The Best Body Oils

If body oil is not yet part of your daily skincare routine, we suggest incorporating it as soon as possible.

You don’t need to completely eliminate the creams and lotions that you already use, as the oil can be an excellent and useful supplement and / or an occasional substitute in your moisturizing modus operandi.

For starters, an oil gives your skin something other moisturizers can’t: that healthy glow everyone craves .

And of course it’s a great way to get rid of dryness and cracked skin , whether you use it on its own, or with a complementary lotion or cream.

If the thought of putting an oil on your skin still worries you about the possibility of an unwanted, greasy feeling after you shower, don’t stress.

Today’s body oils are drier and lighter than ever , and they absorb so quickly that you can even put on your skinny jeans right after.

Try any of these featured products and see for yourself what body oils can do for your skin.

For starters, I’m going to take a look at the full INCI (the ingredient list) of the two best options I have found. If there is any ingredient that I have already explained in another post, I leave the link so that you can access it and read it.

And of the rest of the options there is a small summary, but I leave the link to the post with the complete review, so that the article is not too long.

After the analysis, you can continue to inform about this novel cosmetic.

Prodigious Oil of Nuxe dry oil

If the prodigious Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse is number 1 among the oils sold in pharmacies, it is for a reason.

This dry oil, in fact, nourishes, repairs and enhances the face, body and hair . And this multiple use makes it, among other things, a really essential product to take on vacation and everywhere.

The oil deeply nourishes the skin, but absorbs quickly and leaves no traces.

The 98.1% of its ingredients are of natural origin, which is something good today.

But there is more: among them, there are SEVEN precious vegetable oils , including macadamia oil, very nourishing and anti-aging, or sweet almond oil, with emollient effects, and camellia oil (moisturizing), borage oil (softening ), hazelnut oil (soothing), sunflower oil (antioxidant) and finally argan oil, of which I think we all know its wonderful restorative effect.

In addition, the prodigious Nuxe oil does not contain silicone or mineral oils.

This is its INCI so you can see everything it can offer:

