We spend so much time and effort nurturing the skin on our faces we sometimes overlook the rest of our skin, especially when it’s covered with winter layers. Resolve to do better with the large number of new body care items that take tips from our favourite facial skincare products.¬†
With ingredients like hyaluronic acid, smoothing AHAs and botanical extracts, they quickly transform dry, ashy skin into glowing, smooth and nourished skin, just in time for the arrival of warmer weather.
A drink of water for your skin, this lightweight lotion uses Tasmanian spring water to fortify the skin‚Äôs natural moisture barrier with a well-balanced source of calcium, magnesium and essential minerals. Fermented sea kelp from the waters near the island state is included to promote and maintain youthful-looking skin and three types of hyaluronic acid aim to quench, replenish and smooth even the roughest dry patches.
If you experience keratosis pilaris, or those tiny bumps over your skin, particularly the upper arms, that are sometimes referred to as ‚Äėchicken skin‚Äô, this is a good option to try. Those bumps are formed by keratin (a protein in the skin) building up within the hair follicle and blocking it, causing small, rough bumps. It‚Äôs more common in the winter months when we‚Äôve been wearing heavy layers, but regular use of an exfoliating lotion or gentle scrub can help. This one contains 10% Lactic Acid (AHA) to effectively resurface the top layer of skin, helping to reduce the appearance of those bumps associated with keratosis pilaris. It also has urea, colloidal oatmeal and ceramides, to soothe and hydrate and works great to prep legs and feet for the summer months too! Do be aware AHA‚Äôs can cause skin to be more susceptible to the sun so make sure you apply SPF¬† if the skin will subsequently be exposed outdoors.
The jury‚Äôs out over weather this smells like juicy real slices of fresh melon or the flavoured-lolly equivalent, but if you like a sweet scent, slather on this cream that also has extracts of the fruit and seed to hydrate and natural hibiscus AHAs to gently slough dry flakes.¬†
This Kiwi brand is a great way to get on board with the plastics-free beauty bar movement. Anihana, has been recently renamed from it‚Äôs previous incarnation Ahhh‚Ä¶ and boasts some beautiful and bold new packaging (the cardboard is compostable too!) To smoothe and revive dry winter skin on your body, try running this sugar scrub bar over your limbs in a circular motion for an invigorating exfoliation. The included coconut oil leaves skin soft too.
Sisley Black Rose Beautifying Emulsion, $225
For the luxury lovers among us, or perhaps those that need a little motivation to apply a body product, Sisley‚Äôs new body lotion is a must-try. In 2011 after studying the benefits of a particular rose, Sisley launched its Black Rose Cream Mask which has gone on to significant popularity (some might say icon status!) for its hydrating and radiance boating talents. Now many of the elements in that product have been transformed into this silky body ‚Äėveil‚Äô, or lightweight lotion intended to soften and hydrate skin and encourage its elasticity. In particular, Camelina oil rich in essential fatty acids (omega-3, 6 and 9) helps maintain skin’s natural lipid balance. It also smells divine, with a modern rose scent that elevates the product well beyond your standard body lotion.¬†
Dry elbows, knees and heels are a bane at this time of year. This body scrub makes short work of them, buffing away dryness with raw sugar and finely ground coffee beans while delivering a blend of passionfruit, marula, jojoba, and coconut oils rich in vitamins and omegas plus almond milk, all of which leaves skin soft silky and supple and smelling like a latte.¬†