Body oils are a wonderful alternative to creams and lotions, yet so many women steer clear of them. Whether it’s the fear of stickiness, a messy application or a greasy residue, this category of body care isn’t getting the credit it deserves.
But what makes them so wonderful?
– In some cases, oils penetrate the skin more easily than a lotion or cream, and because many of them are pure, natural extracts from trees, nuts and plants, they’re usually free from added nasties.
– These natural ingredients usually have a beautiful, subtle scent.
– They leave the skin with a beautiful sheen, which looks particularly beautiful on exposed legs and arms in summer.
– They contain nourishing ingredients like omega fatty acids and vitamin E.
Here, four of our favourite body oils, and the main ingredient behind them:
Eco Products Baobab Oil – Quickly absorbed into the skin, this 100% natural oil doesn’t clog pores and is filled with omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. It’s also safe to use on eczema, sun spots, minor burns and bed sores.
Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil – An intensive conditioning oil for the body, hair and nails, this beautifully scented oil contains an exotic blend of frangipani oil and coconut coprah oil.
The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil – Suitable for hair and body, it contains organic Community Fair Trade argan oil from Morocco. Luxuriously rich, this dry oil won’t leave you with an greasy residue.
Bramley Magnolia Tissue Oil – Filled with vitamin E and Bio-Pharm oil, this magnolia-rich oil is suitable for all skin types. It’s known to help minimise the appearance of stretch marks, scar tissue and to moisturise extra dry skin.
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