The Sun has started to make a regular appearance, which means that you are probably showing more skin than you have for the past few months. It also means that you’re probably trying to enjoy the good weather, so there’s no time to waste with your daily skincare routine….it needs to be as quick and effective as is possible!

Let’s face it, sometimes the process involved with moisturising our bodies with lotions, creams and butters can be a little time consuming ( and we’re not knocking it because it allows time for mindful beauty …but applying oils can be mindful too) so here’s our edit of body oils that will deliver moisture and nourishment quickly and of course there’s something for everyone….even for those who think that they don’t like oils.

Tip: apply your oils to damp skin to further lock in the moisture

Dry oil formulations are perfect for summer use because they are easily absorbed as well as being deeply nourishing.

A dry oil is perfect for those who don’t like to use oils because they can leave marks on clothing and can sometimes sit on the surface of the skin. A dry oil is basically any oil that your skin absorbs quickly and easily & most dry oils are  high in linoleic acid which is thought to help keep your skin hydrated and maintain its natural moisture barrier and that includes oils like : avocado, sunflower, rosehip, sesame, borage, sesame, grapeseed, hazelnut, cranberry and Evening Primrose Oil , argan oil.

However most of the oils that we mention below are dry oils based on their ingredients and all of them deliver moisture and nourishment to all skin types. 

Unscented blends

Floragy Restore Body Oil

Floragy Restore Body Oil is a blend of 3 main powerhouse ingredients that happen to be highly effective moisturising agents providing your skin with vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids.

Restore Body Oil is available from Floragy

AMLY Botanicals Cocoon Me – Hair & Body Oil

This blend utilises the power of organic and wild-crafted flowers to deliver its skin love. In fact there are 16 powerhouse ingredients That are picked at their peak for maximum potency and they include  Borage, Rosehip, Evening Primrose ,Hawthorn, Elderflower, Red Clover, Meadowsweet, Marshmallow, Horsetail, St John’s Wort, , Hemp.

Cocoon Me Body Oil is available from AMLY Botanicals 

Nourishing Blends

Sofia Latif Body Oil 

This luxurious blend is all about nourishing your skin with ingredients that help to not only moisturise, but also improve skin tone like Marula oil. Then there’s Tamanu oil providing deep nourishment & boosting collagen production and anti-inflammatory Rosehip fruit oil amongst others.

Sofia Latif’s Body Oil is available from D.O.R. Beauty Edit

Lumity Skin Nutrients Body Oil 

This is jam packed with skin loving goodness! When I say jam packed I mean 32 natural ingredients….all known for their skin nourishing capabilities! This really is luxury skin food with a gorgeous fragrance, an oil that is delightfully lightweight and easily absorbed, leaving your skin feeling soft and silky, with a satin finish, so that you are able to get dressed straight away without worrying about any oil transfer to your clothes. This luscious oil is 100% natural and is a blend of 32 natural ingredients including plant based oils, essential oils and seed extracts: Grape seed, coconut, jojoba, camellia, baobab, meadowfoam, coffee seed, and moringa oils to name just a few.

Lumity’s body oil is available from Lumity

Olverum Nourishing Body Oil 

This is one of 3 body oils that Olverum offer and it delivers a truly sensory experience blending notes of citrus, herbaceous and woody notes, also featuring the skin superfoods Raspberry Seed Oil and Poppy Seed Oil. A rich, nourishing therapeutic oil to provide exquisite, long-lasting moisturisation.

Olverum’s Nourishing Body Oil is available from Olverum

The Afro Hair & Skin Co Awaken Reviving Body Treatment Oil

This delightful blend includes linseed, poppy flower seed oil , blackcurrant seed oil along with hazel nut oil to provide nourishment to the skin. It also has a light uplifting fragrance thanks to the inclusion of neroli, frankincense and lime essential oils.

The Afro Hair & Skin Co’s Body Oil is available from D.O.R. Beauty Edit

Glow Oils

Guava and Gold Paradise Found Shimmering Body Oil 

This gorgeous bottle of shimmering body oil utilises macadamia, sweet almond, avocado and coconut oils.

Guava and Gold’s Shimmering Body Oil is available from D.O.R.  Beauty Edit

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multipurpose Golden Shimmer Oil

This oil is one of the originals. It’s smooth, silky, gorgeously scented and it is easy to use. The golden particles are finely milled so it means a very subtle golden shimmer on your skin but still very noticeable. 95% natural and is a blend of 7 precious plant oils- namely:

79 Lux Golden Oil

This is a luxurious blend of pure gold-infused cold pressed and essential oils: it includes deeply rejuvenating Marula oil, Frankincense oil and Rose oil all of which work to deeply nourish and soften the skin.

Golden Oil is available from 79 Lux

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