The Best Nongreasy Body Oils for Glowing Summer Skin
Summer is right around the corner. So there’s only a little time left to make sure you’re prepared for shorter hemlines, exposed midriffs and bikini season. The first step to ensure you’re ready to show the world some skin? Stock up on seasonal body oils to achieve that highly-coveted summer glow.
Obviously, lightweight formulas are the best way to get glowing results. They run the gamut from providing shimmer and adding color to moisturizing and firming skin. All without feeling greasy.
Here are the best body oils that will give you an instant summer glow.
Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil, $115 at Nordstrom
Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, this is the secret to soft, glowing skin this summer. It actually improves your skin's elasticity as it hydrates and smooths. You can even use it as a deep-conditioning hair mask.
One Love Organics Vitamin C Body Oil, $58 at DermStore
Boasting a special blend of vitamin C ester, organic shea oil and papaya enzymes, this best body oil moisturizes and refines skin for all-over radiance. It exfoliates, smooths and firms while protecting your body from sun damage and environmental stressors. All it leaves behind is a light scent and a glow.
KORA Organics Noni Glow Body Oil, $58 at Sephora
Bolstered by noni fruit extract, this best body oil also contains rosehip and sunflower seed oils. The formula immediately sinks into skin leaving it hydrated, soft and glowing. Consider the faint smell of roses a bonus.
Mutha Body Oil, $104 at Violet Grey
Mutha’s 100 percent botanical dry oil is infused with vital nutrients, potent antioxidants and fatty acids. The nongreasy formula absorbs quickly to help skin retain elasticity and suppleness. And it imparts that coveted dewy glow.
Augustinus Bader The Body Oil, $95 at Augustinus Bader
This lightweight body oil is a real multitasker. It instantly hydrates and nourishes thanks to a blend of soothing botanicals. The formula also improves elasticity plus reduces the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks and pigmentation. Then there are the antioxidants that protect against free radicals and environmental aggressors.
Honest Organic Body Oil, $9.95 at Honest
A sweet-smelling body oil that’s incredibly affordable and organic may sound too good to be true, but luckily it’s right at your fingertips. This body oil is sustainably grown and contains certified organic jojoba, tamanu, olive, avocado and sunflower oils to nourish and moisturize.
L'Occitane Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Supple Skin Oil, $50 at Sephora
On a hot summer day, it’s great to reach for a body oil that quickly absorbs into skin and won’t feel heavy. This one is more than 50 percent almond oil, which helps skin feel firm, smooth and hydrated.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Body Oil, $5.79 at Target
Sometimes you just need to go old school. Women swear by this classic cocoa butter oil that is not only ideal for a summer glow, but can be used year-round for healthy, moisturized skin with a soft scent.
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil Hair & Body Spray, $50 at Ulta Beauty
The name says it all. Spray this oil on your skin and you’ll be a bronzed goddess in no time. The formula is light and nourishing with a scent that’s perfect for steamy summer nights.
NARS Monoï Body Glow, Tahiti Bronze Collection, $59 at Bloomingdale’s
If your summer motto is the bronzer, the better, then look no further than this body oil. The multipurpose oil offers a chocolate shimmer while soothing and moisturizing skin — all with a subtle tropical fragrance.
Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil, $100 at Nordstrom
With shimmers of gold and platinum leaf, this chic body oil is so luxurious you’ll feel like you’re on a yacht sailing through St. Tropez. It will leave your skin smooth and touchable with a fresh feminine scent.