This time of the year my legs are dying due to dryness and lack of vitamin D – and all I want is to like Gisele in the picture above. Blogging about beauty for two years has led me through trying tons of lotions and potions, and I have compiled a small list of the best lotions to make you forget of dry skin and getting one step closer to those Gisele – legs (minus the rest of her craziness of course).
1.This Clarins body lotion is my absolute favourite (read review here). I buy it every year (no matter how many lotions I already have at home) – and it never lets me down – it sinks in fast, smells pleasant and most importantly – it makes my skin super soft, even when its beyond dry.
2. Nivea is a favourite of mine: a reliable budget friend I use when my skin needs some extra extra extra hydration – where I don‘t feel uncomfortable wrapping my skin in double layers before I go to bed. Read my full review of the Nivea body cream here.
3. In general I think that Dove makes pretty decent things – they smell nice, have a good quality and the price point is satisfying – I got my hands of this Dove body lotion by chance and was pleasantly surprised – it sinks in fast and makes my skin soooft. And the smell is not classic Dove so nobody will know that you are being on a budget.
4. Ok this list wouldn‘t be complete without some luxurious lotion – one of those that you kind of don‘t want to use because then you know it will make you run out of it – and you dread that – since you won‘t spent that money on it again. That lotion for me is this lily body lotion – smells of heaven and makes my bathroom feel like that of an old rich lady – but in a good way of course.
Hope you enjoy this list and feel free to share your favourites! /Mary
Makes skin smooth and smells great of lily of the valley.
Only helps on medium dry skin and the smell does not last more than 3 hours (yes I actually took time).
Lily of the valley was my favourite flower as a child, and a nostalgic feel of happy safe childhood came over me when I saw this cream – which is why I bought it. Its funny how some products dont have a real purpose in our cupboard, but they remind us of good times and therefore we keep them: mine is a Yves Rocher perfume reminding me of my grandmas sun lotion and then this body lotion.
The body lotion smells heavily of lily of the valley. I use it instead of a light perfume, and the smell lasts up to a 3 hours. Using it daily one uses up a bottle (245 ml) in 2 months. It does make my skin very smooth, but as mentioned above it does not help on very dry skin. The pump bottle makes it easy to apply. This is a good body lotion of you really like the smell of lily and are prepared to pay a bit more, since this is in the upper price range.
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