Vacation's New SPF Body Shimmer Is Quite Literally Liquid Gold

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I'm a huge champion of exactly three things for summer: adult body shimmer, sunscreen, and ultra-luxurious body oil. My regular body oil of choice for summer (and every season, honestly) is Osea's Undaria Algae Body Oil ($52), but there's a new kid on the block that I recently added to my regular rotation so damn fast. It combines three of my summer must-haves in one, and I couldn't be more thankful for it.

Vacation, a favorite of the Who What Wear beauty team, just launched a shimmering body oil with SPF 30, and it's all I've been wearing to the beach lately. While I do wear an extra layer of sunscreen underneath for added sun protection, I have to admit that my favorite element of the product isn't even the fact that it has SPF in it—it's how it makes me into a human disco ball.

I absolutely love a good body shimmer, but I've found a lot of them to be underwhelming once you actually put them on your skin. That's not the case with this one. Vacation's Shimmer Oil makes your skin so luminous, and it looks gorgeous when the sun hits it just right. Don't worry, though. I say "human disco ball" for dramatic effect, but it isn't overwhelming or too much—I promise. It includes two types of gold mica shimmer: a base layer of pearlescent glaze and then larger-sized gold flecks that give it even more of a boost. The effect is truly something to behold. I tried to capture a photo, but photos don't even do it justice.

Not only does it add a serious glow, but it also contains a host of skincare ingredients that deeply hydrate and firm the skin. For starters, a luxe blend of argan, marula, and jojoba oils glides and sinks easily into your skin without making it overly oily. My skin feels so soft after application. Next, it contains a hefty dose of peptides, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and bisabolol to support a strong skin barrier and minimize any potential irritation from sun exposure.

It also, of course, features SPF 30 sun protection and Vacation's signature scent. If you've had the chance to give the brand's eau de toilette version of the scent a go, then you know just how amazing it smells. With sweet, tropical notes of coconut milk, solar musk, banana, and pineapple, it smells like the most delicious, well, summer vacation you've ever taken. You can also shop the fragrance down below.

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Shawna Hudson
Associate Beauty Editor

Shawna Hudson has worked in editorial for over six years, with experience covering entertainment, fashion, culture, celebrities, and her favorite topic of all, beauty. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in journalism and has written for other publications such as Bustle, The Zoe Report, Byrdie, Elite Daily, Mane Addicts, and more. She is currently an associate beauty editor at Who What Wear and hopes to continue feeding her (completely out-of-control) beauty obsession as long as she can. Stay up to date on her latest finds on Instagram @shawnasimonee.