The Best Anti-Aging Body Oil of 2024 for Radiant Skin

Written by: Allison Taylor

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Time to read: 15 min

As we age, our skin begins to show signs of wear and tear.

Fine lines, wrinkles, and dryness become more apparent. Our skin no longer feels as supple as it once used to be.

Anti-aging skincare is a preventative method of skin care for the long term.

That means that the products you use today will have a significant impact on the appearance of your skin in the future.

You have every right to be incredibly picky when choosing the perfect anti-aging body oil because your skin deserves the best care.

Here's our dermatologist-backed recommendation and guide, made with your future self (and skin) in mind.

Top Pick for 2024 – Non-toxic and Clinically Proven

1. Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil

Why It's an Incredible Anti-Aging Body Oil:

  • Made with only one ingredient: 100% pure cold-pressed organic plum oil. No fillers, additives, fragrances, or synthetic ingredients
  • Clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin hydration, elasticity, and firmness
  • Contains more antioxidants than kale, blueberries, or spinach which fight free radicals that cause aging
  • Naturally rich in critical antioxidants and phytochemicals, including polyphenols which help prevent damage caused by free radicals
  • Absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy residue
  • Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin

★★★★★

"I used it and when I tell you my skin changed - my life changed - it did. It's holy. It's amazing."

CHRISSY TEIGEN

Plum Oil: The Secret to Radiant, Youthful Skin

Oils like jojoba oil, argan oil, and marula oil have long been hailed as the best anti-aging body oils for their nourishing and hydrating properties.

However, there's one lesser-known oil that's much more powerful and is quickly gaining recognition for its powerful anti-aging properties:

Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil.

"Plum Beauty Oil is 6x more powerful than Marula and 8x more powerful than Argan oil at defending against the harmful effects of hydroxyl radicals."

The Power of Plum

Plums come directly from Mother Nature's medicine cabinet. Nicknamed the "Fruit of Life" in Western Asia, this superfood has been treasured for centuries for its medicinal and anti-aging properties.

Plums are high in antioxidants, vitamins A and E, and omega fatty acids - key ingredients that work together to nourish and protect the skin from free radicals, environmental stressors, and signs of aging.

The seeds, which contain the highest concentration of these beneficial ingredients, are processed using a proprietary extraction method to deliver the freshest and most potent oil possible.

plums and seeds

Each bottle of Plum Beauty Oil contains 250 of them - ensuring that each drop contains maximum nourishment.

What makes Le Prunier the Ultimate Beauty Oil?

This luxurious body oil (also a potent face oil) with its delicious marzipan scent is certainly a cult favorite - winning numerous awards and accolades for its effectiveness and clean, non-toxic formula.

No other plum oil compares.

Our optimized extraction process ensures bioactives are retained and is proudly 18x more powerful than standard plum extract containing Vitamin A.

Although other plum seed oils exist on the market, they are certainly no match for the potent, unique cold-pressed blend of plum varietals used in our formula.

And while others outsource their manufacturing or import their plums from all over the world, everything is grown, harvested, cold-pressed, and produced directly on our 100-year-old California family farm. 

We ensure the highest quality every step of the way.

the taylor sisters holding plum beauty oil and plumscreen

Why We Love It

Apart from its proven effectiveness in promoting radiant and supple skin, this multipurpose oil can also be used as a:

  • Facial oil
  • Hair treatment
  • Makeup primer
  • Cuticle oil
  • Serum booster

Our Plum Beauty Oil replaces multiple products in your beauty routine, making it perfect for travel. 

Its lightweight texture absorbs quickly without leaving any residue or greasiness - perfect for all skin types, even those with acne.

We believe in the power of nature and its ability to heal and nourish. That's why our Plum Beauty Oil is 100% USDA Organic, vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and free of harmful chemicals like parabens, sulfates, and synthetic fragrances.

Criteria for Selecting an Anti-Aging Body Oil

Ingredients to Avoid

The skin is a living organ. While its job is to act as a barrier, it can also absorb what we put on it. Toxic ingredients may accelerate the aging process and cause damage to other areas of the body beyond the skin.

For this reason, it's important to avoid these ingredients that are commonly found in body oils:

Parabens and phthalates: These chemicals are often used as preservatives and have been linked to hormone disruption, reproductive issues, and even cancer.

Mineral oil: This petroleum-derived ingredient is heavily processed. It can clog pores and prevent the skin from breathing properly.

Synthetic dyes: These can also lead to irritation and allergic reactions.

Sulfates: These are often used as foaming agents, but can strip the skin of its natural oils and cause dryness.

Alcohol: While not always harmful, alcohol can be drying to the skin and should be avoided.

