We've been having a very intimate love affair with body oils of late — there's something so luxe about them. Using a rich oil after a bath or shower has that relaxing day spa vibe, not to mention the hydration qualities packed into each bottle. But the best reason to try one on for size? Financial. Body oil is so dense and thick that just a tiny bit goes a very long way, so you won't need to buy it as often as a body moisturiser. But be warned, body oil is best used at night or when your skin is mostly covered by clothes — we don't want you burning in the sun! Here's five budget body oils we've tried and loved, and we think you will, too.
If you haven't jumped on the body oil bandwagon yet, we're urging you to. Far from being greasy and heavy, this new charge of moisturising body oils are lightweight, super nourishing and packed full of potent ingredients from stress mark busters to antioxidants. As well as breathing life back into lacklustre limbs, they serve to lock in moisture, improve skin tone and texture and even help send you to sleep. If you're not sure where to start, here are five of our favourite picks.