The Best Beauty Oils

These slick ingredients work wonders from head to toe. Of 50+ tested, here are picks for every purpose and part.


Best Face Cleanser


Burt's Bees Cleansing Oil
Smooth this coconut- and argan-oil wash over a fully made-up face, massage into skin, and add water to rinse away every last trace of the day without any tugging or stinging— even around eyes.

To buy: $16,

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Best for Mature Skin


Korres Black Pine Firming Sleeping Oil
Black-pine oil, the namesake ingredient in this potent night treatment, plumps parched skin with moisture (so lines are less pronounced) and protects against future damage with antioxidants.

To buy: $62,

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Best for Nails


Ciaté London Marula Cuticle Oil
Brush this conditioning concoction of marula and almond oils over nail beds and cuticles for stronger, healthier tips and to prolong a manicure. "My nails are much less brittle now," said a tester.

To buy: $19,

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Best for Hair


Nexxus Oil Infinite Nourishing Oil
Use this multitasker as a leave-in conditioner, a frizz tamer, or a shine booster. With six ultramoisturizing oils, like babassu and buriti, it transforms winter-dried ends into silk.

To buy: $18,

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Jouer Daily Clarifying Treatment Oil


Jouer Daily Clarifying Treatment Oil
It defies everything you've ever feared about oils: The neem, jojoba, and grapeseed blend is lightweight and pore-clearing and helps to balance sebum, so you're less shiny with continued use.

To buy: $48,

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Best for Body


Victoria's Secret Weightless Body Oil
If you hate the feeling of lotion, try an oil instead. This one has coconut milk to soothe skin while it nixes any dry patches. Plus, "it smells exotic, like a tropical island," said one tester.

To buy: $18,

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Best Aromatherapy


Tata Harper Aromatic Bedtime Treatment
Infused with lavender and mandarin essential oils, this small rollerball can be used anytime, anywhere. Apply to pulse points and inhale for an instant calming effect.

To buy: $60,

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Best Body Cleanser


L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil
Testers described this wash as "liquid gold" because of how it feels on skin (a decadent oil that morphs into a frothy foam) and how it makes skin feel afterward (supersoft, not sticky).

To buy: $50,

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