Friday, May 23, 2008
My temporary dry skin solution (temporary, because I know it’s not nearly moisturising enough for winter, or maybe even summer, weather.): London Drugs Fragrance Free Hypoallergenic Baby Oil.
What it says on the back of the bottle: Our Baby Oil provides all-over skin conditioning for babies and adults. Smooth on after bathing to soften, restore moisture, and prevent dryness and flaking. (*note: I find that this makes my skin too oily. See below.) Perfect for removing eye make-up, and replenishing the skin after sun exposure.
Ingredients: Paraffinium Liquidum. Just one simple ingredient, no smells or fragrances!!
Application: In the shower, after soaping. I put it into a travel-sized pump bottle, and I just pump it into my hand and slather all over. Because it’s oil, it won’t wash off when I rinse my hair, and just the right amount is left on – I towel dry, don’t moisturise, and there’s enough left on my skin to keep it hydrated, but not greasy.
Cost: Under $5 for 600mL! Ah, don’t you just love it when you can use something cheap in place of something more expensive? Lol!!
I wish: It was a gel, because the I bet it could be applied post-shower a lot more easily, and a lot less greasily.
Great for: Everyone but me! I love how there is no scent, and how it makes my shower routine a bunch shorter, but I know that with my dry skin, this will not last me through the winter. So, once I run out, I will not be rebuying – but if you’re a hurried woman, or man, on a budget, with normal skin, this is a great solution.