Mar 30, 2011

Spring Skin: My Favorite Moisturizer Picks

As winter SLOWLY but surely winds down, your skin might be going through some seasonal changes of its own. Your poor epidermis has endured the harsh, drying chilly months and needs to repair itself with luscious moisturizing treatments. A great lotion will bring your skin softness, balance and lasting-moisture. Have you ever skipped applying face lotion for an extended period of time? Your face tends to feel dry, itchy, and dull without the moisture. The moment you lather it with a hydrating formula it feels instantly revived, bright, and beautiful. Moisturizers heal and highlight glowing skin and the number one step to looking gorgeous all over is maintaining healthy, hydrated skin.

Here are some of my favorite moisturizers that are gonna help transform your skin from dry to divine:

The brand's collection of healing moisturizers are fast-absorbing, gentle, and calming on the skin. If your skin is feeling flaky a few pumps of this creamy solution should do the trick. This is one of the few lotions that truly satiates my dehydrated, itchy winter skin. ($ 9.00, drugstores)

Bath & Body Works Triple Moisture Body Cream in Japanese Cherry Blossom
Japanese Cherry Blossom is one of my favorite scents. The floral aroma literally makes it smell like Spring and the rich, lathering cream infuses moisture into the skin. Enjoy the aroma in the bath too with Bath & Body Work's Shower Gel. It's hard to not indulge in all of the Cherry Blossom products which include a fantastic hand lotion and body spray. If you really want to impress house guests, stock the guest bathroom with entire collection.($12.00, Bath & Body Works)

Orlane Active Hydrating Body Care
The potassium-rich ingredients stimulate water flow to the cells making your skin look and feel plump and hydrated. The lotion's papaya extract evens out skin tone and re-texturizes. Although the pump cream is a bit pricey, the overall results will be well worth the splurge. ($100.00, Neiman Marcus)

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 15
This drugstore favorite is a cheap, effective way to keep your skin looking youthful and protect it from UVA and UBA rays. Just a few minutes of incidental sun exposure continuously over the years without protection can cause premature aging and wrinkles on the body. This formula gives long-lasting moisture and protects the skin from daily sun exposure and future damage. Aveeno also contains natural Colloidal Oatmeal which is known for its ability to soothe dry, itchy skin. ($9.49, drugstores)

Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream
This brand is the #1 selling medicated vitamin-enriched cream on the market today in its native Japan. A pharmacist created the glycerin-based formula in response to a women who found petroleum-based products too greasy and messy. The formula is so effective, that Sumiyo Tsuzuki, the first woman to ever summit Mt. Everest, carried a tube with her to protect her skin from the harsh, high-altitude climate. The creams do smell quite medicated, but the power of the formula is so rich and non-greasy it really doesn't matter.

L'OCCITANE Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream
The cream has a high concentration of Shea Butter (25%) and is also enriched with linseed, mallow, sweet almond, honey extracts, apricot oil, and vitamin E. A little goes a long way and the tub should last a while. I also love the cream's jasmine and ylang ylang essence aroma.   

Lierac Super Body Cream for Ultra Dry & Keratotic Skin
Specially formulated for super duper dry skin, this rich body cream contains a lipid-replenishing complex that provides instant comfort and reinforced hydration. The cream also contains Lactic Acid, a naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acid derived from milk used for soothing and exfoliation. It helps the shedding of dead skin cells which increases cellular turnover. 

1 comment:

  1. I should try some of these, I have terribly dry skin, especially in the cold months. I read in a magazine that St. Ives has good lotion so I picked some up and I love it! I also got a really good moisturizing body wash, I think it's by Aveeno actually...or one of those more wel