By  on April 12, 2013


Oils continue to find a receptive audience among beauty consumers. This spring’s newest run the gamut from a dry oil for hair to a shimmering body version. “Oils have recently surged to become a major player in the U.S. skin-care market, and we think cleansing oils will be the next big thing,” says Priya Venkatesh, Sephora’s vice president of merchandising, skin care.

ALTERNA BAMBOO Smooth Kéndi Dry Oil Micro-Mist, $24

PHYTO Subtil Elixir Intense Nutrition Shine Oil, $38

Shimmering Body Oil Instant Radiance, $45

BOOTS Botanics The Power of Plants Facial Oil 100% Organic, $8.99

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According to The NPD Group, in 2012, sales of skin care–sunscreen hybrids rose 7.7 percent. The season’s newest sunscreens reflect that trend, featuring a panoply of antiaging ingredients. La Mer’s new sun collection features marine peptides to firm skin, while Boscia uses hyaluronic acid to help retain moisture.

LA MER Soleil de la Mer The Reparative Body Sun Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $85

BOSCIA Daily Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA+++, $36

MURAD Essential-C Sun Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 35 PA+++, $25

LA ROCHE-POSAY Laboratoire Dermatologique Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid, $29.99

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