I have been on the lookout for the most suitable body moisturizer for me and I might have found them through these body creams from Sol de Janeiro.
Ticking my wish for a thin, quick-sinking texture, the Coco Cabana Cream ($45) promises to treat and transform the driest and most dehydrated skin. It contains coconut oil, fermented sugar, cupuaçu butter, and açaí oil to provide lasting hydration while nourishing the skin. This has a sweeter more coconut-y scent than I would prefer. The scent lasts so long as well. I once used this before bed and I woke up to my bedroom smelling like a beach. Scent aside, I love how this sinks in so quickly and how it dries matte on the skin. I like using this on days when I know it would be too hot outside. It keeps my skin moisturized without the tackiness and grossness.
If you’re looking for something fragrance-free, the Brazilian Nude Cream ($40), promises to nourish, hydrate, balance, and soothe even the most sensitive skin. It uses brazilian passionflower and colloidal oatmeal. It’s lightweight and creamy, a sweet middle ground between the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream and Coco Cabana Cream. It also applies thinly on the skin and doesn’t leave a sticky feeling.
These products are cruelty-free, vegan, and are made without gluten, soy, parabens, artificial colorants, phthalates, PEGs, talc, sulfate, mineral oil, and microbeads.
The Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Cream and Brazilian Nude Cream were provided by @soldejaneiro. Available at soldejaneiro.com
Being more mindful of moisturizing my hands nowadays. Currently using the new Luxury Hand Cream from Henne Organics.
The hand cream promises to moisturize the skin without the greasy feeling using aloe leaf juice, argan oil, glycerin, jojoba seed oil, caprylic triglycerides, and shea butter. It comes in two scents – Blomma, a blend of twinflower, rose, and geranium, and Citrus.
The tube packaging of the Luxury Hand Creams are very luxurious and compact. Both hand creams have a silky oily finish which I can still feel after minutes of application. It feels better when my skin is feeling extremely dry. The scent is strong, with the Citrus a tad stronger than Blomma, upon application but dissipates seconds after. What I also noticed with these hand creams is that you might need to put more than a pea-sized amount for each hand. They are moisturizing and the moisture they bring lasts more than most hand creams but personally, my hands normally don’t feel that dry so, on normal days, I prefer something that doesn’t feel oily.
The Henne Organics Luxury Hand Creams in (Blomma and Citrus) were provided by @henneorganics. Available for $25 each at henneorganics.com
I’m trying to be really diligent when it comes to applying and reapplying sunscreen and Supergoop is really helping me with that.
I got a restock of the Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40, which I like using on my face. It has an oil-free formula but the gel texture of this SPF surprisingly feels oily. I like using it when I want a dewy finish to my look. It blends well with my hydrating foundation and it doesn’t leave a white cast.
If I want to reapply, the travel-size version of the Defense Refresh (Re)setting Mist SPF 40, which comes in a liquid formula, comes in handy. It has a spray nozzle, making reapplication easy. I like how light it feels and it made me not forget reapplying every two hours.
For the rest of my body, I have been using the PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50 with Sunflower Extract. I easily get warm, which makes me sweat a lot so the water and sweat resistant of this sunscreen is really a plus.
The Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40, Defense Refresh (Re)setting Mist SPF 40, PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50 with Sunflower Extract were provided by @supergoop. Available at supergoop.com
It was love at first swipe with the Tea Tree + Eucalyptus Clean Deodorant from Briogeo.
For a couple of years I have gotten on the natural deodorant train and I have gotten off numerous times. When things got tough and sticky, I go back to my old deodorant – wanting its stability of not making me smell and sweat. However, using the Tea Tree + Eucalyptus Clean Deodorant made me stay the longest and I can finally say that I don’t think I will falter again.
This deodorant promises to be a natural, non-toxic, plant-based deodorant that doesn’t contain aluminum, zinc, talc, or baking soda. It’s vegan, cruelty-free, and is made without silicone, gluten, paraben, and sulfate. It aims to neutralize odor, soothe irritation using tea tree, eucalyptus, and coconut water.
The clear stick swipes on easily onto the skin without any marks, making it easy to get dressed in the morning without worrying about stains. You don’t have to avoid your armpits when putting on a top, in case it puts white marks on your clothing. It virtually has no smell, just a hint of fresh mint, also so it doesn’t fight your body cream or fragrance. I sweat easily and this prevents me from getting sweat stains. This claim also lasts for more than 20 hours. I know because I used this during a long haul flight. I have been using this for months now and I also noticed that my underarms look lighter. It’s amazing honestly and I have recommended this to all my friends.
The Briogeo Tea Tree + Eucalyptus Clean Deodorant was provided by @briogeo and @pokepr. Available for $16 at briogeohair.com
New to my stash are some body care products from Jurlique.
The Calming Shower Gel Lavender ($26) is a creamy and extremely moisturizing shower gel. It aims to leave the skin soft, soothed, and refreshed using chamomile flower extract, licorice root extract, and rosemary leaf extract. The lavender smell is calming however, even though my skin feels smooth after use it also feels a bit heavy on the skin. I only use this after exfoliating as I like the soothing feeling it gives.
A complete contrast in terms of feel, the Calming Body Lotion Lavender ($39) is creamy but it applies thin. It feels lightweight and it sinks in quickly into the skin, which I really like. It contains macadamia seed, avocado, evening primrose, and lavender essential oil to nourish, rebalance, and protect the skin. It has the same relaxing scent as the shower gel and has the same creaminess. However, this dries matte and doesn’t feel tacky at all. It moisturizes my skin without a greasy feeling. This has been my go-to body moisturizer in the morning since I got it.
The Jurlique Calming Shower Gel Lavender and Calming Body Lotion Lavender were provided by @jurliqueusa and @blndpr . Available at jurlique.com