Tuesday, 30 April 2013

MY FAVOURITE: Moisturisers

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I thought I'd share my favourite moisturisers with you as we all know how important they are.

For the Face:  I use an aloe day and night cream by The Body Shop which work really well with my skin. For the record, I'm not really sure what kind of skin I have; it's probably combination but I go through cycles of being dry/oily rather than being patchy so it's really hard to find a moisturiser that suits me all of the time. This duo are the best I've tried, when I get out of the shower I notice that I have quite a blotchy face but as soon as I put on either of these, the aloe vera calms my skin down right away and it's really good for any red blemishes too (although nothing's ever perfect!). The day cream is really light but nourishing enough and a little goes a long way. It sinks in easily as it's not too thick. The night cream lasts me forever; I don't use it EVERY night but you hardly need any to do your whole face and a pot has lasted me for pretty much a year so its been good value for what I want it for! I also rub the night cream on any little really dry patches I have on my body as it's gentle enough for anything slightly sore unlike something scented which would sting. The only thing I really dislike (apart from the slightly high price tag) is that it doesn't have any SPF so I'm currently looking for a new "summer" moisturiser which I'm quite sad about really because I love this so much. Although, all is not lost as I've noticed that there is a  lotion version of this with SPF that I might have to try!

For the Body: I've been using Garnier Intensive 7 Days Body Lotion for well over a year now so it's something I know and love as much as a lot of other people do. I have the aloe vera one at the moment but the honey is actually my favourite! This is perfect to use when you don't have the time to wait for a thick body butter to dry and it does its job perfectly. The aloe one is particularly cooling and refreshing and it's a good "go-to" moisturiser if anywhere is feeling dry. It's also a great price. BUT I told you in my spring wish list post that I really wanted to try the Body Shop Coconut Milk Body Lotion which I did buy and after a few uses, I love it. I'll have to admit that the cost of this is double what you would pay for the Garnier so there's a down side but it really is lovely and light and leaves you feeling silky and smelling of coconut. Heaven.

If any one particularly recommends any moisturisers with SPF please let me know in a comment! x


  1. I love the body shop aloe moisturisers!


  2. Thanks for the follow, I followed you on GFC and bloglovin!

    I never ever use body lotion but I probably should since my skin is so dry.

    Corinne x

    1. Thanks for following back :)

      I probably don't use it as often as I should but I love it when I do! x

  3. I love the Body Shop. Love, Love, Love!



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