I love a great body moisturizer. Since I have dry, eczema prone skin, I don’t take chances when it comes to keeping my skin soft, smooth and my moisture barrier as intact as possible. After a warm bath, quickly applying a well formulated moisturizer frequently and generously is my first defense against eczema.
Here are some body moisturizers that I’ve been testing recently and really enjoyed using…
Vaseline MENbody Even Tone Body Cream. You may wonder why a skincare product for men is on this list. Well, contrary to what many cosmetics companies say about gender specific products, gender doesn’t have much to do with your skincare. Dry skin is dry skin whether you’re male or female. Same goes with the other skin types. I picked this particular skincare gem because it is formulated with niacinamide; a great ingredient that brightens and evens skin tone. Niacinamide features as the 5th ingredient on the label too, so you know a reasonable(read: amount that can actually work) amount is in the cream.
Dark and Lovely Creme 6 Oils. This moisturizer is packed with proven emollients and occlusives that restore the damaged moisture barrier that could otherwise result in eczema. The 6 oils in the formulation are coconut, shea butter, sweet almond, avocado, apricot and jojoba oils. While the emollients in this lotion soften the skin, the occlusives – mineral oil, dimethicone will seal the much needed moisture in the skin; restoring the moisture barrier.
Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Lotion. This light non greasy lotion is perfect for the current unforgivable heat in Kampala. Formulated with a well known skin soothing ingredient; oats (avena sativa), humectants like glycerin and urea and wonderful occlusives like mineral oil, this moisturizer quickly absorbs and leaves me with a pleasant, fresh feeling.
St.Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion. This is the future. Lotion sprays are my latest obsession; quickly spray, spread and you’re done! This moisturizer is wonderfully light(because: again, Kampala’s unforgivable heat) and has a fresh citrusy scent to boot. It has a cocktail of moisturizing ingredients like glycerin, isopropyl myristate and shea butter.
Nivea Creme. This heavy, creamy, moisturizer did not come to play. Formulated with top notch emollients and occlusives like mineral oil, lanolin, glycerin and panthenol, it’s wonderful to use on patches of skin that need some extra TLC. The thickener, cera microcristallina gives this cream a comforting creamy texture.
All products available for purchase in Nakumatt and Game stores in Kampala, Uganda.
This is not a sponsored post. Any opinion expressed is 100% my own.
Kindly note that I can’t guarantee that all of the make-up and skincare products I recommend will suit you. Everyone’s skin is different and it’s possible to be allergic to anything. Wherever possible, patch test your products before purchasing.
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