Don’t let the dry winter air suck the moisture from your skin. Simply invest in an indulgent, hard-working body butter and apply it after your bath or shower when your skin is slightly damp to improve penetration and blitz any would-be dryness in its tracks.
We’ve lined up five newbies to the beauty aisles and one of them just might be your body’s new BFF.
The Body Shop British Rose Instant Glow Body Butter, R170
The Body Shop’s newest body butter includes mega-moisturisers like shea butter and soyabean oil and is infused with the essence of hand-picked roses from Britain that give it a lush, rosy scent. It also contains light-diffusing particles to give your skin an instant glow.
Oh-Lief Natural Aqueous Cream, R112, Faithful to Nature
Dreamy, creamy and 100-percent natural and organic, Oh-Lief’s proudly South African aqueous cream makes use of antioxidant-rich olive, sesame and coconut oils. As it’s so soft and gentle it’s perfectly suitable for those with dry or problematic skin, as well as safe for babies.
Soil Kenyan Shea Butter, R92, Faithful to Nature
Another locally-produced organic gem, SOIL’s Kenyan Shea butter is exactly that – 100% pure antioxidant vitamin-rich shea butter in a pot. It ‘melts’ on contact with your skin to become an indulgent, deliciously nutty-smelling mega-moisturising balm. A top pick for very dry skin types.
Woolworths Calico de Provence Body Balm, R150
Inspired by a summer in Côtes de Provence, Woolworths’ beautifully packaged new body balm has a rich, creamy texture that absorbs fast and is infused with soothing lavender essence. Oh So Heavenly Butter Me Up Moisture Miracle Body Butter, R42,95, Clicks