The beauty benefits of oils


The Egyptian talent for formulating potent, scented oils is legendary, and their beauty benefits are well known.

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Not only do they keep skin and hair hydrated and contain essential vitamins and nutrients, but they are easily absorbed into skin, and smell gorgeous too.

Many of the new oils are multitasking which makes moisturising hair and body a breeze, meaning you can shave minutes off your morning routine, and get glossier hair and skin into the bargain. Applying them right after you towel off from your shower, while your skin is still slightly damp, will help them to penetrate quicker. You can even use a little facial oil in combination with your foundation to help blend it into cheekbones, to give a perfect bronzy look for summer.

Also by using organic, or natural body oils, you can reduce the amount of chemical nasties you expose your body to on a daily basis. Read on for our guide to body oils.

Face & Body oils

Kerstin Florian has launched its new Rehydrating Neroli Facial Oil, this fast absorbing luxurious oil is a curated blend of certified organic oils combined with uplifting Bitter Orange Blossom essential oil to nourishing, hydrate and oxygenate the skin. It’s perfect for replenishing sunkissed skin.

Balmyard Beauty’s Romantic Call Body Oil takes inspiration from the local flora of Jamaica. Coconut, shea, and sweet almond oils add moisture, while hibiscus seed oil works its magic to even skin tone and increase skin elasticity.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Body Oil channels the scent of Tahitian Monoï Oil, infused with Tiaré flower petals. It contains ethically and sustainably sourced coconut oil and will leave your skin pampered and radiant. KINN’s Body Oil crams in a host of aromatic essential oils and organic ingredients that are gentle to you and the environment. The beautifully packaged oil is a mixture of ylang ylang, tangerine and lavender blended with avocado, coconut, sweet almond and grapeseed oils and it’s got the Soil Association seal of approval too.

Indemne’s Antiseche Multi-Use Nourishing Oil for hair, face and body is a multitasking blend of skin-friendly oils such as grapeseed, sweet almond, and hemp seed among others. A little goes a long way, so you only need to use one to three drops depending on your skin needs.

Coconut oil is a popular ingredient for skin and food, and Ann Marie Coconut Body Oil Nourish is rich with the tropical stuff as well as nutrient-rich herbs milk thistle, life everlasting and calendula, finished with the heady aroma of lavender.

When it comes to sun protection, Institut Esthederm Sun Care Oil MODERATE is the ultimate holiday buy as it can protect and condition both skin and tresses on your travels. The lightweight and water resistant oil provides much needed moisture as well as guaranteeing a gorgeous, golden glow. So even more space for shoes in your carry-on!

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