Why use a Body Oil?
While body lotions, moisturisers and creams may be your preferred body product, an oil can provide that extra hit of moisture that your body may need. Oils have a locking and protective nature. They improve cell cohesion, meaning that they can limit transepidermal water loss. Let’s not forget oils being smaller molecules, absorb much better than a cream – intended to act as a barrier.
Not to slight your post-shower lotion, but it might be time to switch it out for something more fluid—like an oil. Sometimes a change of formula is exactly what your skin needs. The skin’s ability to retain moisture becomes compromised with time, so you might apply a rich moisturiser and still feel dry. A good beauty oil is formulated to seal in moisture and humectants.
If visions of salad dressing are dancing through your head, fret not; despite their name, body oils are non-greasy, lightweight and incredibly hydrating. As a bonus, the natural scented versions leave your skin gently perfumed. We promise that once you make the switch and add oils to your beauty routine, your skin will feel amazing!
And sometimes you need a bit of an extra push to turn mundane activities, like moisturising, into something a bit more relaxing and uplifting, and an aromatic body oil can help do exactly that. Knowing that you’re using a natural body oil thats good for your skin, may encourage you to give your body some extra TLC. Body oils are great for children too if they suffer from dry itchy skin – splash some in the bath!
Choose Your Oil
When buying any body oil, look for one whose ingredient list is short, and understandable. If you cannot pronounce the ingredients, you may not want to be putting it on your body. This is a great standard to use for all skin and body product shopping. Oils such as jojoba, coconut, almond and camellia are all wonderful at hydrating the skin.
For best hydrating results, you should apply your body oil just after a bath or shower when your skin is still a little wet. Applying to damp skin will help the oil to absorb much faster. This goes for facial oils too.
Paradise Beauty Body Oil
A gorgeous blend of naturally perfumed Botanical Oils to deliver maximum body hydration in a light and elegant formulation.
Massage in a Bottle
A lux Massage Oil which is richly moisturising, conditioning and healing. This purely natural body oil contains certified organic oils of Manuka, Rosehip, Jojoba, Olive, Coconut, Almond and Sunflower. Boosting the skin’s elasticity while nourishing and hydrating the skin, to leave your skin softer, smoother and healthier.