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Neutrogena Body Oil, Light Sesame Formula, 8.5 Ounce

Body Oil is a delicately light sesame formula that instantly vanishes into the skin, sealing in moisture. Skin feels moisturized, soft, silky and looks radiant. Lightweight Absorbs quickly Available in Original and Fragrance-free

Key features

  • Lightweight
  • Absorbs quickly
  • Available in Original and Fragrance-free
  • Original fresh scent
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Honest reviews


Not Moisturizing Enough to Soothe Dry Skin

I have very dry skin and tried this after all the great reviews. I am sad to report that this is not as emollient or humectant as my skin needs to find comfort. The oil feels nice and it spreads well. It takes a while for it to absorb even though it is lightweight, but that didn’t bother me. I thought an oil would be extremely moisturizing, but my skin didn’t feel or look very hydrated at all. In fact, it felt equally as dry (as if I had applied a dry oil) with a bit of a sheen. With a cream or lotion, the skin smoothes and plumps up with moisture. I tried this bc I was looking for something like that but even more effective, but this doesn’t work. I may try this under a thicker lotion or cream to see if it adds anything as un under-layer. On it’s own, it is not effective.UPDATE ON PREVIOUS REVIEW: I have found that using it in the shower helps it absorb into the skin without leaving a dry oil residue behind. However, even when I tried it with the matching lotion on top, it still did not fully hydrate my dry skin. I’ll try it again in the summer.

Bonnie Clanton, AL

I Like It

Neutrogena Body Oil is an added extra….something good especially through this exceptionally brutal winter. However, for me, it doesn’t work as well in the shower as I expected it to. I love Neutrogena products and decided to try this. It works just OK during the shower. I even do as instructed…use on damp skin w/o rubbing off. I must say though, I find it works much better when I use it in the bath. Maybe it’s the fact that it has more time to penetrate into the skin.I have sensitive skin & therefore I’m really comfortable w/Neutrogena’s light products. I may have to get something a little stronger for the shower but for my baths…it’s good!

Dianna Vanderbilt, PA

Permanent End to Dry Skin! Really!

I am totally devoted to this product! A 32oz pump bottle of Neutrogena Light Sesame Body Oil sits on the ledge of my bath tub right next to my other very favorite bath/shower product…..Vitabath Moisturizing Bath & Shower Gelee, Original Spring Green. When used together, my skin stays soft and smooth even during the coldest winters.I first learned of Neutrogena Light Sesame Body Oil from an article in a magazine about the personal favorite products of beauty profesionals. The oil was mentioned several times as a tried and true after-bath or shower moisturizer for even the driest or most problematic skins.The oil is meant to be applied to the body immediately after bathing or showering but before toweling dry. The oil is quickly absorbed into the skin, almost nothing is left on the towel used to dry yourself. Once dry, your skin is silky smooth but not oily. The fragrance is delicate and clean and not cloying.I then apply a good moisturizer like(Olay Quench Body Lotion Extra Dry Skin – 20.2 Oz)to my hands, feet, elbows and any other area that I think could use a little more softening and smoothing.The oil and the moisturizer combine to form a moisture barrier on the skin that lasts and lasts. It’s surprising to see how quickly the oil works! And how much more effective it is to use the after-bath oil than just an moisturizer by itself.This product is a good investment in your skin’s health and appearance!

Rose Tioga, ND

Not All That

I was intrigued by the reviews, but I actually wouldn’t bother to order this again.It’s too light. It absorbs well, but I’d prefer something more effective.

Ashlee Quasqueton, IA

They should have more stars!

This is my favorite thing on the planet! I have been using this body oil for years and years (15+ years). I use after shower before drying off, then my regular body lotion, makes my skin super soft and leaves a nice scent behind (if you like the smell that is, also comes unscented). I recommend to everyone and I know a lot of women who use it that also love this body oil. It is a little uncomfortable to get out of towels (also leave scent behind on them) but soaking in detergent for a few hours does the trick. Just leaves a silky soft finish on your skin, not on your clothes, great for dry winter skin.

