As the weather gets colder it is especially important to keep skin hydrated. Today I am going to write about 3 body creams I have tried recently. My skin is not extremely dry so I usually pick more light weight formulas. If you suffer from very dry skin, I would recommend E45 Cream for Dry Skin and Eczema, it has excellent reviews and is fragrance free and effective. If your skin is less sensitive and you would rather a fragranced cream I would recommend Body Shop Body Butters.
So my most recent purchase was from Marks and Spencers. It is called the Floral Collection Magnolia Body Cream priced at £4.00.
This is a very wonderful cream with a sweet and delicate floral scent. The cream blends in perfectly without feeling heavy on skin. Despite its light weight formula, my skin feels moisturised and the beautiful magnolia scent is ideal for night time use as it’s very gentle and relaxing. The Floral Collection also includes Rose and Lavender scented body creams and since Marks and Spencer currently have a 3 for 2 offer, I am definitely going to add to my collection!
The next product I’m going to review is one I wouldn’t purchase again. It is Dove Purely Pampering Nourishing Lotion priced at £4.49.
The pro point is I love the scent of the cream, it is very warm and sweet. However, once I applied the lotion on to my skin it felt really heavy and sticky. Even after a couple of hours the feeling remained the same so I had to apply talcum powder on top. This lotion definitely was not right for me but I do love the body washes from the Dove Purely Pampering Range which is scented the same as the cream.
My final review is about Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion priced at £7.25.
This is a great lotion. My skin felt soft and smooth throughout the day after using it. It is really lightly scented which is probably from the Oatmeal it contains. For something so moisturising, it feels very light and absorbs into skin quickly. My skin looks and feels healthier after using this and I highly recommend it.
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My lips tend to get dry and chapped unfortunately and as the weather gets colder, it gets worse 😦
I exfoliate my lips once a week with sugar and honey which leave my lips feeling soft and smooth. The sugar buffs away dead skin and the honey soothes and softens my lips so I make sure to do this regularly! Alongside this however, I love using lip balms so in this post I’m going to talk about some I have tried, the good and the bad.
Collection Lip Balm Green Apple £1.99
I picked this up randomly as it was on offer. The smell is really refreshing and lovely. It glides on smoothly and feels light. However, it did not leave my my lips feeling moisturised for very long at all so I would not purchase again.
Nivea Lip Care Essential £1.65
This balm is unscented but Nivea also have a range of fruit scented ones too. My lips felt very moisturised and protected when I used this however, the texture feels thick and somewhat waxy. Also its very soft so it is hard to apply on lips lightly or evenly.This lip balm is a good one to use at night before bed rather than for daywear but I still feel this lip balm despite the texture, made my chapped lips feel soothed and protected.
Carmex Moisturing Lip Balm Classic £2.69
I really love this lip balm except I’m not a fan of the smell as it is a bit strong. It is really effective on my chapped lips and I really noticed that since using this lip balm, the condition of my lips improved considerably. The texture is light while still feeling moisturising and makes a good base for matte lipstick and makes lips shine. It is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lip Balm £1.89
This lip balm smells lovely and is another favourite of mine. The texture is nice and I do not need to reapply very often. My lips feel hydrated for hours and it works well with lipstick without feeling heavy. I use this regularly and the applicator is a nice shape so product can be applied evenly.
Burts Bees Beeswax Lip balm £3.60
This balm contains oils and vitamins so your lips feel nourished and healthy. My lips are really soft and hydrated when I use this balm and it lasts a few hours without needing to be reapplied. I’m really glad I found this lip balm because my lips feel more repaired and the texture is smooth and glides on easily.
Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm £2.99
This lip balm is wonderful. It’s very moisturising and lasts ages. This is another balm where I have noticed a real difference to my lips as it feels softer naturally after using it for a month. The lip balm has SPF20 protection so is also perfect for sunny weather too. It’s a really nourishing and softening balm and the texture is so light and nice to wear. This is my current favourite and a must buy!
All these products are available at Boots and Superdrug.
Have a lovely weekend 😀