The best shimmering body oils usually have two things: a sleek and supple oil base that nourishes skin from the outside in and body luminising reflecting particles that make skin gleam. When you’re wanting to accessorise the skin this summer, body oils with a hint of shimmer are the way to go. Outside of the illuminating shimmer, the body oil bases themselves also have endless benefits.
“Body oils are deeply hydrating and nourishing for the skin”, says co-founder of Omorovicza, Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza. “The oil texture enables the active ingredients to penetrate skin at a deeper level than typical water-based body moisturisers, that tend to work more on the skins surface and protect against trans-epidermal water loss. Deeper absorption of ingredients means there are increased benefits for skin when used”.
As sun protection is of upmost importance, and if you’re looking to apply and top-up your sunscreen, a great way to do so is to use an easy-to-use spray product like the Garnier Ambre Solaire Invisible Protect Refresh Mist SPF30 and Coola Classic Body Organic Sunscreen Spray SPF 50 Guava Mango. This way the shimmer remains without compromising on your skin’s health.
Here, Vogue has rounded-up eight of the best shimmering body oils that will leave skin smooth and supple with a light-reflecting glow.
Fenty Beauty Fenty Body Sauce Body Luminizing Tint
This everyday body shimmer comes in seven skin-enhancing shades, so there is something for everyone. The smooth formula contains nutrient-rich babassu oil as well as nourishing vitamin E.
Omorovicza Gold Shimmer Oil
Compliment your skin with the light yet alluring scent of ylang ylang whilst out in the sun. The lustrous Omorovicza’s Gold Shimmer Oil, full of calming calendula oil, soothes, smoothens and strengthens the skin barrier whilst giving your body a beautiful glow.
Costa Brazil Sol Sunlight Body Oil
Looking for a luminous glow? Costa Brazil’s Sol Sunlight Body Oil is perfect right after a bath or shower. When applied on damp skin the avocado oil, pataua fruit oil and brazil nut seed oil is given a chance to sink in and enhance your body’s natural glow.
Moroccanoil Shimmering Body Oil
Known for their cult hair oils, the argan oil beauty authority, Moroccanoil, have this shimmering body oil that surpasses all expectations. The antioxidant-rich formula leaves a subtle pearlescent shimmer that glows beautifully in the sun. The sweet floral and amber scent is a bonus, too.
Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil
Scented with scorching sensuality (think amber, florals and sandalwood), the Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil covers skin in an illuminating veil of gold and platinum leaf. The lightweight oil gives skin a holiday golden glow.
Patrick Ta Major Glow Body Oil
The respected make-up artist, Patrick Ta, not only gives skin a flawless glow but has a body oil to help elevate the your body to a whole other level. Get the glow without greasiness.
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or Multi-Purpose Dry Oil
Made with seven botanical oils, its satin finish gives the face, hair and body a golden pearly glow while being dry to the touch. Perfect for everyday wear.
Summer Fridays Pool Time Glowing Body Oil
Scented with coconut and subtle vanilla blossom, this body oil takes you on a trip. If the scent wasn’t enough, the ultra-fine minerals provide a glow reminiscent of an afternoon by the pool. It is divine.