioxidants) 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.