Oils have come a long way since we used to slather them all over our bodies in the 70’s and literally fried in the midday sun! Nowadays, oils come in all guises, from oils that you can eat, oils that will moisturise, and oils that have antiseptic properties. There really isn’t a part of your body that you can’t use oils on, as most parts will benefit from them. Hair looks more lustrous when boosted with argan oil, nails get shinier with a coating of cuticle nail oils, lips stay hydrated with Vaseline almond oils, and your whole body is super soft and smooth with all number of beauty oils, designed specifically to add moisture to dry skin. There are so many products on the market that promote oils, how do you know whether you are paying for a quality one, or mostly water and artificial ingredients? We have taken the best oil products for every part of your body so you don’t need to source them yourself. Check these out:
Argan oil is otherwise known as ‘liquid gold’, and for good reason. Argan oil is extracted from the kernels of the argan fruit. It is rich in vitamin E and Omega 3 and the oil is easily absorbed into the hair shaft, making it supersoft and shiny. Argan Oil Treatment £11.49 from Superdrug nourishes dry hair, repairs and rejuvenates, smooths and eliminates frizz and gives fantastic protection and shine.
Face Tea Tree oil is an essential oil that originates from Australia, where more than 300 species of the tea tree grow. It has natural healing properties which have proved to be very effective in dealing with acne and spot break outs and it will not dry out skin. Tea tree oil can be used directly on skin or for facial steaming. The Body Shop has a range of tea tree products, including their Body Shop Essential Oil for £6.50.
Almond oil is great for protecting dry lips as well as keeping them beautifully nourished and soft. Vaseline Lip Therapy Rose & Almond Oil Petroleum Jelly £1.69, will give your lips a hint of a rosy glow. It’s the best kept secret to kissable lips in a teeny tiny tin!
You can use oils on your nails too! Try Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Cuticle & Nail Oil £7.95 for super strong nails. This grapeseed oil formula is bursting with vitamins and antioxidants which all help to moisturise cuticles and speed up growth.
So many beauty products use oils in them for the body, but we love the smell and feel of NEOM Organics Refresh Body Oil. NEOM Organic Refresh Body Oil is infused with NEOM’s unmistakably beautiful Refresh scent which combines Sicilian lemon and fresh basil for the ultimate me-time treat, gently calming and pampering. Also containing organic safflower and jojoba which are rich in both vitamins A and E, as well as essential fatty acids, it helps to repair your skin with a silky soft finish.
For inside your body, try Seven Seas Cod Liver Oil Extra Strength £10.45. Pure cod liver oil is a good source of Omega 3 and vitamin D. By supporting good health and helping to maintain healthy bones and muscles, taking a capsule a day will definitely pay off.