Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The Bodycare Crowd

Ever since I was a kid, I can recall my mother reminding me to moisturise after I showered. It feels strange for me to go a night without a proper full body moisturise although I will admit, if by 1am it's not done...it probably won't be happening! Based on this, it's no surprise that a corner of my shelf has been dedicated to body moisturisers. Of all textures, consistencies and smells - I'll pick for the evening depending on my mood.

The indulgent ones
Perfect for when my skin looks and feels incredibly dry. All three of these require you to spare at least 2 minutes out of your evening to apply properly but it's worth it. Melvita's Apicosma Body Balm is a very thick long time favourite of mine. Cocoa butter and royal jelly alongside Melvita's 3-honey-complex makes this extremely nourishing but melts into the skin nicely. 24-'heaven' is my top Bliss product without a doubt. I've raved on about this countless times. A lot easier to work in than the Apicosma and has a delicate scent. Here you can see, I'm ploughing through my second tub. A pot of shea butter is always nice to have around. Great for knees, elbows and heels. Mind you, these all work well as foot creams!

The fragranced ones
Yes, there are times when I'm not against the thought of a strongly scented body lotion. Laura Mercier's Fresh Fig is a popular one that I've used sparingly over the year. It does manage to balance a fresh scent with sweetness and I like it but there are times when I'll open the pot, take a whiff and be put off. The scent of the scrub however, is a lot lighter and I love that. Tromborg's Aromatherapy Body Lotion sits in a tub to be admired. Gorgeously clean and crisp, I love it. This is light but hydrating enough and is definitely an acquired scent due to the variety of essential oils it contains. It is however enriched with enchinacea, meadowfoam oil and plant extracts which aim to nourish and look after the skin long term. This is definitely a pamper pick. On that wave length, Aromatherapy Associates Revive Body Gel* is my go to for de-stressing. Not only does it have a gorgeous scent of grapefruit, rosemary and juniper but it's a very light gel that feels cooling on the skin. A favourite for neck, shoulders and aching legs.

The fun ones
A little glitz and glam never hurt anyone. Prtty Peaushun is my favourite for that healthy glowing look. I've even added a tiny bit of this to my BB cream before just to jazz it up. I also like the "juice pack" packaging design. Nourish's offering is definitely a little goes a long way and is a pick if I'm feeling like I need a bit of shimmer. If I'm in a good mood, why not?

Not that I could possibly fathom adding more to the family but is there anything you would recommend?