Cold Weather Skincare Essentials, Body Edition: Smith Farms, La Roche Posay, Curel, Biotherm

As a follow up to my Cold Weather Skincare, Face Edition, here are my favourites for body skincare for this winter. So much to love here, you guys.

Glitter Geek Cold Weather Skincare: Body Edition

For All Over The Body

Smith Farms Honeysuckle Hair and Body Oil ($16.00 for 103 ml, online) is a glorious oil for after a shower or bath. My itchy flaky legs become wonderfully soft and smooth with one use of this oil. It locks in the moisture with its several oils (organic sweet almond oil, organic jojoba oil, organic sunflower oil) and leaves you smelling like a baby (honeysuckle essential oil). A bonus: Smith Farms is Canadian! They are located in the Quebec/Ontario border, and they make safe all-natural products locally.

For Hands + Every Other Body Part That’s Itchy and Irritated

For me, Winter brings burning red eczema. I have to be careful of soaps (nothing too foamy) and detergents (I wear gloves when washing dishes). As for products…

I use La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP ($33 for 400ml, in pharmacies) on the onset of an eczema flare-up, and that’s usually the end of the story. It is described as a lipid replenishing body balm, and made specificially for extremely dry, itchy skin. It is a thick balm that forms a barrier on my hands and instantly soothes any irritation.

Throughout the day, I keep my hands moisturized with Biotherm Biomains Anti-Aging Moisturizing Hand Cream ($29.50 for 100 ml, in Sephora, The Bay, Sears and Shoppers Drugmart) on my desk side. I’m so pleased to say that this silky hand cream has faded my summer sun spots and overall has made my hands look younger. Yes, this is my first experience with anti-aging creams and yes, this really works!

For Cold Feet (Literally, not Figuratively)

Is anyone else sick of peppermint foot creams? I don’t know about you, but if it’s the middle of winter, the last thing I want to put on my feet is a cooling minty cream. Thank goodness there’s Curel Foot Therapy Cream ($3.99 for 100 ml, in mass market retailers). Its slightly nutty scent is comforting, but more importantly its thick texture works well on dry, cracked heels. It contains shea butter, coconut milk and vitamin E to help provide a moisture barrier in the driest of months.

What are your winter must-haves for the body? Have you tried the products I mentioned here? How did you like them?

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  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    You put “honeysuckle” and “oil” together and my heart goes pitter patter. :)

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      I love love love the smell of this oil. You should try it out, Liz!

  • http://twitter.com/mostlysunnyblog Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    My body hasn’t complained too much so far, but my hands are crying for help! My new hand cream crush is Aesop ones. Just used up my tube of Resurrection and ordered Reverence. I like how they are absorbed so easily with no greasy residue, but at the same time my skin is nourished and protected! That and L’Occitane ones remain an old favorite!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      Oooh Aesop is hard to find here. I like the sound of those hand creams though. :) I’ve tried the L’Occitane one but it felt really heavy.

  • http://MyLuciteDreams.com/ MyLuciteDreams

    I’m a sucker for anything balm, eyeing that Roche posey. My hands are a mess, and I get a bit of exzema as well. I’m making a conscience effort to moisturize them more but I can’t stand lotion on my palms, I’m trying!

  • http://makeupmorsels.wordpress.com Makeup Morsels

    I love La-Roche Posay, but I completely forgot they do skincare for the body as well as the face! Silly me. I still use cooling foot creams in the winter because my favorite one just happens to be cooling hahah, but I know what you mean. If Liz Earle would just make a warming version of that somehow….I’d be a happy camper :)