Body creams for every budget

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Body creams for every budget

Smooth, glowing skin is high on the priority list for any beauty-loving gal, and a good body cream is a must for achieving just that! These days, a body cream doesn’t just moisturise, but has many other specific benefits and your cash output can often depend on what you want from the product. So, find the category that most suits you below and decide if you want to splurge or save for the sake of your skin…

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Firming

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Sisley Cellulinov, $260 (sisley-paris.com.au)

We say: This cream targets the appearence of cellulite thanks to a synergy of plant based active ingridients and essential oils. After using, skin is visivly softer and dimples are less noticeable.

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Palmer’s Coconut Oil Antioxidant Firming Lotion, $10

You say: “I was very excited to try this product when it came out, and it didn’t disappoint! A small amount massaged all over my body, focusing on problem areas, leaves my skin plump and looking much more firm. I have some stretch marks and cellulite, and this product immediately reduces the appearance of this!” – Madds Van Zetten

Hydrating

Splurge

Ultraceuticals Ultra Retexturising Body Complex, $89

We say: Formulated with lactic acid, niacinamide and moisturising biomimetic ingredients, this moisturiser has to power to transform dull, dehydrated skin. If scaly skin is a real issue, this one’s worth the investment. 

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Sukin Hydrating Body Lotion, $12.95

You say: “I love that this is a natural body moisturiser. It does not feel greasy at all and absorbs in the skin quickly. It’s not too thick so it is easy to spread. The natural woody smell is also lovely. A great moisturiser to use every day!” – womble

Sensitive

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L’OCCITANE Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream, $63

You say: “This is as the name suggests – an ultra rich cream. It is a white, quite thick cream that has a luxurious feel about it. It smells a bit like talcum powder but it’s a scent I like. It absorbs well and leaves skin feeling soft all day. This has been great for my extra dry skin.” – Princess Perfume

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QV Intensive Cream, $24

We say: For something so affordable, this moisturiser sure does offer a lot. The highly concerntrated formula moisturises for up to 24 hours and is suitable for sensitive skin, including those with eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. 

Scented

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Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede Body Crème, $120

You say: “Like other Jo Malone body creams, it’s lush and amazingly soft. It’s a must for anyone looking for a good body cream that smells amazing. My dry skin just laps it up. – Soan

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The Body Shop British Rose Instant Glow Body Butter, $25

We say: This ultra-hydrating body butter helps to give the skin a healthy glow and velvet-soft finish. It contains pure rose essence so your skin is left with a subtle rose scent as well as all-over nourishment.

SPF

Splurge

Supergoop! Forever Young Body Butter SPF 40, $54 (revolveclothing.com.au)

We say: This luxe body butter with SPF is formulated with antioxidants, brightening sea buckthorn fruit, nourishing meadowfoam seed and argan oil to deeply hydrate your skin, without feeling sticky or greasy. It scented with eucalyptus, clove and vanilla, so you’ll look forward to lathering it on your limbs daily. 

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Dermaveen Revive & Protect Body Moisturiser SPF 50+, $15.99

You say: “I use this as my daily body moisturizer and SPF (I carry a tube in my handbag so that I can reapply, and also have a tube in my drawer at work), and now my partner does too. I don’t even glance at other body moisturizers/sunscreens anymore, and I keep a spare in the cupboard so that we never run out. It keeps my skin soft and supple, it sinks in great, and no irritation.” – Amydillo

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Which of the above products would you choose to buy? Do you tend to splurge or save when it comes to body creams?

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