The Year I Got My Body Care In Check
I haven’t hit any of my New Year resolutions but at least my body care game is on point. In this post, I want to delve into the best body lotions that I could get my hands on. Of course, as we know the skin on our body is a bit different than the one on our face (hello sebum glands) but that doesn’t mean it should be neglected. Regular exfoliation, masking and also good body lotions can make a whole lot of difference.
The older you will definitely be thankful!
Best Body Lotions
In my humble opinion
Typology 10-ingredient Body Cream
Just like the name suggests, the Typology 10 ingredient Body Cream is a very simple product. A very minimalist formula enriched with coconut oil and glycerin. One is an emollient, and the other is a humectant, which means that your skin will be hydrated and softened.
It has a very pronounced smell of coconut, and I’ll admit, I don’t like coconut. Sue me! But other than that the cream is really basic and does what it’s supposed to do. Typology says that the cream is lightweight and leaves no greasy residue. I’ll have to agree with the last part, as to lightweights? Hmmm. I don’t know. I would say that it’s a medium “lightweightness”, as in not too heavy but not too light either.
I’d say that this cream is perfect for the transitional seasons such as spring and autumn, but not something I reached out for during the summer months. The texture reminds me of soft butter and I would say that it takes a minute to absorb.
This cream is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. My verdict is an 8 out of 10. Great, but not the best body lotion, too coconutty xD
Sand&Sky Tasmanian Spring Water Wonder Body Lotion
Now, this is the best body lotion for the summer times.
The Sans&Sky Tasmanian Spring Water Body Lotion is a new release from the brand and I immediately loved it. you might recognize the name as they have a similar face serum.
This body lotion contains three types of Hyaluronic acids, fermented sea kelp, aloe vera, and of course Tasmanian spring water. It is mineral-rich and also antioxidant. Which by the way, your body skin will also appreciate. How many times have you applied antioxidants on your face and neglected the rest of your body? Same.
Anyway, this formula is very lightweight and has a very pleasant yet subtle citrus scent. I have definitely appreciated this during the summer because it spreads easily and absorbs fast without any residue. My skin really became soft and glowy.
My verdict is 10/10 the best body lotion for summer only. Not something I would add to my collection for the winter months.
Not Pot Banana OG Hemp Body Crème
Ah if only Not Pot were available outside the US. I got my hands on this one through a redirecting service that sent it to France. The taxes were spiky.
The Not Pot Banana Hemp Body Cream is something else. It smells like straight out banana candy. Keep it away from children because even I want to eat it. They also have a fragrance free version for the more sensitive skin types.
What I love about this cream is that it has, as the name suggests, Cannabis Sativa oil. It is very soothing and calming and they recommend using this to help with muscle soreness. As somebody who loves weight training, I really appreciate any little thing that can help me recuperate better. On top of that, it has banana extract, niacinamide and magnesium. It really is a body cream packed with soothing ingredients that also help protect the skin barrier. Because news flash, the skin barrier is not only for your face.
I had no idea that bananas can be good for the skin but apparently, the banana extract is rich in vitamin A, potassium, manganese, magnesium, and the amino acid tryptophan. It restores moisture and helps with dry and patchy skin.
The texture of this cream is on the thicker side but it’s not a heavy cream. I would recommend it for spring and autumn but I do see myself reaching for it in the winter when I’m staying in.
My verdict is 9/10 in best body lotions, one point off because it’s only available in the US.
Coco and Eve Body Moisture Whip
Ok, so hear me out, I don’t believe that any cream can ever make cellulite look better, but if we ignore that claim the Coco and Eve Body Moisture Whip is a really beautiful body cream.
Just like Typology, it is enriched with coconut oil. On top of that is also has cacao oil, fig extract, mango, papaya and mangosteen and coffee seed extract. All of these ingredients make so this cream is rich in emollients, antioxidants and amino acids. It is meant to brighten soften and moisturise the skin and yes, on top of it all it has cellushape which supposedly improves the “orange peel” effect. But let’s be honest for a minute, first of all, there is nothing that can be applied topically that will improve cellulite. Second of all cellulite is normal, every woman out there has it. That’s how we are genetically shaped. If you want to improve the appearance of cellulite, tone the muscles under it (aka weight training), which will make the fat layers look more even in texture.
OK, moving past that, if you are willing to not buy into these shenanigans, the cream is fab for the winter. It has a very buttery texture, and it is heavy duty but absorbs surprisingly easy without the greasiness.
I’ll give it a 7/10 because I don’t really appreciate the dialogue about cellulite.
Ren Clean Skincare AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum
If you are hesitant about buying anything on this list, this is it, this is the one to get. Go and click on the checkout button. The best body lotion of the year award goes to Ren AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum.
I use this sparingly which is a shame. The minute I really love something I’m scared of running out and never having it ever again. What the hell is this mindset? Need to work on that.
As the name suggests this is an exfoliating body lotion. It has Lactic Acid and also Lactococcus and Xylitol from tree bark. These are some ingredients we haven’t seen so far in this post.
Of course, Lactic acid, as you guessed, is an AHA that will help exfoliate the skin and give it a glowy and healthy appearance. Fun fact, lactic acid is a postbiotic which means it’s post-fermentation yeast waste. Next on is lactococcus which comes also from yeast and is a probiotic that helps strengthen the skin’s barrier. The next ingredient is quite interesting as well. If you have ever tried to reduce your sugar intake, then you might be familiar with Xylitol, which is a polyol extracted from tree bark. Polyols have a sugary taste but 0 calories because they are not assimilated by our bodies. They can be harmful in large quantities. Now you know! In this case, the Xylitol is in topical skincare and it acts as a humectant.
All of this is packed into a body lotion with a serum-like texture. It is on the runner side but it absorbs beautifully and has a gorgeous citrusy scent. I love every aspect of this body lotion and can’t recommend it enough. 10/10 for any season.
I hope that you’re leaving this post with some new ideas to take care of your body!
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