I love keeping my skin moisturized, so I try lots of different lotions and creams. There are so many great ones out now that are formulized to help skin by smoothing skin tone or even minimizing cellulite. Give one a try!
A great drugstore find is St. Ives Naturally Smooth Body Lotion ($4.97 USD). This lotion will help to nourish skin that is damaged by harsh outdoor conditions. With active alpha-hydroxy acids, this ultra-moisturizing lotion works to exfoliate and soften the skin, leaving it noticeably and smoother and more radiant in just 7 days. It also has a fresh citrus-y scent and if refreshing. Available at mass market retailers.
Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter ($18 USD). Award winning body butter with softening shea butter and aloe vera. Smooth on a handful after your shower and you might swear you’re wearing velvet. Scented with their Original Pink™ fragrance that is fresh and light. The body butter itself is creamy without being greasy. Available at www.soapandglory.com/us.
Yes to Blueberries Rejuvenating Body Lotion ($9.99 USD) is formulated to help firm and improve skin elasticity, this lotion will be perfect for those who are looking for an added dose of moisture and firmness for their skin. Blueberries and Grapeseed Oil help improve and restore skin firmness. Tamanu Seed Oil is a fast-absorbing oil that is known to help repair and improve skin’s smoothness. Purchase at drugstores and www.yestocarrots.com.
Looking to smooth out bumpy thighs and rear? Try L’Occitane’s Almond Beautiful Shape ($44 USD). The ultra-fresh Almond Beautiful Shape helps to visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite and slim the thighs and buttocks, while smoothing and firming the skin. This formula is concentrated in powerful, natural ingredients to help effectively fight cellulite. Peruvian liana, quinoa extract and carrot essential oil slow the appearance of new fat cells, while Almond tree buds, rich in draining flavanoids, and natural caffeine release existing fat cells. Our new formula also includes Almond proteins which reduce dimples and a lemon micro-exfoliating extract for delightfully smooth and firm skin. Purchase at www.usa.loccitane.com.
Do you love Target as much as I do? Then you have seen the retro cool Soap & Glory skincare, bath and body and makeup products there. These creatively packaged beauty items are the brain child of Marcia, the genius who founded the Bliss spa and beauty product lines.
I love so many of these products that it was hard for me to narrow it down to my usual 3 to review. So I have a couple in each category: skincare, makeup and bath and body.
Make Yourself Youthful Super Rejuvenating Face Serum ($19.99) — This is an interesting serum as it is more of a light cream than the usual liquid that make up most serums. It has a light citrusy scent that I love and soaks in so quickly. According to user trial reports, this product gives re-energized, smoother, healthier, firmer and younger looking skin.I use this before moisturizer on my face, neck and (don’t forget) the back of my hands. Soft and glowy skin is the result.
I follow the serum with the Catch a Wrinkle in Time Age Avoiding Day Moisturiser ($15.99 USD). This makes my skin GLOW! The anti-aging complex “blends natural sun filters, high performance hydrators and clinically proven collagen stimulating tri-peptides, to smooth away wrinkles, rejuvenate, firm and protect your skin”, states the website. I love that after I use it my skin is soft and glowy and ready for makeup, since its sinks right in and doesn’t leave a greasy residue. The only thing I wish this had it is an SPF.
Eye Maintenence Moisturizing Eye Gel ($12.99 USD) — The first thing I noticed about this eye gel is that it smells (and almost feels) like lemon merengue. It claims to instantly firm and depuff (keep it cool in the fridge) the eye area. The website claims that , “by deploying our exclusive SWIFTLIFT™ technology, it reduces visible wrinkles almost immediately and fights fine lines long-term too.” Cool,
Sexy Mother Pucker XL Extreme-Plump Collagen Lip Shine ($10.99 USD) — I think I am a masochist because I love this tingly, prickly lip plumper! I apply it and notice how great my lips look with the shimmery, shiny gloss. Then the tingles start and my lips plump up! It contains these ingredients: Lipswell™: natural plant oil infusion, Superfill®: Nanovectors and Visivolume™: immediate effect lip filler. I don’t know what all of that means, but I do know that I really love this gloss!
Arch De Triumph Shaping And Highlighting Brow Crayon ($9.99 USD) — My favorite part of this product is the highlighter it is soft and blendable and I love to apply it in my inner corner of my eye, under my brows and especially used as a liner on the inside of my lower lid. It makes me look AWAKE! The brow pencil is nice, too, but a little hard at first. I warm it on my skin to get it soft enough to work.
The Daily Smoothe Dry Skin Formula Body Butter ($14.99) — This skin-softening body butter is perfect for my dry, winter skin. It contains Rosehip Seed Oil and Cocoa Butter to soothe. It is scented with Mist You Madly’s™ notes of Bergamot, Blackcurrant, Magnolia, Freesia, Vanilla and Musk. It smells soft and fabulous!
Clean, Girls Skin Softening Creamy Body Wash ($9.99 USD) is also scented with Mist You Madly. It is pearly and very moisturizing. It works great for shaving, too.
You can learn more about these products at www.soapandglory.com and purchase them at Target in the United States.
Body scrubs are a luxurious necessity in the winter time. Scrubbing dry skin off (plus drinking lots of water) is a great way to have dewy skin when the weather is dry. And Kansas City is very dry and cold right now!
Soap & Glory Peaches & Clean Shower Gel ($9.99 USD at Target) makes your skin smooth and smells wonderful. My 9 year old daughter helped me identify what the scent reminds me of: peach ice tea. Yum!
This scrub contains peach extract, pineapple extract, grapeseed powder, buffing beads and fruit acid smoothers. Its a gel consistency with the beads for exfoliation so it is not harsh at all. The directions say to use once or twice a week, but I’ve been using it every other day and my skin is very soft!
Don’t forget to exfoliate this winter! And maybe try this great scrub, too.