So after months of lockdown and living in anything from PJ’s to sweats, it’s really refreshing to be easing out of lockdown into what we hope will be a warm summer! of course is the perfect time to seize the moment and put a little bit of glimmer on those arms and legs… let’s get our glow on!
So here’s a quick edit of some of our favourite glow givers, all of which evoke feelings of tropical evening and vacation with the beautiful fragrances and silky textures.
Guava and Gold Paradise Found Shimmering Body Oil
This is like a vacation in a box… a very pretty box of turquoise and gold. This beautifully scented oil is rather addictive, you just have to smell it to know that the brand founder is passionate about tropical places.
This gorgeous body oil utilises macadamia, sweet almond, avocado and coconut oils.
It’s housed in a glass bottle in recyclable packaging.
Made in England.
Buy the shimmering body oil for £32 from the DOR Beauty Edit
Tom Ford Private Blend Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil
This is my all-time favourite shimmering body oil, so you can expect to see it from time to time in any review about body shimmer.
First of all, this smells amazing! Soliel blanc is the perfect summer fragrance… light but lush. Next this is a dry oil formula so it’s not sticky, so you can just put it on without having to wait for it to dry. And lastly it is made up of different sizes of glitter and looks amazing on the skin plus it passes the water test e.g. it is still there when you get out of the sea or out of the pool.
Buy the Tom Ford Body Oil for £72 from Tom Ford
Fenty Beauty Body Lava
This is turning out to be another favourite with its gorgeous scent of coconut and its powerful shimmer this looks gorgeous on the skin. This is not quite a dry oil formula so needs a bit of patience while it dries but once it’s on its on, and yes it passes the water test.
This also comes in three different shades. And you can buy a separate kabuki brush to apply it with which helps to reduce the stickiness.
Buy the Body Lava for £46 from Harvey Nichols
79 Lux Golden Oil
This is a lush blend of gold-infused cold pressed and essential oils: when I say gold, I mean real gold which has therapeutic benefits to the skin. The other therapeutic benefits come from the inclusion of deeply rejuvenating Marula oil, Frankincense oil and Rose oil all of which work to deeply nourish and soften the skin. This luxurious oil could be used on face and body and in your hair – basically anywhere that you want a golden glow.
Gold in skincare can help to re-texture and repair skin damage, revealing a renewed glowing complexion. It can also create a firming effect and improve skin elasticity.
Buy the Firming Body Oil for £68 from Cult Beauty
Body Hut Goddess Gold Butter Cream
If you prefer a cream or butter then this offering from Body Hut is for you! This is a shea butter-based cream infused with sweet almond oil and mango seed butter to give your skin a subtle glow.
Shea Butter helps keep your skin moisturised
Mango Butter helps to smooth and firm your skin
Buy the Goddess Body Cream for £20 from the DOR Beauty Edit
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse® Multipurpose Golden Shimmer Oil
This is a long standing well-known dry oil favourite for many, it contains six precious oils that leave your skin nourished and silky smooth it is a multitasker that can be used on face hair and body.
The seven precious botanical oils are: highly nourishing and anti-ageing Tsubaki oil, softening sweet Almond oil, moisturising Camellia oil, anti-wrinkle Borage oil, soothing Hazelnut oil, nourishing Macadamia oil and repairing Argan oil.
Buy the body oil for £22.50 from Cult Beauty
Kadalys Sublime Precious Oil
This is a dry ultra-fine oil blend of skin loving plant oils that are all known for their intensely nourishing and deeply moisturising abilities. The oils in this blend include avocado oil, jojoba oil, Rose Muscat, green banana and green tea this oil is easily absorbed leaving a soft shimmer on the skin and has a light gentle fragrance.
97.5% of the total ingredients are from natural origin.
27% of the total ingredients are from organic farming.
Buy the oil for £34 from Wof & Badger