Apart from struggling with cold hands and feet, I cannot bear the feeling of dry skin; yet I cringe at the thought of slipping on a pair of jeans or tights over freshly hydrated legs.
Well, fear not. I have tried and tested a few lotions, oils and creams that are grease-free, instantly hydrating and definitely get the stamp of approval – better yet, they are all super affordable.
Vaseline Intensive Care Camphor Restore Body Cream, R37,95 for 350ml
The latest addition to the Vaseline family – who might I say, never disappoint! It does have a strong smell due to the Camphor, but I wouldn’t turn my nose up at it because of that. A single coating soothes dry skin, gets rid of dry elbows, hands, knees and feet; and even has a warming feeling on the skin.
Palmer’s Coconut Formula Coconut Oil Body Lotion, R62,95 for 400ml
The first thing I was attracted to was the smell of the coconut – sweet, yet not overpowering. The benefits of coconut oil are endless; not only for your skin but your hair and insides too! Did I mention it’s infused with Vitamin E? To help with stretch marks, dry skin, and scars. The ultimate all-in-one.
Sorbet Ultra-Moisturising Hand & Body Lotion, R34,95 for 250ml
A visit to any Sorbet is always such a treat; so taking a bit of that ‘spa’ to the comfort of my home is always a positive! With tangerines (to give me a boost of vitamin C), shea butter (to soften), and calendula oil (anti-inflammatory properties), skin is well taken care of.
Oh So Heavenly Moroccan Argan Oil Nourishing Body Lotion, R29,95 for 375ml
We all know how Argan Oil makes our hair super luscious and soft, well it works the same when it comes to our skin. It’s that very sought after oil that keeps our skin supple and hydrated. Its price is an absolute bargain too.
Lipidol After Shower Body Oil, R79,95 for 175ml
A non-greasy oil on my skin you say? Yes, that’s Lipidol. It helps your skin keeps its natural moisture, without any leftover oily residue or discomfort. I’ve become a big fan of this brand and use it daily.