When compiling my December Birthday and Christmas present list, you can pretty much bet your life that along with scented candles, make-up and all the usual girlie type stuff I ask for, there is always a body lotion or cream of sorts that makes the cut.
Seeing as I have been taking a little extra care to avoid as many nasties on my skin as possible (sulphate free shampoo and the like) I was looking for a hard core body moisturiser that was paraben free and jam packed full of natures goodies, so the Origins Precipitation Extra Continuous Body Moisturiser was the one I chose and very luckily received.
I have to confess I am becoming a bit obsessed with the thought that our skin is our biggest organ so why would we want to cover it in aluminium and the like? I'm probably a bit old now to be concerned about this, but hopefully it is something I am making my kids aware of, although you need to forget the deodorants from the Health Food Shop, they just don't work.
I've only just recently started using it as all my other lotions and potions have now well and truly run out and for a product that promises so much, it certainly lives up to it's name. With my skin dry from not just old age, but the effects of winter, this wonder cream which due to it's thick consistency led me to believe it would be greasy upon contact and hard to absorb, was actually none of those things. Yes it is thick but it sinks into the skin really quickly, I can't stand creams that take forever to rub in, I simply don't have time.
£28 At John Lewis.
It has a very subtle scent which reminds me of an Aveda hair mist I used to use when I worked in London many years ago, hard to describe, but no fear of it overpowering your favourite fragrance if you bathe or shower before a night out, but attractive enough to make you feel gorgeous if you are just putting your pj's on and jumping into bed. At least I won't have to wrack my brains over an array of body products in future, I'm definitely sticking with this one and no longer concerned about the drying effects the coming summer will have on my skin.
Do you have a favourite body cream or lotion?