Body Moisturisers? Not that interested. In fact I’m getting bored even thinking about moisturising my body post-shower. Living in the good old UK my legs barely see light for 10 months of the year (I save a bomb in razors and waxing I tell you) but then June approaches again and my legs are dying to strut around in a pair of denim cut offs.
For reasons I have yet to get to the bottom of women reach a certain age in life (I was 14) and our legs get dry, let’s call it the “Desert Leg Effect”. As a kid I had silky smooth pins but as soon as I started shaving, my legs were dry and no amount of moisturising cured my Desert Leg. I gave up around 18 declaring defeat on the war against the scales.
It’s mid may and the shorts are calling me from the bottom drawer so in a bid to reroute the course of nature on Dessert Legs I have opted into Kiehl’s 10 day challenge. Their Creme de Corps is one of their hero products so I am naturally interested.
For 10 days I have been on a strict regime of daily post-shower lotioning, paying extra attention to my pins. I would say the quality of my skin has improved 50% allover.
I also noticed that after shaving the skin had prolonged smoothness and moisture than if I moisturised without shaving. What does it all mean?
I like that Creme de Corps absorbs quickly into my skin, and it’s not sticky or oily, jeans go on almost immediately afterwards. Also the “non” fragrance means it doesn’t conflict with my perfume.
What bugs me about this product though is the way it alludes to natural origins when the ingredients list consists of totally ordinary and often completely unnatural ingredients. Hmmm.
There IS a cure and it’s called investing in a quality moisturiser and going at it religiously like a Nun kitting on Cocaine. Kiehls Creme de Corps has that instant gratification result for sure, but I found that as a long term moisturiser it’s not the best I’ve tried.
This formula did halt my “desert leg” but it came back the day I stopped using this product. I do like the formula but I do not like enough to pay the price tag of £27. In my opinion it’s not worth an arm and a scaly leg…
,Do you have any go-to body moisturisers for tackling dry scaly skin? Please let me know below!
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