The days are getting shorter and colder. My bobble hat has already made an appearance and sliders and suntan lotion feel like a distant memory. Our skin can suffer over the winter period if we don’t give it the TLC it deserves. I’m sharing some of my favourite products from Lush which help my body to look and feel its best over the winter months. Whether you want to treat yourself or you want to make a dent in your Christmas shopping (only 5 and a half weeks to go!) here are my favs.
Buck’s Fizz, Body Conditioner
Be transported from you 6.30am shower before work, to Christmas morning with this indulgent orange scented treat. I am super lazy when it comes to moisturising. If I’m having a shower before dashing out somewhere, I never allow usually don’t allow enough time. But during the winter months, my body is most in need of that extra bit of attention.
This is why I LOVE body conditioners. They allow you to skip the step of applying body lotion when you come out of the bath or shower and you don’t have the luxury of time to let it sink into your skin. You attempt to pull on a pair of tights or skinny jeans and feel like a sticky mess. With Buck’s Fizz Body Conditioner, you’ve already made your body silky smooth with the beautiful almond oil, organic jojoba oil and murumuru butter amongst other moisturising goodness, all whilst in the shower.
And not to mention it smells DIVINE. Fresh orange juice and the festive twist of cognac oil, transport you to December 25th sipping on a Buck’s Fizz in front of the Christmas tree. If that doesn’t tempt you to try this product, I don’t know what will.
Once Upon A Time, Body Lotion
It sounds like a fairy tale, and that’s because it pretty much is one, in the form of apple scented body lotion. The apple infusion, grapefruit oil and Sicilian lemon oil give your skin that uplifting feeling it craves on those dark and gloomy days.
The organic jojoba oil and organic illipe butter give your skin that well needed moisture without being too heavy or greasy. As well as covering my body in the fruit scented goodness, I have also been using it as a hand cream during the day, without worrying that it will make my hands so greasy that I’ll drop my iPhone. (I’m so clumsy that I do enough of that already.)
The beautiful scent stays on your skin all day while it feels smooth. A good all-rounder which could also make a good present for anyone.
Charity Pot, Hand and Body Lotion
The Oxford Street lights have been turned on, John Lewis have aired their (ever more controversial) Christmas ad and Home Alone has already been on TV. It might not be “the most wonderful time of the year” just yet, but the festive season is quickly heading our way.
Although I’m the first person to get excited by Costa’s Christmas cups and plan to spend the next few weeks playing Mariah Carey on repeat, my favourite bit about Christmas is giving, because that’s what this season is really all about. And Charity Pot does just that. 100% of money made from each product (minus the VAT) goes to various charities which are involved in human rights, animal welfare and the environment.
And while you are giving to charity, this rich lotion is giving your body all the hydration it has been missing. If you have dry skin, this will be your new best friend this winter. Packed with all the beautiful oils and butters imaginable, (everything from fair trade olive oil to fair trade shea butter) you can say goodbye to dry skin.
As this is a richer product, I would only use a small amount if applying to your hands, but I love going to town with it on my legs. It leaves them feeling super moisturised and with a gorgeous glow making them Christmas party ready.
If you want to try before you buy, why not give just £1 to charity in exchange for a sample pot. That’s cheaper than a portion of Maccy D’s chips.
£1/10g Trial Size, £3.75/45g, £13.95/240g
What are your must have winter beauty favourites?