Now that summer has arrived, it’s time to put the thick lotions away because they simply make our problems with the heat worse. What, then, is a better choice? Dry body oil.
A dry body oil is essential for achieving a post-vacay, endless summer glow. It is used to get optimal light reflection on the skin, and is a constant on set for photoshoots to achieve a glossy, dewy skin aesthetic. Dry body oil leaves no greasy aftertaste while providing a smooth, hazy sheen. It is a must-have item for summer skin care because it also helps to nourish the skin, condition it, and shield it from free radicals.
Dry Oils Are What Oils, Exactly?
Dry body oils are body oils that have a faster dry-down time and help the skin feel “dry” post-application. They are often described as “non-greasy” or “lightweight” and tend to be higher in polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as linoleic acid1, an essential fatty acid known as omega-6.
Here are a few of the most common dry oils:
• Sesame Oil
• Rosehip Oil
• Avocado Oil
• Camelina Oil
• Sunflower Oil
• Safflower seed oil
• Grapeseed oil
• Jojoba oil
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Body Hero Dry-Touch Oil Mist
Dry-touch oil mist
Glossier’s dry-body touch body oil contains Sea Fennel Extract as well as a combination of three oils that are loaded with antioxidants, including Sunflower Seed, Grapeseed, and Oat. It rapidly hydrates, smoothes and evens out skin tone, and brightens the complexion. It quickly absorbs without leaving behind any residue, sticking, or bare dry-down time, and the sparkling, delicate perfume remains for a vacation-inspired smell and radiance.
Sweet Pineapple & Honey Melon Hydrating Bath & Body Oil
Hempz Hydrating Bath & Body Oil is a lightweight, silky formula that deeply nourishes, conditions and restores skin with pineapple extract, honey melon extract, shea butter and 100% pure hemp seed oil. It also moisturizes and softens skin and fights free radical damage. Paraben-free, Cruelty-free, Gluten-free, 100% Vegan, THC-free.
Fur Oil is a signature blend of lightweight oils that gently softens hair and clears pores for fewer ingrowns and healthier skin. It contains Grape Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Tea Tree Oil, which hydrate the skin and absorb quickly without a greasy residue. It also works as an all-over hair conditioner, moisturizer, and incision scar treatment. It is dermatologically and gynecologically tested, free of phthalates, parabens, silicones, and artificial colors or fragrance. Gluten-free and vegan.
Dry Body Oil
Moroccanoil BodyTM Dry Body Oil Fragrance Originale infuses skin with antioxidant-rich, nourishing properties of argan, olive and avocado oils. It absorbs quickly to lock in moisture, soothing dry areas and improving overall skin texture and tone. Paraben-free.
H.I.M.-istry Naturals Alpha Dry Body Oil
A hydrating dry body oil infused with antioxidant-rich baobab, coconut, argan and grapeseed oils to supercharge moisture retention and protect cells from oxidative damage.
Creme de Corps Nourishing Dry Body Oil
Kiehl’s Since 1851
This luxurious body oil is enriched with squalane and grapeseed oil, delivering a fine mist that quickly absorbs into skin without leaving behind residue. It features warm, decadent notes of vanilla and almond, leaving skin nourished, pampered and velvety to the touch.