Skin treat: 13 Best Body Oils

Keep skin hydrated, healthy and smelling gorgeous with one of these hard-working oils

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Nothing repairs and nourishes sun parched skin faster than a body oil. And with the latest technology the greasy beauty oils of the past have been replaced with dry oils that sink in immediately leaving skin ultra hydrated.

We've tried and tested a range; from The Sanctuary's good-value oil to de Mamiel's luxury version.

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The Jo Malone oil is spectacularly sensual and heady – perfect for hot summer nights. Paul & Joe's fresh, citrusy oil leaves limbs beautifully glossy. Hard-working Neal's Yard gets you bikini-ready as it tones and detoxes wobbly bits, and cult classic Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse is a multi-tasker extraordinaire.

Buy now

1. Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily Dry Body Oil, £48 for 100ml

2. Paul & Joe Smoothing Body Oil, £21 for 100ml

3. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, £28 for 100ml

4. Neal's Yard Remedies Detox Toning Oil, £15 for 100ml

5. Aromatherapy Associates Massage & Body Oil, £41 for 100ml

6. ARK Loving Bath & Body Oil, £26 for 100ml

7. The Sanctuary 4 Day Moisture Body Oil Spray, £6.99 for 125ml

8. REN Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra Moisture Body Oil, £34 for 100ml

9. Orico Superseed Vitamin Dry Multi-Oil, £19 for 100ml

10. Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil, £32 for 100ml

11. Mio The Activist Firming Active Body Oil, £29.50 for 120ml

12. ESPA Optimal Body TriSerum, £38 for 100ml

13. De Mamiel Salvation Body Oil, £65 for 200ml

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