Summer is the time our arms and legs tend to come out of hiding, and even when they don't I just love the feeling of soft skin. These are my favourite products for smooth, hydrated skin, as well as to battle post-holiday peeling.
I start by using a body scrub and this one from the Body Shop is my favourite. I love the honey fragrance and the formula is like a butter with small, gentle exfoliating particles. It buffs away dead skin without redness or irritation and is surprisingly nourishing at the same time.
This is seriously one of my all-time favourite bath products! I've never found a razor that's been life-changing enough to blog about (though a few of my friends swear by epilating, so maybe I'll try that), however this isn't only an amazing body wash but I've completely ditched shaving foam in favour of it. The yummy almond-oat fragrance and incredibly nourishing formula leaves my skin feeling so soft and makes shaving my legs effortless.
Once I'm out of the bath or shower, I dry off and apply this straight away. It sinks in so quickly and adds some intense moisture. If, like me, you suffer badly from dry skin on your body then this could be a miracle product for you too. It's so affordable that it's something I'll always re-purchase.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Anti-Aging Smoothing Lotion | £4.39
Don't be put off my the name! I picked this up after reading a recommendation by Sali Hughes because it contains AHAs and BHAs, both ingredients I love in facial skincare. Whilst this doesn't have the nicest fragrance in the world (I am, however one of the apparently few people who likes the scent of the original), it does the job perfectly. It really does banish dullness and the dreaded 'ashiness' darker skin tones can suffer from. I also like the light lotion formula in comparison to the standard Cocoa Butter.
This is my 'in a rush' summertime pick. It's a light but very hydrating lotion that comes out in a spray. My only annoyance with this is that after a few months of use the spray's aim became a bit unpredictable! However I still really like this for when I don't want to pile on anything too heavy.
The Righteous Butter has to be my favourite rich formula. I love the light scent and it's just so creamy, luxurious and nourishing to the skin. I love even just putting this on before bed as there's no nicer feeling that the sheets against your super-smooth legs! This is the one I reach for when I feel I need something heavy duty or just want something a bit more indulgent.
What are your favourite products for smooth skin?
That Soap & Glory Righteous Butter just sounds soooooo great; I haven't tried anything else from Palmer's Cocoa, I need to give them a go :) xxReplyDelete
They do so many great products! xxDelete
I'm using the Dove Shower Cream at the moment which is a fraction of that S&G one, but I will definitely have to try that as I bet it smells amazing. I'm so over shave foam in favour of the creamy body washes now! They work so much better :)ReplyDelete
I will have to try that spray lotion as well, seems so convenient for lazier days!
Kat | www.kathorrocks.com
Lovely picks! The Body Shop and Soap & Glory are absolute winners for me! :)ReplyDelete
I love the Righteous Butter! The cocoa butter oil is great too, I love it for when I have tan on my legs as they can look a bit dry after a few days!ReplyDelete
Danielle's Beauty Blog
Yeah it's so hydrating! xxDelete
Great picks! I've never tried anything by Palmer's, but their products definitely sound like they're worth a try! :)ReplyDelete
Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food, Beauty & Lifestyle
I tend to stick to either Soap & Glory or the body shop for my skins needs but the Palmers ones do sound really nice and might have to pick them up soon :)ReplyDelete
Pams Stuff and Things
Great products :) I especially love the body shop's honeymania range!ReplyDelete
Need to try out more products from the palmers range as I've heard great reviews on them :)
Have a lovely day ♥
Ying | * Y i n g c b e a u t y *
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Palmer's can do no wrong in my eyes! xxDelete
Soap & Glory body butter's smell and feel incredible!ReplyDelete
Sara - She Who Is Short
I love S&G products, especially the Orangeasm range! I like the sound of the Honeymania scrub, will have to check it out! I love the L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil for keeping my skin hydrated! xxReplyDelete
I love The Body Shop scrub (my favourite is the argan oil one) and I love the scent of S&G Righteous Butter but I am sadly allergic to it. I have never tried Palmer's product. The spray sounds so easy and convenient. I personally like in-the-shower products, in particular the body conditioners from Lush :) XxReplyDelete
Alexandra | Glam O’Clock
What a shame! I will have to try an in-shower product next :) xxDelete
I love those spray type lotions .. there great for when I'm running late which is pretty much always!ReplyDelete
I LOVE the Palmers Spray Lotion, but I have the coconut version which is seriously divine. I tried the Vaseline Spray & Go's but I didn't like them at all, but the palmers ones are lovely xxReplyDelete
Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie
I saw the Palmers Spray Lotion in the store the other day and though about picking it up. I'm using the Palmers All Natural Shea Body Lotion right now and loving it. Also love the ingredients and how is free of lots of nasties. :-)ReplyDelete
Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog
I would definitely recommend it and I will have to see if we have that one in the UK, it sounds lovely :) xxDelete
After reading this I'm desperate to try the Soap&Glory shower butter!ReplyDelete
I love body butters, especially the ones from The Body Shop. xoReplyDelete
Both the whipped clean shower butter and the palmers oil have caught my eye from this post, it was so useful thankyou ^_^ I too like the original palmers cocoa butter scent, it reminds me of childhood hahaReplyDelete
Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x
Two of my absolute favourite body products! And me too haha xxDelete
So many of my favourite featured. I have been loving spray on moisturisers at the moment, so fast, yet effective xReplyDelete
I love the Body shop butters, and the various types mean I can always change it up :)ReplyDelete
The body oil looks interesting!ReplyDelete
I love body oils at the moment, they are great for keeping my skin hydrated but silky and healthy looking! The Clarins body lotion is my go to for some serious hydration and it smells beautiful!ReplyDelete
Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.com
Ooh I haven't tried Clarins body products before! xxDelete
I've heard great things about that Palmers Cocoa Butter stuff but never tried it. I'm personally always experimenting with new and different lotions and body butters.ReplyDelete
I suggest to try palmer's oil for shaving - amazing. And Palmer's spray lotion is also my summer favorite - it's always so cooling to use :)ReplyDelete
Oooh I'll definitely give that a go! xxDelete
All the brands featured are amazing with skin care especially Soap and Glory which have the best products and designs out there!! I am loving the personalised S&G Righteous Butter...:-))...xxReplyDelete
You can never go wrong with Soap and Glory! The smell of Whipped Clean is lush, while the thick formula of the Righteous Butter is perfect for people with dry skin (like me). Palmer's Moisturising Body Oil looks like uninteresting one as I have heard a lot about the quality of their products so I'll have to check it out xReplyDelete
Aliya x | thecatandthegirl.blogspot.co.uk | https://www.bloglovin.com/people/thegirl09-10150959
Whipped Clean is just everything to me haha. You have to try Palmer's too! xxDelete
Thank you for the comments and recommendations lovelies! xxReplyDelete
I have a Soap * Glory Body butter some where around the house, but have yet to find it. haha. This sounds so lovely though!ReplyDelete
Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog