As the temperatures are about to drop below freezing for the first time this year, it’s more important than ever to be protecting and re-hydrating your skin. Limbs can take somewhat of a battering with harsh winds stripping the upper layer of moisture, so a rich body butter can become your new best friend. I’ve been a huge fan of Caudalie over the years, but with these new body lotions they really are truly spoiling us. Using their heritage and inspiration of the French vineyards, their nourishing Vine Body Butter and Body Lotion offer a soothing experience for dry and tight skin with a subtle grape fragrance. The formulas are rich in grape and shea butters, ensuring that they leave skin smooth, supple and deeply nourished – the textures are extremely creamy and melt into the skin with ease. The soothing properties of the formulas make these perfect not only in the winter, but for soothing skin after you’ve spent time in the sun. The 95% natural ingredients make these a great gift for anyone with a love of natural beauty too, while not scrimping on efficacy.
I love the fact there are two different textures to choose from, ensuring you can pick up the perfect product for you. If you prefer your body moisturisers light and airy, then the Nourishing Body Lotion will provide you with a hit of moisture in an easily absorbed format. Alternatively, if you prefer a richer butter that really hydrates and leaves skin instantly smooth, then the Body Butter is joy in a tub. I personally prefer to use the lighter lotion in the morning (so that it absorbs quickly but still leaves my legs a little protected,) and the rich body butter before bed so it can really get to work while I sleep. Moisturising twice a day at this time of year can really help your skin replenish its moisture levels, rather than leaving your legs to get sore and flaky. Although you can pick up a bottle of moisturiser for a few quid in Boots, these beauties from Caudalie make the perfect indulgent treat (or gift) that makes the experience that little more enjoyable.