You’ll probably find that your skin needs extra care in winter. These are my favourite budget buys for just that.
Lipidol After Shower Oil, R79.95. This lightweight oil nourishes and hydrates the skin without leaving it sticky. The chamomile scent has a soothing effect, too.
Palmers Moisturising Gel Oil SPF 15, R104.95. This has a slightly different formula to most moisturisers. It comes out a gel, but absorbs like a dry oil. It’s packed full of deeply nourishing oils like cocoa butter, vitamin E, shea butter and jojoba. The SPF15 doesn’t hurt, either.
The Body Shop British Rose Body Butter, R170. The Body Shop’s Body Butters are moisturising cult classics. But this version is soon to become a perennial favourite – the light rose scent is just delightful.
Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Cream, R41.95. This is my cream of choice when my skin is particularly dry. The aloe in the formula helps to soothe any itchiness, and leaves the skin super moisturised and comfortable.
Nivea Intensive Moisturising Body Lotion with Sea Minerals, R38.95. I haven’t found a lotion that absorbs as well as this one. I adore the blue lotus scent, too.