GUYS. HOLD THE PRESS. I think I have finally found the best body moisturiser, ever. I kid you not.
So the image is a bit of a spoiler, but yes, I am totally in love with The Body Shop’s Hemp Heavy Duty Body Moisture Protector. Try saying that after a few proseccos.
Anywho, a few weeks back I took advantage of this insanely good deal at The Body Shop – 3 body care products for £20. I think this product alone would’ve normally cost that much, so I basically got two other products for free. Result. One of the other products was from their new Pinata Colada range, so I’ll do a cheeky review of that for you soon.
But back to this hemp beauty. It was recommended to me by one of the staff at the Chichester store. I’d never seen the product before, despite having the hemp hand and face protector creams in my ever-growing TBS collection, and I also can’t seem to find it on the website either. This is possibly because it’s more of a winter product, but if you can snatch it up from your local store then I highly recommend you do. Here’s why.
So first of all, if you have sensitive and dry skin like I do, finding a suitable moisturiser is a pain. I have to load up on the stuff all year round because the cold weather makes my skin dry out even more than it already is, and so does the warm weather. Eczema sufferers, you get me?
I have tried countless other body moisturisers that have ranged from being too greasy to completely useless. I know a lot of people use body butters from TBS, but they don’t agree with my skin either. I was sceptical when the lady in the Chichester store said to give this cream a go, but then I tested it on my hand and it was a match made in heaven.
This cream is super rich, but it absorbs beautifully and feels light on the skin. It’s designed for ultra dry skin (i.e. perfect for mine), so when you rub in the cream it is genuinely like some sort of magic. My skin felt incredibly smooth, silky and soft and touchable and amazing. HALLELUJAH.
Now, you’re probably thinking “Whoa there, a lot of moisturisers feel like this when you first put them on…does it last?” – YES. It’s a miracle guys. I put it on at about 7:30am each day and my skin still feels smooth af at 11pm (bedtime). The pot (geddit, pot? Because hemp…) claims to provide 96 hour hydration which I can actually believe but I also refuse to go without a shower for that long to test that claim.
OK, so no product is perfect – what’s the catch? Well, the only catch for me is that it doesn’t *smell* amazing. Anyone who has used hemp beauty products before will probably know this about them already…but the fragrance is not exactly roses. It doesn’t smell bad, it just doesn’t smell great either. Luckily the scent isn’t at all overpowering with this particular cream, in fact out of all of the hemp range that I own, the smell is the most subtle with this.
If you do have really dry skin, definitely try and get hold of this product. Like I said, something tells me it might be temporarily disappearing soon until the winter months because it’s no longer on the website, so nab it quick if you can. Otherwise, keep an eye out around A/W time and grab it before it goes again!