Lotion and body butter work wonders for moisturizing your skin, but don't sleep on the power of body oil. Although it's great on its own, body oils aren't meant to play the starring role in your body routine. Think of it as the supporting cast to the other nourishing products in your regimen, all working towards one goal: providing moisture. Body oils moisturize your skin with just a few drops and give you a healthy, kissed-from-the-sun glow. And like the LCO method for natural hair—where you use liquid and creams before sealing the deal with an oil —body oils act the same way by serving as a blanket product that keeps moisture locked in throughout the day.
Sure, baby oil qualifies in this category, but how about some more grown-up options? Ahead, the 15 best body oils to cure dryness year-round. In the wise words of RHOA's Porsha Williams—bye, ashy!
2 For the No-Fuss Beauty Lover The Body Oil
This fragrance-free option is made from almond and hazelnut oil which will leave your skin as silky and smooth as luxurious satin sheets.
3 For the Frequent Traveler Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil in Gold
Is it really a vacation without a Tom Ford Shimmering Body Oil? Rubbing this sparkling oil all over your body is basically an artificial kiss from the sun.
4 For the Fragrance Fanatic Madagascar Vanilla Perfume Oil
Perfume oil is great for layering with other fragrances in the same scent family. This fan-favorite from Nest has notes of vanilla—vanilla bean, vanilla orchard, and coconut in an oil base that will keep your sweet scent lingering for hours.
5 For the Big Spender Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Body Oil
Intensify MFK's bestselling fragrance sillage by incorporating its sister scent oil into the mix. While you're at it, stock up on the hair mist and the body cream.
6 For an Olfactory Refresh Saturday Body Oil
Imagine cocktailing the scent of a luxurious spa, fresh linen, and summer breeze in one bottle? Dream no longer, Dzovi has already done it for you.
7 For the Florist Jasmine Glowing Hydration Body Oil
Like falling face-first into a bed of flowers, this lightweight oil from Herbivore brings together sweet florals and grapeseed oil into a deliciously- scented mist that nourishes every inch of your body.
8 For the Perfectionist Skincare Body Oil for Scars and Stretchmarks
Touted as an oil that can help reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks, Bio Oil has amassed over 100,000 reviews on Amazon, which speak to the power of its benefits.
9 For the Budget Conscious Lightweight Body Oil
This drugstore gem is light to the touch but imparts enough moisture to combat chapped skin.
10 For the Holy Grail Devotee Bath Oil
You feel the real effects of this iconic moisturizer immediately after stepping out of the shower. Massage the oil into damp skin and as it absorbs your skin will feel so soft and smell ahhmazing.
11 For the Ingredient Snob Phyto Replenish Body Oil
You trust Dermalogica products on with your face, and the brand is just as trustworthy with its body products including this moisture replenishing and sealing skin nourisher.
12 For the Scent Collector MYTH Spectacular Scented Body Oil
The sister to Ellis Brooklyn's bestselling scent is packed with a blend of luxurious oils—pumpkin seed, rosehip—and squalene to hydrate the driest of skin. Ashy, who?
13 For the Big Spender Skincare Revitalizing Body Oil
Consider this Tata Harper gem the fountain of youth in oil form. Made with Camellia oil, as well as elderberry, calendula, and plenty more skin-loving ingredients, this oil works to improve the skin's elasticity and gives you a youthful glow.
14 For the Skincare Enthusiast Nourshing Dry Body Oil
Spraying oil onto your body is less messy than pouring and slathering, and that's one reason why this Kiehl's oil reigns supreme. Another reason? Grapeseed oil and squalene are its star ingredients.
15 For the Bargain Shopper Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Body Oil with Vitamin E
A childhood throwback, Palmer's Cocoa Butter oil is a household favorite for its super affordable price point and reliable moisturizing formula.
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