I never used to moisturize my body.
I know, I know... it's a cardinal sin... but to be honest I just wouldn't bother in the past.
Starting over the past winter, however, I decided to make a change and start being a proper lady and moisturize my body on a daily basis.
At the moment I'm down to these three lotions:
Satsuma Puree & Mango Whip by The Body Shop
Sugar Lychee by Fresh
The Fresh lotion is almost double the price of the Body Shop ones. The Fresh lotion I have at the moment is from a holiday set, but the regular 300 mL bottles retail for $22.50. The Body Shop lotions are $12 for 250mL and are sometimes on "buy one get one free" special.
Texture-wise, these lotions are almost identical.
From a moisturizing point of view, the Mango one is geared towards very dry skins so it does feel a hint more emollient when applied.
The Fresh lotion also contains mango seed oil to quench dry skins.
The Satsuma lotion has the most appealing scent (to me, anyway. I loved the Fresh Sugar Lychee line at first but the scent became rather overpowering and sicky sweet after everyday use).
All three smell great and absorb effortlessly into the skin.
The Fresh lotion does feel slightly more luxurious and leaves a lasting and beautiful sheen on the skin. I also find that I need to use a smaller amount of this than the others, but the price is a bit of a turn-off.
Another difference, for those who care, is paraben content. Fresh lotions are 100% paraben free while The Body Shop lotions contain at least 2 different types of parabens.
There isn't really one. I like all three, but perhaps will stick to the Satsuma Puree as a daily moisturizer and maybe try out a different scented Fresh lotion as a treat for when my skin needs a bit of an extra "pick me up".
I haven't been a fan of Bath and Body Works lotions and body butters, but they do have a couple of new scents that I am interested in, so perhaps I'll give them a whirl soon.
What are your favourite body lotions?