Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Winter Saviours

Hi everyone :)

Just wanted to tell you about some products I've been loving at the moment. They are lip balms and hand creams. Essentials for the winter!




The two lip balms I've been reaching for are Dermalogica AGE Smart Renewal Lip Complex and The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm in Mango Peach. I received the Dermalogica lip balm in my October GlossyBox. I only just got round to using it in December/January. I have a 1ml sample tube with barely any product left. I could probably squeeze a tiny bit more out! I really enjoyed using this lip balm as it's a thick, glossy balm which coats and protects the lips from the cold and adds lots of moisture as well. I think it's the best lip balm I've tried for actually treating and healing the lips. The RRP for this product appears to be £22.50 for 1.75ml so I'm not sure if I will repurchase this as it seems a lot to pay for a lip balm. A good close second would be the Blistex Lip Relief Cream. I would say this does a great job at repairing the lips but it's more of a night time use only balm for me as leaves a white colour on the lips. Definately worth a try since it's so cheap though - between £2 and £3.

The Body Shop lip balm is great as it smells soooo good. It's really fruity and sweet. It is also quite a thick balm which feels like it is protecting my lips from the cold. I wouldn't say it's amazing at repairing damaged lips but I enjoy using it due to the scent!

On to the hand creams... I love L'Occitane hand creams especially the ones containing Shea Butter. They are great at nourishing dry hands. The regular shea butter is lovely but I've been enjoying using the Cocoa Flower one I received free in Marie Claire magazine a few months ago. I like to use this one at night as it's quite thick it can take a while to sink in. It's not horribly greasy like some hand creams but I like to put quite a lot on at night. You could easily apply a bit less and still go about your normal daily activities without that icky feeling on your hands though.

My final favourite is Elemis Pro-Radiance Hand and Nail Cream. This hand cream is quite unique as it has no greasy feeling whatsoever when you rub it into your hands. I feel like it leaves a matte finish on the skin, it's great. I would recommend this for day or night use. This one also does a good job at moisturising my hands so I think I have a winning formula with all 4 of the products I've mentioned!

Thanks for reading,
Suzy
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  1. I love L'Occitane hand creams and I'd love to try the Elemis one (LOVE the body cream in this range) x

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    1. Hehe I'd love to have the whole Elemis range! x

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  2. Yet to try out the l'occtiane hand cream lovely post :)

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    1. Aww thanks :) You should definately try it sometime. Hopefully they will do another freebie in a magazine sometime soon! x

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  3. You have such great taste, loving these items! On a spending ban at the moment, so will be a while before I purchase L'occitane again x

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    1. Thanks Helen :) Aww I'm trying not to spend too, it's quite hard because I keep seeing so much stuff I want to buy! x

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