As it gets colder, our skin needs more moisture to keep itself healthy and a body oil is a great way of catering to your skin’s needs. Whilst body lotions are a great source of moisture, an oil has even more benefits. Not only does a body oil provide highly moisturising qualities, but the essential oils can have great therapeutic benefits too.
The main difference between these two types is that oils tend to contain more fatty acids which means they can help protect the skin barrier better than a lotion can. Not all creams contain these acids and some of the lower value products can be lighter so evaporate from the skin a lot quicker.
An oil can also help seal in moisture from damp skin or a moisturiser can help soften and smooth the skin by filling in gaps created by dry or flaking skin and can be very effective on extreme dry patches caused by eczema or psoriasis.
Jane's Top Tips
According to our Founder, Jane, the best way to apply an oil is right after a shower when your skin is still damp – this helps maximise the moisture you just gained whilst showering. If you have very dry skin, you can apply an oil before showering to limit the moisture being stripped from the skin whilst cleansing.
Alternatively she says, you can add a drop to your body cream to increase its effectiveness as well as adding a touch of luxury to your routine. For added pampering, which we could all do with a little bit, try using oil on areas where you hold most tension such as your shoulders, neck or calves.
We have a range of luxurious body oils that not only work with your skin, but have therapeutic properties for that ultimate spa experience.
Our Serenity Body Oil is a warm, comforting aroma that blends the beautifully warm citrus top notes of Lemongrass with the underlying exotic, floral fragrance of Neroli and soft, sweet Geranium, to uplift and energise your mind and body, and soothe away stress, leaving you feeling revived and restored.
To help boost circulation and help fight against cellulite, our Purify Body Oil is a mix of Coriander, Geranium, Lavender and Mandarin which creates a detox for the skin.
The rich fruit aroma of our Nuture Body Oil works in perfect harmony to promote physical relaxation and mental calm. A beautiful blend of May Chang, Roman Chamomile, and soothing Sandalwood helps soothe nerves, de-stress and promote sleep.