I am one of those people who hate moisturizing my body with lotions. I dislike the feeling of being sticky and looking greasy. Especially on a hot sunny day—it makes me feel uncomfortable. And after months of doing research on how I can actually cure the ashy part of my body, I finally stumbled across the greater alternative to body lotions: Body oils. 

The reason why body oils are much better than lotions for dry skin problem is because they contain a much greater amount of hydration, elastin, anti-ageing elements, skin boosting properties and out of all, oils are the gifts from the universe that keeps on giving. Oils offer endless amounts of benefits for our delicate skin. So, yes, it is an excellent way to restore glow right back to your skin, and most importantly prevent dryness and wrinkles.

And there’s no denying that dealing with certain body oils can be as annoying as applying lotions to your skin. Hence, we urge you to find a body oil that is lightweight and feels just right on skin, so you don’t have to worry about those sticky liquid running through your sleeve. Make sure to quickly apply body oils right after you hop out of the shower, too. You just gotta coat that liquid while your skin is still slightly-damp.

Here are Beauty Insider’s take on choosing the best body oils, what ingredients to look for, and when to actually use them. 

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Why You Should Wear Body Oils

Body oils, when worn the right way, can serve two great purposes. One, they’ll help to lock in moisture, restore hydration and prevent skin-ageing. Second, body oils add a touch of richness and luxury to the texture of your skin. Not to mention, body oil smells amazing.

Body oils with an anti-inflammatory ingredients, such as Rosehip Seed and Jojoba Oils are commonly good for skin. This is due to the reason that they help replicate the natural oil within our skin and won’t congest pores. We also recommend using a body oil formulated with Vitamin E, which famously known for its potential to vividly moisturise, hydrate and defend your skin against environmental toxicants and pollutants.

When To Wear Body Oils 

You don’t have to wear body oils every time after shower, though. Go ahead if it feels right. But we urge you to layer body oils before going to bed—making sure your skin is covered with the right amount of oils, pampering them and coating them so that it’ll strengthen the barrier and every layer in your skin without getting dried off from the air conditioning devices. Exposing too much of your skin to cold weather can peel off and dry your skin, so make sure to protect them with a slab of oils.

Other than that, if you’re a heavy shaver, let’s say you shave your legs often? Right after you’re using that razor, kindly and gently massage the body oils of your choice. This will prevent razor bumps, skin affection and sensitivity.

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Why Incorporating Oils Is Good 

According to most dermatologists around the world, the reason why incorporating oils into your daily routine, be it on your body or your face, brings a lot of advantages to the health of your skin. It is because the extreme softness of the oils, better known as natural lipids, can sink in between your skin cells to create a better, softer and smoother surface. Moreover, oils that were found naturally from the earth, contain high levels of emollient ingredients that can help cure dry, flaky and texturized problems, or ‘’reptilian skin’’ problems.

In short, if you’re suffering with dry skin, or eczema, make sure you wear body oils constantly, and stay away from lotion. Because most lotions were made alongside heavy fragrances, that can further worsen your problem. Also, if you have dry skin, you need to wear something that feels light and airy on skin, like body oil. Lotions (mostly) come in a thick texture. So now you have the answer. 

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8 Body Oils That Are Good For Skin

Claire Organics Certified Organic Argan Oil

Imported straight from Australia, this exquisite Claire Organics Certified Argan Oil was manufactured using the best natural ingredients like fruit kennels of the Moroccan Argan tree, phenols, carotenes, squalene and fatty acids. This oil is non-sticky, making it suitable for your everyday use. They absorb quickly and can be used to treat your skin, nails, and hair. As a result, you’ll notice less appearance of stretch marks, hair becomes thicker and deep hydration on your overall skin. 

Why we love it: 

  • Non oily, non sticky
  • Fragrance free 
  • Suitable for everyday use

Price: RM109.00

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Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil

This is one of the must have body oils in the world, ever. The magical Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil is made with 100% botanical oils. So, expect to be greeted with a pretty damn good smell right after you take off the lid. This is a multi use oil—you can apply it on your body, nails, hair and even the bottom of your feet. Layer this oil every time before you leave the house for extra protection. 

