Nothing gets me more excited for the day than a great body product. The minute the sun starts shining, I dust off my go-to body beauty products and slather myself in them. You can’t beat the feeling of prepping your body ready for a day of sun-drenched fun.
Creams & Moisturisers
Chances are you’re already familiar with Sol de Janeiro’s Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. It has become one of the most well-loved body products of the century thanks to its incredible smell. However, if you’re not big on thick, rich body creams, this body wash gives you all of the creamy, beachy, tropical-scented joy of Bum Bum without the grease (and cost).
Unlike its more well-known Bum Bum Cream, the coconut moisturiser doesn’t contain shimmer with a lightweight whipped texture that sinks into the skin in seconds. It doesn’t have a hint of grease and is by far my most-used summer product.
The Coco Cabana cream from Liberty is one of the chicest scents ever. Mojave Ghost is musky and woody and is how one might expect a sun-drenched desert to smell.
The Body Shop’s Body Yogurts is a favourite body cream. They’re lightweight and don’t leave you feeling slippy and greasy afterwards. They’re cooling in their very nature, but this summer-appropriate Cool Cucumber scent is freshness at its finest.
If you like your morning shower to pack a zesty punch, may I please turn your attention to this shower gel? With grapefruit, lemon and neroli, a couple of pumps of this will leave you ready for the best start to the day.
Let’s just say whenever I use the Coco & Eve moisture whip, I can’t escape from the compliments. The texture is thick and rich, which is great for dry, scaly legs. But let’s not beat around the bush. The sole reason anyone would buy this stuff is for the smell. It’s fruity beyond belief with notes of lychee and dragon fruit. Once it has to suck into the skin a little, it starts smelling more expensive and muskier. It’s the sort of product you want to eat.
If you enjoy the spa, the Dyptique body balm is pure joy. The balmy melts into the skin to deliver next-level nourishment. It leaves skin feeling silky and smelling like blood orange, ginger and rose, and it looks like an ornament on the shelf.