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DRUGSTORE HAIR & BODY FAVOURITES

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Today I thought I'd share some of my drugstore bath and body favourites, so let's dive in...

Let's start with some body washes; first up is an oldie but a goodie: the Soap & Glory Whipped Clean Shower Butter | £7. This is a super-moisturising option that softens and smooths my skin whilst gently cleansing it, making it a great option for the winter. Also, you can use this for shaving your legs, if you do so, and want an all-in-one product. Best of all; it has the most delicious scent... almond, vanilla, hazelnut and maple syrup - yum! Another great option for people with very dry skin on their body is the Kind Natured Ultra Gentle Oatmeal & Aloe Body Wash | £4.99. This is a gently foaming body wash formulated without SLS, which can be drying for skin that's already lacking in moisture. This smells delicious and contains some really great ingredients to counteract dryness, all for under a fiver. My final body wash favourite is the Soaper Duper Pure Happiness Body Wash | £7.50. It's really handy because it comes in this pump packaging, which makes things easier when you're in the shower and in a rush. Again, it's a gentle lathering formula free from some of the harsher surfactants my dry skin can't handle. It has a really fresh, fruity scent I enjoy and some really nice ingredients like aloe to soothe the skin and shea butter to moisturise.

Staying in the shower, I was pleasantly surprised that the FFS Beauty Shaving Cream | £6 | is now available at Boots. Whilst I do epilate my legs, I still keep a razor on-hand for other things (I cannot, for the life of me, get the hang of epilating my armpits!) and I've used Friction Free Shaving for many years. This shaving cream is so much nicer than any foam; it's super moisturising with manuka honey, coconut oil and shea butter, so your legs feel soft and smooth after use. Moving out of the shower, a hero of mine this winter has been the CeraVe Moisturising Cream | £9. This is an old favourite but I guess the cold weather bumps it to the top of the pile for me each year. I think I own every size of it, dotted around in different parts of my flat. This is a simple, effective fragrance-free barrier-repair cream with glycerin, ceramides and hyaluronic acid. It isn't heavy, greasy or thick but it's amazing for locking hydration into the skin and even treating extremely dry patches of eczema. My final body favourite is the Nursem Caring Hand Cream* | £9.99 | which I also have a big old bottle of by my sink and then this smaller tube in my handbag. It's now available at Boots but if you did want to buy directly from the Nursem website, code JASMINETALKS10 will get you 10% off. This is an amazing hand cream that keeps my very dry hands soft and mobile even after multiple washes with moisturising ingredients like manuka honey, allantoin and Vitamin B5. Best of all; it does this with a totally non-greasy finish. For every product you buy, a nurse or midwife gets a free supply of Nursem products for a month, so it's a fantastic product that's very necessary in these times that will also spread some good.

Let's talk about hair stuff! My can't-live-without treatment is the Inkey List's Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Scalp Treatment* | £11.99. Salicylic acid is a BHA, meaning it's a pore-penetrating chemical exfoliant with the ability to get right in there and clear out dead skin cells. Fantastic for your skin, whether it's on the face or on the scalp. This treatment, used for 10 minutes every other wash (so a couple of times a week for me) has helped so much with the dandruff and itchiness I've struggled with for many years. I've purchased it multiple times and will purchase it many times more. My favourite drugstore conditioner is the Hask Keratin Protein Smoothing Conditioner | £6.99. This is a super-nourishing conditioner that's perfect for dry and damaged hair. It has this amazing ability to soften and smooth without ever making my hair feel greasy or heavy. It's one I've repurchased at least half a dozen times! It's great to know that, for those months when I just can't justify purchasing a more expensive favourite, I can go back to a product that works and only costs £7!

Let's finish up with some hair moisturisers. I really enjoy the Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Yoghurt Hydrate & Recover Multi-Action Leave-In | £10.99. This milky mist is packed full of nourishing ingredients. I give my hair a generous spritz of it before blow-drying my hair and it really locks in moisture so my hair is left soft and smooth instead of stripped. On dry hair, my go-to is the OGX Nourishing + Coconut Oil Hydrating Mist | £8.99. It delivers that deep moisture to my hair but isn't heavy or greasy. It's what I use between washes to restore shine and make my hair look smoother and healthier. It also smells gorgeous!

What are your must-have drugstore hair and body favourites?


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