  • Coco-Caprylate / Caprate : Tested in Caudalie’s Premier Cru Eye Contour .
  • Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil : Analyzed in the Orquídea de Cien nourishing night cream .
  • Dicaprylyl Ether : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
  • Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
  • Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil : Analyzed in Filorga’s Ultralifting Lift Designer Serum .
  • Corylus Avellana (Hazelnut) Seed Oil: Hazelnut oil is a hot-pressed oil, rich in vitamin E, minerals and oleic acid. It is a good penetrating oil and is recommended for oily skin problems. It is considered an antioxidant and emollient, with antibacterial, astringent, and anti-inflammatory properties. In most cases, hazelnut oil is safe for people with sensitive skin. It is a natural astringent, without alcohol, that does not usually cause irritation. Its high content of vitamin E and fatty acids can help increase hydration in the outermost layer of the skin. By keeping the skin hydrated, vitamin E also helps improve the elasticity of the skin, making it appear firm and supple. These ingredients also help create a natural lipid barrier that helps retain water and prevent dryness.
  • Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil : A golden yellow oil that comes from the Camellia oleifera tree. Camellia oil is sometimes called “the olive oil of Asia.” Like many other great non-fragrant vegetable oils, it is a great emollient and hydrating oil for dry skin. It is light in texture, absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves it soft and supple. It contains a lot of good things for the skin: it is very rich (70-85%) in nourishing and hydrating fatty acids, oleic acid (although if you are prone to acne be careful with oleic acid), it contains a significant amount of vitamin E antioxidant (0.15%), as well as a great emollient and antioxidant, squalene (2-3%). In short, a treat for the skin, especially for dry skin.
  • Parfum / Fragrance .
  • Camellia Japonica Seed Oil: Camellia japonica oil is harvested from the seeds of the plant and is traditionally known for its remarkable ability to retain moisture and penetrate the deepest layers of the skin due to its composition being similar to sebum; the oil produced naturally by human skin, delivering an immense amount of phytonutrients. This nourishing oil has been a treasured beauty secret of Japanese women and ancient Geishas for centuries, but it is not well known in other areas of the world. It contains high levels of essential fatty acids, which help to replenish the skin’s barrier and prevent water loss, protecting it from UV rays and environmental damage. Camellia japonica oil is a versatile oil that can be used on the face, hair, scalp, and body. It is a rich source of oleic acid (Omega 9) up to 80%, polyphenols, vitamins A, D, C and E, and other antioxidants that give it excellent moisturizing properties, which hinders its oxidation. It also contains linoleic and palmitic fatty acids, which help keep the skin moist and protect it from UV rays and exposure to the environment, stopping the effects of damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin A supports the production of healthy skin cells, while vitamin D supports the growth and repair of these new cells. Vitamin E has also been shown to help skin retain moisture, making it softer, smoother, and less prone to fine lines. and other antioxidants that give it excellent moisturizing properties, which hinders its oxidation. It also contains linoleic and palmitic fatty acids, which help keep the skin moist and protect it from UV rays and exposure to the environment, stopping the effects of damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin A supports the production of healthy skin cells, while vitamin D supports the growth and repair of these new cells. Vitamin E has also been shown to help skin retain moisture, making it softer, smoother, and less prone to fine lines. and other antioxidants that give it excellent moisturizing properties, which hinders its oxidation. It also contains linoleic and palmitic fatty acids, which help keep the skin moist and protect it from UV rays and exposure to the environment, stopping the effects of damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin A supports the production of healthy skin cells, while vitamin D supports the growth and repair of these new cells. Vitamin E has also been shown to help skin retain moisture, making it softer, smoother, and less prone to fine lines. stopping the effects of free radical damage. Vitamin A supports the production of healthy skin cells, while vitamin D supports the growth and repair of these new cells. Vitamin E has also been shown to help skin retain moisture, making it softer, smoother, and less prone to fine lines. stopping the effects of free radical damage. Vitamin A supports the production of healthy skin cells, while vitamin D supports the growth and repair of these new cells. Vitamin E has also been shown to help skin retain moisture, making it softer, smoother, and less prone to fine lines.
  • Tocopherol : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
  • Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil : Analyzed in the Nutreplus Triple Action eye contour .
  • Borago Officinalis Seed Oil : Analyzed in the Bulldog Skincare for Men Original eye contour .
  • Tocopheryl Acetate : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
  • Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
  • Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract : Analyzed in the Decléor Harmonie Calm eye contour .
  • Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate : Tested in the Benefiance WrinkleResist24 eye contour from Shiseido .
  • Ascorbic Acid : Analyzed in the Lancaster Skin Therapy eye contour .
  • Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract : Analyzed in Vichy Homme LiftActiv anti-wrinkle cream for men .
  • Linalool : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
  • Limonene : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
  • Citronellol : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
  • Geraniol : Analyzed in the Decléor Harmonie Calm eye contour .

One of the reasons I have chosen this product as one of the best on the market, however, has nothing to do with its formula.

I just love it for its fabulous aroma , made of notes of orange blossom, magnolia and vanilla, a cocktail that I find addictive, and that also stays fresh and light throughout the day.

For those who like romantic, floral and sensual notes, the prodigious Nuxe oil now also exists in its Floral version , which among other things has an irresistible pink color.

It’s just adorable to have on the bathroom shelf, don’t you think?

Another interesting version of the product, especially for summer and tanned skin, is the “Gold” ( Nuxe Or ) version with its irresistible golden color: it contains illuminating particles that, once applied to the skin, gently illuminate it, accentuating the tan. .

One of the advantages of this product is that it can be used throughout the year for its many benefits for the face, body and hair.

  • It can be applied once a day to the face with gentle movements from the center of the face outwards and down to the décolleté.
  • It can be used alone or by mixing a few drops in the palm of your hand with other products.
  • According to the leaflet, it can be used during the day, adding a few drops to the day cream; or as a night treatment, over your usual night cream, to avoid wrinkles and nourish the skin.
  • Huile Prodigieuse is also great as a substitute for after-sun body lotion or balm. Deeply nourishes the skin, much more than any lotion.
  • It can also be applied regularly to areas where I have stretch marks, because smooth, well-nourished skin makes them much less noticeable.

A true multifunctional product with a list of high-quality and natural ingredients in a high percentage.

The promised effects (moisturizing, nourishing, soothing, illuminating, perfuming and softening) are clearly noticeable with continued use.

