For reasons that elude me (I think it has something to do with the heater in the house), when summer arrives, my scaly alligator-like arms and legs become slightly less…alligator-like. My skin isn’t quite as dry, so I’ve swapped out the heavy-duty body creams I used in winter for lighter, but still moisturizing, body oils. They keep my skin satiated and, more importantly (haha), when I wear dresses, the oils give my arms and legs a snazzy sheen.
I keep a small arsenal of oils on my bathroom shelf and alternate among them depending on my mood. I also think they look pretty cool in mah bathroom. 🙂
Here are three of them I’ve been loving lately…
- Fresh Sugar Ultra-Nourishing Body Oil smells like lemons and sugar — two very good things — and it’s the oil I grab when I want a citrusy base for perfumes.
It’s also fantastically moisturizing. $48 for a 3.3-oz. bottle. Available now online and at Fresh counters, stores and Sephora.
- Ren Moroccan Rose Glow has a crisp, herbal scent that I like. This one has a convenient spray bottle, too, so it’s easy to use when I’m in a hurry (like every morning), and I can’t accidentally spill the oil all over the place. $60 for a 3.40-oz. bottle. Available now exclusively at SpaceNK stores and online.
- NARS Monoi Body Glow II smells so fracking good! — like vanilla and tiare flowers. It’s warm, seductive and downright perfect for date night. Plus, if you look closely at the bottle, you can see a flower in it. Cool! $59 for a 3.9-oz. bottle. Available now online and at NARS stores, counters and Sephora.
For a budget-friendlier option, check out Neutrogena Body Oil Fragrance Free ($9.99) or Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Bath & Body Massage Oil ($9.99). I’ve used both of them many times, and they’re also totally on point.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,