26 August 2013

Favourite... Body Lotions and Creams

I am particular with other beauty items, and I have my favourites when it comes to body creams and lotions. That said, when it comes to body lotions I will use them all (I get given a lot of body creams and butters, so am never in short supply - yay!).

I haven't tried a lot of body creams - it's not like my mission to find the perfect primers or mascara - I guess it's hard to go wrong with most lotions ("wrong" in this context, as defined by me = far too perfumed i.e. recently shaved legs sting, too thick/sticky/doesn't absorb well, doesn't soften skin etc... you get the point).

Special mentions: Body Shop body butters - I got given a set of these and they are wonderfully rich; Mor - again, I was given a bottle of Mor body lotion and loved it.

However, L'Occatine is the mostly the winning brand for me.
Pros = luxurious feel, moisturising, natural ingredients, delicious smells...
Cons = Price, availability (it's not stocked in many stores here, unless you have an actual L'Occatine store near you. I often turn to the net to purchase, or duty-free when I travel)




Shea Butter Foot Cream - L'Occitane
This cream is seriously luxurious. I try to use it every night before bed (even in winter - I hate having cracked heels!). It contains antiseptic A.O.C. lavender essential oil to purify, and anti-inflammatory arnica extract to help reduce redness and irritation. Refreshing mint cools feet. This product also contains 15% shea butter.







Another one that I keep by my bed. So luxurious on your hands. 20% Shea Butter, honey and sweet almond extract, blended with the light and alluring aromas of jasmine and ylang-ylang essences.


Also deserving of a mention: Simunovich's Olive Hand Moisturising Cream






Verbena Body Lotion - L'Occitane
I use the shower gel too. I immediately 'bonded' with the smell - the scent of verbena is gorgeous and fresh IMO.
A lightweight lotion that easily absorbs to comfort skin. Will eliminate the 'tight' or itchy feeling skin often has after showering. Organic extract of verbena helps to calm skin; orange, geranium and lemon tree essential oils contribute to uplifting aroma. Rich in grapeseed oil, Verbena Body Milk gently moisturizes and nourishes skin.




And more recently, I am completely taken with: 




Body Oil - Neutrogena
I had read rave reviews about this product, and finally bought it to try. LOVE! Perfect for straight after a shower, when your skin is still damp. I am using my verbana body lotion at other times, and this oil for after-showers. My skin is silky soft!

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. It's lightweight, and absorbs quickly.




What are your favourite lotions and potions? Comment below! 

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