Review: Current Body Moisturizer Favorites - Summer/Fall 2018*

With the cooler weather we've been slowly transitioning into the past few weeks, I thought I would share with you some products that I have been gravitating to for my body - some of these products are tried and true meaning I have used them for months - while others have recently been introduced to me which I am loving and have included in my routine. 

Moisturizers, as you may know come in many different formulations ~ you have your regular lotions, body butters, oils and now in-shower body lotions.  I have included my favorites in each category for you so that it narrows things down and makes it a bit more simple for you!

In-Shower Body Lotion 

This stuff is truly made for people like me, the ones who aren't necessarily lazy, but those who like things quick, on the go and works. You apply this to your body as the last step - after you use shampoo, conditioner and body wash and you lather this all over your body, let it sit for a bit and then rinse off. That's it! Voila! This specific one is formulated with Shea Butter and is said to keep your skin hydrated for 24 hours. While I cannot attest to 24 hours because I basically shower by then, I do have to say it works wonders with hydrating the skin, even combating my scaly dry alligator legs in the winter. I even got my husband hooked on this stuff!

Thicker Body Creams/Butters
This is an award winning formula for a reason - it is a luxurious thick body butter that contains shea butter and aloe vera - ingredients to ensure maximum hydration and softness. An important thing to note is that this product is fragranced with their signature Original Pink scent, so if you are sensitive then I would recommend the below product.

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
Developed with dermatologists, it contains 3 essential ceramides  to restore your skin's natural barrier, lock in moisture and keep it protected. Hyaluronic Acid for maximum hydration. This product is not greasy and is suitable for those with eczema, dry/itchy skin or psoriasis-prone. 

Body Lotion
Live Clean - Coconut Milk Moisturizing Body Lotion
This is your traditional body moisturizer - however the ingredients are fantastic. It is enriched with Coconut Milk, Apricot Extract and Vitamins C, E and B. The formulation helps to maintain elasticity and keep your skin soft and hydrated. What I really appreciate about this product is that the fragrance is subtle and natural - it does not smell like sunscreen or anything artificial so I do not feel overwhelmed wearing it. This is one brand that truly knows how to do the coconut fragrance properly. 

This baby is made with 100% pure plant extracts - while hydrating your skin it also provides you with a calming aromatherapy session. This contains rosemary, geranium and mint extracts to remedy dull skin. I used this after I had my baby to also combat stretch marks and firm up my stomach area. I can use this oil forever, it smells divine. It says to apply it after your shower in the morning but I also love to put some on before bed and just drift off to bed with the relaxing fragrance.

Chelsey Wang - Citrus Body Oil
This product is new to me and I have been using it for hte past month. It contains olive squalane, baobab and rosehip seed oil to rejuvenate your skin while not being greasy. It smells of citrus as it contains organic orange, lemon and grapefruit oil to help lock-in moisture and brighten your skin while providing anti-inflammatory properties. Wearing this in the morning really puts you in good spirits and wakens you up while leaving a beautiful sheen to your arms and legs. This absorbs rather quickly so it does not affect my getting ready routine as I do not have to sit around waiting for it to sink in. 

What are some of your favorite moisturizers? I'd love to hear from you!
Until next time, XO - M.

*products in this post have been provided to me for review/consideration - all opinions are my own.

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