7 Body Oils To Hydrate Dry Winter Skin

Team your normal moisturiser with a hydrating body oil and parched winter skin will be a thing of the past – plus, the right one will also restore elasticity and smooth imperfections all at the same time. Here are seven of our favourites worth trying.
By Sapna Rao

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The Body Oil, £40 | Nécessaire

Best For: Sensitive Skin 

This brand isn’t just big on social media because of its chic branding. Necessaire formulates its body products with the same ingredients you’d use on your face – think hyaluronic acid, peptides and antioxidants – so your body is treated to some real beneath-the-surface TLC. This particular oil is formulated with cold-pressed restorative ingredients including vitamins C and E, and omega-6. Unsurprisingly, it applies like a dream and the fragrance-free formula is ideal for sensitive skin.

Available at LibertyLondon.com

Lipid-Replenishing Shower Oil, £15.60 | Typology

Best For: In The Shower

By now you’re bound to have heard of Typology – another brand whose products are brimming with the same effective ingredients you’d use on your face. This replenishing shower oil is rich in antioxidants, which means it’s designed to restore skin’s suppleness and relieve any dryness, flakiness or tightness. Upon contact with the skin and a little bit of water, it emulsifies and transforms into a milky consistency. This comfortably coats the skin and, even after rinsing, leaves it feeling plump, smooth to the touch and nourished.

Available at Typology.com

Universal Oil, £39 | Lixirskin

Best For: Versatility 

A true multitasker, this oil does it all. You can apply it to your body or hair – dry or in the shower – or even to your bath water for total head-to-toe nourishment. If you’re feeling adventurous, try mixing it with salts or sugars to create your very own at-home scrub. You’ll find it leaves your skin feeling both hydrated and invigorated – mainly thanks to a blend of luxurious essential oils.

Available at LixirSkin.co.uk

Skin Olio Per Il Corpo Body Oil, £30 | Jordan Samuel

Best For: Addictive Scent

Formulated by leading skin therapist Jordan Samuel Pacitti, this luxurious body oil is a real treat. Deeply conditioning but never greasy or sticky, it leaves your skin with a radiant, glowing sheen. A nice addition to your self-care or bodycare routine, this is a great one if you’re going out and want to add a noticeable glow to your legs and arms. Plus, the refreshing scent is guaranteed to earn you compliments.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

Body Oil, £15.68 | Neutrogena

Best For: A Lightweight Feel

This affordable oil is ideal for daily use. Lightweight in feel, it still does a great job of hydrating the skin. Formulated with sesame oil, it melts into the skin with ease and leaves behind a supple, healthy-looking glow, without any of the tell-tale greasiness. You can even add it to your bath water or simply apply to damp skin after a hot shower.

Available at Amazon.co.uk

Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil, £29.40

Best For: Reliable Results 

When you think of body oils, Nuxe is a name that instantly springs to mind. A cult classic, this multipurpose hero can be used on the face, body and hair, and is formulated with a nourishing blend of vitamin E and plant oils – including camellia, hazelnut, borage, st john's wort, sweet almond and macadamia. Leaving behind an ultra-glossy and impressive shine, it never feels greasy to the touch. Fans will already be familiar with the addictive orange blossom, rose, lily and vanilla scent.

Available at Sephora.co.uk

Arnica Body Oil, £28 | Susanne Kaufmann

Best For: Skin Repair

Anyone with stretch marks or real skin damage should try this arnica body serum oil. Formulated with a blend of sweet almond, nourishing jojoba and antioxidant wheat germ oils, it works by locking in a healthy dose of moisture into the skin's barrier – holding this hydration within the skin’s barrier to help heal, fade and repair pigmentation. Not to mention, it gives the skin a luminous glow and thoroughly rehydrates dry patches and crepiness.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

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