I've got myself into quite a routine this summer, and it's left my skin very happy to say the least. This is the first summer that I've actively had my legs out more often, instead of opting for tights or leggings all the time, and that's massively down to the weight I've lost so far on Weight Watchers. This also means I'm putting a little bit more effort in to making sure my legs look good. Smooth skin, soft to touch and generally happier with more TLC every single day. Usually, I'd add a touch of self-tan in the summer too (my favourite is the Xen Tan Dark Lotion), but with tattoo appointments coming up, I have to leave my skin tan-free.
I've pretty much devoured the Argan+ 5 Moroccan Rose Nourish & Renew Body Wash* (200ml, £3.30) over the past few weeks, finding the scent entirely addicted but also loving how soft it makes my skin feel, just from washing. I always apply body lotions or creams after a shower, because my skin can often feel drier afterwards, but the Moroccan Rose Body Wash leaves my skin feeling soft from the moment I use it! Using Moroccan Argan Oil combined with soothing Rose Otto Oil, it works to cleanse, calm and nourish skin. It just smells so amazing! Can't get enough of this one, and I think I may have to bulk-buy.
In the morning's I've been opting for the Organic Surge Soothing Sweet Blossom Body Cream* (150ml, £7.50), which in it's own right has a scent just as addictive. A light-weight cream, it's almost as if it's been whipped and little goes such a long way - I use less of this body cream each application, than I do my usual body butters, which also means it's lasting a lot longer too! With Pure Sweet Orange, She Butter and Cedarwood Essential Oils, it works to moisturise, calm, comfort, nourish and protect. It feels instantly soothing when applied, with added Aloe Vera, and leaves my skin feeling hydrated all day long. I think this is also my very favourite Organic Surge scent, another one I'll be stocking up on!
For evenings I've been going for something with a bit more oomph, a product which claims to help firm, tone and resculpt my skin. The Dr. Ceuticals Beach Perfect Body Firmer* (200ml, £19.99 - currently on offer for £9.99) is my first dabble into Dr. Ceuticals, and a product which has made me want to try more from the brand. With a much thicker consistency than the Sweet Blossom Body Cream, it actually massages in much easier than I expected and leaves my skin feeling ohh-la-la. It's perfect for popping on before bed, because although it's thicker in consistency, it feels weight-less on my skin. With Q10 and Vitamin B3, which work to improve our skins elasticity and firmness, it targets cellulite and fatty deposits, with skin-stimulating caffeine. Providing intense moisturise and hydration, continued use of this beauty in the evenings has left my skin feeling amazing by morning, every single time. OK so I've still got my dreaded cellulite, but it definitely hydrates, soothes and moisturises, with a delicate yet (another) addictive scent of Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Almond Oil.
What products have been your summer staples? Have you tried any other products from Dr. Ceuticals you think I should give a go? What's your favourite scent for body care products? Let me know!
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