La Licious ‘Sugar Kiss’ Body Oil ($34 at Kiss & Makeup)
Pangea Organics Pyreness Lavender with Cardamom Body Oil ($26 at Pangea Organics Canada)
I’d previously mentioned in this Weleda interview that when it comes to body care, I prefer oils to lotion and creams. I still use creams from time to time, mainly for my hands and feet, as I worry sometimes that I’ll stain delicate silk garments (some oils tend to have a yellow tint to them). Otherwise, winter or summer, my body care regimen is all about the oils. From the recent ones I tried, a couple stood out, so I figured I’d share them with you. Especially since winter is prime time to kick up your moisturising routine.
The first one is a delicious Sugar Kiss by La Licious, utilizing coconut oil with sweet almond oil and macadamia nut oil for a sweet-smelling and very moisturizing combination. It does kind of leave you smelling like a sugar cookie all day, but that could be a very good thing.
And the second one is Pyreness Lavender by Pangea Organics (I recently reviewed a couple of products from this line). I’m a huge devotee of lavender and its calming properties, so this one is a no-brainer. I love using this after a muscle straining day (read: gym), after a long bath, or before bed (because lavender is dreamy).
1) Apply oil immediately after showering while your pores are wide open, so it can absorb into the skin on a deeper level;
2) Ditch your shaving cream and try using oil instead to get an incredibly close shave; and
3) If you are worried about staining your clothing, opt for clear oils or lighter colour oils — both of the ones above fit in that category.
Tell me about your winter body care routine — does it change?