‘I’ve swapped moisturiser for body oil. These 5 are the best I’ve tried.’

I’ve always had dry skin. Like, really dry. 

Over the years, I’ve tried every moisturiser there is, and lathered my body with it night after night, morning after morning.

While this practice has kept the extreme dryness under control, my skin has always remained a little bit … lacklustre. In the end, I simply chose my creams by their scent. I mean, who doesn’t love to smell good?

And then I discovered body oils. 

It happened by accident, after I received a sample in a subscription beauty box (turns out they are effective at selling you new products after all!). 

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I used it for one week, and I was hooked. Since then, I’ve tried a range of different oils and my skin has noticeably transformed. It is significantly softer and smoother – and feels amazing. 

I still use creams in the morning, opting for oils at night after a shower, and it is THE BEST way to wind down after a busy day.

So I’m not going to gatekeep any longer. Here are five of my favourites.