Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Save your Skin this Winter!

Ever have days where you step out of the shower in the morning and you're either too cold or running too late to moisturize?  Well that's usually me and the cold winter air is doing a number on my skin.  Luckily, I received a big raw chunk of body butter from Lush Cosmetics this past Christmas from my sister.  The best part?  The body butter can be rubbed on in the shower or tub and leaves a moisturizing layer on your skin which can last up to 24 hours.  We think it's perfect for the busy hip + urban girl on the go or the seriously lazy person like me.

The Hip & Urban Girl's Guide tried out 'Aqua Mirabilis Body Butter' ($12.95) which exfoliates with ground almond shells while moisturizing at the same time.  I like using this twice a week because the little scrubbies might be too much for me everyday.  The body butter gently removes dead skin and did not feel oily after I dried off.

The 'King of Skin' ($13.95) uses organic bananas with extra virgin coconut oil, cocoa and shea butters to moisturize the skin naturally.  It leaves you smelling fresh and does not harshly exfoliate, especially if you have sensitive skin.  We found it really nourishing for your skin and you'll feel like you just had a spa treatment. 
'The Soft Touch' ($14.95) is the one body butter that you use outside of the shower or bath.  The bar took no time to melt on my skin and spread out easily without leaving you too greasy.  Made with fair trade cocoa butter, shea butter, beeswax and organic coconut oil. The cardamom scent is heavenly and made us just want to curl into our pajamas and breathe deeply for the rest of the night.

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  1. If you have tried any of the LUSH massage bars then "The Soft Touch" will please you. The buttery texture of cocoa butter melts on your skin while it releases a delicious fragrance. Neroli (orange blossom) oil is known for its aphrodisiac qualities, Lavender oil makes you feel calm and relaxed and Cardamom oil clears the mind. When I first purchased this body butter I thought the fragrance was a little strong. However, once you apply this all over your body the scent is heady and sensual. The Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Wheatgerm oil, Avocado oil and Soya Oil make this luxurious.

  2. I love LUSH! I have tried King of Skin. When I came back from Jamaica with a tan, I used this product to make my skin look awesome with its moisture. I love how it made my skin looked dewy. I will try The Soft Touch next.

    I have also tried using a massage bar to lock it more moisture after I shower. I tried out Each Peach (and Two's a Pair) and it works!

  3. I agree that the scent can be overwhelming at first, but it does fade into something really lovely and subtle. It makes my skin all shiny and does show off a great tan! It stops my skin from flaking out in this dry weather.