Luminosity boosters. Pumped-up hydrators. These are the two elements that the best body oils must possess. They must be lightweight and bring an extra touch of softness to our bodies. Did you know that Ancient Romans and Egyptians used to cover themselves in body oils or that Ayurvedic practitioners consider them to have healing properties?

Today, both women and men use some of the best body oils: organic oils, essential oils, cold-pressed oils, spray oils, hot oil products. Why? They are not greasy, non-sticky, they are extra lightweight but nourish and moisture and hydrate deeply, so what’s not to love? And with the fact that winter is here to stay for at least two or three months, there is no better way to treat and pamper our bodies if not with natural and organic body oils. Gentlemen, I hope you are reading this and taking some notes.

I have prepared a list of some of the moment’s best body oils, which I suggest you should try and most certainly love. I am ready to go out shopping and get some. Are you? Let’s take a look and see which ones to buy.

Best Body Oils

#1 L’Occitane En Provence Almond Supple Skin Oil

This is a light, fine body oil which is made with more than 50% almond oil. It helps the skin feel more supple, smooth and nourished while the combination of almond oil, camelina oil, omega 6 and 3 brings balance to the skin. The oil comes under the form of a spray with a fresh almond flavor.

It is a natural body oil, parabens free, phthalates free, which is quickly absorbed and leaves the skin hydrated for up to 48 hours. It is ideal to be used before, during and after pregnancy and in periods of weight loss.

#2 Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil

The Tata Harper Revitalizing body oil is one of 2015’s best body oils due to its antiaging, hydrating and restorative benefits for the whole body.  Its formula contains essential minerals, vitamins and nutrients which immediately invigorate the skin and promote a healthy microcirculation. The oil absorbs fast, is nongreasy and reduces inflammation because it deeply moisturizes dry and rough skin.

It is great for the entire body and it can be used daily because it is considered to improve the skin’s elasticity. It has no parabens, sulfates or phthalates, it contains non-toxic ingredients and it’s 100% natural.

#3 Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Body Oil

Tom Ford’s body oil brings a whole lot of flowers and fruit scents to your body: bergamot, lavender, lemon, mandarin, myrtle, neroli, jasmine, rosemary and others. I can tell it is a vibrant and transportive oil, a lightweight oil which nourishes and revitalizes the skin.

The oil is a mix of grape seed oil, olive fruit oil, and date seed extract and can be used on every skin type.

#4 REN Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil

Another oil on the best body oils list is this one, a rose infused body oil which gives an intense moisture and a healthy glow. It provides skin elasticity and protects against oxidative damage which lead to premature aging. It contains carthame oil, soybean extracts, seabuckthorn berry and argan oil and cranberry seed oil. All these provide a soft and elastic skin.

The rose otto oil has soothing properties while the bio active complex of ceramides, essential fatty acids and omega 6 and 7 provides a boost to the skin.

#5 Via Nature Carrier Avocado Skin Care Oil

This oil contains vitamin E which offers a moisturizing and revitalizing skin. It is perfect for dry, dehydrated, mature or undernourished skin. The Via Nature Carrier oil is a perfect base when mixing essential oils for therapeutic use. The cold pressed avocado oil is well known for its skin miracles since it contains vitamins A, B, D and E, proteins and lecithin. It is also well known for slowing down aging and because it promotes the growth of collagen.

This body oil is safe to be used on all skin types and it is especially recommended for those with sensitive or dry skin. It also hydrates your hair and scalp.


#6 The Honest Company Organic Body Oil

The Organic body oil is a certified oil that offers moisture and nurture for dry skin. It is perfect to be used as a baby oil because it’s made out of natural organic oils and botanicals and doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals. This oil contains certified organic jojoba, tamanu, olive, avocado and sunflower oils, organic chamomile and calendula which are known to calm and soothe skin.

It is recommended to be used especially after taking a bath or shower and on sensitive skin.

#7 KORA Organics By Miranda Kerr Luxurious Rosehip Body Oil

Miranda Kerr’s Luxurious Rosehip body oil is rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids in order to prevent any damage to skin tissues. The oil improves skin moisture, tone and texture giving it a soft and healthy glow. It’s the perfect oil during pregnancy and for stretch marks.

It’s an oil that can also be used on cuticles or as eye makeup remover because 99% of its total ingredients are of natural origin and almost 60% come from organic farming.

#8 John Masters Organics 100% Argan Oil

The 100% argan oil is also on our best body oils list for 2015. Why? Argan oil is known to be beneficial for both skin and hair: it improves elasticity, retains moisture, softens the hair, help with split ends and frizzy hair and it also reduces wrinkles and fine lines, preventing them forming.  Besides argan oil, other key ingredients are: omega 6 and saponins (a natural softener).

John Masters argan oil is produced handmade in Morocco and it is a cold-pressed and extra virgin oil. The best. This way, it provides deep moisture and shine.

#9 Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Body Oil

Palmer’s body oil is a top rated oil this year because it is specially made with pure cocoa butter and vitamin E, which we know to soften even the driest and roughest skin. It is a formula that absorbs fast and can be used also when showering or taking a bath.

Cocoa butter is very hydrating, rich in fatty acids and encourages the growth and functioning of skin cells which offer a glowing and youthful skin.

#10 Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil

The Clarins body treatment oil is made out of 100% pure plant extracts which improve skin elasticity, prevent stretch marks and keep a firm and supple skin. It is a lightweight oil which is absorbed fast and is ideal during pregnancy, puberty, and dieting.

It is best to be used when showering, on areas that concern you and then to rinse it with cool water. It is Clarin’s best selling firming body oil because it is very effective in reducing and removing stretch marks.


#11 Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil

Here is a more exotic oil, best used for hair, nails and body. It is rapidly absorbed and offers nourishing, conditioning and softness for dry and mature skin. You should keep in mind that if left in cooler places, the oil solidifies. It can be used as a massage oil for the entire body and you can also use it as hair treatment if you add a little bit of it and massage it on your hair and then cover it with a warm towel for 20 minutes.

This Elemis body oil is a real 3 in 1 treat and has a delicate fragrance of coconut. It is the perfect remedy to relieve stress and to calm your body.

#12 Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Body Oil

The Mama Bee body oil has a sweet almond and lemon fragrance, enriched with vitamin E in order to fully hydrate dry and itchy skin. It doesn;t contain parabens or phthalates. It is an all natural body oil which is also recommended during pregnancy. It is specially created for moms and reconditions tired and stressed skin when pregnant.

It is best to use this oil after taking a shower, to lock in moisture.

#13 Desert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil

This organic jojoba oil doesn’t leave any residue when it is massaged on the skin and can be used even to massage your scalp or after shaving. It is suitable  for every skin type, including the sensitive one, due to the fact that is an excellent moisturizer which softens the skin. The jojoba oil is a natural eye makeup remover so you can use this body oil even on your eyes to remove makeup.

Reviewers say that it is great for your face, to give it a proper cleanse since it minimizes our natural sebum and can clear out pores.

So, fellas, here are some of the best body oils which are natural and handmade (some of them) and which, clearly, are an investment for our skins. For a shimmering and radiant skin, I love to use body oils after taking a shower. And one great advantage that some of these oils have is that they can multi-task and be used not just on our bodies, but also on or hair or face. I like the idea of having a bottle of oil and know that I can use it for several purposes. Hope I have convinced you the same.

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By | 2017-06-13T20:32:20+02:00 December 10th, 2015|Beauty|

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