We’re seeing the end of summer, but there’s still plenty to enjoy in this heat. I’ve just landed in Miami to take a few ‘me' days and forgot to completely consider the heat I’m far from befriending. It’s one thing to be 85 in DC; it’s another to be the same in Miami, though there’s water. But that’s the redeeming element: la playa.
I’m not sure if i’ll make it so South Beach on this trip, but just in case, I brought a few of my favorite body oils, most which hit shelves and counters this summer. We all need body oil to hydrate and make our skin supple again… Heat, especially dry, can suck the life of our cells. And no one likes crackling, chapped anything.
I love these four for different reasons. So from my outdoor and all-day testing, here’s what I’ve got for you!
Jergens Shea Beauty Oil
Keep this stocked up! Gift it to your mother, your sister, your best friend, your neighbor… I’m telling you. It’s that essential body oil for every day, all-purpose use. Take it the beach for the best bronzy and shimmery effect. It’s only $10. Definitely a keeper. I featured it on my beauty and fashion segment earlier this year on ABC’s Positively Tampa Bay but it wasn’t a live spot so it got edited out.
Bobbi Brown Beach Body Oil
I fell in love with this last year, actually. At the time was I quite faithful to Neutregena’s body oil which I still rank top 5, but this right here is just as sexy as it gets. It’s light with a hint of rose hue and an elegant scent which takes me to Monaco for some reason. Of the five I’m using this season, this is my luxe one reserved for the weekends while brunching with the girls. It’s not greasy, too thick or overpowering. It’s perfectly balanced. Use sparingly... it is $32 for a little over 3 oz. But it’s so worth it.
Laura Mercier Verbena Dry Oil Mist
This is oh-so-perfect for traveling and for when you need a quick misty boost to your face and hands. The lightest of the oils, it’s not intended for full body application. At least not for my lifestyle. The lemongrass fragrance will keep you feeling super fresh all day and have your girls asking what you’re wearing. Seriously. Tell them or not. I think some beauty secrets are good to have. This is super luxe. Super. $45 for a bit over 3 oz., too. Yeah, luxe, girls.
L’Occitane Jenipapo Oil
This sensual oil is from their Brazilian collection which came out earlier this summer in honor of the World Cup. I loved the face veil I featured in a previous post so much I had to try the oil. It’s more for beach days and all day trekking if you’re on an excursion or traveling to hot destinations. It’s got SPF content to protect you from damage, which is a must-have feature. My moto is, anything hailing straight from France, especially Provence is worth owning. It's $30... you know the range.
What are your fave body oils this summer? What have I missed?!