I may possibly have the driest hands on the planet. I know that washing dishes frequently in very hot water causes my skin to dry out in addition to the beginning of the fall season. Whatever the reason, it gets bad around this time of year.
I am a very simple, low-maintenance mom who is limited to more or less 30 minutes to herself on any given day (when the kids are around which is always!). So I prefer to use skin products that are easy to apply and reapplications are not needed in order to see improvements. I have tried many different lotions and oils, even jojoba which was recommended by Dr. Oz, but nothing seemed to work for a long period.
Well, this past Mother’s Day surprisingly turned out for my benefit – my skin’s benefit. I treated myself to a much needed massage at a day spa and it was glorious. But as I was getting ready to leave, I noticed this beautiful lotion container on the sink counter. I had to try it out. Come on, ladies… we love testing out free products, right? To my surprise, a small pump lasted the WHOLE day. I smelled like a sun-kissed citrus fruit. I absolutely love the smell of anything fruity, really. And some actually like the smell of whale vomit like Drew Barrymore. To each, his/her own. But most importantly, my skin was soft again! This was enough to wear as a body fragrance too.
Naturopathica’s holistic healthy products “never use ingredients that can cause irritation, so your skin can focus on looking younger and feeling healthier. From Aloe Vera to L-Ascorbic Acid to Peptides and Plant Stem Cells, every ingredient in my formulas works in harmony with the skin’s natural processes.” They promise 100% skin-loving ingredients.
I use the Sicilian Bergamot Body Lotion daily now. With winter coming, this is perfect for me. Just one small pump in my hands and I am set for the entire day. So worth it!
Ingredients, as stated on their website, are:
SICILIAN BERGAMOT: A small orange-like citrus fruit native to Italy with a refreshing and intoxicating spicy citrus character that uplifts and revitalizes the body.
ROSEMARY LEAF OIL AND EXTRACT: An evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean region, Rosemary’s essential oil has a fresh herbaceous scent that is refreshing and stimulating to the body. Rosemary leaf extract is a potent antioxidant, providing protection against damaging free radicals.
ALOE VERA AND SUNFLOWER SEED OIL: These deeply soothe and moisturize the skin.
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