The Difference Between Body Potions & Lotions
Beauty & Skin Expert Gregorie Guillaume Breaks Down the Difference between Body Potions & Lotions and Shares her Selects for the Season
New season. New body care regimen. Do yourself and your body a favor this season and add body oils to the mix to get even softer skin from SKINN Cosmetics, Whish, Caldrea and Viktor&Rolf. As creatures of habit, stepping out of the shower and reaching for that tried and true body lotion is what we know.
Body Oils vs. Body Lotions
Before you make the decision to switch or even add a body oil to your regimen, let's first understand what the difference is between the two product types. Body oils moisturize the top layer of the skin, keeping moisture trapped in while not penetrating the skin. Body lotions are made with skin-softening ingredients like aloe vera, shea butter and Vitamins D & E to penetrate and hydrate the skin.
Now you've got the facts - whatcha gonna do? I'm a lotion and oil kind of girl myself.
More than just a body oil, Collagenesis Essential Radiance Omega-Rich Anti-Aging Body Oil ($49, store.skinn.com) doesn't just produce a gorgeous glow, made with a concentrated blend of anti-aging ingredients: botanical oils rich in Omega 3, 6, 7, 9 & 12 Fatty Acids, Collagenesis targets parched, aging or withered skin and rejuvenates and replenishes it with moisture so it feel supple.
Whish Blueberry Body Oil ($28, nordstrom.com) is a treat for your nose and skin as it leaves it with a luminous finish. Sesame and sunflower seed oils moisturize it, olive leaf extract and jojoba oil calm inflamed skin and Dermaxyl - an anti-aging peptide ingredient reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Budget Beauty Oil
The Target stores brand of body care products, recently-launched Caldrea Essential Collection is pretty much OMG! Of the four fragrances within the collection offered, Mango Lily is by far my favorite and the Body Oil ($9.99, target.com) - sick. Made of Argan and Meadowsweet Oil - juicy tropical and notes of lily, this body oil has a nice thickness to it which absorbs quickly.
From The Design House Vikto & Rolf
Viktor&Rolf Bomblicious Dry Body Oil ($65, department stores) isn't just about moisturizing thirsty skin, it's about wrapping your body in the warmth with every spritz. The velvety oil is yet another marvelous way to get lost in the Flowerbomb Bomblicious fragrance.
About Gregorie Guillaume
Gregorie Guillaume is well-renowned in the knowledge of beauty, acting as a member of the voting panel for Ebony Magazine’s Ebony Beauty Awards, Target, Motions Hair Care, Rembrandt advertising initiatives, AMBI Skin Care Blogger Ambassador, and will soon be lending her skin care expertise to Proactiv for a worldwide social media initiative.
HueKnewIt.com is a celebrity blog for women featuring hair, face, skin/body, and fashion. Embracing the latest beauty and fashion news, trends, styles and cutting edge products, Guillaume constantly delivers must-know information and secrets to women all over the map.
As an insider with a vast knowledge of beauty products and important voice to numerous blogs, news web sites and publications, Gregorie Guillaume is the go-to beauty expert for today’s stylish woman.Last modified on
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