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It’s no secret that the most timeless beauty trend of all time is glowing, healthy skin. People travel the world, spend infinite amounts of money, and do basically any treatment at their disposal for baby-soft skin. Arms and legs that look tight, toned, and glowy like J.Lo’s are pretty much the ultimate goal—but you can’t get there without showing your skin a little loving care.
Your skin is the largest human organ, and you can think of it as a map of everything you put in and on your body. That’s what makes these nourishing body oils so essential; they're beloved for their non-greasy textures, fast-absorbing formulas, addictive scents, and more.
So make some room on your beauty shelf and check out the roundup of the best body oils below.
Best Overall: Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil
As one of our favorite all-natural skincare brands, we should expect nothing less than brilliance. This is an age-defying body treatment that invigorates and nourishes the skin with hydration, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. It’s especially amazing for dryness and loss of firmness. Sure the price will set you back a bit, but it's worth every penny. Plus, it’s completely clean—the vegan formula is free of toxins, fillers, artificial colors, artificial fragrances, all synthetic chemicals, and GMOs.
Best Scent: Fresh Sugar Ultra-Nourishing Body Oil
Thirsty skin will drink up this hydrating blend of primrose, sweet almond, apricot kernel, jojoba, and exotic citrus oils that leave skin glowing. Quick to absorb, it delivers the killer combo of essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants. It also contains white lily, an anti-inflammatory, as well as calendula and passionflower extracts to boost skin repair. The oil is so silky that it can even be used for therapeutic massage.
Best Classic: Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Nourishing Dry Body Oil
Suitable for all skin types, from oily to sensitive to dry, this beautiful body oil will leave even the most parched skin silky smooth. Its spray-on formula means it never makes a mess, and it even treats uneven texture. Vanilla and almond provide its delicate fragrance, while its spotlight ingredients are grape seed oil—to replenish skin with vitamin E, antioxidants, and fatty acids—and squalane sourced from olives to replenish the skin’s barrier and help retain moisture.
Best Drugstore: Bio-Oil Skincare Oil
If there was such thing as a miracle body oil, this would be it. Reigning in from South Africa, this budget-friendly oil not only hydrates the driest of skin but combats hyperpigmentation, stretch marks and soothes inflammation. Yes, there’s not much that this silky oil can’t help. Not to mention it’s faint powder scent and lightweight formula that won’t leave you greasy (just make sure you give it time to absorb). It’s formulated with a blend of oils like calendula, chamomile, lavender, and rosemary so you can guarantee hydration is at the top of the list.
Best Budget: Neutrogena Body Oil Light Sesame Formula
Though body oils feel luxurious, that doesn’t mean their prices have to be. Neutrogena delivers all of a body oil’s perks without doing major damage to your wallet. The light sesame formula is instantly absorbed into the skin, bringing major hydration to leave skin soft and glowing.
Best for Dry Skin: Herbivore Jasmine Glowing Hydration Oil
The delicate consistency makes this oil a dream to apply. It absorbs in seconds, leaving skin hydrated and glowing. The jasmine sambac oil gives it its addicting scent that can replace your signature fragrance, plus the ingredient boosts skin’s natural moisture levels and elasticity, helping to firm the look of skin.
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Best for Soft Skin: L'Occitane Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Supple Skin Oil
This supple oil is one of L’Occitane’s cult favorites. It is formulated with more than 50% almond oil to help skin feel firmer, smoother, and more hydrated. It keeps your skin hydrated up to 48 hours and leaves it with a subtle scent of fresh almonds.
Best Shimmer: MoroccanOil Shimmering Body Oil
Not only does this body oil hydrate dry skin with argan and sesame oils, but it also leaves behind pearlescent minerals so you radiate from every angle. The two hydrating oils are rich in antioxidants and help to restore skin's moisture while smoothing out texture and tone.
Best Spray: Kopari Coconut Body Oil
Ever since we have discovered Kopari (a beauty line based on quality coconut oil), we have yet to be disappointed. This coconut body oil is a “coconut-infused hydration spray that delivers anti-aging benefits and casts a dewy glow.” It cures dull and dry skin and smells like fresh gardenias.
Best Multi-Tasker: Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil
In the words of Jen Atkin, “rosé all day.” This luxurious, fast-absorbing oil illuminates hair and skin as it restores moisture and repairs damage. Absinthium oil rehydrates dry skin and hair, rose-hip oil reduces the appearance of scars and redness, and shea oil nourishes dry, dull skin and hair.
Best Natural: Kora Organics Noni Glow Body Oil
Noni Glow Body Oil was created by the queen of radiance herself, Miranda Kerr, so we know this stuff must be good. She has created a luxurious, lightweight multipurpose body treatment oil combining noni extract (which is known to have amazing skin, hair, and health benefits) as well as rose-hip seed and sunflower seed oils, providing the skin with a rich source of antioxidants and essential fatty acids.
Best with Vitamin C: One Love Organics Vitamin C Body Oil
Vitamin C has been known for its miraculous skin benefits, meaning this oil on its way to becoming a new cult favorite. It is one part super-rich moisturizer and one part luxury skin refiner. It features an ultra-concentrated combination of vitamin C ester, papaya enzymes, and organic shea oil to deeply hydrate and gently exfoliate for smooth, dewy, and beautifully scented skin.
Best Serum: Khus+Khus Worship Body Serum
This Khus+Khus body serum gives your skin, body, and mind some incredible benefits. This serum is formulated with essential oils like Champa (to cool and moisturize), New Caledonia sandalwood (to calm body and mind), Bulgarian rose (for the anti-inflammatory benefits), and osmanthus (which gives the oil its alluring aroma).
Still can't find what you're looking for? Check out our guide to the best body lotions to shop other body hydrators.