Anoint your winter skin with the blessing of a body oil
Slather your limbs with these skin saviours
By Briar Clark
Beauty Crew Content Producer / June 01 2022
Winter skin has a mind all its own.
Regardless of how much moisturiser we seem to slather on ourselves, our skin’s thirst remains unquenched and we’re left scratching our heads, wondering which hydrator will finally do the trick and satiate our skin’s incessant need for moisture.
We know that when our skin needs a miracle, there’s only one thing to do: Douse ourselves in a protective layer of nourishing body oil and pray for some sweet relief from our perpetual dryness. Thanks to their similarity to the lipids that naturally occur in our body, it’s a no-brainer (in our opinion) to add body oils to your winter routine; they help seal in moisture and aid our skin’s best defence against dehydration – the lipid-rich protective barrier.
Without further ado, here are seven skin-saving body oils to resurrect your dry self.
Clarins Contour Body Treatment Oil
Sculpt your stems (and other bits and bobs) with this contour body treatment oil that also de-puffs as it hydrates. Hazelnut oil is blended with geranium and marjoram oils to moisturise and smooth skin, as well as helping to flush toxins from the body.
$75 at Adore Beauty
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil
Tsubaki oil is the culprit behind the hydrated, smooth and luminous-looking skin you’ll be enjoying after you add this miracle worker to your routine. And you can add shine back to your strands too with this all-over formula.
$40 at Adore Beauty
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge Body Oil
Nothing says winter indulgence like a fragranced body oil.And what better scent to wrap your newly hydrated skin in than a delicious, seductive bouquet of jasmine, saffron, amber, ambergris, fir and cedar.
$131 at MECCA
Costa Brazil Óleo Para Corpo Kaya Jungle Firming Body Oil
This luxurious blend boasts a slew of ingredients native to the Amazon jungle. Tucuma, buriti, Brazil nut, patauá and pecqui seed oils nourish and hydrate, while the brand’s patented jungle complex™ (mineral-rich kaya, antioxidant-rich cacay and breu branco resin) soothes, firms, protects, hydrates, revitalises skin and smoothes fine lines.
$137 at MECCA
Diptyque Satin Oil For Body And Hair
This jasmine scented body oil can also be stroked through dry strands to deliver some knock-out shine. Sweet almond oil and squalane hydrate, soften and soothe skin, while antioxidant-rich pomegranate protects against pollutants and emollient achiote delivers deeply penetrating hydration.
$84 at MECCA
Grown Alchemist Body Treatment Oil
This 2-in-1 body treatment and massage oil is infused with relaxation-inducing ingredients that’ll soothe skin as well as hydrate. There’s stress-relieving ylang ylang oil, deeply penetrating camellia seed oil, skin-regenerative and scar-minimising sea buckthorn berry and reparative tamanu oil, which is high in essential fatty acids.
$38 at Adore Beauty
SALT BY HENDRIX Dream Body Oil
Slather yourself in this moisturising pick or spike your bath with the stuff – it’s your choice. Either way you’re going to be enjoying a skin-softening and nourishing blend of oils, including jojoba, grapeseed, apricot kernel, sunflower seed, camellia and pomegranate.
$39.95 at Adore Beauty
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Girlfriend and Beauty Heaven.
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