A few weeks ago, a gal pal asked me what I’ve been using on my skin. She called me out and was all like…
“I checked your blog and haven’t seen a post on skincare in a LONG time.”
Lemme tell you something…good friends will check you. If your friends don’t check you, get new friends.
She was right. The crazy this is…I’ve been using some REALLY good body care products. I mean, yes, I’m still using these 13 products and they are heavily in my rotation. I added a few more lovelies to the stash. More importantly, my friend is going to be really excited to be this post.
That’s really the reason I did this.
I’m a good friend.
Shea Moisture Body Lotion ($9.99, here)
Shea Moisture is pretty regular up in this crib. Everyone who isn’t bald (sorry Esposo) gets their curls slathered in Shea Moisture shampoo, conditioner and styling products. I’ve been a lover of their soaps, cosmetics and face care products for a while, but can we talk about their Body Lotions?
Now – admittedly, our eczema ridden skin needs much more moisturization than what these can provide but what they are good for are hand creams and rubbing into dry patches. Both EB and Bub get a quick rub down of these while we’re on the go. The Tamanu Oil & Organic Shea Butter is a bit too fragrant for us but the Coconut Oil & Shea Butter one? Lovely! I do wish Shea Moisture made a fragrance-free version of these. Y’all know how I am about fragrances and their “essential oil blend” is loooooud!
ACURE Brightening Vegetable Peel ($22.99, here)
I’m alwayssss bragging about ACURE’s greatness. I purchased their Face Moisturizer and it’s still the only one that I’m using in the daytime. I was all nervous about trying out a peel because come on…doesn’t it sound intense? This one is incredibly gentle. ACURE says it’s like a green smoothie for your face. FACTS! You’ve actually got sugar, apple cider vinegar, kale and spinach in the Peel. I use it weekly and notice when I forget because this bad boy keeps my skin incredibly soft. Self-care in a bottle is this.
Derma E Makeup Remover ($9.99, here)
This is technically a makeup product but the properties make it incredibly useful for…uh, your skin. This is the only “natural” makeup remover that I’ve used that can successfully remove mascara. The inclusion of Chamomile, Green Tea and Cucumber makes it soooooo soothing. When the air hits your skin after dabbing this on your face…giiiiirl!
Derma E Skin, Hair and Nail Oil ($15.50, here) not only conditions nails but I like to drop a few drops of this in any of the body lotions and creams that I’m using it. I rub it the kids’ dry patches. I massage my scalp with it. I stan for it. Jojoba oil is my favorite and it’s in this so no wonder I love it so much.
Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub ($7.69, here)
This scrub made me nervous at first because when I think of sugar scrubs I think of…ants. Is that bad? I mean, it’s science, right? Ants like sugar and so super sugary body products freak me out a little. Somehow, I didn’t have any issues with this apparent ant-proof scrub. It smells sooooo good. It feels even better and slathering it on at the end of a long day is such a treat.
Skinfix Kids Eczema Balm ($18.50, here)
Skinfix was purchased at Target at 10:15pm on a Thursday night. Both of my babies suffer from eczema (it’s BAD!) and I was desperate to find something – anything that could help soothe their itchy skin. We have yet to run into a product that actually STOPS the itch but this Balm does a great job at healing the skin. Within days, their patches weren’t so dry and I’m able to heal them up before the next flare. I was complaining about the price but it was absolutely worth it.
Skinfix Hand Repair Cream ($17.99, here) popped up on my doorstep days after I purchased the Balm and while it’s ideal for hands, I LOVE it for all over the body. It’s incredibly emollient and keeps the skin hydrated for hours. I’m really starting to fall in love with this brand.
In conclusion, you need all of these.
I’m kidding. That’s a bit extreme but for my people in much colder climates, I’m thinking that some of these will be a great hit.
Do you switch up your bodycare in the winter or naw?
FTC Disclosure: Some of these items were purchased by me and some were provided to me for post consideration. All thoughts and opinons are my own.