I have a hard time with forcing myself to use body lotion. It’s easily my least favorite part of my routine because I find it really, really boring. I know it only takes a couple of minutes, but it feels like forever, and the lotiony feeling afterwards bothers me a lot more than it does on my face or my hands. So a body lotion has to do more than just moisturize in order for me to get excited about it. It needs to sink in quickly with as little dry-down time as possible, and it should smell amazing. It’ll be a painful chore to use up otherwise. Illi’s Total Aging Care Smoothing Lotion has been decent so far, and has probably come the closest to being a body lotion I maybe sort of enjoy using.
Living in a cold climate does a number on my skin in the winter months. I’ve had bouts of prolonged itchiness along with skin that feels uncomfortably lizard-like. Getting into the habit of frequently using a body moisturizer is something I definitely feel I need. I purchased this lotion from RRS as a companion to a body wash from a similar line (review linked below). Both were quite cheap, so I picked them up despite not seeing reviews for either of them anywhere.