My obsession with body oils continues. I love the way oils sink into the skin. I will always love my lotions and creams, but I honestly find they work best when used in conjunction with a body oil. Body oils are best applied after the bath or shower, when your skin is still damp. If I haven’t showered and still want to use an oil, I sometimes mist myself with rosewater head to toe, wait a few minutes, and then apply the oil. Hun, let me tell you, that’s a spa in your bedroom, right there. You’re welcome.
The body oils I’m loving right now are super luxe and gorgeous, and all are under $40 a bottle. The brands range from a nationally known major beauty brand, Benefit, to natural and gorgeous niche, Bare Love, to amazing and organic from the mountains of Colorada, Osmia. Hey – my tastes in beauty are nothing if not diverse.
Bare Love Body ($28 CAN, 3oz)
This is a gorgeous oil product that feels like a luxury serum. It is more concentrated than most standard oils, and comes in a well designed pump. It has a fragrance, but even to my nose, it is hardly noticeable, and by the time I’m dressed, I don’t even notice it. I love to use Bare Love Body in the evening, after a bath, before bed. Even in the dead of winter it helps me wake up with dewy glowing skin. From their website:
Bare Love Body is fueled to improve skin elasticity, vitality and overall radiance. Rich in Vitamin C,E, essential fatty acids and Omega 6 & 9. Helps improve the appearance of dry, cracked skin and protects against external factors.
Bathina “soft to touch…hard to get” ($34 US, 2.5oz)
I have always loved the Bathina Body Balm – it made my legs look soft and glowy, but what I loved most is the scent. Benefit released that amazing Bathina gorgeousness in a body oil. That sprays. My first observation with Bathina oil is the amazing packaging. The pump spray is fantastic, and you get a lovely fine mist of their wonderful oil wherever you aim. It feels silky and light as a feather. This oil is perfect if you don’t like heavy products on your skin. And the scent! Ahhhh I love it so much, it smells like soft clean skin after a warm bath. Addicted.
From their website:
Silky, sexy skin is impossible to resist. This super-fine body oil mist absorbs instantly for immediate hydration. It includes sweet almond, olive and avocado oils to leave skin feeling soft & moisturized…and vitamin E known to help keep it firm. With a seductive sheen and a hint of tempting fragrance, it’s lust at first touch!
Ah, how I do loveth thee, Osmia! Osmia has all sorts of incredible and luxurious organic skincare products that I love and adore (Calibrating Facial Oil, Lip Balm, Lip Repair…, and the soon to be reviewed Spot Treatment) so of course I was not surprised to fall in love with their Body Oil. Osmia has several different scents (my favourite is Sunset -jasmine & vanilla, oh my!) but is also available in an unscented version.
From their website:
With healing organic jojoba oil, antioxidant kukui oil, powerfully anti-aging and regenerative organic rosehip seed oil, and anti-inflammatory organic hemp seed oil, our body oil strengthens, rejuvenates, and deeply heals your skin. The scents are achieved with organic and wild-harvested essential oils, and are available in a 7.5 ounce bottle with pump, or a 2 ounce bottle with a screw top.
What is your favourite body oil?
Cover photo of Jerry Hall from the 70s – who doesn’t want glowing skin?