This dry oil is easily absorbed even on combination skin, without leaving a trace or greasy feeling on the skin or hair.

In short, a very practical multipurpose product , with a fabulous fragrance, ideal both at home and for trips and holidays (especially in the very practical 50 ml travel size!), Because it replaces (and does very well) to many other products: body cream or lotion, hair oil, facial serum, etc.

Its consistency and the practical dispenser allow it to be dispensed easily and without waste , to keep it intact, and allow it to be mixed with other creams or lotions.

In a word, I can no longer live without Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse and I highly recommend it. No wonder it has won so many awards and has cult status among beauty experts!

A product to be absolutely in your beauty arsenal. And that, in addition, lasts forever!

Alqvimia Queen of Egypt Body Oil

With the Queen of Egypt body oil from Alqvimia you will be enveloped in an aura of charm with an exotic fragrance inspired by the ointment of Queen Cleopatra herself.

With frankincense , the symbol of absolute purity, and myrrh , the essence of eternal life, this unique body oil carries the essence of the great cosmic feminine force, giving confidence and inner strength within an aura of charm and mystery.

Queen of Egypt Body Oil is made from sweet almond oil and precious oleoresins to provide deep nourishment, fight skin aging, regenerate, and leave skin feeling soft and smooth .

Its ingredients? The following.

Alqvimia Queen of Egypt body oil is composed of 4 oils : almond (which gives flexibility and softness to the skin), myrrh (the essence of eternal life, antioxidant, anti-blemish and firming), incense (the symbol of absolute purity ), and bitter orange (anti-inflammatory).

These 4 components are the only ones in the formula, and they are accompanied by a lot of fragrances that give the whole a pleasant aroma.

However, with fewer oils and fewer beneficial assets, this product falls short in terms of nutrition and benefits for body skin .

So it is not our first choice. Also, behind oils comes a long list of fragrances, some of which can cause irritation .

It is not that it is a bad oil, but there are better options, like the ones we have already seen before.

The brand recommends applying the liquid daily , preferably at night, with a gentle upward massage all over the body, after a bath or shower while the skin is still slightly damp.

For greater effectiveness, she recommends using this natural anti-aging body treatment after exfoliating your skin with a natural body scrub.

Golden Radiance Body Oil by Freshly Cosmetics

This oil is one of the most complete that you will find on the market. It is composed of up to 12 different types of vegetable oils , plus 14 botanical extracts that provide fragrance and a lot of benefits to the skin.

It works very well as a moisturizing and repairing and nourishing, but problems such as cellulite and stretch marks are not eliminated or reduced, as the brand claims.

Even so, it is a product made with natural ingredients, many of them organically grown, not tested on animals, and suitable for pregnant women.

You can enter the full technical analysis in the following article: Golden Radiance Body Oil by Freshly Cosmetics, Analysis and Alternative .

The Ritual of Ayurveda dry oil from Rituals

Rituals is a brand that is characterized by the great smell of its products, and this body oil does not disappoint.

Its formula is based on practically 3 oils: almond, sunflower and basil , but it does not have hydrating ingredients, so it does not leave the skin really hydrated.

It is a fairly simple oil, and for me it falls a little short on benefits . There are better options that offer more nutrition and hydration, although their prce is very interesting.

You can enter the complete technical analysis in the following article: Dry oil The Ritual of Ayurveda of Rituals, Analysis and Alternative .

Daurico Body Oil from Natura Siberica

Natura Siberica uses the wild grasses and virgin flora of Siberia to create this moisturizing and renewing dauric oil with a wonderful scent .

More than an oil, it is a fine butter that melts with a gentle massage, and intensely hydrates . Its formula has several emollients and botanical oils, as well as other extracts of plant origin that provide protection and repair to dry and damaged skin.

However, not all active ingredients are in optimal concentrations, and a particular fatty acid can cause skin problems.

You can enter the complete technical analysis in the following article: Natura Siberica Dauric Body Oil, Analysis and Alternative .

Johnsons & Johnsons Baby Oil

Johnsons & Johnsons baby oil is probably the most used body oil, and not only in babies, but also by adults.

However, its properties and benefits are very limited . With only two ingredients and a perfume, the repairing or moisturizing power of the product is really low.

