7 Shimmering Body Oils To See You Through Party Season
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BEST SKINCARE HYBRID
Shimmer Oil, £39 | Björk and Berries
Enriched with vitamin E, this nourishing blend of hydrating and softening oils also protects the skin. Natural, vegan and organic, it’s formulated with a dry and fast absorbing texture which never feels greasy. Instead, it floods the skin with nutrients and goodness, while also adding a subtle shimmer on the surface.
Available at Niche-Beauty.com
BEST NEW RELEASE
Baccarat Rouge 540 Sparkling Body Oil, £195 | Maison Francis Kurkdjian
This limited-edition dry body oil leaves a delicate sheen on the skin. It’s formulated with a luxurious mix of apricot, macadamia and argan oils, and infused with 24-carat gold for an impressive, golden glimmer – shake well before using to reveal the stunning gold fragments. Plus, it’s scented with Baccarat Rouge – think notes of amber and woody floral tones.
Available at JohnLewis.com
Major Glow Body Oil, £19 | Patrick Ta
If you want glow without the colour, this is the oil for you. The transparent base is paired with coloured flecks, with shades of champagne, pink or gold pearls. The result? A subtle but dewy, glass-like radiance – and zero bronzing in sight. Even better, the formula softens and moisturises skin in the process, thanks to potent a combination of olive oil, squalane and vitamin C. The jasmine, saffron and ambergris fragrance only add to the luxury.
Available at CultBeauty.co.uk
Gold Shimmer Oil, £60 | Omorovicza
Using actual gold particles to add a radiant shimmer, this winter skin saviour will also go the extra mile to give the skin a hydration boost. Shake the bottle to disperse the particles evenly, then apply as you would a moisturiser and blend well into the skin. Massage any leftover on your hands or into your hair for an extra silky sheen.
Available at Omorovicza.co.uk
BEST FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
Lumiére Caramel Shimmer Oil, £50 | French Girl
Those with sensitive skin can rest assured this gentle oil will work for them. Hero ingredients include North African argan oil, shea butter and a blend of skin-similar oils to boost hydration – quick to absorb, it plumps skin from the inside out, giving it an airbrushed, smooth quality with tiny flecks of shimmer. Just be aware this does transfer slightly, so only wear it with dark clothing.
Available at Niche-Beauty.com
BEST LUXE OPTION
Illuminating Oil, £85 | Chanel Les Beiges
For use on the body, face and hair, this three-in-one product is an industry favourite for a reason. With a beautiful shine, its reflective qualities create a satin-like glow, and applied to hair it adds a coppery, sun-blushed tint which enhances your existing colour. If you’re using it on the face or body, try mixing it in with your cream or make-up for a more natural-looking finish. A luxe choice, but a worthy investment.
Available at Chanel.com
Shimmering Body Oil, £55 | Dr Sebagh
Full of pearlescent pigments, just a small amount of this nourishing oil goes a long way. Formulated with rapeseed oil and vitamin E, it nourishes, hydrates and smooths to leave your skin feeling and looking its best. For a flawless finish, buff it onto clean, bare skin with a kabuki brush. To intensify the look, go back over on the highpoints, such as the collarbones and decolletage for a bit of added glow.
Available at DrSebagh.com
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