As women we are complex creatures with many layers and if there’s one within the realms of our control, it’s our skin! As it’s the body’s largest organ and you’ve only got the one, we’ve uncovered the top six body creams and lotions that go beyond the call of duty – for those who can afford to go luxe and those looking for something a little less!
Finding the right body cream is as important as finding a skin care range you are devoted to. Treat your skin as it hibernates beneath your woollies this winter, and it will emerge like the petals of a rose come summer!
For Anti Ageing – Sisley Paris Sisleya Firming Body Cream
At a certain age, skin firmness becomes a concern for all women, and although the body is tougher than the face when in comes to the elements – hormonal changes, lack of physical exercise and repeated sun exposure, lead to a loss of density and firmness. Lucky for us, Sisley Paris has launched the Sisleya Firming Body Cream. A concentrate of 19 plant-based active ingredients it combats all the signs of skin ageing on the body: slackening, cellulite, fine lines and dehydration, for all over tightening. Worth the pretty penny!
For stockists call (02) 9282 9977. RRP $450
For Smoothing – Elixia BodyShaper® Cellulite Contour Crème®
Elixia BodyShaper® Cellulite Contour Crème® is renowned for it’s skin smoothing properties as well concentrated blend of antioxidants and moisturisers. A silky, lightweight formula made from Retinol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Rice Bran Oil, Aloe Vera and Green Tea extract visibly smooth and visibly tone the skin.
Available from Myer, Priceline, Terry White Pharmacies, and online at www.elixia.com.au. RRP$99.00
For Fragrance – Chanel No19 Body Cream
Indulge in a sensory experience with a cream that hydrates and softens while leaving skin lightly fragranced with the floral-green scent of Chanel N°19. The creamy, non-greasy formula glides on smoothly and absorbs quickly. A little bit of heaven.
Available for Myer, David Jones and selected pharmacies nationally. RRP $82.00
For Hydrating – Palmer’s Hydrating Gel Lotion
For the woman on the run we suggest the ultimate ‘splash n’ dash’. Palmer’s has produced a hydrating moisturiser in an innovative lightweight gel formula for super fast absorption! This unique combination of 100% pure cocoa butter, Vitamin E, Aloe and Cucumber Extract will lock in moisture to keep skin looking healthy and hydrated.
Stockists: www.palmersaustralia.com.au or 1300 191 918
RRP 250mL $7.40
For Nourishment – Garnier Body Intensive 7 Days
Created to help repair and nourish extra-dry and damaged skin, the fast-absorbing, non-greasy body creams work to repair, nourish and protect skin. The cream combines L-Bifidus, a hydrating anti-evaporation active with a richer formula that lasts up to seven days, and we love a bit of longevity!
Garnier Body and Hand Intensive 7 Days is available at selected pharmacies, independent and variety stores as well as supermarkets. RRP $8.95
For Healing – Kosmea’s Skin Clinic™ Rescue Body Cream
Rescue problem areas on your skin with Kosmea’s wonder-cream that combines Rose Hip, Grape Seed and Carrot Oil. The Rescue Body Cream treats a myriad of skin concerns including irritations, loss of skin elasticity, appearance of pesky stretch marks, minor burns including sunburn and relieves sore, tired and aching muscles. Apply all over to calm, soothe and restore your skin.
Kosmea is available nationally in selected pharmacies, health food stores and David Jones. Head at www.kosmea.com or call 1300 130 320 for your nearest stockist. RRP: $29.95