Holly Puckett, MS

Light moisture, carries essential oil aroma very well

First of all, I always buy the unscented body oil because I use a dropper and squirt some of my favorite aromatherapy essential oils into it before I use it. It takes no more than one dropper full to completely scent the entire bottle of body oil. Impressive, and with heavier oils like sweet almond it takes alot more than just one dropper to carry the scent.I use this after my shower, and just a few drops on my hand can cover an entire body area (lower leg, upper leg, arm, ect). I find the moisture to be helpful, but not enough for my legs, so I use lotion there, too. But it helps, definitely. Plus it adds a sexy sheen (as in shine, not Charlie).It’s also great for suntanning, though suntanning is bad for skin anyway…this at least helps keep the skin moist and isn’t so heavy that it makes me feel sticky afterwards.

Roberta Okoboji, IA

skin itchy and dry *after* use

Not an effective moisturizer (for me, anyway). It feels and smells perfectly nice. After use, my skin feels even drier and itchier than it did before I used it; it also seems to create a barrier on my skin: lotion applied after the oil (later in the day, for example) doesn’t help at all. Looks like I’ll be getting rid of this and going back to a shea butter-heavy lotion.

Deirdre Benton Ridge, OH

Love this product

I have used this product for several years and have not found a better shower oil. It is cheaper to buy it at Amazon than my local drug store.

Mary Oxford, MI


This bottle will last a long time. It has a pleasant scent and I typically reserve it for putting on in the evening since it does not contain sunscreen. I love to put it on before I go to bed as I really think it helps me get to sleep and I tend to think of it as a luxury product.

Loretta Franklin, MN

Hydrates Your Skin Perfectly!

The Neutrogena Body Oil is very light. I use this when I get out of the shower and within minutes it is absorbed into my skin and my skin is hydrated through out the day. My skin does not feel oily or greasy just soft and smooth. I love that this oil is very lighly scented and does not interfere with my perfume or body spray.

Magdalena Berlin, ND


Highly recommend. Will leave your skin silky smooth after a shower, with a very delicate scent. Not greasy at all. Highly recommend. Also real bang for the buck.

Tonia Fort Rucker, AL

How had I not found this before!

I’m a huge Neutrogena fan and was perusing their products on Amazon when I stumbled across this. I was about to run out of lotion and needed something that could handle how dry and flaky my shins and elbows tend to get – especially now when I’m flying a lot for work.The bottle arrived with the cap broken at the hinge unfortunately. Luckily, the oil hadn’t leaked out and gotten all over, but it does make storage kind of obnoxious right now, so I’m going to have to steal a cap from an old shampoo bottle or something to replace this one.That aside, the product itself is great! If I was choosing on fragrance alone, this wouldn’t be my first pick, but the smell is very pleasant and is growing on me. Instead of rigorously toweling myself dry after my shower, I do a cursory drying, leaving my skin quite damp and then immediately use the oil. It soaks in much better and quicker that way and can proudly say my elbows haven’t been ashy in over a week! I do also use this at times on my fully dry skin, and it’s still great, just a little more oily feeling at first.This product is defnitely a keeper,. I just don’t know how it took me so long to realize this exists!

Jacquelyn Cedar Falls, NC

Great everyday moisturizer, who would’ve thought?

I never thought a body oil would be so great. When I hear “body oil,” I think, “greasy,” “thick,” and “gross.” Neutrogena body oil is none of those things. I squirt a little in the tub when I run a bath, and it keeps my skin from drying out. After I shower, I put it on my legs and they never get dry, either. It’s so light that you don’t feel it at all, and the scent is very light too. I did, however, order the unscented version for when my current bottle runs out. My husband is hooked on this stuff too. We keep a bottle in the shower, and when we turn the water off, we just put some on our arms and legs before we get out. That way, we don’t have to use a lot of heavy lotions instead.

Luisa Jersey, AR

Wonder oil after showering

I’ve switched from body lotion to this Neutrogena Body Oil. Living in AZ is pretty dry and lotions don’t rehydrate my skin after showering like this does. I’ve tried several methods from using it right in the shower to toweling off LIGHTLY and apply this afterward. That’s the method I like the best. If I dry myself off too much and wait too long to apply the oil, I just lightly dampen my skin and then apply the oil. Great product I won’t ever be without.

