The Best Body Oils For Glowing Skin
The Best Body Oils For Glowing Skin

The Best Body Oils For Glowing Skin

If your regular moisturiser isn’t cutting it this winter, it’s time to up the ante. And don’t worry – if oil makes you think ‘greasy’ not ‘glossy’, these hydrating body oils will change your mind…
By Eleanor Magill

All products on this page have been selected by our editorial team, however we may make commission on some products.



Best For Beauty Prep:

Honey Infused Body Oil, £40 | Gisou

Want that supermodel sheen on your legs? Gisou’s Body Oil can get it for you. Infused with rich honey, and loaded with vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, it offers deep hydration and a radiant glow. We like applying it all over, but especially anywhere the light hits your skin – focus on your shoulders, collarbones and down the centre of your legs for a lit-from-within look.

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Best For Non-Greasy Texture:

Smooth Body Oil, £35 | Mirror Water

If you know anything about Mirror Water, you know it's a brand devoted to self-care rituals. With its skin-softening marula and grapeseed oil formula and smoky scent, its body oil is more of the same. This one sinks into the skin fast to leave it hydrated and velvety. We recommend incorporating into your bath routine if you’re in need of TLC. 

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Best For Sensitive Skin:

Skin Relief Body Oil Spray, £9.29 | Aveeno

This is one of those hero products recommended by our SL community, and we have to agree with them. Like most Aveeno formulas, oats play a big role in nourishing the skin, this time alongside super-hydrating jojoba oil. This one is dermatologically approved and specifically formulated to reduce the risk of allergic reactions – ideal for sensitive and super-dry skin. Plus, we love the spray nozzle, which enables seamless all-over application.

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Best All-Rounder:

Shinrin-Yoku All Over Oil, £55 | Earl Of East

‘Shinrin yoku’ translates to forest bathing, and we think that nails Earl of East’s body oil. Layered with notes of cedarwood, juniper and black pepper, it really does feel earthy, woody and grounded. The lightweight and quick absorbing formula is also loaded with natural organic oils such as almond, jojoba, rice bran and safflower, which work to restore the skin’s natural barrier. There’s even a healthy dose of vitamin E to guard against UV damage. The oil can be applied all over – hair, face and body – to makes things simple.

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Best For Post Bath:

Bregenzerwald Body Oil, £75 | Byredo x Susanne Kaufmann

Created in collaboration with the fragrance aficionados at Byredo, Susanne Kaufmann’s body oil is a treat for the senses. The scent is rooted in Susanne’s home in the Austrian Alps – its fresh notes of jasmine, sweet fig and pine make for a soothing yet crisp fragrance. Thanks to an oil-heavy formula, harvested from apricot kernel and meadowfoam seeds, this one works hard to hydrate and nourish parched skin. Apply after the bath for a spa-like experience from the comfort of your own home.

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Best For Acne-Prone Skin:

The Body Oil, £40 | Nécessaire

Unfortunately, blemishes can happen all over the body, not just on the face. Especially after hair removal, your pores are especially sensitive to dirt and debris. Luckily, Necessaire’s body oil is formulated with organic, vitamin-rich and cold-pressed ingredients like almond and hazelnut to be kinder on the skin. Unlike some heavy body creams, it’s hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic so it won’t clog up your skin.

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Best For Travel:

Soleil Des Vignes Oil Elixir, £16 (was £20) | Caudalie

With notes of orange blossom, jasmine and coconut, Caudalie’s Soliel De Vignes oil smells like a summer holiday. Argan, shea, grapeseed and almond oil work together to nourish the skin – and are perfect after a long day at the beach. Skin is left feeling soft, with no greasy residue and you can get a 100ml bottle that’s worth the room in your carryon.

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