And especially if we take into account that the ingredient that is in a higher concentration is paraffin, a derivative of petroleum.

I would not use it in adults or babies , as there are currently many more beneficial formulas for our skin and that of our baby.

You can enter the full technical analysis in the following article: Johnsons & Johnsons Baby Oil, Analysis and Alternative .

Why using a body oil is a good idea

No matter what time of year it is, keeping your skin properly hydrated can be difficult.

In the winter, the lack of humidity and cold air make the skin dry a bit, while in the summer the additional exposure to the sun leaves the epidermis in need of more hydration to keep it hydrated.

When you think about the best way to quench your skin’s thirst, perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is to resort to body lotions or creams; however, these creams tend to only stay on the surface and leave the skin dry quickly.

As an alternative to body lotions, body oils offer the perfect way to keep skin hydrated while relaxing your mind and improving overall body health.

Although some people believe that oil does not penetrate the dermis, thus leaving the skin greasy, body oils actually improve the quality of the skin by absorbing quickly and deeply into the deeper layers to leave it moisturized for the entire duration. day.

These body cosmetics are smooth, thick and highly concentrated liquids that are usually light in color and improve the appearance and quality of the skin.

The best body oils are organic, chemical-free, and extracted from roots, fruits, flowers, and leaves.

Next, we will see the physical, emotional and even economic benefits of using body oil in your daily routine.

Moisturize the skin

The most obvious benefit of these cosmetics is their remarkable ability to hydrate the skin. Unlike some body creams and lotions, body oils are oil-based, rather than water-based, and are free of chemicals and silicones.

In addition, they retain moisture in the skin for hours , while lotions evaporate more quickly and lose their effect quickly.

When skin has a healthy balance of moisture, it feels soft and supple, making it look and feel good.

Plus, as we approach the winter months, your skin will need more attention than ever, and ingredients like jojoba oil, avocado oil, and almond oil can help keep your extremities soft and hydrated.

If you take the time to massage the body oils into your skin, your body will easily absorb them, so you won’t feel that greasy sensation.

To maximize the amount of moisture your skin absorbs, cleanse and exfoliate the area before applying the body oil . Let it soak in for at least five minutes before dressing so that your skin, rather than your clothes, stays moisturized.

FYI, if you use body oil on its own, apply it while your skin is still slightly damp after showering to lock in moisture. If you use it with a lotion or cream, use the oil last, as a final step to seal in all the moisture from the other products.

And also the hair

Some body oils have been formulated for multiple functions, and can help repair and hydrate dry and damaged hair . In small amounts, it can also be used to keep it soft, smooth and frizz-free, like a hair serum.

If you are looking to add nutrients to your highlights, be sure to apply the oil to damp hair before blow-drying, and if you use it to soften loose hair, you will find that it works best if you apply it to dry hair.

You can use it to cover your body odor

Smelling good doesn’t always mean putting on perfume, and body oil is another way you can use to perfume yourself.

Find your favorite scent in oil form to do double duty : not only will it hydrate your skin, but you can use the oil to cover you with your perfume and enhance the scent, or you can use the oil on its own for a subtle fragrance.

They have health benefits

Some body oils contain ingredients to repair and heal scars ; others improve circulation and relieve pain in sore muscles ; others improve orange peel skin or cellulite. And many of them smell so wonderful that they stimulate all the senses.

By massaging your skin with body oils, you can help improve your overall health and appearance by reducing pain and stress .

According to experts, in times of stress, the skin is the last tissue to receive nutrients because the blood supply is directed first to vital organs such as the heart and brain.

Stress can also lead to increased production of oxidant molecules or “free radicals” in the skin, which break down cells and cause premature aging.

The skin is especially sensitive because the blood vessels dilate, causing redness and tenderness. And as skin cells shed, they leave skin looking dull and dry.

To combat all these skin care concerns, one of the best options is therapeutic massage techniques and essential oils to improve health .

Some body oils contain special blends of ingredients designed to target specific areas of the body. Some can help improve circulation, relieve sore muscles, and ease joint stiffness.

For example, oils containing black pepper (Piper nigrum) or ginger (Zingiber officinale) reduce pain and improve flexibility for arthritis sufferers, while chamomile helps treat eczema.

