Keeping our skin hydrated is as essential as brushing our teeth. We lose over 40,000 dead skin cells every day, so in order to keep our limbs looking and feeling healthy we need to apply a moisturiser regularly. Although you can get a basic moisturiser from Poundland and it'll essentially do the job, if you spend a little bit more you can also find some incredibly innovative and luxurious products that help make the experience a little more indulgent. Here are my top three body creams...
1. Neal's Yard: Beauty Sleep Body Butter (£22.50 for 200g)
I'm a big fan of Neal's Yard, but when they launched this thick and indulgent body butter I fell in love. It contains Vitamin A and E to help keep skin feeling fabulous, but it also contains a range of essential oils to relax the mind before bed. I really find this makes a difference to my slumber, helping me to drift off happily into the land of nod and wake up feeling refreshed. It's non-sticky and absorbs quickly, leaving skin feeling nourished and supple.
2. Steamcream: Original Formula (£12.95 for 75g)
It took me a while to get into this brand, but once I did I became a convert. Their unique formula is created using steam, loosly binding the light emulsion together. This looseness allows each ingredient to breakdown and penetrate areas of the skin that other creams find hard to reach, leaving skin feeling incredibly hydrated. It contains orange flower water and lavender oil for a unique scent, plus is can be used on the face and hands too. Although there's only one formula, they release new tin designs every season which quickly become a collectors item!
3. Palmer's: Coconut Body Butter (£4.99 for 170g)
A staple product in any beauty regime, you really can't go wrong with Palmer's. Although their cocoa formulas are a bit too strong for me to wear daily, this coconut butter is refreshing and uplifting (plus it reminds me of drinking Pina Coladas on the beach!) The thick formulas are enriched with natural oils and vitamins to leave skin feeling moisturised and supple, without the awful sticky feeling you often get from cheaper butters. At £4.99 it's a bargain too!
Those are my top three body creams. What are yours?