Considering the amount of time that I spend of my face care and the investment I have into face creams, my body moisturising is really lacking. I’ve been making a huge effort over the last few months to make sure that I have been getting those creams on and sorting out those unsightly dry patches. With the weather getting warmer and the layers of clothing are reducing, it’s important to me that my skin looks healthy and supple, especially when I am spending time in warmer climes. I’ve really noticed a difference in my skin whilst I’ve been away in Vegas as the Nevada desert is so dry. If I don’t moisturise, my skin looks scaly and feels horrible, which I really don’t want. I’ve put together five of the best moisturisers and these are my top body creams, lotions and butters to suit all budgets.
I don’t think I would be able to compile a top five list without including the cult favourite from Soap & Glory. Of course, I’m talking about the Righteous Butter. When Soap & Glory launched, I was instantly attracted to the pink packaging and vintage ladies with the tongue in cheek names, The first product I ever bought was a tub of the Righteous Butter, and I have been always got a tub on the go. In fact, I think I still have two unopened tubs in my back up stores. I love the fragrance, and the shea butter gives great hydration. It’s not sticky and sinks into skin quickly. I particularly love this current tub as it has been personalised with my name! Thanks Soap & Glory!
The Body Shop body butters are also a cult product. My mum first introduced to me TBS body butters when I was little, and I will always have fond memories of the scent of the Mango body butter as that is the one she always used. I’ve been using the Honeymania body butter which I was expecting to smell really sweet, but it’s actually more of a light floral scent. The butter is amazing for dry skin and it instantly soaks into skin. The Honeymania range is made from community Fairtrade Honey from the nectar of thousands of wildflowers. I’ve also been loving the Satsuma body butter, which has become a staple in my long haul toiletry bag.
A new brand to me is The Beauty Kitchen, which I first spotted when I was browsing the aisle of Holland and Barrett. The Beauty Kitchen is made in the UK and has a lovely ethical background, with products containing 100% natural ingredients that aren’t tested on animals. I’ve been using the zesty Inspire Me Brightening Body Souffle which smells lemon sherbet. The cream is light and fluffy and makes skin look plumped up.
After falling in love with the HealGel Eye, I was desperate to try some more of the range. I’ve been using HealGel Body, mainly after I’ve been flying. For some reason, I always seem to end up covered in bruises after I’ve been working. I do put my body under some stress when at work and it’s so easy to bang into things like carts and cannisters. HealGel Body contains arnica which is a great ingredient to help reduce bruising and calms the skin. The gel is light and I prefer to use this of an evening before getting in bed as the scent is also very relaxing.
Finally, a body lotion from one of my favourite brands; Joan Collins Timeless Beauty. This is the first time I’ve used skincare from the brand but regular readers of my blog will know just how much I love the beauty range, in particular the lipsticks. For a luxurious treat, I Am Woman is a very rich lotion scented with the JCTB fragrance I Am Woman. Delightfully fresh and not at all overpowering in scent, the lotion contains Contra Time and SPF15 for daily protection. I prefer to use this on a special occasion and I like to layer it with the JCTB I Am Woman fragrance for a long lasting scent.
Have you tried any of these body creams, lotions and butters? Which is your favourite? I’m also thinking about making the ‘Five of the Best‘ post a regular feature so let me know what you’d like to see five of in the comments below.
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