What are body lotions with benefits?
As summer approaches, and we’re baring more skin, it’s time to treat it with a little more care and attention. Your usual body lotion probably does a good job of smoothing, but look out for lotions that promise to tone and sculpt your body too.
Whilst these body lotions with benefits aren’t going to magically get rid of your cellulite or physically take off inches where they’re not wanted, they can provide temporary tightening effects. Added ingredients to look for may be caffeine (which can temporarily tighten skin by constricting blood vessels and which is also thought to have fat-dehydrating properties), fruit extracts and Vitamin C which can boost skin elasticity and potentially promote collagen production plus hyaluronic acid, which plumps up skin to produce a firming effect.
5 Body Lotions With Benefits
Elemis Targeted Toning Body Moisturiser
In independent clinical trials, this moisturiser was proven to to reduce the appearance of cellulite when applied twice daily for 8 weeks with an advised massage technique (instructions come in-pack). It contains ocean Nigari Salt and Jania Rubens, a red seaweed and the cream transforms into an oil on contact with the skin, making massage easy.
Green People Age Defy+ Contour & Sculpt Body Lotion
This organic moisturiser is suitable for anyone prone to eczema and psoriasis and contains natural plant and fruit extracts from Bayberry, Beech Bud, Pineapple and Ginger plus Squalane.
Exuviance Body Tone Firming Concentrate
Containing a triple firming complex said to increase hyaluronic acid and collagen production plus a boost of caffeine, this comes with a special rollerball applicator that massages in the product, stimulating circulation and ‘waking up’ your body as you use it.
Freshly Cosmetics Detox Firming Body Cream with Caffeine
Barcelona’s best-loved beauty range has hit the UK with 20 of its top products available. Vegan, toxic-free and cruelty-free, the range concentrates on improving the health of your skin by using natural ingredients packed with antioxidants to help combat the effects of pollution. This cream contains seaweed, cucumber, ginger and caffeine, thought to help dehydrate fat cells.
Sukin Super Greens Body Contouring Crème,
From the Australian skincare brand, this lotion gives your body the benefits of a super-healthy supergreens smoothie. It’s bursting with antioxidants from Kale, Spirulina and Parsley plus Coenzyme Q10 which is thought to help prevent skin damage and sagging.
£9.99, Holland and Barrett