See what’s trending in Body Care in 2014
It sounds like an oxymoron, but dry oils are trending at the moment, and here’s why:
They absorb neatly and plump up the skin, without a trace of oily residue. If you are skittish about using oils to moisturize your skin, these products are a good way to ease your way in and get used to the idea.
Shea Moisture Dry Oil Mists These come in several delicious natural scents—coconut & hibiscus, lavender, Tahitian noni & monoi, argan oil & raw shea—and do double duty: Spray into hair to add shine and a subtle fragrance. target.com
Super-rich Organic Body Butter
Aimee Raupp Beauty Organic Body Butter
Aimee Raupp is an accomplished woman: certified acupuncturist, herbalist, product
formulator, fertility expert, MS in Traditional Oriental Medicine and, recently, author of You Can Get Pregnant: Natural Ways to Improve Your Fertility Now and Into Your 40s (Demos Health).
Her products are 100 percent organic, which make them a great option for women who are pregnant, trying to conceive, or simply in need of good skincare! This rich body butter is shea butter-based, with coconut oil, essential oils of lavender and geranium. aimeeraupp.com
Lina Hanson Global Baby Serum
Yes, this beautiful blend of nourishing antioxidant oils—watermelon seed, safflower, jojoba, camellia, apricot kernel and grapeseed—is intended for babies, but we use it all over the body, to hydrate grownup skin. Works well to make skin soft and supple, and it’s great for preventing stretch marks! Free of tree nut oils or essential oils. linahanson.com
Coffee is a vasoconstrictor, which means that it can make blood vessels constrict, temporarily. Its granular texture makes it an effective body exfoliator. And it’s a diuretic, said to tighten the skin, which is why it is so popular in cellulite creams.
Organic Bath Co Java Jolt
A whiff of this 100 percent organic Fair Trade-certified coffee and mint body scrub will jolt you awake in your morning shower. But that’s not all: A blend of luscious organic oils—almond, apricot and sunflower—soften and hydrate, while sugar and coffee grounds exfoliate dead skin. The company donates to 1% for the Planet for every purchase. organicbath.co
Skinveda Ayurvedic Body Sculpting Cream
Massage in this powerhouse product twice a day to help with stretch marks and cellulite. Ayurvedic plant extracts and caffeine reduce inflammation and help skin shed adipocytes (cells that store fat), reduce water retention and smoothe the skin. skinveda.com