Best body-bronzing products to add to your beauty cupboard this summer
Summer is all about catching as much sun as you can and getting that natural, golden tan that is to die for, but sometimes, a little boost is needed. And no, I am not talking about fake tanning products, I am talking about this season’s revolutionary product in the beauty industry: shimmering body oil. A duo-action, natural body highlighter made with nourishing oils that give your body the necessary hydration and a tinted shimmer that will enhance your skin with a sensational glow. Having tested out a few products, the following are my top 7. Let me tell you why:
About: Nuxe’s Huile Prodigieuse is a banging combination of six botanical oils each with their own benefits from anti-ageing properties found in tsubaki oil, softening in almond oil, moisturising in camellia oil, soothing in hazelnut oil, nourishing in macadamia oil and repairing in argan oil. The result? Sensational looking skin with an additional glow given by the shimmering particles. And the best part? You can put it on your body, face and hair!
Why: Well, the six natural oils aren’t only the recipe for healthy looking skin, they also smell absolutely divine. All you need is one spray, and you will undoubtedly be hooked.
About: In its product Nars has combined Monoï de Tahiti Oil, a pure coconut extract blended with with the native bud of the tiare flower, oil exclusive to the South Pacific. This oil is known to have deep nourishing and soothing properties that leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. A rich, chocolate tinged shimmer is added for that ultimate radiant summer look.
Why: The best part of this body oil is the dark, chocolate coloured effect it leaves on your skin. Then the fragrance, the moisturising effect and the glow is all extra.
SOL DE JANEIRO
About: Sol de Janeiro is known for its exquisite tropical scented beauty products and it all started with the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. Since then, the brand has created a wider range of products including the most recent launch of Glowmotions, a collection of shimmering body oils available in five shimmering shades. Thanks to the blend of nourishing cupaçu butter, antioxidant rich açaí oil and conditioning coconut oil, your skin will be silky smooth and moisturised upon application.
Why: Of course, Sol de Janeiro’s glow oil is great for its nourishing properties but it’s the exquisite notes of wild fig and Brazilian gardenia found in the fragrance that will have you addicted to this product in no time.
About: If there’s a brand that’s the epitome of ‘summer’ it’s Moroccan Oil; the entire range aims to rehydrate your body after spending a day or two out in the sun. This recently launched shimmering body oil is a great alternative to your everyday moisturiser as, as well as being rich in antioxidants, it acts as a natural, colour top-up.
Why: Upon application this oil is very delicate, smooth and soothing. The subtle fragrance is created by argan and sesame oil which are the primary and the soft pearlescent minerals are just enough to give that little something extra.
About: The idea behind the Bronze Goddess collection is to transport you straight to summer utopia through the shimmering oil and fresh, romantic fragrance enclosed in this little glass bottle. Estée Lauder has come up with a great addition that adds shine not only to your skin but also to your hair, just apply a small dab to damp hair and voilà.
Why: The oils of the product aim to revitalise and nourish your skin. Upon application the oil it has an almost buttery, silky feel to it which leaves your body just as smooth.
About: Amongst the Soleil Blanc collection, Tom Ford has released an All Over the Body Spray and Shimmering Body Oil that captivate the essence of summer, both featuring the addictive, island inspired fragrance. The oil serves its purpose to condition the skin whilst adding that extra radiant touch thanks to the gold and platinum leaf particles. Not to mention the floral and amber-sandalwood notes in the fragrance that will undoubtedly leave you hooked.
Why: A three-in-one product that gives your skin a radiant boost, hydration and fragrance.
About: Southern Cali beauty brand Kopari produces coconut-infused oils, creams and body balms that smell absolutely divine. The brand focuses on sustainably delivering natural beauty products, in fact, the coconuts they source are from the Philippene Islands. It is readily available in the UK on the Free People website.
Why: This vegan glow lotion contains the perfect recipe to rehydrate your body and thanks to the nourishing properties of coconut oil. Just a little tip, the illuminating particles are also great for contouring your face.