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The summer body glossary: lotions, butters and oils

The summer body glossary: lotions, butters and oils
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Taking care of the skin on your body in the summer months is just as important as treating and caring for your complexion.

The warm weather, salt water, chlorine and increased exposure to the sun can all affect the texture and appearance of our skin. To keep your skin glowing all summer long, choosing the perfect body care products for your skin is essential. Dependent on your skin type, you may choose to moisture and hydrate your skin with a cream, a lotion, a body butter or an oil.

The best summer body care

We've gathered together an edit of our favourite summer bodycare products to help you take care of your skin the summer and keep your body radiant and glowing throughout the warmer months.

Body Oil

Body oils are a divine way of hydrating your skin during the summer months. Ultra-luxurious and fast-absorbing, dry oils hydrate your skin leaving it luminous after just one application. Particularly wonderful for those with normal, dehydrated skin types, body oils nourish your skin without feeling heavy or tacky.

  • The NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi Usage Dry Oil nourishes and conditions skin with a cocktail of Vitamin E and six precious plant oils, including Hazelnut, Sweet Almond, and Macadamia. Protecting your skin against external aggressors, the NUXE Huile Prodigieuse helps to minimise early signs of ageing and keep your skin gorgeously soft and glowing. Topped with a captivating sweet sunny scent, the NUXE Dry Oil is a summer essential.
  • Perfect for both your skin and your hair, the OUAI Rose Hair and Body Oil hydrates and pampers with a luxurious blend of Rosehip and Shea oils. Casting a protective veil on to your skin, the oil locks in moisture to keep you skin looking smooth and radiant all day long.
  • If you want to add a touch of shimmer to your bodycare routine, opt for the Darphin Soleil Plaisir Sultry Shimmering Oil. The non-greasy formula glides onto your skin leaving behind a subtle golden shimmer which enhances your natural summer glow.

Body Lotion

Lotions are ideal for those with more oily skin types who still need to moisturise in order to improve the appearance and texture of their skin. Lightweight and super-hydration, body lotions are fuss-free and wonderfully effective and absorb quickly into the skin.

  • Enriched with Shea Butter and Almond Oil, the KORRES Santorini Vine Body Milk smooths and softens your skin, providing long-lasting moisture and relief. Inspired by the island of Santorini, the Vine Body Milk leaves your skin with a hint of fresh fragrance whilst it deeply hydrates. Skin is left calm and moisturised with a radiant appearance.
  • If your have particularly sensitive skin but don't like the feeling of rich soothing balms, the Caudalie Nourishing Body Treatment Lotion makes the perfect moisturiser. Containing Caudalie's signature Grape Seed Extract, the Treatment Lotion protects, softens and deeply hydrates your skin.
  • The uplifting REN Moroccan Rose Otto Body Lotion is a gorgeous morning moisturiser. Rich is essential fatty acids from Rosehip Seed Oil and Jojoba Oil, the Morrocan Rose Otto Body Lotion nourishes your skin, leaving it smooth and supple with a gorgeous, light scent.

Body Butter

Rich body butters are a must-have product for those with very dry, tight, irritated skin. Deeply nourishing and hydrating, body butters work to relieve your skin, eliminating dry patches and uneven texture for skin that looks and feels smooth and supple.

  • Treat your skin to a decadent pamper with the ESPA Smooth & Firm Body Butter. Enriched with Pumpkin Seed Extract and Argan Oil, the rich butter deeply hydates your skin, leaving it smooth and supple with a radiant glow. Rose, Patchouli and Mandarin Essential Oils give a light, floral frangrance making the Smooth & Firm Body Butter perfect for summer.
  • Simple yet effective, the Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter is the perfect product for those with skin in need of a serious moisture boost but prefer products without fragrance. The Deep Comfort Body Butter penetrates deep into the skin to hydrate and smooth areas prone to dryness. Despire being a rich texture, the Body Butter absorbs quickly, moisturising and improving the appearance and texture of your skin.
  • If the elasticity and firmness of your skin is a key concern, treat your skin with the Omorovicza Body Cream. Containing Omega 6 Ceramide, the rich-textured cream tightens and strengthens your skin's protective barrier whilst peptides help to boost your skin's natural collagen production. With the addition of Apricot Kernel Oil and Jojoba Oil, the Omorovicza Body Cream will leave your skin smooth, soft and radiant.


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