Information on Body Moisturisers
To keep skin feeling totally soft, smooth and healthy, body moisturisers are the way to go! Especially if you have dry skin, hydrating it can help to banish a rough, uncomfortable feeling, and leaves the skin soft like satin. The thing is, most products we see on shop shelves are packed with silicates, parabens, and other undesirable chemicals. With more and more of us looking to take care of ourselves in a more eco-friendly way, a naturally based body cream or body lotion can be the answer.
What ingredients do natural body moisturisers use?
Moisture is essential to every natural thing - so it only makes sense that they can help us to nourish and care for our skin in this way! There are many vegan, vegetarian and organic ingredients being used in botanical body lotions, meaning that you can care for your body with an ethical approach.
- COCOA BUTTER - This fatty, rich substance is taken from the fruit of the cacao tree - the same as is responsible for chocolate! It contains Omega 9 oleic acid, which is highly compatible with our skin, so is rapidly absorbed and brings other ingredients with it. Stearic acid found within Cocoa Butter binds water and oil together in our skin, plumping and softening it.
- ALOE VERA - This amazing extract can be applied directly to the skin, and is an awesome example of natural hydration. All you need to do is snap one of the spiny leaves and squeeze the gel within to understand! Used for thousands of years, it not only softens and refreshes but has also been used to soothe sunburn.
- OLIVE OIL - One of the World’s most powerful antioxidants, Olive Oil has unsurpassed protective qualities and has incredible benefits to the health of our bodies thanks to a complex fusion of Vitamin E and other skin-loving nutrients. With a rich texture, it’s an exceptional addition to more heavy duty body moisturisers.
- HERBAL ADDITIONS: More than just moisturising, a body butter or other skin cream can be a great way to instil some extra care. Chamomile calms and relaxes, ideal for sore or irritated skin, while Rose extracts soothe and tone to leave skin smooth and comfortable. Additionally, Sandalwood doesn’t just smell spectacular, it also cools redness and irritation.
How often should I use body moisturisers?
That depends on you! Many feel that this depends on the time of year - winter winds can dry us out, while we may want our skin to be super smooth during summer months. Skin type too can make a huge difference, as naturally dry skin obviously needs more help. You may feel like applying a moisturiser every week if what you need, while others do so daily. Either way, the best time to use one is right after bathing, while skin is still moist.