When you take your “me time” as seriously as we do, you are always on the hunt for game-changing pampering body care products. You know the ones – those holy grail products that will not only transform your bathroom into a home spa, but also restore your skin’s moisture and balance, while keeping it soft and smooth all year long.
Here is a roundup of the best body washes, moisturisers, hand creams, and more handpicked by our panel of distinguished Her World Beauty Awards 2018 judges that will deliver supple, glowing skin fast.
With its refreshing, fruity scent, this is a wake-up call for lazy weekend mornings. The fragrance lingers, too, so you don’t even need perfume after.
Everything it claims, it fulfils: sheer hydration that gets absorbed in seconds and leaves a powdery feel – check; 24-hour hydration – check. It even calms irritated patches of skin after continuous use.
This oil-lotion hybrid with rose and argan oils takes less than a minute to sink in, shielding skin with a fine, comforting film. It can also be used to treat dry cuticles and hands.
Fifty per cent of this balm is soothing thermal water, while 20 per cent is moisturising shea butter, to prevent itching – sans stickiness and greasiness.
Cooling, with no traces of stickiness, this citrusy woody gel is easy on the nose and skin.
Better used as an overnight hand treatment, this essential oil-rich cream (which initially feels slightly sticky) makes rough hands feel softer by the next morning. Redness and dryness go away in five minutes. And it has no parabens or synthetic fragrances.
Its silky texture sinks in quickly to give relief to hands that feel tight, dry and itchy. The delicate scent is sweet but not overpowering. Our readers say this is a must-have in their bags.
Once we figured how much to use (three handfuls) and got used to the fact that it cleaned well despite not lathering much, it became our go-to for itchy days, or time spent in cold climes or hard-water areas.
More like a gel than a cream, it still packs enough of a hydrating punch to give you softer, suppler skin that’s less prone to irritation. The fragrance-, colourant and preservative-free formula also lathers lightly, which is a plus.
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