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Favourite Beauty Products of 2012: Body Care

Today it’s time for part three of my 2012 beauty favourites and it’s all about body care and, I think, regular readers won’t be surprised by any of my picks. Especially considering that most of the products are from my favourite skincare brands.

Cleansers

Cowshed Soaps

For some reason in 2012 I’ve started using soaps instead of shower gels. Long gone are the days when soaps were harsh and  drying, these days you can get some luxurious, creamy ones. I am absolutely in love with the set I’ve bought from Cowshed, would like to try other soaps the brand offers in the future.

 Clarins Toning Body Polisher

Clarins have two body scrubs and I have written about both but my favourite has to be Toning Body Polisher (yellow one). Want to know why? Keep reading.

 Creams

Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream

2012 was the year of

Elemis Pro-Collagen Body Cream Review and Photos

A lot of people  have asked me for some body creams reviews as I have very dry skin. So this is why I will be writting about some body creams/balms/lotions that I love in the following few weeks.

We will start with Elemis Pro-Collagen Body Cream.

It is one of the most expensive creams (£49.00/$90 for 200 ml  at Timetospa)  I have used so I was expecting a lot from it. And it does stand up to what is promised!

 So what is promised?

‘Designed with lattice technology to help restore surface cell cohesion, promote intercellular communication and reinforce skin’s natural moisturisation factor.  Helps to smooth out crepey skin texture, deeply hydrates, improves skin contours. The result is a beautifully smooth, luminous and firmer looking body.’

 Key ingredients:  Pro-Collagen

Rave: Dream Cream by Lush. It Saved my Very Dry Skin

Probably some of you saw “Lush posts” so often that you are not very happy to see this one 🙂 But don’t worry I am not going to write about all the bath bombs, soaps and foams that I’ve tried ( now I like Honey I Washed The Kids , Sea Vegetable and Vanilla in the mist soap ). So today I want to tell you about my experience with Dream Cream. Before I start there is something important that you need to know.

I have very dry skin. And when I say very dry skin I mean it, I have it on genetic level and it can’t be cured ( I won’t get into details because it is too personal, but my skin needs to be moisturized at least once a day). I’ve spent a fortune on a skincare and tried almost everything but most lotions, creams and even oils do nothing for me. My skin feels dry after an hour or so.

There are very few products that work for me. I am lucky that my favourite cream is cheap (because I need to buy it very often). I am talking about Garnier’s Lotion for very dry skin which is in red bottle.  But what about Dream Cream? (£9.85 $22.55 )

This is what is written about it and the list of ingredients

Incredibly soothing body lotion for troubled skin. Dream Cream is Lush’s best-selling product because it makes sore skin feel good again. Chamomile and lavender calm irritations, reduce redness and banish blotches. We also use oat milk, too, which has traditionally been used on troubled skin for centuries. It contains everything nature makes for soothing your skin.

Quantitative Ingredients

Oat Milk (Avena sativa), Rose Water (Rosa damascena), Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea europaea), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao),