During the colder seasons, dry skin all over your body can make you feel itchy and uncomfortable. You forgo wearing your favorite sweaters and shirts because they will have you scratching all day. The best way to prevent dry skin is to stop it before it starts. Body oils are a great way to moisturize your skin and help it retain moisture.
Body oils aren’t greasy and are suited for all skin types. For the best results, apply the body oil after you shower while your skin is still damp. Do not apply the oil in the shower or bath because this may cause you to slip and fall. Pour small amounts of oil in your hands and apply it all over your body. Pat yourself dry with a towel — rubbing yourself dry with a towel will remove the oil. Once you are dry apply your lotion to make sure your skin is deeply moisturized. If your skin isn’t severely dry could skip the lotion step. Two body oils that we love are Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Bath and Body Oil and Philosophy Amazing Grace Satin-Finish Body Oil Mist.
Carol’s Daughter has been selling natural beauty products for the last 20 years and is love by celebrities like Mary J. Blige, Halle Berry, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jay-Z. Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Bath and Body Oil costs $20 and is available at Carol’s Daughter stores and at Sephora. Their products are known for being effective, smelling great, and being made with natural ingredients. For example the Almond Cookie Bath and Body Oil only contains 8 ingredients. This oil contains sweet almond, avocado, and wheat germ oil to smooth skin and protect it from losing moisture. This oil can be used as a moisturizer, massage oil, and bath oil. This oil has a very strong scent and really smells like cookies which may be a turn off for some. Here are some pros and cons of Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Bath and Body Oil.
- Paraben, petroleum, mineral oil, and artificial color free
- Made with natural ingredients
- Keeps skin moist for over 12 hours
- Is expensive compared to drugstore body oils
- Has a strong scent
- Should not be used by those with wheat allergies
Philosophy Amazing Grace Satin-Finish Body Oil Mist is body oil in a spray that leaves your skin moist and with a satin finish. This oil mist cost $26 and can be purchased in Ulta or on QVC. This oil is lightly scented with the Amazing Grace, one of the most popular signature fragrances sold by Philosophy. If you like the smell of the oil, you can also purchase Amazing Grace lotion and perfume in order to layer the scent. Instead of having your hands covered in oil, you can use this no mess spray to apply the oil straight to your skin. This clean floral scent isn’t strong so you will still be able to wear your favorite perfume without getting a headache. This oil does contain paraffins and parfums, so if you have sensitive skin you may want to spot test this product behind your knees before you apply it all over your body. Let’s review some of the pros and cons of Philosophy Amazing Grace Satin-Finish Body Oil Mist.
- Lightly scented
- No mess application
- Leaves a natural satin finish on skin
- Is expensive compared to oil body oils
- May be hard to find in stores
- Contains parafins and parfums
The Verdict: Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Bath and Body Oil is made with natural ingredients and can be used for all skin types, including sensitive skin. They have scented body oils that you may prefer if the almond cookie scent is to strong.