I have to admit that I love bathing products… soaps, body shampoos and bath oils. I’m always amazed when someone says that they are not really bothered about what product they use, as long as it does the job. I’ve tried a fair few body washes and I know for sure that they are not all created equal, some are lush and beautifully scented while others appear to be little more than washing up liquid in pretty packaging. The other thing is that I love along with a gorgeous body wash is when there is a matching body lotion or oil to go with it, perfect for those who like fragrance layering or just enjoy keeping their body care in the same family.

There are lots of dynamic body wash and matching moisturiser duos out there so to keep things simple here are 3 really nice choices.

Kiehls Smoothing Oil to Foam Body Cleanser

This is a lovely body wash for all skins, but the oil format is a special treat for drier skin types. This contains a blend of skin loving oils including castor seed oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, grape seed oil, rice bran oil and sunflower oil. It also has a lovely scent of almond and vanilla. It leaves your skin, soft smooth and nourished.

Kiehls Nourishing Dry Body Oil

I’m loving this dry oil spray which is the perfect compliment to the body wash. This dry oil contains some fab skin friendly ingredients like grape seed oil and Uber moisturiser Squalane (see our Squalane post…) smells of a blend of vanilla and almond.

Nuxe Precious Scented Shower Oil

Again, this is perfect for all skin types, but dry skin types will appreciate the oil format. This golden liquid smells gorgeous and is scented with Orange blossom, magnolia, vanilla which is the signature fragrance of the famous Huile Prodigieuse. It’s base is sweet almond oil and it leaves your skin smooth and soft. This is sulphate and paraben free.

Nuxe Beautifying Scented Body Lotion

The body lotion is just as lush as the body wash and leaves your skin smooth, soft and silky thanks to the inclusion of coconut oil, macadamia seed oil, sweet almond oil and camellia seed oil: oh yes and again it has the lovely signature scent and has a subtle golden shimmer which makes your skin look sun kissed.

REN Neroli and Grapefruit Body Wash

This is a lovely refreshing but still moisturising body wash. It has a citrusy sweetish fragrance. As with all REN products this has no nasties, it’s just pure clean skincare. The neroli oil comes from Tunisian orange blossom, plus there’s cold pressed grapefruit oil. Leaves your skin soft and refreshed.

REN Neroli and Grapefruit Body Cream

The matching lotion contains polyphenols from grapeseed oil and glycerides from Jojoba Oil nourish and protect the skin. This formula offers a good level of hydration and leaves your skin feeling lovely and soft, easily absorbed into the skin.

Buy the Kiehls Smoothing oil to foam body cleanser for £30.50 from Kiehls
Buy the Kiehls Nourishing Dry Body Oil for £35.50 from Kiehls
Buy the Nuxe Shower Oil for £11 from Nuxe
Buy the Nuxe Beautifying Scented Body Lotion for £17 from Nuxe
Buy the REN Neroli & Grapefruit Body Wash for £19 from REN
REN Neroli and Grapefruit Body Cream for £20 from REN

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