Malinda Hormigueros, PR

Love it

I have been using this product for years and sometimes it is hard to find. I have it on subscription at Amazon and they are so good about having it to me every 2 months. I love the feel and silkiness this gives my skin and cannot imagine anything else working as good.

Ursula Steuben, WI

Light?? Try overpowering.

As a body oil it’s just fine…. I like to use a cap full in a bath. It makes my skin very soft. It will make your bathtub just disgusting though, you will have to clean it after.But the smell…. It’s not my favorite to begin with, but it’s ok. It’s just SO strong!!!!! I give it 3 stars because it works well and does what it supposed to, but I actually don’t use it. I can’t handle the scent, or its strength of scent I guess.

Flora Ramona, OK

Not greasy

This oils absorbs inmediately and you can add lotion after and your skins stays hidrated all day.I think for tropical or humid climates is enough because is not heavy or too oily.

Maryellen Gowen, OK

Love it.

I have used this product for years. Before I get out of the shower, it turn the water on HOT.. Let it get steamy. Then turn off the water and then apply. Great on the elbows and knees . The fragrance is ok but it is a great moisturizer and not oily.

Addie Dexter, MI

The Best!

I love this oil, it is light and smells wonderful!! Great for after the shower ! Will be buying again!!

Jessica Hall Summit, LA

Love this stuff

For years I have used oil on my wet skin after a shower/bath because of its moisturizing power. But when I was skin tested for allergies for new skin issues, it was discovered that I have an allergy to fragrance. That’s when I switched to this product. It does what I need it to.

Earline Craigmont, ID

Love this stuff

It’s light and perfect for summer. Much cheaper here than at Target, and it’s available in the larger size, which is a better deal.

Lucile Luray, KS



Jana Nallen, WV


Two days after I started using this product, which I love, I noticed that my skin was mush smoother and shinier than it had been before. I love the way it smells, and after using it and then going out, I’ve gotten complements on my perfume, even though this body oil is all that I was wearing. I put it on mysking while it’s still damp, just when I get out of the shower. Highly recommended.

Annie Vandalia, IL

really works for dry skin

I started using this with my mother, chemo dried her skin out. I use it after a shower, 2-3 times a week. I like the smell of the original. thisis best for everyhting but hands, for that I use working hands, my hands take a beating. The amazon price is excellant.

Jade Antwerp, OH

Neutrogena Body Oil, Light Sesame Formula

I love this product. I put it on right after I shower and so I don’t have to apply lotion after that. It makes my skin soft, touchable and non greasy. Unfortunately, since it is a light formula, it doesn’t last for a whole day so I do have to apply lotions that evening or night if I showered in the morning.

Katharine Gattman, MS

Nice and Smooth

This product is very gentle on the skin. I was so pleased with the fact that you only need a little and it goes a long way. I like the smell, it is not heavy and is easy to enjoy. I could see myself buying more.

Vicki Stockwell, IN

Perfect for dry climates

I have tried all kinds of oils over the years to combat dry skin. I love this Neutrogena body oil, I love the large bottle it comes in, it has a great flip top that makes it easy to use, without making a huge oily mess. It smells great, it goes on smoothly and is easy to blend in. I will be ordering more of this, it works so well. It has helped me get rid of a patch of very dry skin I had on the back of my neck. I just put this on after a shower, when the skin is still moist. It really moisturizes and isn’t greasy.

Bridgette Merry Point, VA

good product

I used this product to take off eye makeup regularly, it works well. It is light and fragrance free. I will order it again

Tonya Ipava, IL

It Does Have a Very Pleasant Sensual Smell

It does not smell like sesame oil at all, which is good. Not like the smell of food. It actually has a very pleasant smell. Oil is not too thick. Nice to apply after a bath, but you can also put some on the tub when relaxing. Wife and I are using it especially more often during the winter. It helps you to stay a little bit warm. Helps your skin to keep it from drying. Not bad to use for massage, but kinda expensive for that purpose.

Elise Toronto, SD

I Have Glowing Moisturized Skin

Ditch the lotion for this fantastic body oil. I use this immediately after I shower and a little goes a long way. My skin always have a healthy glow – even during winter. My skin is moist and NOT OILY. This is a FANTASTIC product!!

Sydney Boerne, TX