Skin Food
You know when you discover a product for the first time and wonder how you ever lived without it? This is ‘Skin Food’, a time-tested super-rich lotion which has been working its magic on rough skin since 1926. We now carry a handy 30ml tube in our bag at all times, to use on our kids’ hands when they get dry from running around in the cold, as well as our own problem areas (of which there are a few). The smell alone, derived from a combination of organic sunflower seed oil, extracts of wild pansy, chamomile, calendula and revitalising rosemary extract, is almost good enough to eat. (Though we wouldn’t recommend that.)
£9.95 for 75ml;

Renewing Rose Hydrating Body Gel
If the word ‘gel’ makes you think of adolescent hair-dos, think again. This incredibly light, non-tacky and seriously hydrating offering from Aromatherapy Associates combines rose, geranium, evening primrose and jojoba, and the result is a beautifully fragrant, incredibly revitalising product which feels like its bringing new life to tired skin. The range also includes a really lovely body oil, for when you want something a bit richer (or, indeed, a massage).
£31 for 200ml;

Baby Bee Buttermilk Lotion
Officially for use on baby skin, this lotion from Burt’s Bees is too good not to use ourselves, too. Made from 98.8 per cent natural ingredients it contains buttermilk (as the name suggests), aloe vera and sunflower oil, as well as beeswax and coconut oil – with a touch of sweet orange which gives it the distinctly delicious fragrance. Perfect for use after shaving your legs (if you ever get round to it).
£5.99 for 170ml;

Baume Corps Oil Therapy
Enriched with apricot oil, this incredibly soft and light body treatment from French luxury skincare brand Biotherm absorbs really well and is perfect for all-over use. The snag is that in Britain, Biotherm products are now exclusively sold at airports – however, you can pick it up online (link below).
£17.95 for 400ml;

Super Moisturising Body Oil 
Containing no parabens, sulphates, petroleum or other nasties, this luscious body oil from British family company ‘Balance Me’ is great during and after pregnancy. Helping to combat stretch marks and dryness, restoring elasticity and strength, this remarkably lighter oil combines the revitalising and healing properties of neroli with rejuvenating rosehip, jojoba, wheat germ, borage and calendula.
£24 for 200ml;

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