Look for rosehip oil, which penetrates deep into the skin’s layers to repair, lavender essential oil, which has therapeutic calming benefits, and geranium essential oil, which can help improve skin elasticity.

Together with a massage, they are quite a treatment

Many of the benefits of body oils are related to their use in therapeutic massage.

Body oils facilitate gliding and massage, causing less friction and discomfort when manipulating body tissue.

Essential oils act in the body in two different ways: by inhalation of the aroma and by topical application.

The essential oils that are applied directly to the skin during a treatment have a low molecular weight and are soluble in lipids (fats), so they are easily absorbed and are very compatible with the oily and cellular structures of the skin.

But if it is also complemented with specific massage techniques, the delivery and effective penetration of the body oil is favored .

For oily acne-prone skin, tea tree oil is best used to regulate and balance sebum secretions and hormone-driven breakouts.

To rejuvenate skin cells and reduce stress-related skin problems, use lavender or vanilla for their calming and calming effects.

While the body oils used in massage create a pleasant experience due to their pleasant scent and moisturizing properties, the massage itself also offers many proven health benefits .

In addition to helping to relieve everyday aches and pains, studies have shown that massage decreases stiffness and increases joint function in osteoarthritis sufferers, reduces cancer symptoms and treatment side effects, and alleviates anxiety and depression. .

Choose a formula that contains essential or plant oils to turn post-shower hydration into an aromatherapy session, and gently massage the oil into your skin to soothe tired or tense muscles.

Produces emotional well-being

In addition to physical enhancements such as skin hydration and pain relief, body oils can have a positive effect on mental health .

By using them, you can increase your level of relaxation and overall sense of emotional well-being.

Body oils reduce stress, relax and clear the mind, decrease anxiety, satisfy the need for physical contact, and promote self-esteem .

Some are designed to improve various aspects of your mood. For example, body oils containing rosemary improve alertness, while lavender oils increase rest.

Do you need an extra security in yourself? Rub in jasmine oil to boost your confidence level.

They are cheaper than lotions and creams

In addition to the many physical and emotional benefits of body oils, making the switch can save you money.

This may seem counterintuitive, because the best body oils are more expensive than lotions, but remember that a small amount goes a long way and goes a long way .

To effectively hydrate the skin and create a pleasant massage experience, use just a little oil to cover a large area of ​​skin.

While it takes several applications of body lotion to quench the skin’s thirst, a small portion of body oil will be enough to cover most of the body.

To maximize your purchase of body oil, apply it after you shower . In this way, your skin will remain moist and will absorb the moisture from the oil more quickly and effectively.

Also, if you heat the oil in the microwave on low power or on your hands before applying it to your skin, it will become lighter and cover more area , so you’ll end up using less during each application.

All the ways to use a body oil

Don’t worry, incorporating body oils into your routine is incredibly easy. But many times they are used for much more than rubbing them over each skin space.

This is how I like to use them:

Put some in the tub

This is a place where your normal lotion does not usually accompany you. Add a few drops of body oil to the bath to start the hydration process while you bathe . In addition, you will add a pleasant smell to the water.

Apply it all over the body after showering

Before removing the towel and while your skin is still damp, spray a little product all over your body. A little goes a long way and works wonders to replenish dry skin.

It affects heels and elbows

Give those annoying normally dry areas (like heels, elbows and cuticles) an extra dose of hydration and care with a little oil. In the long term you will see the good results.

Use it as a massage oil

Another great way to put your body oil to good use is to use it as a massage oil. Have your duty officer massage your back, feet, or wherever you need it most.

This will soften your skin, loosen muscles, and relieve stress. Basically, using an oil is a total victory.

Eliminate stretch marks

Because the oils penetrate deep beyond that first layer of skin, they are great for reducing the appearance of stretch marks. You will notice a difference over time, as the oils work to promote elasticity, preventing stretch marks from reappearing.

Prevents the discomfort of hair removal

If you’ve ever cut yourself while shaving (because it happens to the best of us), then you know how important it is to prepare your skin before waxing. Apply oil to your legs for a clean stroke without burning the blade.

Take advantage of its healing powers

Certain oils are infused with scents that can work wonders for stress relief. For example, if you have a headache, rub a lavender or peppermint-based body oil on your temples.

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Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.

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