by Katharine Asif – Editor,
How do I choose the right body lotion for me?
Moisturising should be part of your daily skincare ritual because it hydrates your skin, promotes a healthy glow and protects the skin’s natural barrier against free radicals. It also encourages you to indulge in your own self-care as the cooling sensation of the lotion effortlessly glides across your skin to calm your body and mind. However, choosing the right body lotion for your skin can be overwhelming when there are so many different ones so we’ve put together the Guava & Gold top tips to help you through the moisturising minefield.
Find a scented lotion to complement your perfume
Make your mark with a beautiful and bold aroma so that when you walk into a room everyone knows you have arrived! Body lotions are often underestimated but, when combined with the right perfume, they have the power to turn heads. Choosing a fragrant lotion will enhance the strength of your scent and reapplying perfume all day will be a thing of the past.
Our signature Paradise Found fragrance in our Body Lotion
is an indulgent blend of yellow freesia, pear blossom, amber, pink cedar and jasmine which brings the true beauty of the tropics to life. Made with shea butter wild harvested by a local women co-operative in Ghana, it won a silver Global Green Beauty Award 2020
for best shea butter
Familiarise yourself with the ingredients
Try avoiding body lotions with an ingredient list that reads like a foreign language. If you’re going to put something on your skin twice a day every day, it’s a good idea to have an understanding of what each ingredient intends to do. This ensures you are staying away from the things you don’t need and getting more of what you do need.
Know your skin type
We all have different skin types ranging from dry to oily skin and you should always have this in mind when choosing a body lotion. A moisturiser could work wonders on one skin type but maybe not suit another as well. Damaged skin can contribute to the breakdown of collagen and speed up the ageing process. Knowing the type of skin you have can help preserve your youthful appearance for longer and all of the Guava & Gold
body lotions are easily absorbed with SPF15 giving the added benefit of light sun protection all day long.
Favour natural ingredients
The ideal body lotion should replenish the loss of hydration whilst protecting the skin against future losses but the good news is you don’t have to use harsh chemicals to make it happen. Natural ingredients such as avocado and grapeseed oils
(with their potential antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits), coconut and guava fruit extract and shea butter are perfect alternatives with all the benefits without the side effects. Body lotions rich in kind-to-skin ingredients come with an extra feel-good factor so you can have silky smooth skin guilt-free.