The sun is finally starting to pitch up in the sky for the summer. But as far as a tan goes? Well, it's a work in progress right now. For those of us whose vibe just isn't fake tan, it's time to start giving thanks to the clean beauty world for shimmering body oil.
On first glance, they seem like something reserved for glitter enthusiasts. Save your judgment for getting up close and personal; upon application of these mica infused potions skin looks healthy and radiant, sans sparkle.
6 Illuminating Oils To Get Your Glow On This Summer
Did someone say vacay? It may not be quite as sweet as the real deal, but this is about as close as it gets to sunshine in a bottle. Not only is the golden glow it imparts bound to put a smile on your face, but the combination of tropical florals like ylang ylang, jasmine, and tuberose will have you pining for that summer getaway sooner rather than later. Reparative oils of sea buckthorn and tamanu also make this an asset to sun touched skin.
If you’re after more bronzed skin without sporting a fake tan, do it the French Girl way. With a simple but nourishing base of certified organic argan, sunflower, and coconut oil, it delivers a natural looking color boost minus any UV rays (and synthetics, of course). If you want to stay away from warm tones, this is also a great option as it’s a true bronze with yellow undertones.
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You thought you’d seen rose gold everything, until now. With the appearance of free-flowing copper, this is one way to get on board with the metallics trend in a subtle, all-natural way. Yet another oil keeping things simple, with cold-pressed passionflower and marula seed oils providing the vehicle for the shimmer. Keep this close by all summer as it also touts mastic oil, a natural insect repellent, along with (you guessed it) jasmine.
Want the glimmer without the color? French Girl are on hand again with this luminous number, aptly named after delicate lunar light. Ideal for all skin tones under the sun (or moon), you’ll find the same delicious blend of oils as its bronzing sister, but with a small addition of meadowfoam seed oil. This makes it a touch more lightweight, and perfect for running small amounts through the hair for an extra touch of luminescence.
Similar in hue to Mahalo's offering, this decadent oil gets much of its golden glow from the rich color of the oils themselves, with just a touch of shimmer added. Among the list are organic oils of jojoba, macadamia, and intensely orange sea buckthorn. Not only will the sprinkling of gold light up your skin, but regularly treating your skin to this concoction will give it natural light bouncing abilities by revitalizing and protecting.
Okay, this is maybe cheating but it’s not technically an oil, but with a healthy dose of organic avocado oil, it’s worth letting this one slide. Besides, we can’t leave out what is perhaps the best on the list when it comes to glow factor! With super fine particles of mica, this lotion gives skin an airbrushed, lit-from-within appearance. One of the most exciting things about this body wonder is that it comes in five different shades (plain with no shimmer, all the way to deep dark), meaning there’s an option to match any skin tones, or you can choose a lighter or darker color depending on how golden you want to go.
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