One of our favourite feelings in the world has to be climbing into a freshly made bed in clean PJs with our skin all soft and moisturised.
Picking the right body moisturiser is a big task though – you want it to soften the skin without leaving it sticky or (god forbid) greasy. It has to sink in but still leave your skin feeling touchably smooth. And of course, it has to smell great too!
After a LOT of trial and error, we've finally come up with a list of our five favourites. If we've left one of yours off the list, let us know in the comments!
1. The Body Shop Shea Body Butter
The Body Shop have a HUGE range of body butters in every conceivable flavour, but we love the Shea version for its simplicity and the speed with which it absorbs into skin. Not a hint of greasiness here, ladies, just skin so unbelievably soft you'll be dying to show it off!
The Body Shop Shea Body Butter, €7.95
2. Lush Dream Cream
This is definitely in the higher price bracket but is definitely worth splashing out on if you're prone to itchy or irritated skin. Dream Cream's blend of oat milk, rose water and chamomile blue oil is perfect for calming down skin, and it's light enough to use daily. Pro tip: keep it in the fridge during the summer for a great after-sun treatment!
Lush Dream Cream, €16.85
3. Dove Pro-Age Nourishment Body Butter
It's never too early to start protecting your skin from the telltage signs of ageing. Dove's Pro-Age products are packed with rich emollients and olive oil to really nourish the skin deep down. We're big fans of the body butter, and the body lotion too.
Dove Pro-Age Nourishment Body Butter, €6.50
4. Vaseline Cocoa Butter Vitalising Gel Oil
Contrary to what you might think, body oils actually absorb faster into the skin with less residue than many standard moisturisers. Use this gel oil while your skin is still damp to really help lock in the moisture and give that healthy glow back to dull skin.
Vaseline Cocoa Butter Vitalising Gel Oil, €6.99
5. Kiehls Creme de Corps
Yes, it's certainly an investment but you'll never look back once you try this dangerously addictive moisturiser! The super-hydrated cream leaves skin feeling supple and smooth. As it says on the bottle, continued use for 10 days will result in a skin texture "heretofore unattainable." If that doesn't sell it to you, we don't know what will!
Kiehls Creme de Corps, starts at €19.50 for 125ml