Yup, still spending an inordinate amount of time in my shower. Also yup, I’m still a lizard person (and thus still require moisturizer). It’s hot here now, and I’ve been living for lotion and oils. If your skin could use a quenching kiss of extra moisture, you might like one or more of these…
Everyone 3-in-1 Citrus & Mint Lotion ($10.99, 32-oz. bottle with a pump)
A huge 32-ounce bottle of this organic cruelty-free lotion will only set you back $10.99, to which I say “What a deal!” This lotion is GREAT, and I can’t deny deriving a great deal of pleasure from seeing the huge bottle on my shelf.
This is what I use when I DON’T want to use a thick, heavy body cream but my skin still needs/wants more moisture.
Purified Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sorbitan Olivate, Stearyl Alcohol, Organic Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Esters, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, EO® Organic Herbal Blend [Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Organic Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Organic Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, and Organic Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract], EO® Essential Oil Blend [Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil , Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil], Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phytate, Dimethicone, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, *Limonene
As far as lotions go, it’s the runny side, but it isn’t greasy. It’s kinda like Curel or Lubriderm, and I’d initially presumed, because of the consistency, that it wouldn’t be very hydrating, but it is.
Oh, it is… I can almost hear my skin sighing in relief when I use it, and I think it smells soooo good, too. I get more of the orange than the mint, and the fragrance is of that magical variety that doesn’t overwhelm other perfumes.
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5 out of 5 hearts.
Yes to Ultra Hydrating Moisturizing Coconut Oil Stick ($9.99 for a 2-oz. stick)
What can I say? I still love them Daisy Dukes (even though I probably should’ve stopped wearing them 10 years ago), and this solid stick moisturizer is booty shorts BFF material.
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Beeswax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trihydroxystearin, Glycerol Caprylate, Glycerol Undecyleneate, Fragrance (Parfum), Coumarin
It leaves your legs a little shiny, but not in that oiled-up semi-scandalous Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover way.
Note: The scent will follow you around. In fact, you’ll leave a trail of coconut in your wake, which is a plus in my book.
❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4 out of 5 hearts.
Sahajan Organic Ayurevdic Blend Ritual Body Oil ($55 for a 3.4-oz. bottle)
I got this as a present and only now realized that — holy sh*t! — it’s $55 a bottle. Picture a rich hippy version of Aveda’s awesomely hydrating Shampure oil.
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride*, Parfum*, Tocopheryl Acetate
I do like the scent. It smells like a relaxing Four Seasons spa treatment with lots of lavender and rosemary.
Only caveat is the price…
❤️❤️❤️ 3 out of 5 hearts.
Ahava Deadsea Water Mineral Body Lotion ($29 for a 8.5-oz. bottle with a pump)
Once upon a time, I had a roommate who only used body lotion a few times a year because her skin was rarely ever dry enough to need it. As someone who practically bathes in lotion twice a day, this blew my mind at the time, and it still blows my mind now.
That said, this lotion by Ahava might be a good fit for her, or for anyone who only occasionally needs a little light moisture.
Aqua (Mineral Spring Water), Ceteareth-30 & Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Propanediol(Corn derived Glycol), Caprylyl Glycol & Chlorphenesin & Phenoxyethanol, Maris Sal (Dead Sea Water), Dimethicone, Parfum (Fragrance), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Flower Water, Alpha- Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Isoeugenol, Linalool.
In the plus column, it absorbs quickly and doesn’t feel greasy at all. Also, the (strong) baby powder scent smells fresh and clean, like freshly washed laundry.
In the minus column…not a lotta moisture.
❤️❤️❤️ 3 out of 5 hearts.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,