I may not be diligent when it comes to using handcreams, but body lotions, oh come to mama. Everytime I stepped out of the shower, just like clockwork, I would slap on body moisturiser. Come to think about it, it’s a habit I picked up only after I moved to Australia. I was lazy as when it came to body lotions back in Malaysia, and even though I slept in an air-conditioned room, I never bothered. Bad Tine.
Winter’s here, and body lotions are an absolute must for me. Relative humidity is low, it’s cold outside, and my skin tends to crinkle up even more (hello snakey skin!). I love trying out new body moisturisers so I don’t just use one all winter. Here are seven of my favourite body lotions for winter (some I use for the rest of the year). All of these met my very important criterias of body lotions – quick absoption, non-greasy and do not leave any oily residue.
Khiel’s Creme de Corps
Ahh Kiehl’s cult product. If you’re looking for something rich and unscented, this is one you should keep an eye out for. I like that it’s rich but not heavy, and being unscented means I can layer perfume on my skin without any clashing of fragrances.
Cetaphil Intensive Moisturising Cream
If I’m not mistaken, this would be my 4th tube. That’s how much I like it. I find it very similar to Khiel’s Creme de Corps – it’s thick but not heavy, and unscented too. This is very good for days when I get chafing on my back or sides due to friction of my skin against my clothes and bag. It’s excellent on sensitive skin. I’ve even applied this on my face when it gets its highly sensitive moments and other moisturisers just wouldn’t help. A cheap but highly effective drugstore gem.
KORA by Miranda Kerr Organic Rich Body Lotion
I’ve reviewed this before, but just have to say it again. Love the soothing scent of lavender, and it’s great for application on skin prior to hitting the sack.
Vaseline Dry Skin Conditioning Lotion
I’ve used this for goodness-knows-how-many years now, back to the days before they changed the packaging and added new varieties to the range. It’s light enough to use daily all year, but still gives sufficient hydration to the skin in winter. I’ve always been a fan of Vaseline body lotions and this one will remain a keeper. They just can’t go wrong.
Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Relaxing Body Lotion
In terms of texture, this is very similar to the light Vaseline body lotion as mentioned above. The thing that attracts me the most to this body lotion is the awesomesauce fragrance. La Source is one of Crabtree & Evelyn’s bestselling range, and have been for years, because of its unique, marine-like scent. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it sure is mine. This is my second tube, and I can guarantee you there will be more to come.
INVITE Concentrated Vitamin E Cream
This does not go on my arms or legs, but more specifically, on my breasts. Ever since the breast lump removal surgery, I’ve been applying this diligently on the scar around the left nipple, and I figured what the heck, I’d slap these all over my boobs as well. The breasts are often forgotten when it comes to body lotions. Many of us, yours truly not excluded, tend to just concentrate on the legs, arms and if we could manage it, the back. We forget that the breasts, and especially the nipples, can get dry too. Dry nipples = itchy nipples, and trust me, it’s downright uncomfortable. This works very well, and my boobs thank INVITE for it.
Botanics of Australia Hydrating Body Souffle
I recently had the opportunity to try out this body lotion, and whaddyaknow, it instantly become a fast favourite. It has a whipped cream texture, just like souffle and spreads on the skin like butter. The scent of sandalwood is not very strong, but just enough to remind me of what they use at fancy-schmancy spas (this girl loves her spas). It was love at first application.
So there you have it, my favourite body lotions for winter, some of which I use throughout the year.
What are your favourite body lotions?