The Best Body Oils For Glowing Skin

The Best Body Oils For Glowing Skin

If you want radiant skin this summer, but aren’t too keen on the thought of fake tan, then we have rounded up the best body oils for glowing skin without the fuss.

Shimmering Body Oils are great to use when you need to get ready quickly and haven’t had the time to fake tan. Throughout the summer months, it’s always nice to have a little glow to your skin, but fake tans can be messy and spending hours in the sunshine can be dangerous, so body oils are a great choice.

Body oils are also formulated with a lot of nourishing ingredients that help to keep your skin conditioned and healthy. Just remember to use SPF underneath when you are heading out in the sunshine!

Favourite Body Oils For Glowing Skin This Summer


This gorgeous body oil can be used on the face, body and hair for intense nourishment that gives your skin a slight hint of shimmer. Formulated with Rice Bran, Apricot and Rosehip Oil, it not only smells beautiful, but leaves your skin with a glow that looks like it radiates from within.

This is one of the most famous shimmering body oils, and a classic staple in many a beauty bag. With the same fragrance as the traditional "Huile Prodigieuse", it leaves your skin delicately fragranced. The shimmer is more intense than others we have tried and it leaves a gorgeous bronze glow to the skin but without looking over the top. It's the closest body oil to fake tan that you'll find!

This self-tan alternative helps to give an immediate glow to the skin, and is one of the most long-lasting ones that we have found. The formula is also DHA-free; an ingredient found in some self-tanning agents that can damage skin cells. This makes it a great natural alternative to fake tans, which will not only leave your skin radiant, but supremely healthy and hydrated.

Sometimes, you don't actually need bronzed shimmer body oils to give you a natural glow. If your skin is dehydrated, it can appear very dull and fatigued, so simply adding in a nourishing body oil will leave it looking radiant and healthy. We have always been fans of the Elizabeth Arden Eight-Hour Cream, so it was only natural we would love this body oil just as much.

We love a multitasking product, and this bronzing tint from Dr. Hauschka can be added to any moisturiser or sun screen to add a radiant glow to the skin without ever looking over the top. So, if you have a favourite body butter or SPF cream that you don't want to skip on this summer, but do want a hint of a glow, then this will be the perfect product for you.

This can be used on both the skin and hair to leave it radiant and healthy. We love to massage this into skin before a big event as the golden shimmer particles in the oil leave e beautifully bronzed finish. Enriched with Apricot Oil, it also smells divine and leaves skin feeling soft, supple and hydrated.

If you are just wanting to give your legs a hint of shimmer to help define them, then the new Perfect Legs Sculpt and Shine Serum from This Works is the perfect product. The roll-on illuminator glides over the skin to give a subtle golden glow to the skin, hiding imperfections and uneven skin tone as it goes.

If you are after a super easy to apply and beautifully fragranced dry oil then this is the product for you. As a spray, it can be spritzed onto the skin so you can get ready quickly without spilling oil everywhere, while the golden shimmer gives a lovely bronzed glow. The fragrance is a balance of Jasmine, Orange Flower and Mandarin, which is just perfect for the summer months.

For a natural glow, look no further than the Jane Iredale Shimmer Face and Body Lotion. Ideal for sun-parched skin which needs nourishment, the cooling lotion gives a delicate golden shimmer without looking over the top. You can also build the lotion up to get the bronzed glow you desire.

If you don't want your skin to look too bronzed, but just radiant and healthy, then the Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Illuminator will be your new best friend. It can be used on the cheekbones for highlighting, and on the décolletage area to add dimension to the skin, to leave it delicately glowing.



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