✘ Silicones (ingredients ending in -cone): These can create a barrier on the skin giving a temporary illusion of hydration. However, silicones dehydrate the skin by preventing nutrients and moisture from being absorbed.

BHT: This preservative has been linked to allergic reactions and potential health risks.

Glycine Soja/Soybean Oil: A low-cost oil, it is often derived from genetically modified (GMO) soybeans. The high risk of cross-contamination means that certified organic and non-GMO soybeans are often contaminated as well. Genetically modified ingredients can pose large risks to the environment and human health.[1]

Corn Oil: Again, another low-cost, commonly used ingredient that is often derived from GMO corn.[2]

PEG compounds: These petroleum-based compounds can be contaminated with harmful chemicals and have been linked to allergies and irritation.

Citric Acid: Most companies often opt to use a conventional lab-based citric acid called Manufactured Citric Acid (MCA). While it is cheaper, the process involves feeding GMO corn-derived sugars to black mold.[3] Once it's fermented, it is treated with sulfuric acid to produce citric acid.

Parfum/fragrances: Fragrances are highly toxic, even if labeled as a "natural fragrance". It is often used as a catch-all term to disguise and contain hundreds of hidden harmful chemicals that are not required to be listed on the label.[2]

By no means is this a comprehensive list. It's up to you as a consumer to research the ingredients used in your skincare products. Use websites such as EWG.org to check the safety ratings of specific ingredients and products.

Ingredients to Look For

When it comes to anti-aging body oils, there are also beneficial ingredients to look for that can help give your skin a youthful glow. 

 Pro-Vitamin A: Also known as Beta-Carotene, this vitamin and antioxidant can help improve skin texture and protect against that free-radicals which cause aging.

 Critical Antioxidants: These can help fight pollution and other environmental factors that cause aging. The higher the concentration of antioxidants, the better.

 Vitamin E: This antioxidant helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while also protecting against UV damage.

 Organic, Cold-Pressed Oils: Look for pesticide and GMO-free oils that are cold-pressed. This process helps to retain the nutrients and antioxidants of the oil without any added chemicals or preservatives, making it more effective for anti-aging purposes.

 Essential Fatty Acids: Fatty acids such as omega-6 and omega-9 can help nourish and hydrate the skin, improving its overall appearance.

 Phytochemicals: These are plant-based compounds that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making them ideal for reducing aging effects.

 Polyphenols: These antioxidants can help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging by protecting the skin from environmental damage.

Unlike most conventional body oils, our Plum Beauty Oil is abundant in all of these skin-nourishing, beneficial anti-aging compounds.

Why Non-toxic, Bioactive Ingredients are Best for Anti-Aging

Non-toxic, bioactive ingredients not only nourish and hydrate the skin but also actively work to repair damaged cells and promote collagen production.

These "living" ingredients are easily recognized and assimilated by your skin, effectively delivering essential nutrients and free-radical fighting components. 

In contrast, toxic synthetic ingredients can do more harm than good, causing irritation and inflammation which can accelerate aging - especially for those with sensitive skin.

plums on a branch

Why You Should Use Anti-Aging Body Oil (At Any Age)

Whether you're in your 20s or 60s, it's never too early or late to start incorporating anti-aging body oil into your skincare routine.

A common misconception is that anti-aging products are only necessary for people with visibly aging skin. However, the truth is everyone's skin is in the process of aging - it may just not be visible yet.

Using preventative measures can not only help delay the signs of aging but also maintain the youthfulness and vitality of your skin.

Our high-quality Plum Beauty Oil is rich in polyphenols, phytochemicals, antioxidants, and nutrients, making it a powerful, all-in-one oil that does so much more than anti-aging:

  • On-the-go glow: Use it on your face, body, or hair for a quick glow boost.
  • Rich hydration: For those with flaky or dull skin needing more hydration, Plum Beauty Oil is your savior. Luxurious yet lightweight, it is easily absorbed by the skin, delivering intense hydration for a dewy, glowing complexion.
  • Night-time repair: Apply at night to target sun spots, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and other skin damage while you sleep. The anti-inflammatory properties of Plum Beauty Oil can also help reduce puffiness and dark circles.
  • Prevent stretch marks: Plum Beauty Oil is extremely rich in Pro-Vitamin A and E, which can help prevent stretch marks and improve skin elasticity.
  • Sunscreen and serum booster: Layer Plum Beauty Oil (naturally SPF 10) under your sunscreen or serum to boost their effectiveness. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties can also help protect against environmental damage.
  • Soothes irritation: Whether it's from eczema, inflammation, dryness, or a skin condition, Plum Beauty Oil can provide relief and soothe irritated skin.
  • Prevent hair loss: Plum Beauty Oil contains high levels of Beta Sitosterol, a natural DHT blocker, which can help prevent hair loss and promote healthy hair growth.

