With the end of the 2012 Olympics, we reflect not on British drizzle, but the visual feast of all those amazing bodies. Sure, it takes more than body lotion to look like an athlete, but a girl can dream and here are the top three for firming and hydrating. My Gold Medal goes to Juice Beauty’s Firming Body Moisturizer. SenZen’s Sealed and Delivered is up for the Silver and new find Living Nature is more than Bronze-worthy.
Juice Beauty Green Apple Firming Body Moisturizer
($18 in the TIA shop
). Organic potion-maker, Juice Beauty, has come up with a real winner – a body lotion that is a pleasure to use, very effective and incredibly well priced. Body Moisturizer is a really rich textured lotion that goes on like a dream to hydrate without being greasy. After a couple of weeks, I noticed that my skin was starting to look better. There is the useful anti-aging peptide, Matrixyl, with its collagen boosting powers. Plus there's antioxidant green tea, borage, anti-inflammatory aloe and nourishing shea butter and honey. Read the review
SenZen Sealed And Delivered
($44 in the TIA shop
) With a light but lush smell of mango (from the seed butter) this body lotion transports me to a beach wafted by a soft, tropical breeze. A rich body lotion that leaves the skin feeling velvety and nourished with an impressive array of ingredients. I particularly appreciate bacillus ferment, which is an unusual exfoliant that is gentler than alpha hydroxy acids and confines itself to removing only dead skin cells. There is a good peptide and plenty botanically-derived antioxidants. Read the review
Living Nature Ultra Rich Body Cream
($35 in the shop
). Living Nature is another new find from New Zealand, a beauty brand on a mission to be good for you and the environment. The thick Body Cream has a nice, non-greasy feel and absorbs quickly into the skin. Valerie says it leaves her perpetually dry skin feeling soft and smooth all day long, right up until she crawls into bed. The perfect cure for rough spots, like the elbows and heels. Its aromatic – yet not overpowering – scent hints of cocoa butter. Low and behold, the body cream gets much of its moisturizing power from cacao butter as well as cupuacu and murumuru butters, and the signature manuka honey. Read more about Living Nature
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Ingredients in Juice Beauty: Organic juices of pyrus malus (organic apple juice)*, vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice)*, citrus medica limonum (organic lemon juice)*, aloe barbadensis (organic aloe leaf juice)*, vegetable glycerin, helianthus annuus (organic sunflower seed oil)*, octyl palmitate, capric/ caprylic triglycerides, glyceryl stearate, stearic acid, palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, acetyl hexapeptide-3, cetearyl alcohol, butyrospermum parkii (organic shea butter)*, simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba seed oil)*, oenothera biennis (organic evening primrose oil)*, linum usitatissimum (organic linseed oil)*, borago officinalis (organic borage seed oil)*, xantan gum, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C), allantoin, tocopherol (Vitamin E), ethylhexylglycerin, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, citrus reticulata (mandarin), litsea cubeba (may chang) and cinnamomum camphora (ho wood) pure essential oils * certified organic by a US Department of Agriculture approved agency
Ingredients in SenZen: Water (Aqua), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Propanediol, Prunus, Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmonsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Theobroma Grandifkorum (Cupuacu) Fruit Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Hydrolyzed Cottonseed Protein, Dipalmitayl Hydroxyproline, Passiflora Edulis (Passion Fruit) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice Bran) Oil, Euterpe Oleracea (acai) Pulp Oil, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Silk Amino Acids, Panthenol, Jojoba Esters, Sodium Hyaluronate, SENZEN Energized Liposomal Blend, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (White Tea) Extract, Aspalathus Linearis (Red Tea) Extract, Bacillus Ferment, Montmorillonite (Trace Minerals), Linum Usitatissimum (Flax) Seed Extract, Anthemis Nobillis (Roman Chamomile) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Talc, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Cl 77510), D&C Red No. 30 (CI 73360)
Ingredients in Living Nature: Aqua (water), Cetearyl olivate, Sorbitan olivate, Caprylic capric triglycerides, Astrocaryum murumuru seed butter **, Jojoba esters, Theobroma cacao butter, Theobroma grandiflorum (Cupuacu) seed butter**, Sodium levulinate, Sodium anisate, Glycerin (vegetable glycerin), Caryocar brasiliense (pequi) fruit oil, Glucose, Orbignya oleifera (Babassu) seed oil, Daucus carota extract, Parfum (fragrance)*, Mel (manuka honey), Tocopherol (vitamin E), Xanthan gum, Glucose oxidase, Lactoperoxidase. *From natural essential oils: Benzyl alcohol, Benzyl benzoate, Benzyl Cinnamate, Limonene; **Certified organic