The Clarins After Sun Shimmer Oil (£32.00) will nourish, illuminate and enhance a tan after a long day on the beach, but equally works well to add elongation to legs on a Saturday night out in Birmingham; just apply a touch down the centre of legs to catch the light and provide a 'girl band appropriate' look. Thanks to the non-oily texture and flecks of golden shimmer, the formula helps to enhance the appearance of skin without sticking to clothes; a small amount massaged into skin will leave a practically invisible finish that won't stick to the sand. Hazelnut oil soothes, nourishes, softens the skin and defends against dehydration, while Vitamin E protects skin from external aggressors. The essential oils of mandarin, grapefruit, ylang ylang and tonka beans provide the ultimate scent of summer, ensuring that applying this is a treat to be treasured.
If you can't justify taking such a luxurious product away with you to Marbs this summer, then Superdrug have their own offering to ensure a practically identical result. Their Solait Perfecting Shimmer Oil (£7.99) is enriched with moisturising Argan, Almond and Rosehip Oil and shimmering particles to provide a very subtle glow on the skin. The tone is much lighter than the Clarins, but when applied to the skin it really doesn't make much difference; although slightly oilier, it still absorbs effortlessly into skin to leave a nourished and radiant finish. The plastic bottle means this is a much more sensible option for taking away on holiday, while the price point is much more purse friendly - you could grab four of these for the price of one Clarins body oil! Either way, massaging a touch of these non-greasy products onto skin is the perfect way to crack on with summer.
Would you give a shimmering body oil a go this summer?
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