moisturiser (body)

Chocolate ganache: c/o Très Chic Bellevue

STAGE 1: the multi-purpose oil, applied in shower

  • usually: applied at end of shower, left on briefly, rinsed off approximately
  • at least once a week: left on at end of shower
  • if skin is being drier: oil left on, skin left to air-dry, no rough towelling. As it were.

STAGE 2: a moisturiser of some description

On hands, feet, and any dry patches, as and when and how needed.

The current arsenal: deploying one of the following in ascending order of severity and seriousness:

  • if being flaky and eczematic: borage seed oil (the edible capsule form: take one, cut it open, apply oil)
  • ShiKai borage dry skin remedy lotion (original formula, fragrance-free version)
  • ShiKai borage dry skin remedy hand cream
  • Allergenics emollient cream
  • Weleda cold cream (used to be called Everon face)
  • L’Occitane shea butter 
  • olive oil rub and soak (hands, feet)

The best sort of moisturiser: from the inside out. My current home is a great place for cupcakes; image here from the splendid Flirty Guide's weekend trip

See also: The Flirty Blog (being the blog portion of The Flirty Guide)–Original Cupcakes (my favourite cupcake shop in Vancouver)

Whole list of body moisturisers used at some stage in the recent past, to the best of my recollection…:

  • A-Derma Skin Cream 
  • A-Derma Exoméga emollient lotion, cream, or balm
  • Alaffia unscented unrefined shea butter
  • Allergenics lotion 
  • Allergenics emollient balm
  • Avène TriXéra emollient lotion, cream, or balm
  • Badger Balm (unscented)
  • Balm Balm (unscented) 
  • Boots Botanics Organics (face balm)
  • Burt’s Bees baby/sensitive Buttermilk lotion
  • Clinique deep comfort body butter
  • E45 lotion
  • E45 cream
  • Elave lotion
  • Elave cream
  • Eucerin original moisturizing cream
  • Lavera Neutral Body Lotion
  • Lavera Neutral hand cream
  • Lavera Babies & Children Neutral assorted lotions and creams
  • L’Occitane Extra-Gentle Lotion for Body and Hands
  • L’Occitane shea butter
  • Nivea white or blue tube/tin creams
  • Nuxe Baume des familles 
  • olive oil, any old stuff (lives in kitchen next to sink in my case)
  • ShiKai borage dry skin remedy lotion (original formula, fragrance-free version)
  • ShiKai borage dry skin remedy hand cream
  • The Body Shop body butters: brazil nut, cocoa, olive, shea versions
  • Trilogy Everything Balm
  • Weleda Cold CreamSkin Food, some of their Baby Calendula range (especially the weather balm one)
  • various other balms, shea butter from assorted folks,…

Cocoa butter: c/o Coastal Scents

Image at top: Très Chic Bellevue

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