Although the dryness of winter was slightly delayed this year, it doesn't mean that we should only nourish our bodies when it comes! If you're looking for a good hydrating body cream, I've got you covered. In this post I'm going to talk about my favorite moisturizing body products this year.
Although I personally don't mind indulging a thick, buttery cream during the winter days, I know some people prefer to opt for a lighter consistency during the daytime to avoid that thin layer of film on the surface of the skin. That's why body lotions are so great because they are lighter in consistency and absorb into the skin much faster. If you like body lotions, you will love the Melvita Nectar de Roses Hydrating Body Veil or Le Chateau du Bois Nourishing Body Lotion. Depending on your preference of scent (both roses and lavender are totally up my street so I'm keeping both), their light yet moisturizing formula enables your skin to take in the nourishment whilst smoothening out your skin at the same time. Both are fair to use throughout the entire year regardless of season, but I'd opt for the lavender scent before bed to soothe and prep me for a deep, deep sleep.
Whenever someone says 'Body Butter' I imagine myself drowning in a bath of melted butter topped with whipped cream. It's thicker, soufflé consistency feels like I'm wearing an armor throughout my skin's battle against dryness. My favorites are the Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream and the Nip + Fab Pistachio Sundae Dry Skin Fix Body Butter (don't they sound amazing already?). I use them alternatively depending on my mood and time - but always opt for Sugar Crush on a dry winter morning as its scent has that magical power to instantly wake you for the day. The Pistachio Sundae scent is probably not everyone's favorite - you have to really love pistachio to bear applying this scent on your body, but I simply can't say no to its fluffy texture.
Other hydrating bodycare alternatives may include body oils like the Melvita L'Or Rose Firming Oil or the Le Chateau du Bois Shower Cream. A bath doesn't get better with a rose-scented essential oil to top it off as if it were the icing to a cake. I love Melvita's spray bottle as I no longer spill oil everywhere on my counter top. The fragrance is absolutely luxurious and is great for those who are thinking about anti-aging - and yes, even our body needs it! Although it is marketed as a slimming oil I don't find it particularly effective in that aspect, I love how smooth it makes my skin feel.
For those "lazy" ones, an in shower body cream is just what you need. One step and that's it, perfect for when you are in a hurry!