We've Tried Every Body Oil on the Market—These 12 Unlock Your Glowiest Skin Ever


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Body oils seem to inspire two camps: those who hate them and those who love them. If you aren't into them, no judgment—I get it. Some can err on the greasy side and don't provide many benefits that a lotion can't, but you should also know that I'm someone who will fully go to bat for them. That being said, know that this article may have been written with a bit of a bias. Thankfully, I'm not the only one who is into them. The rest of the Who What Wear beauty team can also vouch for a few killer formulas out there. 

If you haven't found a body oil that you love yet, just know that not all body oils are created equally. Some smell a lot better than others, some have formulas that sink into the skin more effectively than others, and some have far superior ingredients than others. With a little trial and error, you just may find your body-oil soulmate. Below, I'm giving you the lay of the body-oil land and sharing 12 formulas beauty editors can't recommend enough. Keep scrolling! 

What to Look for in a Body Oil

Just like selecting skincare for your face, you'll want to select a body oil based on your skin type. If your skin is dry, opt for extra-hydrating ingredients like glycerin, rosehip oil, and coconut oil. If your skin is acne prone, you'll want to look for oils that are hydrating but noncomedogenic like jojoba, grapeseed, neem, sweet almond, castor, and sunflower. 

What's great about body oils is that they often contain organic plant extracts that are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that hydrate and protect the skin from environmental stress and aging. No matter your skin type, we've got options for you below. Keep on reading! 

Best Overall: Mutha Body Oil

Neutrogena Fragrance-Free Body Oil

Monastery Lapiz Matte Body Oil

Burt's Bees Mama Bee Nourishing Body Oil

Osea Undaria Algae Body Oil


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Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil

Avène Skin Care Oil 

Kora Organics Noni Glow Body Oil

Kayo Body Beautiful Oil


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Tatcha Hinoki Hydrating Body Oil

Nécessaire The Body Oil

RMS Beauty Body Oil

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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.