And it's not crazy expensive.
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Victoria Beckham has never looked better. Like, seriously, has the 44-year-old aged at all since her Posh Spice days?! Naturally, whenever the fashion icon dishes up beauty tips or gives a shout-out to her favorite skin-care brands, we're all ears. Prepare to perk 'em because the always-radiant star recently shared her latest obsession with a new body oil. (Related: These Luxe Beauty Oils Are Good for Both Your Mind and Body)
It's OSEA Malibu's Undaria Algae Oil ($48, bloomingdales). Although it isn't drugstore cheap, at $48 a bottle it doesn't have a crazy expensive price tag either. "Love this body oil!" she gushed on Instagram, adding, "It's natural ladies!"
Beckham's favorite botanical-based body oil is made from USDA-certified organic undaria algae. Before you gag, algae aren't just green, scummy, slimy sea creatures. Packed to the gills with nutrients and vitamins, algae and marine-based extracts can be found in lots of well-known skin-care brands and boast numerous benefits for your skin. Most notably, algae can hydrate, soften, and soothe dry, irritated skin, making this body oil an ideal addition to your winter skin-care regimen. (Related: The $30 Moisturizer Sarah Jessica Parker Can't Live Without)
Plus, thanks to plentiful antioxidants, algae shield your skin from free radicals that cause premature aging. That's why this body oil—rich in powerhouse antioxidant B vitamins—improves fine lines and wrinkles. Açaí pulp oil and sesame seed oil round out the team of potent wrinkle fighters. Loaded with essential fatty acids and antioxidants, these oils not only hydrate but also plump and firm skin to create a dewy, silky texture.
If you're worried the multi-oil formulation will leave you a greasy mess, don't. Fast-absorbing babassu seed oil gives you all the sheen without the slippery residue, so you don't have to wait forever to dress or lose sleep about staining your sheets. With aromatic notes of citrus and cypress, this body oil's scent is heavenly. And, since it's free of synthetic fragrance, it complements even the most sensitive skin. (For more suggestions: 8 Beauty Oils to Keep You Hydrated from Head to Toe)
For the full hydrating benefits, apply this rich body oil to damp skin when it's best able to absorb moisture, suggests Beckham. "I use it straight out of the shower when my skin is still a little wet," she says.
So, moral of the skin-care story? If you Wannabe as flawless and smooth-skinned as Victoria Beckham, spice up your beauty routine with a little algae-based body oil. (Sorry, we had to.)