Why we love it: 

  • Contain anti-pollution shield effect 
  • Skin becomes much softer after few applications 
  • Smells botanical 

Price: RM 114.90

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Garden of EDEN Jojo E Stretch Mark Serum

Sometimes, stretch marks aren’t really caused by pregnancy. They can also surface due to fouly environment, wearing too much tight skin, and stress. So the right way to deal with stretch marks problem? Apply a good layer of body oils everyday. We suggest you use this trustee natural brand, Garden of EDEN Jojo E Stretch Mark. They will help to promote skin regeneration that fades out of old stretch marks. 

Why we love it: 

  • Protects and strengthens skin against pollution
  • Promotes skin regeneration fades out old stretch marks
  • Relief dry skin

Price: RM76.40

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Bio-Oil Skincare Oil (Natural)

Bio-Oil Skincare Oil (Natural) is crowned as the winner of Beauty Insider Malaysia Beauty and Wellness Awards 2022 for Best Facial Oil and Editors’ Choice. It is expertly formulated with a blend of 14 types of botanical oils from sunflower seed oil, soybean oil,  jojoba seed oil, and rosehip oil to calendula oil. With its high-performance formulation, this cult-favourite product has been proven to deliver multiple benefits including minimising the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Trust us, it’s a must-have in your beauty routine.


Why we love it:

  • 100% natural ingredients
  • Free from artificial colourings, fragrances and preservatives
  • Ideal for face and sensitive skin

Price: RM49.90 (60ml), RM79.90 (125ml) and RM99.90 (200ml)

Where to buy: Lazada, Shopee , Guardian and Watson

Avène Skin Care Oil

Another trustee brand that’ll surely get the job done. This Avene Skin Care Oil absorbs super quickly and doesn’t leave any sticky or greasy residue on your skin. The texture feels lightweight and watery, perfect for your everyday use. Just like other body oil, this skin care oil is also multiversal. You can apply them all over your hair as well. 

Why we love it: 

  • Lightweight 
  • Multiversal use skin care oil 
  • Suitable for all skin types and concern 

Price: RM85.99

Where to buy: Dress Inn

BURT’S BEES Mama Bee Nourishing Body Oil

If you’re a fan of Burt’s Bees brands or products, you cannot miss having this body oil on your beauty shelf at home. This small but mighty Mama Bee Nourishing Body Oil will keep your skin feeling soft throughout the day. For pregnant ladies, we encourage you to rub this oil every night before bed to prevent dryness and stretch marks. This is a worth-having body oil. 

Why we love it: 

  • Vegan, clean and 100% natural 
  • No additional fragrances, phthalates or parabens 
  • Doesn’t feel sticky or heavy 

Price: RM66.00

Where to buy: Sephora

HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Jasmine – Glowing Hydration Jasmine Body Oil

Adapted from the name from the precious Jasmine Smabac oil, this Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine is jam-packed with florals and botanicals ingredients that’ll help hydrate, glow, and increase elasticity on your skin. Expect intoxicatingly scented oils layering every inch of your delicate skin. Again, this is another lightweight and non-greasy oil so you don’t have to worry about feeling uncomfortable throughout the day. 

Why we love it: 

  • Increase moisture and elasticity 
  • Heavy floral scents
  • Skin appears to be glowing

Price: RM198.00

Where to buy: Sephora

SUPERGOOP! Glow Oil Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50 PA++++

We can always count on Supergoop for extra protection for our skin. This body oil is not only beneficial for locking in moisture and hydration but also acts as a skin protection against harmful UV rays. They contain SPF 50 PA+++ and a heavy amount of sun protection. This product is rich in antioxidants, diminishes the appearance of ageing skin, dull skin and uneven skin tone. Totally worth splurging for. 

Why we love it: 

  • Lightweight, watery texture 
  • Rich in antioxidants properties 
  • Contain SPF 50

Price: RM175.00

Where to buy: Sephora

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