Essentials For The Neck Down
No longer the forgotten cousin of skincare, the latest bodycare buys offer targeted solutions and therapeutic benefits…
Dr. Dennis GrossAlpha Beta Exfoliating Body Treatment, £60
For Fuss-Free Exfoliation
In the last few years, acid exfoliation has transformed our skincare routines and for good reason. Let your body get in on the efficient exfoliating action and watch as any bumps and imperfections disappear in weeks with this new treatment from legendary dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross.
OlverumThe Dry Body Oil, £41.5
For Ease & Speed In The Morning
Olverum’s iconic Bath Oil is nothing short of a miracle worker if you’re feeling stressed and out of sorts. If you don’t have time for a 20-minute soak in the tub, this dry blend of 30 botanical oils, including apricot and rosemary, is the next best thing. Step out of the shower, spritz onto damp skin and take a deep breath. Not only will your skin feel soft and supple, but your mind will feel clearer and calmer too.
Augustinus BaderThe Body Lotion, £75
For A Self-Care Pamper Session
Luxuriously rich, fragrant and silky, this moisturiser doubles as serious skincare with patented technology that triggers the body’s natural collagen production, in turn leading to smoother, firmer skin. It has become a permanent fixture in our Sunday evening self-care session to set our skin up for the week ahead.
ChantecailleRetinol Body Treatment, £90
For Smoothing Out Crepiness
It’s not just our faces that show signs of a life well lived. For areas that need something a little more targeted (elbows, chest, knees et cetera) this retinol infused body lotion is indispensable. The skin-boosting formula ensures you can enjoy limbs that look and feel as smooth as your complexion.
Margaret Dabbs LondonIntensive Hydrating Foot Lotion, £26
For Softening Cracked Heels
Hardworking feet hidden in socks and crammed into boots still need TLC in the winter months. Stop the neglect and start smoothing on this healing cream to instantly soothe and soften dry, cracked heels and ragged cuticles. The lightweight lotion doesn’t feel sticky or overly balmy, so you don’t have to wait hours before dressing your feet when it’s cold either.
Aurelia Probiotic SkincareFirm & Revitalise Dry Body Oil, £52
For Reviving & Brightening Tired Skin
Rich in comforting macadamia and borage oils, this lustrous body oil soaks quickly into skin, nourishing and brightening. We recommend spending a minute or so massaging this into your arms and legs to boost your circulation and achieve that healthy glow we’re all craving right now. Top tip – if you’re brave enough to go bare legged, add an extra line of oil onto your shins to create a natural, gorgeous sheen.
NeomPerfect Night's Sleep Magnesium Body Butter, £36
For Unwinding Before Bed
This has become a firm favourite in our night-time routine. Magnesium is renowned for soothing achy muscles and relieving built-up tension, yet a lot of us are deficient in the mineral. A quick pre-bedtime massage with this rich butter helps boost levels, leading to a restful night’s sleep.
Sol de JaneiroBrazilian Bum Bum Cream, £21
For Conjuring Up Summer
On the coldest, greyest January mornings, this is what can only be described as ‘sunshine in a tub’. It’s rich, it’s velvety soft and it instantly cocoons. It also infuses skin with a sweet, nutty fragrance which, when you catch a whiff of the summery scent throughout the day, will make you smile.