It’s not just your face that needs a winter regimen update. We’ve covered the subject of dry winter facial skin with our post on treatment masks, but what about the rest of your body? In the colder months, it’s ideal to switch to a more nourishing skincare routine for the body too: for example, after exfoliating the skin with a body brush pre-shower (we've written a how to guide to body brushing here), you could layer a body cream on top of oil for extra hydration. Simply take your pick from our favourite organic body care products below.
Tata Harper Redefining Body Balm – Not just your regular body balm - whilst providing deep hydration, it's also a high-technology body treatment to help minimise and prevent unwanted stretch marks, thanks to palm extract and red algae, and a blend of six skin-softening butters including Murumuru, Kokum, Cocoa, Capuaçu, Mango and Shea. Best for rejuvenating, fortifying and toning skin in the depths of winter.
NUORI Vital Body Balm – Don't like lotions that feel to thick on skin? Try this one - it's very easily absorbed and leaves skin soft thanks to a blend of avocado oil, shea butter and olive oil-derived glycerin. We're huge fans of this range, as all the ingredients are freshly blended in small batches every 12 weeks to ensure peak efficacy. Apply generously after a bath or shower to feed your skin with vitamin E and grape seed-derived antioxidants. You'll end up smelling pretty amazing too!
Ambre Cupuacu Rich Moisturising Body Butter – Very dry, chapped and delicate skins can find relief in this glorious tub! It contains a rich, raw, thick body moisturiser made from softening unrefined Shea and Cupuacu butters, with cold-pressed vegetable oils of moisturising oils such as sweet almond oil and apricot kernel. Melt it between palms and apply to warm, lightly moist skin and feed it with vitamins and essential fatty acids.
Pai Comfrey and Calendula Calming Body Cream – A hydrating and therapeutic all-over body treatment ideal for allergy prone or sensitive skin types, this silky skin cream features gentle and soothing Calendula for daily skin nourishment and Comfrey to aid in the skins natural repair function. With an array of additional organic plant oils and butters to inject the skin with a much-needed dose of hydration, this intensely nourishing body cream is our Winter essential.
De Mamiel Salvation Body Oil – This uplifting mix of revitalising oils - Baobab, Argan, Camellia, Rosehip and Coconut - does wonders for the skin, but also for the mind. Inspired by the single Chinese medicinal principle that life is entwined in a series of seasons and cycles, it is formulated to make the most out of “now” and boost your wellbeing. With an all-natural and organic fragrant blend of Ylang Ylang, rosewood, sandalwood and jasmine, skin is left renewed, velvety soft and sensually scented. A little bit of this goes a long way. Best for revitalising the skin and lifting your mood.
Lina Hanson Global Body Serum – We love this natural hand-blended body oil, as it combines ten of the world’s most powerful and exotic super oils that have been used and cherished by cultures all over the world for centuries, from Chile to Madagascar, including Japan’s “Rice Bran Beauties,” Pakistan’s Hunza People, and Morocco’s Berber women. Other sustainable and natural oils are apricot kernel, Yuzu, Vanilla, Camellia Seed, Brazil Nut, Pumpkin seed, Pink Grapefruit, and Avocado. The result is a luxurious and unique body oil which helps relieve dryness and improve circulation. Best for deep hydration, improving skin elasticity and circulation.