I have excessively dry skin in winter, to the point where it’s like wearing a painful coat of itchy needles if I don’t manage it. It’s almost like winter weather causes a sort of Sybil effect when it comes to temperatures: you’re hot, you’re freezing, it’s cold and drying, it’s hot and dry-er. All that into and out of dehydrating temperatures can cause those of us with dry skin to cry with discomfort. But humidifiers are one of the best things I have found for dry itchy skin. Meet my new daily beauty must-have: LUSH Cosmetics Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner. The concept is really simple but genius (as in, why had no one thought of this before?) in that LUSH’s founder had fallen madly in love with the softening, glowing results that argan oil had on her hair and wanted to replicate said softness, health and glow for the skin on her body. The result is body cream packed with cocoa butter, cupuacu butter, almond and Argan oils with a gorgeous exotic rose scent. Not overpowering in scent but delicious in its effects, it’s like a skin vacation from the deadly dryness of winter. I’ve been able to go an entire day without having to reapply for two months and that’s a miracle, beauty fans.
Also, as with all amazing LUSH products, it’s cruelty-free and not tested on animals, which makes it even more appealing.
Instructions: slather this on wet skin right out of the shower and wrap yourself immediately in a giant towel or bath robe to let your skin air dry.
LUSH Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner ($29.95), available via LUSH boutiques and online.