Plum Beauty Oil's skin healing and rejuvenating properties also make it ideal for applying after exfoliation, peels, or skin treatments. It's also the perfect oil for body massages, healthy cuticles, and nourishing the scalp.

★★★★★

“I used it immediately, woke up with the glowiest, most plump skin ever, FaceTimed my mom, and got her her own bottle.”

-EMILY RATAJKOWSKI'S FACIALIST

The Benefits of Using Anti-Aging Body Oil

As we age, our body's natural oil production decreases, leaving our skin more prone to dryness and damage. Using an anti-aging body oil can help replenish and restore this lost moisture, keeping our skin hydrated and healthy.

In addition to providing hydration and nourishment, anti-aging body oil also offers these benefits:

  • Improved skin elasticity: As we age, our skin loses its natural elasticity, leading to sagging and wrinkles. Anti-aging body oil can help improve skin firmness and elasticity, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
  • Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles: The nourishing properties of body oil can help reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, giving skin a smoother, more even texture.
  • Protection against environmental damage: Our skin is constantly exposed to harmful environmental factors such as pollution and UV rays, which can accelerate the aging process. The antioxidants and vitamins found in anti-aging body oil can help protect our skin from these damaging elements.

Step-By-Step: How to Effectively Incorporate Anti-Aging Body Oil into Your Skincare Routine

Frequency: To reap its full anti-aging, bioactive benefits, it is recommended to nourish your skin with Plum Beauty Oil at least once a day, preferably after showering or bathing.

1. Exfoliate

Exfoliating your skin removes dead skin cells and allows the oil to penetrate deeper into the skin.

Dry brushing helps to improve circulation which maximizes the absorption of body oil.

We recommend dry brushing with our Plumtox™ Dry Brush:

  • Perfect size for home and travel
  • Soft but effective bristles
  • Sloughs away dead skin cells for resurfacing and luminosity
  • Energizes, restores and balances skin

2. Apply after showering or bathing

Pat yourself dry with a towel.

Apply two dropperfuls (depending on your skin type and coverage preference) of Plum Beauty Oil onto your palm.

Rub palms together and gently press the oil into clean skin in an upward motion.

3. Massage into skin

Slowly begin massaging the body oil onto your slightly damp skin in circular motions. 

Start from your feet and work upwards, paying special attention to areas that may show signs of aging or dryness, such as the neck, décolletage, and hands.

4. Add extra hydration

If you have mature or dry skin, follow with a hydrating body lotion.

Our Plumbody™ antioxidant body crème formulated with our patented Midnight Muir® plum extract is a clinically proven, velvety body cream that drenches the skin in antioxidants and intelligent hydration. It's 18x more powerful than a standard plum extract containing Vitamin A.

It's been clinically proven to visibly plump, firm, smooth, and calm skin after just 15 minutes.

5. Allow time to absorb

Give the body oil a few minutes to fully absorb into your skin before getting dressed, especially if you plan on wearing tight-fitting clothes.

6. Don't forget about sunscreen

While anti-aging body oil can help protect against environmental damage, it's still important to wear sunscreen to fully protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Our 6x award-winning Plumscreen™ SPF 30 is a silky sheer, lightweight, non-greasy formula.

This antioxidant-packed hero provides full broad-spectrum protection while also nourishing the skin with anti-aging Plum Superfruit Complex®, Zonaria Tournefortii extract, and other nutrient-rich ingredients.

It's an incredibly powerful, antioxidant-rich sunscreen you'll actually look forward to putting on daily.

Bonus Tips

  • Use before bedtime: Applying body oil before bed can be especially beneficial. When we sleep, our bodies enter repair mode. By using anti-aging body oil before bedtime, you're giving your skin ample time to absorb and utilize the nourishing ingredients to repair and rejuvenate.
  • Essential oils: Adding a drop or two of your favorite essential oil to the body oil can add an extra dose of aromatherapy and relaxation to your routine, especially before bed.
  • Exfoliate regularly: Regularly exfoliating your skin can help remove dead skin cells and stimulate cell turnover, resulting in smoother, brighter-looking skin.
  • Natural hair care: Apply Plum Beauty Oil to the ends of damp hair to add shine and protect against blow-dry heat damage.

Conclusion

Aging is a completely normal and natural part of life.

However, anti-aging body oils that contain powerful antioxidants and natural ingredients can help slow down the aging process, leaving your skin looking and feeling healthy, nourished, and glowing.

Incorporating an anti-aging body oil into your daily routine is easy, but it will make a significant difference in the overall health and appearance of your skin, especially in the long term.

You can check out our cult-favorite Plum Beauty Oil here.

