Hydrating body creams to try during winter 2018

As someone who is quite prone to having dry skin, winter months usually lead to an unavoidable worsening of my situation. I’ve been looking for solutions to keep my skin smooth and hydrated, as my normal day-to-day body lotion doesn’t seem to be enough once temperatures drop.

For me, it is really important that a body cream should be moisturizing without leaving my hands feeling oily afterwards, and it should sink in quickly and easily. I also prefer unscented body creams –  I’m not a big fan of scented products.

I tested out a few different body creams. They were a bit different from what I would usually go for, but generally I liked them and as a bonus they’re easy on the pocket too.

Here are some of the products I tried out:

Dove DermaSpa Goodness Body Lotion

R73,99 for 200ml, leading retailers

Dove DermaSpa Goodness Body Lotion
Dove DermaSpa Goodness Body Lotion

I’ve always liked Dove’s products as they’re usually very soft and moisturising. The body lotion is enriched with omega oils which help regulate your skin’s natural oil production. This lotion is creamy, velvety and left my skin feeling super soft afterwards. I actually liked the scent of it as well.

Nivea Repair & Care Rich Body Cream

R69,99 for 300ml, select pharmacies

Nivea Repair & Care Rich Body Cream
Nivea Repair & Care Rich Body Cream

This is a new product from the Nivea Repair & Care range which targets extra dry skin. They added urea to the cream which has a deep moisturising effect and helps keep water molecules in place.

This cream is thick, creamy and extremely moisturising. It’s fast-absorbent and didn’t leave that greasy feeling on my hands afterwards. It was probably my favourite out of everything I tried.

Mixa Soothing Body Lotion

R45,95 for 250ml, select pharmacies

Mixa Soothing Body Lotion
Mixa Soothing Body Lotion

I’ve never used any Mixa products before, so I was really excited to try one of their body lotions. I chose the Soothing Body Lotion from their range, which is fragrance free and perfect for sensitive skin. The lotion is enriched with oat milk, which is known for its soothing effect on the skin. I found this product to be quite thick for a lotion, which I actually loved. It was also very soft and moisturising and left my skin feeling refreshed.

Ingram’s Skin Nourishing Tissue Oil Cream

R45,99 for 300ml, leading retailers

Ingram’s Skin Nourishing Tissue Oil Cream
Ingram’s Skin Nourishing Tissue Oil Cream

Ingram’s Tissue Oil cream has a blend of different oils which can be very helpful in restoring dry skin during winter. The cream is soft, silky and has a nice subtle scent to it. It’s definitely nourishing, and I would say an overall good product when you’re searching for something affordable and effective.

Do you have a go-to body cream for winter? Pop your thoughts in the comments section below, we would love to hear from you.

 

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