Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Best Body Oil Buys

A friend recently re-introduced me to the benefits of body oils. She told me that it leaves skin smooth and shiny (in a good way). At first, I wasn't exactly sold on the idea of trying them again because when I think of body oils, I think of the guy on the street selling them and I haven't had the best experience with those!

Nonetheless, I decided to give it a go and try Neutrogena's Body Oil since I had seen it advertised over the years in just about every magazine on the newsstands. I tried it and it did give my legs a silky sheen, but I wasn't too keen on the fragrance. I haven't given up on body oils just yet because I do like the results; plus they're great for massages! I'll just keep looking until I find one that suits my senses.

Do you use body oils?

Check out some of these:


Sephora Body Oils available at www.sephora.com for $16 each


Burt's Bees Vitamin Body & Bath Oil available at www.drugstore.com for $7.99


Fresh Sugar Body Oil available at www.sephora.com for $45


Fresh Rice Dry Oil available at www.sephora.com for $48


Korres Body Oil available at www.sephora.com for $17.50


L'Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil available at www.sephora.com for $30


I didn't like the scent, but maybe you will! Neutrogena Body Oil available at www.drugstore.com for $10.09


Sephora Brand Body Sensuous Oil available at www.sephora.com for $14

23 comments:

kitty vodka said...

yes!!! im first today!!!!! however i dont use body oil and i dont think i will.....im into lotion that has a bit of a sparkle to it :)

Product Junkie Diva said...

I really don't use body oils often but I like the Fresh company and their products smell great.
Thanks for showing all of the great oils out there.

Wes said...

Im not too crazy about body oils myself but my boyfriend loves Palmers cocoa butter oil.

MakeupByRenRen said...

i've tried sesame oil...which i guess is the generic brand of neutrogena...and it didn't moisturize my legs like i was hoping, it was still dry and i had to grab my trusty lotion...but maybe i haven't tried the right one...

xoxo Jaimie said...

I love body oil! The best thing after a bath. I wanna try Fresh Sugar Body Oil.

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Atiyah said...

I have started using coconut or jojoba oils after my showers.

Nerd Girl said...

I use sweet almond oil when I get out of the shower; my skin is terribly dry and lotions just don't cut it as a primary moisturizer for me. I may try a few of these that you've highlighted. Great post!

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

i only do oils in the bath water. i never put them directly on skin (unless its johnsons baby oil or gel right out of the shower or bath) but even thats seldom

B said...

I love body oils! Hmm mmmm, I used to have a man in Los Angeles and in Tampa, Florida that would hook me up with wonderful oils for the low. They last a lot longer that parfums. Sweet almond oil after a bath is divine!

Dominican Enigma said...

Johnsons & Johnsons Lavendar oil gel is my staple.

Kwana said...

I'm a big fan of Neutrogena light Sesame body Oil after a bath while my skin is still wet before toweling off. I swear by it. I really prefer it to lotions. But the scent isn't for every one. Thanks for the warm welcome back to blog land!

T said...

"At first, I wasn't exactly sold on the idea of trying them again because when I think of body oils, I think of the guy on the street selling them and I haven't had the best experience with those!"

LOL!

I use baby oil gel and that's about it. :)

Secretista said...

No body oils for me!

Tawanna said...

I prefer shea butter, but I will use lotion from time to time. Blessings!

K-Bear said...

I'm not big on body oils because my skin is fairly oily, however, a special friend of mine introduced me to Vitamin E oil and I've been hooked ever since. It makes my skin look and feel fabulous!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@K-Bear - I keep hearing wonderful things about Vitamin E oil. It sounds like I really need to try it!

Calming Corners said...

I put oil in my bath. More of a lotion body butter person, but I remember my mom used to use oil on us when we were little. I may give it a try again!

MeMe said...

That sugar body oil at sephora sounds deliciously sweet. I think I will have to give that a try.

I do use body oils every now and then, and I must admit quite a few of those come from the man on the street (87th Street if you from Chicago). I actually try to stay away from the oils if I'm going to wear something really nice and special because sometimes the oil can get on your clothes, which I can't stand!

Afrodite said...

I don't use body oils too often but I've been wanting to try that Neutrogena brand for a while...

Gangstarr Girl said...

I love body oil! It makes my skin feel so soft. When I want to splurge I go for Carol's Daughter in "ecstasy," but when I'm on a budget, I find that Trader Joe's brand is cool too.

Anonymous said...

I usually put on baby oil on my legs as soon as I get out of the shower. It not only keeps my legs moisturized but it also gives them a nice shine. I do want to try one of the spray versions though, same effect without the greasy hands!

~D.Rivers said...

I love oils and have been a fan of baby oil gel--same benefit of oils but a little less mess. I like Johnson and Johnson lavender; it gives you a fresh scent and doesn't compete with perfumes.

Thanks for showing my blog some love ;-) I am a huge fan of yours!

Anonymous said...

Go to www.carolsdaughter.com and check out the almond cookie bath and body oil. It is the best you will find anywhere.