We spend a lot of time worried about the skin above our neck, meticulously crafting a dedicated skincare regime and plying it with top-notch ingredients every single day. But what about the skin below the neck? Or rather, the majority of your skin? It’s just as important to take good care of your body, and the best place to start? With one of the best body lotions around. Here, team Lionne select their favourites…
Nécessaire The Body Serum
A daily hyaluronic acid treatment for the skin, this formula uses five molecular weights of HA to help hydrate at different levels of the skin. The formula also contains niacinamide and ceramide NP to help restore the protective moisture barrier and enable the skin to retain moisture. Apply all-over body to relieve dry, parched and uncomfortable skin or to areas where extra hydration is needed. And one to note for eczema sufferers: it’s been awarded the Seal Of Acceptance By The National Eczema Association.
Paula’s Choice Skin Smoothing Retinol Body Treatment
If you really want to take your bodycare up a notch, opt for a formula with the same kind of ingredients you’d usually reserve for your precious face. This anti-ageing body lotion contains a specialised retinol complex, with 0.1% retinol, to firm skin and reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone. The lotion contains antioxidants and emollients for smooth and radiant skin.
Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion
This body lotion was specially formulated for those with Keratosis Pilaris, that remarkably common condition which causes skin to appear rough, red and bumpy due to an excess production of keratin (an essential part of skin’s uppermost layers) resulting in the development of little ‘plugs’ or goose bumps, often on the backs of the arms. To remedy it, this exfoliating treatment and skin-smoothing body lotion gently resurfaces and intensively conditions the body.
Cerave SA Smoothing Cream with Salicylic Acid
Loaded with unbeatable hydration at give-it-a-go prices, this skin-softening remedy for dry and parched skin delivers results you can see and feel. The combination of ceramides with salicylic and lactic acids gently exfoliates dead skin cells without compromising the delicate moisture barrier. Restoring your skin with its nourishing formula, this super affordable moisturiser is an essential!
Biossance 100% Squalane Oil
This formula encourages the natural cell renewal processes within your skin while sealing in essential hydration for lasting softness. Designed to mimic squalene – a natural molecule present in our skin that diminishes over time – this moisturising ingredient comes from 100% plant-based, renewable sugarcane and enhances elasticity as well as protecting your skin. BONUS, it’s a complete multitasker. Smooth over your face and body for instant hydration; use as an intensive moisture mask for stressed-out hair; apply to the lips to battle dryness and prime before makeup; add glow to dried-out limbs or you can even use it as an ultra-soothing shave oil.
Ultra Violette Extreme Screen Hydrating Body & Hand SPF50
And because your body cream wardrobe needs a great SPF option, consider this one. It protects skin with an SPF50+ and is water and sweat resistant to boot. Plus, it leaves a shimmery sheen, smells delightful and is incredibly hydrating. Plant-derived pentavitin pumps skin with moisture, aloe vera soothes and vitamin E nourishes while fighting against pesky free radicals (the DNA-damaging environmental aggressors that attack cells, breaking down collagen and accelerating the skin-ageing process).Need extra help figuring out which formula is right for you? Book a one-on-one Holistic Skin Session and we’ll build you an entire routine…