9 Best Body Oils For Smooth Skin

9 Best Body Oils For Smooth Skin

Let’s face it, looking down at your legs and seeing dry, flaky skin is an ideal situation.

Taking care of dehydrated skin using a body oil – especially during cold periods – is certainly an extra step in your self-care body routine, but it sure is worth it.

Not only can body oils hydrate and moisturise your skin, they can also improve the overall texture and may even help diminish the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

We’ve rounded up the best body oils on the market right now – for every budget and skin type – based on our own experience with the products and customer reviews. Farewell, scaly skin.

BEST NOURISHING BODY OILS

The Jojoba Company Australian Jojoba, $49.95

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

There’s no body oil quite like 100 per cent Australian Jojoba oil. Turns out the liquid wax stored in its seeds has the same molecular structure as what’s found in healthy human skin – so your body is going to drink this oil right up.

It’s designed for all skin types and is naturally rich in vitamins A, D and E plus omegas six and nine.

What reviewers say: A five-star reviewer on The Iconic website described this oil as “quick absorbing leaving the skin feeling luscious and soft.”

Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil, $75

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

This Clarins body oil is packed with essential oils of rosemary, broom, geranium, marjoram, lemon, orange and hazelnut. The unique concoction of invigorating ingredients offers a gorgeous and relaxing scent, while also promising to hydrate the skin and leave it feeling totally supple and smooth.

What reviewers say: This oil has racked up an average rating of 4.8 out of five on the Myer website from almost 200 reviews. It’s been described as being the “best oil” and smelling “fantastic and therapeutic.”

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil, $24.99

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Formulated with cocoa butter, a rich natural moisturiser, and vitamin E – a powerful antioxidant – this oil promises to deeply nourish dry and dehydrated skin, as well as improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone.

What reviewers say: The humble oil has racked up almost 14,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, with countless customers describing it as being an “amazing oil which soaks into my skin without any residue.”

L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil, $69

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

If you’re looking for the ultimate pampering experience, this nourishing almond shower oil will do the trick. You apply the oil in the shower and while it hydrates your skin, the product turns into a luxurious foaming cleanser for your body. So really, it’s two products in one.

L’Occitane is widely known for this gorgeous almond oil scent that smells just like an almond croissant.

What reviewers say: 93 per cent of people recommend this product on the Adore Beauty website. One happy customer said it’s their “favourite shower product in winter, perfect for my dry legs. After this, I can skip body cream.”

Weleda Wild Rose Pampering Body Oil, $34.95

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Weleda offers a 100 per cent certified natural oil that’s suitable for all skin types. The relaxing rose scent combined with the nourishing sweet almond and organic jojoba oil is designed to soothe and soften your skin.

What reviewers say: Happy customers on The Iconic’s website have described it as having a “nourishing formula” without feeling heavy on the skin.

KORA Organics Noni Glow Body Oil, $80

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

With the price tag being a little higher than others, the Noni Glow body oil is the ultimate treat for your spa experience at home. Formulated with organic Noni extract, rosehip and sunflower seed oils, this multipurpose oil nourishes the skin while still feeling super lightweight and fast-absorbing.

What reviewers say: 96 per cent of reviewers on the Adore Beauty website recommend this product, thanks to its “delightfully uplifting scent” and ability to not “feel sticky or greasy or oily.”

Salt by Hendrix Nourish + Revive Oil, $34.95

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Fragranced with orange sweet oil and formulated with rosehip, argan and marula oils, this product is designed to completely revitalise the skin. The Australian-made formulation is packed full of essential fatty acids, amino acids and antioxidants to lock in moisture and assist with premature ageing.

What reviewers say: With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 on The Iconic website, one reviewer said it’s a “gorgeous light fragrance … very nourishing … a great purchase.”

BEST ILLUMINATING BODY OILS

Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil, $157

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Who doesn’t love a shimmering body oil when the weather gets warmer? This one from Tom Ford, while it is expensive, delivers on both scent and formulation. The body oil offers a sexy floral and sandalwood fragrance in an illuminating yet easy-to-use formulation.

What reviewers say: With an average rating of 4.6 out of five from a whopping almost 500 reviews on the Myer website, this body oil is certainly popular. Many happy customers have said it’s “addictive”, “absolutely divine” and an “amazing product.”

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or Multi Purpose Dry Oil, $32.99

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

This multipurpose dry oil is one to add to your collection. It’s incredibly fast-absorbing and can be used on the body, face and hair to nourish, soften and illuminate. The slight shimmer combined with the golden undertone ensures your skin is left looking glowy and bronzed, perfect for the summer time.

What reviewers say: Described as being a “holiday in a bottle” and an “amazing product”, this body oil is the favourite of many. It’s racked up an average rating of 4.7 out of five on the Chemist Warehouse website.

IS BODY OIL BETTER THAN BODY LOTION?

There’s no right or wrong answer here. Both body oils and body lotions do a great job at moisturising and hydrating the skin.

Choosing to use a body oil instead is certainly going that extra mile and adds a very luxurious step to your self-care routine.

But ultimately you’re going to want to pick whichever one feels more comfortable on your skin, and which one you will actually enjoy using regularly.

If you’re interested, you can also check out our roundup of the best moisturisers for dry skin.

WHEN SHOULD YOU APPLY BODY OIL?

If you want the best results out of your body oil, it’s advised to apply straight after you get out of the shower or bath. Pat your skin down with a towel just gently – you want to apply the oil on slightly damp skin.

Massage the oil into your skin for a few seconds and pat yourself fully dry, while avoiding rubbing the skin with the towel.

This will ensure you lock in and seal all the moisture from the water and the body oil.

Looking to save time? You can also apply your body oil in the shower, following your body wash and before drying down. Just be aware that it may cause a slippery mess in the shower if you’re not careful.

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Marina Tatas

Marina TatasBest Of Writer

Marina Tatas is Best Of’s Shopping Writer and she’s always on the hunt to find her readers the lowest price possible on the highest quality products. When she’s not covering the latest in beauty, fashion and home, she’s reporting on major shopping events like Black Friday and Click Frenzy. Previously she worked at comparison site Finder as a Shopping Writer and she’s written for Marie Claire, Women’s Health, The Carousel, Women Love Tech and more.

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