Skincare

Daily Staples: Body Moisturizer

October 23, 2014
Let’s be real, when it comes to body moisturizing, I’m a slacker. Or, was, I must say – it seems like all that I needed was the right lotion. Last Christmas, I decided to use my $20 Kiehl’s points on 33.8 oz size bottle, which, if I’m not mistaken, is usually sold exclusively on holidays. Anyways, I couldn’t miss the chance of buying the most raved about moisturizer on the market, while saving twenty dollars. And to be honest, I’m glad that I did end up buying it in a larger size bottle.

Kiehl’s Créme de Corps is a lotion that you can smooth all over after taking a shower, without ever worrying that it will take long to sink into the skin. It’ll literally take seconds to spread all over your body and it’ll sink right in. It’s lightweight, quickly-absorbing, ultra-moisturizing lotion, which leaves a nice, barely perceptible sheen to the skin, which looks absolutely beautiful both in real life and on pictures-sometimes I think that all celebrities use this on the red carpet appearances, because they all have this gorgeous radiant sheen to their skin. Moreover, I like the fact that it doesn’t have a significant scent to it, since I don’t want it to interfere with the fragrance I’ll spritz afterwards. When applying this moisturizer on a daily basis,  my skin feels so smooth, soft and hydrated, which is what I’d expect from a good quality lotion. Highly recommend.

Ingredients (from Kiehl’s website):
Beta-Carotenis a naturally derived antioxidant predominantly found in many orange/red vegetables such as carrots. It is used in Vitamin A production and gives an orange tint when used in skin care products.
 
Cocoa Butter is a yellowy fat expressed from the roasted seeds of the cocoa plant. It is solid at room temperature but melts at body temperature. It softens and lubricates skin and is used in a variety of skin care formulations.
 
Sesame Oil, which is a refined moisturizing oil derived from Sesame Seeds, has the same emollient properties as other nut and vegetable oils and is commonly used as a carrier oil for skin care products. Absorbs easily and softens the skin.
 

 

A signature Kiehl’s ingredient, Squalane is a botanical lipid that is similar in molecular structure to natural skin lipids. It has an exceptional affinity to skin, and because it’s easily absorbed, Squalane helps restore skin’s natural moisture balance to keep it extra soft and supple.