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Our Heritage

4 Generations. 3 Sisters. 1 Farm.

Welcome to Le Prunier, a skincare revolution rooted in a century-old family farming legacy. Since 1916, we've cultivated purple-red plums in Northern California, defining our heritage for four generations. In 1985, our commitment to sustainable, organic farming expanded globally with the discovery of the dried plum as the "Fruit of Life" in Western Asia. In 2014, we partnered with world-renowned labs to create our flagship product, Plum Beauty Oil, harnessing the skincare potential of our sun-drenched plums. With a 2,500-acre regenerative farm in Northern California, we practice herbicide-free cultivation and use 100% up-cycled plum kernels to eliminate waste. The Power Of Plum® is delivered through our patent-pending Plum Beauty Oil, cold-pressed on our farm. It's 6x more potent than Marula and 8x more robust than Argan oil against hydroxyl radicals.® Experience radiant, youthful skin with our fragrance-free, USDA Certified Organic Plum Beauty Oil. Our cruelty-free, clinically-tested products redefine beauty with simplicity.

Embrace the legacy and power of plums with Le Prunier - where Tradition Meets Innovation® for timeless beauty.

Frequently Asked Questions

What body oil is good for saggy skin?

Choose a cold-pressed organic oil with a naturally high concentration of antioxidants, bioactives, Vitamin E, and omega fatty acids such as Plum Beauty Oil. This will help promote collagen production and improve skin elasticity. Avoid oils with synthetics, preservatives, artificial fragrances, or fillers that may irritate and accelerate the aging of your skin.

Can body oil replace moisturizer?

Yes, body oils can be used as a standalone moisturizer.  An organic, comedogenic, cold-pressed oil can provide hydration and nourishment for the skin, without clogging pores or leaving a greasy residue. However, some people prefer to use body oils in conjunction with moisturizers for added nourishment and protection.

Can I use body oil on my face?

Yes, you can use some body oils on your face, but it is essential to check the ingredients first. Some oils may be comedogenic (pore-clogging) or too heavy for facial skin, causing breakouts. Look for clean, chemical, and synthetic-free, lightweight oils like Plum Beauty Oil that are suitable for all skin types and can benefit both the face and body.

How should I apply body oil?

For best results, apply body oil on damp skin after showering or bathing and exfoliating. This will help lock in moisture and create a protective barrier for your skin. Massage the oil gently into your skin until fully absorbed, focusing on areas that may need extra attention like dry patches or stretch marks. You can also mix a few drops of body oil with your favorite moisturizer for added benefits.

Does body oil reduce wrinkles?

Yes - a high-quality, nutrient-rich body oil can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles by improving skin elasticity and promoting collagen production. Regular use of nourishing body oils can also improve overall skin health, making it smoother and more supple. Look for oils with anti-aging properties like Plum Beauty Oil to reap these benefits.

What body oil is best for mature skin?

For mature skin, look for body oils that are rich in antioxidants and fatty acids to help combat signs of aging. Avoid body oils that contain synthetics and harsh chemicals and opt for natural, clean options like Plum Beauty Oil, which is formulated with 100% pure plum oil. Plum oil is rich in vitamins and fatty acids that can help nourish and rejuvenate mature skin.

What is the best oil for aging skin?

The best oil for aging skin is one that is rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids to help combat the signs of aging. Plum Beauty Oil contains more antioxidant power than kale, blueberries, or spinach, and is 6x more powerful than Marula and 8x more powerful than Argan oil at defending against the harmful effects of hydroxyl radicals which cause aging.

What is the best body oil for older skin over 50?


For older skin over 50, it's important to use a clean, non-toxic body oil that not only nourishes and hydrates but also helps improve skin elasticity and firmness. Look for oils with anti-aging properties like Plum Beauty Oil, which is formulated specifically to combat signs of aging in mature skin. Clinical studies have shown that 100% of participants saw improvements in just 14 days, and 92.% showed an improvement in lines and wrinkles after just 12 weeks.

What is the best anti-aging oil for face and body?

The best anti-aging oil for both face and body is one that is gentle, effective, and doesn't contain any harmful chemicals or synthetic ingredients. Plum Beauty Oil is a powerful multi-purpose oil that contains powerful antioxidants like omega fatty acids, polyphenols, and vitamins A, C, and E that work together to nourish and rejuvenate the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. Plus, it's suitable for all skin types and won't clog pores. It can be used on the face, body, hair, nails, and even cuticles.

References

  1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18989835/
  2. https://www.forceofnatureclean.com/truth-about-toxic-fragrances/
  3. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326952909_Potential_role_of_the_common_food_additive_manufactured_citric_acid_in_eliciting_significant_inflammatory_reactions_contributing_to_serious_disease_states_A_series_of_four_case_reports