The 15 Best Body Oils to Soften and Moisturize Dry Skin

To be blunt, dry skin sucks. The feeling of tight skin on any part of your body simply sucks. For your face, you have facial oils to keep you moisturized and ensure your skin gets all the nourishment it may need, but you can’t forget about the rest of your body.

We know body oil can seem scary — your fears of being greasy or too slippery are valid — but times have changed. These days, oils dry down completely and leave your skin feeling soft with a subtle hint of fragrance. According to Connecticut-based board-certified dermatologist Mona Gohara, body oils are the real deal. “With no other ingredients diluting these oils, this is what’s going to keep your skin the most moisturized especially in the winter when cold air compromises the skin’s barrier.” 

She likes to use them in the most stubborn and dry areas like elbows, knees, and heels, but you can really use them all over your body. If you aren’t using an oil, we suggest picking up one (or all) of these and adding them to your body-care routine.

Whether you’re looking to splurge on one like the Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil or just running to your local Target to pick the Versed Keep It Supple Body Oil — we have you covered. We narrowed down 15 of our favorite body oils to the ones that will keep you silky-smooth and smelling great all summer and beyond. Trust us, people will be wondering what highlighter you dipped your body into.

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