Body Oils To Hydrate Dry Skin
Body Oils To Hydrate Dry Skin

Body Oils To Hydrate Dry Skin

A hydrating body oil is a saviour for parched skin – the best ones will also restore elasticity and smooth imperfections. With drying colder months ahead, we’ve rounded up the ones we know are worth trying…
By Sapna Rao
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Images: @NECESSAIRE

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BEST FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

The Body Oil, £40 | Nécessaire

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 SpaceNK.com

BEST FOR VERSATILITY

Universal Oil, £39 | Lixirskin

A true multitasker, this oil does it all. 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, mix 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 JohnLewis.com


BEST FOR A LIGHTWEIGHT FEEL

Body Oil,  £18.37 | Neutrogena

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


BEST FOR IN THE BATH

Cleo’s Paradise Bath & Body Oil, £14 | Soak Sunday

While a lot of the oils on this list are best applied after a hot shower, this one is indulgent and can be used while you’re in the bath. Simply pour it into running water and soak. Formulated with almond, oat and manuka oil plus chamomile, it restores, soothes and calms the senses all in one go.

Available at BeautyBay.com

BEST FOR SKIN REPAIR

Stretch Mark Arnica Body Oil, £28 | Susanne Kaufmann

Anyone with stretch marks or real skin damage should try this arnica body serum oil. Formulated with 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. It also gives skin a luminous glow and thoroughly rehydrates dry patches and crepiness.

Available at SpaceNK.com


BEST FOR FRAGRANCE

Body Oil Honey Infused, £40 | Gisou

Gisou has become a firm favourite for its hair products, but its body products are equally impressive. Honey is a key ingredient – it’s rich in vitamins, minerals and fatty acids that revive dry, tight skin. Using a 98% natural formulation, this one’s great if you’re on the sensitive side.

Available at Gisou.com


BEST FOR EASE OF USE

Soleil Des Vignes Oil Elixir, £20 | Caudalie

This lightweight elixir is simple to apply to both the skin and hair thanks to an easy spritz formulation. Made using a blend of grape seed, sesame and sunflower oil, its texture is silky but light – quickly sinking into parched skin. Oh, and it smells amazing thanks to notes like coconut, orange blossom and jasmine.

Available at SpaceNK.com

BEST FOR SOOTHING

Almond Supple Skin Oil, £40 | L'Occitane

Working to improve elasticity and heal damaged skin, this one uses a blend of almond oil, omega-6 and camelina oil. Many use it to soothe and heal stretch marks, but it’s also a great one for every day – apply it post-shower to keep the skin hydrated and supple.

Available at Loccitane.com

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