Ed’s note: Today’s post comes from our contributor Andrea Reitano.
It’s that time of year once again. Winter has set in and brought with it the bitter cold that chaps and chafes your skin until its heart’s content. Smooth, moisturised skin is virtually unattainable so body lotions have become a winter essential for me. However, it’s always a challenge to find a lotion that suits your particular skin type or one that doesn’t trigger a hay fever reaction.
Brand/Product: Lush’s Dream Cream – Hand and Body Lotion
Price: $29.95 (for a 240g pot) in Lush stores or online.
Why we love it: Besides being fervently against animal testing, the brand is also kind to the environment and recycles plastics to create the packaging. It’s also a vegan product that is freshly homemade.
Dream Cream is a light lotion that doesn’t leave your skin greasy afterwards, but still moisturises it thoroughly. I used it once a day, every day for a fortnight, and definitely noticed an improvement in the smoothness of my skin.
Because it’s made with oats, it’s designed to relieve sensitive skin. It soothes and cools the skin like aloe vera, but has the added bonus of being a moisturiser that aloe vera lacks. Chamomile, tea tree and lavender oils are amongst the ingredients which assist in reducing redness.
Verdict (yay or nay): A definite yay.
While the smell takes a little bit to get used to, it’s something I can easily look over. When I first began using it, I didn’t think it was all that spectacular and there wasn’t much difference between it and any other body lotion. However, my skin gets particularly irritated after waxing and during the regrowth course. When I used the lotion it soothed my skin immediately. That would have been the defining moment when I fell in love.
Will I buy it again? You bet.
Ed’s note: My Fair Lipstick was given this at Lush’s blogger event.
Andrea Reitano is a Communications student, computer whizz and ice-cream connoisseur who spends her spare time studying Grade 7 piano. That’s what I call one talented lass. Follow her on Twitter.
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