When is a body lotion more than just a lotion? When it does more than simply moisturise. We’ve selected these six lotions because they offer hydration, nourishment and mood enhancement which is just what we need as the seasons change.
79 Lux Balm
This is an ultra nourishing body balm made using organic and wildcrafted ingredients to nourish, nurture and protect. Rich in Essential Oils, Shea butter, Rose Quartz, Hyaluronic Acid, Lactic Acid and Zinc – finished with a touch of Gold for that ‘lit from within’ luminosity. This is designed to work at a deeper level using ingredients that offer long term improvement, so for example lactic acid can act as an exfoliator, by dissolving the bonds that hold dry dull cells together, coupled with hyaluronic acid the great hydrator so, over time you’ll find your skin is less dry. This is a body balm…not quite a cream and not quite a lotion and it delivers.
Mauli Re-awaken Hand and Body Lotion
This lush Ayurvedic body lotion is designed to boost mind, body and spirit. It is gorgeously scented with a blend of therapeutic ingredients like Sandalwood which is calming for the mind and healing for the skin, Frankincense to boost immunity, Rose and Jasmine as well as skin nourishing aloe vera, vitamin E & essential oils. This soothing, hydrating and nourishing lotion is perfect for a mindful skin pampering session.
Henua Energising Body Lotion
This Luxurious body lotion feels deeply nourishing and nurturing when you apply it to your skin, it has a lovely velvety texture. What makes it more than a body lotion? Well this waterless brand have formulated this lotion to be energising, it includes the gorgeous soft but uplifting scent of lemongrass essential oil and utilises ingredients like sea buckthorn and birch sap to provide hydration, promote elasticity and regeneration. It also boasts therapeutic benefits thanks to the inclusion of cornflower to help reduce swelling.
Gallinee Body Milk
You may be taking a probiotic for gut health so why not a probiotic body lotion? This Gallinee body milk is in fact a “Triple Biotic Complex of prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics” and is designed to gently help support your skin’s microbiome. This lotion includes ingredients like lactic acidosis for softening and hydrating, sweet almond oil and natural antioxidant bogbean oil. What impresses me about this lotion is that although it’s a milky formula, it delivers really well on the hydration and moisture front for my dry skin, and after regular use, my skin is less dry. Oh yes, and it has a lovely fresh fragrance too.
Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion
This is a treatment lotion and contains Lactic Acid a more gentle AHA to exfoliate and hydrate the skin. This body lotion is particularly good for those of you who have dry /sensitive skin and sometimes find actual scrubs a little too harsh – or for those with ingrown hairs or Keratosis Pilaris. It’ll gently exfoliate the skin whilst hydrating it at the same time. This lotion is clinically proven to significantly increase moisture levels in the skin for up to 12 hours and it’s certainly a winner in our book. Skin is left feeling soft and smoother after a few uses.
Saint Iris Adriatica Serenity Salve
This contains essential wild plant oils including Rosehip, Borage, Safflower and Almond, these are joined by two leading skin-boosting acids – hyaluronic acid which we all love for its hydrating ability and salicylic acid which is great for helping to smooth rough bumpy skin. There’s also seaweed proteins which are known for boosting elasticity and encouraging skin regeneration which makes this a great lotion to use at night and lastly, peptides which encourage collagen synthesis and work as antioxidants.