The Best Body Oil for Soft Supple Skin

No matter what kind of skin you have, count on us to give it to you straight when it comes to what your skin is thirsting for and the key ingredients your unique skin type needs. Soft, supple, glowing skin is not just skin you see on commercials or with photoshop; you can get it too! Nobody is perfect, and that’s why everybody is special -- but with the right anecdote and finding the perfect formula that works for you, you can get the skin you may have only dreamed of. Don’t be alarmed if you find yourself parading around your house naked because, honestly, isn’t that kind of the goal? 


BEST FOR: All Skin Types

If you’re not exactly sure where you fall in the category of skin types, or maybe your skin is fairly balanced or likes to switch back and forth depending on the moon phase...opt for an oil that works all around for everyone. 


BAWDY Beauty’s The BAWDY Oil 


Created to amplify your everyday moisturizing experience and thoughtfully crafted with nutrient-rich botanicals, this bawdy oil works for your skin, whatever skin you have, in more ways than one. It can restore and relax your muscles with 300mg full-spectrum, organic CBD oil, uplift your mood with its botanical summer florals aroma, improve your skin tone with Marula Oil, and even your skin tone with Frankincense. 

It has a luxurious consistency that is totally non-greasy and is excellent for everyday use, pamper, and play. 


BEST FOR: Oily Skin

If you have oily skin and you think the last thing you need is more oil, well, it’s quite the contrary, my friend. Using oil on oily skin simply creates an occlusive layer, sure to keep it hydrated and plump. In addition, it provides an extra seal of protection and can take your skin from dull to simply dazzling. 


Argan Oil 

Not only equipped with vitamin E, but it also soothes tension while bringing balance to your skin’s sebum levels. This magical, all-natural solution helps fight acne and even helps to fade acne scars! It is rich in oleic acid and improves skin’s permeability allowing all the benefits of argan oil to seep in below the surface and get to work. 

Olive Squalane

With a non-greasy, super-light texture, Olive Squalane replenishes the skin’s barrier holding in its moisture to keep it hydrated. It absorbs well into the skin and is non-comedogenic -- making it helpful in balancing that annoying sebum production (which causes pimples). It regulates excess oils and can help maintain light moisture levels. 

Jojoba Oil 

We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again. Jojoba Oil = happy skin. No matter who you are, what you do, or what your skin is like - jojoba oil is the holy grail. Not only is it lightweight, non-comedogenic, and jam-packed with vitamin E, it helps to balance your skin’s oil production and mimics your skin’s sebum -- so essentially, it’s tricking your skin. Gotcha, sucker! 

Also, thanks to jojoba oil’s small molecular size, it can easily penetrate through the deeper layers of your skin, effectively carrying out the benefits of the retinol and vitamin C it carries along. 

 

BEST FOR: Anti-Aging

Squalane

We mentioned it already, but Squalane is just that bomb. OK - it’s not technically an “oil,” but it is plant-based, extracted from sources like Amaranth Seed, Rice Bran, and Olives. It is rejuvenating, boosting the skin’s hydration levels, extremely light, fast-absorbing, and still lets the skin breathe. It is hypoallergenic because it mimics properties of the skin itself. It promotes skin healing, evens skin tone, and, most importantly, combats aging symptoms by filling in fine lines and wrinkles...bingo. 

Rosehip Oil 

Known for its soothing benefits and its great ability to heal scar tissue, even out skin tone that’s been sun-damaged, and help prevent stretch marks. It’s packed with vitamins A and C and fatty acids, which all work towards treating wrinkles. 

It has astringent properties that help tighten the pores and brighten skin up. This stuff also firms skin by helping it regain its elasticity -- a major function of collagen, which slows its production as you age. 

It has a big effect on dull skin, and VS model Miranda Kerr and the duchess herself, Kate Middleton, swear by it. I mean...we’re in. 

 

Best For: Sensitive Skin

If you have sensitive skin, you know your skin is a little bit testy when it comes to what you put on it. You’re looking for something that won’t clog your pores (non-comedogenic), that is supernatural derived from plant-based ingredients, hydrating but not too heavy, moisturizing but not pore-clogging, and fights against breakouts. 

Jojoba Oil 

Back to this gem -- the lightweight, non-comedogenic, all-natural oil packed with that vitamin E our skin relishes in. 

Ginger Root

Jojoba oil works even better with ginger root, which helps boost healing, fight inflammation, and work against breakouts. 

Grapeseed Oil

Lightweight and non-comedogenic, whose benefits include omega-6, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin E. 

Squalene

Boosts hydration, making skin appear more vibrant and healthier. Squalene is also a detoxifier, meaning it puts up a fight against free radicals that can cause damage to your skin. On top of all that, it boosts collagen production, which could result in firmer skin. 

Sesame Oil 

Sesame oil is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial -- putting a halt to the growth of any harmful bacteria that could cause acne or infection. It also contains an array of fatty acids that work as effective moisturizers.  

 

Best For: Dry Skin

Dry skin needs a little extra lovin’. And don’t assume lotion is the answer: because it’s not. Dry skin needs all the protection it can get, and that’s exactly what body oil does. It locks in your body’s natural moisture and protects it from drying out from environmental factors...which is basically the reason for your dry skin. 

Grapeseed Oil

Just like with sensitive skin, this nutrient-rich oil revitalizes and nourishes

Camellia Flower Oil

Can increase elasticity and give a luminous glow

Jasmine Sambac Oil 

Can support and maintain the skin’s natural moisture levels

Cocoa Butter

Can deeply nourish, replenish, and smooth, kind of dry skin’s gift from the plant gods. 

 

Glow from the Inside

TBH, no matter how your skin looks, as cliche as it seems, it is what’s inside that counts. You shine from the inside out, so be sure you are pampering yourself and giving you the you-time you need! When you’re applying your nightly body oil regimen, make a date out of it! 

Here are some tips -  

  • Set the mood: Light a candle, smoke a joint, put on some tunes

  • Don’t rush: Embrace this moment you have with yourself and be truly present 

  • Rub your body: Use a tool you love and take long, broad strokes to give your muscles some good old loving and invigorate your blood flow. 

  • Aromatherapy: Don’t underestimate the ability for certain soothing smells to take you to another galaxy -- aka another level of relaxation. 

  • Have some fun time: After you’re feeling all good and hot, touch yourself a little! If you’re in the mood, don’t hold back and give your body a little extra sumpin’ sumpin.’ Chances are you’ll be glad you did. 

 

In Conclusion

Don’t be afraid to try something new and make a habit out of it. Alone time is special and meant to be savored. It should be high on your list of priorities. Using body oil is one of the oldest tricks in the book for soft, supple skin and should be an honored tradition. Lotion is so out, my friends. Celebrate all the joys and benefits of body oils with us. 



Sources:

Biological Importance and Applications of Squalene and Squalane | NCBI

Moisturizers: The Slippery Road | NCBI

Dry Skin | Harvard Health