It's pretty cold here at the moment and it's about to get even colder; apparently there's another... coldwave coming up this week, meaning that my dry skin will probably get a little more temperamental than usual.
Thankfully, my cabinet is fully stocked with a variety of moisturisers ready to tackle the task at hand, so, if you're at all bodycare-curious, you might find this somewhat interesting!
Now, let's take a closer look at my little selection and see how each performs:
1. Korres Coconut Milk body milk: An amazing product, equally as good as their more popular body butters, if not better. This body milk has a lovely lightweight formula, and gets absorbed within a few minutes, without leaving any sticky or greasy residue on the skin. This makes it ideal if you're in a hurry and want to get dressed straight away! I find it also pleasantly cooling in the summer months - my skin welcomes it after having roasted in the sun for a while. Scent-wise, I wouldn't say this is particularly coconut-y or exotic, it's more of a milk&honey type of scent in my opinion. Extra points for the ingredients: 92% natural, including almond oil, active aloe, provitamin B5 and shea butter, and excluding mineral oils, silicones, parabens and all the other similar gross stuffs.
2. Garnier Body Intensive 7 Days Repairing body lotion with Shea Butter: Given my skin's needs, my choice from Garnier's 7 Days body lotion range was this one with shea butter, aimed towards extra-dry skin. Now, I'm not sure if picking another one would have made a difference, this one, however, is a little bit tacky and it takes a while to sink in. It is fairly moisturising, but it still leaves me with the impression that it does not nourish and feed my skin enough if that makes sense. The scent is also pretty generic. All that said, the low price makes it a great product for frequent reapplication, or when you're on a budget.
3. The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter: I'm sure you're all familiar with the TBS body butters, so I'll keep it simple. They do a nice job in moisturising the skin, particularly in the winter months or for the drier skintypes. The scent range is what they do best, each one smells yummier than the other, and the coconut one is delicious and highly addictive! I do have a bone to pick with them, though: the formula is way too thick, even for a body butter. It takes ages to get absorbed and the tackiness never quite goes away. Realistically speaking, the product itself could have been better and I feel that if they suddenly made their body butters unscented, noone would really purchase them for the formula alone.
4. Sephora Super Supreme Body Butter: Lastly, a product that I never expected to purchase, but fell in love with ever since I did. First of all, mark the amount: 470ml of product, twice as much as the rest, and if you're lucky to get it with a discount (I think I got it around 12-13 euros), you'll be buying one of the most affordable products of the market per ml. And one of the best might I add: this is a very moisturising product, that feels light (lighter than any body butter I've tried) and spreads easily. No waxy texture like TBS here; this feels just like any regular thick cream. Gorgeous scent too: think fresh-floral, but not too strong. Contains shea, mango and illipe butter, as well as coconut oil and is formulated without parabens and sulfates. Pretty blown away by Sephora once again, more brands should take note!
To sum it up: Sephora is the best, as well as the best value for money, Korres is the lightest, The Body Shop is great for scent junkies and Garnier makes for a nice bargain buy.
Ones I'm gonna repurchase: Korres and Sephora, far more superior than the other two!
So, do spill: which is the best body moisturiser you've ever purchased? Do you feel that the scent alone can sell you a product?