So oft-ignored all winter, until the limb-exposing party season rears its head, the skin on our bodies need attention all year round.
Whether you're looking to tackle chronically dry skin, need a body product to make your skin glow, or simply want to treat yourself, we have something in our body beauty kit that will suit.
Here are eight of the best problem-solving body moisturisers you should know about:
The Glow Enhancer:
Rose Quartz Illuminating Body Oil, €44.40 approx, Herbivore Botanicals
This very pretty body oil is made with Moroccan rose and jasmine grandiflorum. It’s vegan-friendly and cruelty-free and as well as making skin soft and delicately fragranced, it also leaves a radiance-boosting shimmer. Perfect on limbs for a night out.
The Method: Body Nourish, €66, Lancer
If you’re looking for a body product with a bit of ‘oomph’, this could be it. Part of Dr. Harold Lancer’s renowned anti-ageing regime, it’s high tech skincare for the body. The antioxidant-rich formulation contains glycolic acid and hyaluronic acid-based technology to soften fine lines and even skin tone.
The Nighttime Essential:
Perfect Night's Sleep Magnesium Body Butter €46, NEOM
One of two new luxury body creams from aromatherapy-based brand NEOM. This contains 13 essentials oils and the brand’s Tranquillity fragrance (which include English lavender, sweet basil & jasmine). The formulation is 100 per cent natural and contains magnesium, which helps to boost wellbeing.
Lipikar Body Moisturising Balm AP+ 400ml €19.99, La Roche-Posay
A great option for anyone struggling with very dry skin or eczema-prone skin - or anyone who wants to pare back on chemicals and fragrance in their routines. This super-gentle balm is 10 per cent glycerine and contains shea butter, niacinamide and La Roche-Posay’s thermal spring water.
The Body Oil:
Quiet Body Oil, €55, Moss of the Isles
A beautifully aromatic oil from new Irish brand Moss of the Isles. Designed to nourish skin and calm the mind, this contains a blend of sweet almond and apricot oils, along with myrtle, lavender, bergamot. Apply to slightly damp skin after a bath or shower to calm and encourage relaxation.
Creme de Corps, from €13, Kielh’s
A long-time favourite, this buttery wonder from Kiehl’s just melts into the skin. The formulation contains cocoa butter to soften, squalane to boost barrier function and antioxidant beta-carotene. It’s incredibly nourishing, without being greasy, and gives skin a soft glow.
The Mood Booster:
Rind Concentrate Body Balm, €29, Aesop
A perfect pick-me-up after that morning shower, or one to bring on holidays to enliven sun-warmed skin. The aloe vera-enriched body balm contains botanical extracts, including orange, lemon and grapefruit, to work on your mood as well as your skin.