5 Cruelty Free Moisturisers Your Body Needs

Hellooo, folks! I hope you’re all fine and dandy. With summer fast approaching (rather inconsistently in England), the pressure to have your “summer body” ready is all the stronger. Now, whilst I abhor such nonsense (EVERY body is ready for summer – as long as you’ve got decent SPF), keeping your skin well looked after is an important part of self-care and your older self will thank you in years to come! So, here’s a round up of my favourite moisturisers to keep your skin at its best:

1. The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Soothing & Restoring Body Butter | £15

I absolutely adore this range from one of my favourite high-street haunts, The Body Shop. It’s incredibly luxurious, deeply nourishing and leaves my skin feeling baby soft. The butter is quite rich and thick for the summer months and there’s a thinner lotion on offer in this range, but I don’t find it works quite as well for me. I have friends that swear by it, but the butter is the by far the superior product in my humble opinion! It leaves my legs in particular looking and feeling incredible, plus, it smells like a total dream. It’s suitable for the most sensitive of skin types and I’ve found it massively reduces redness and irritation. Winning!

2. Brazilian Bum Bum Cream | £18 (for 75ml)

I got this for my birthday, as it’s quite pricey, but it is magical. It’s a gorgeous formula that soaks into your skin as though quenching hours and hours of thirst, leaving your body feeling softer, firmer and more supple. The formula contains guarana extract, which is rich in caffeine, so it works hard to stimulate circulation and tighten your skin – so give some extra attention to your derrière! I definitely noticed a difference in the texture of my lower half and could’ve eaten myself because the pistachio fragrance is dizzyingly delicious.

3. Glossier Body Hero | £18

This lightweight moisturiser has an unusual fragrance; it’s fresh and clean, but reminiscent of baby oil, which is very soothing and relaxing, if a little odd at first. It’s best used right out of the shower on towel dried skin and leaves a dewy glow, whilst providing some much needed moisture. Top tip, a little goes a long way! Don’t make the mistake of applying too much and wandering about looking like a greased up unicorn – I’ve been there, my friends, and it isn’t pretty. Glossier offer this in a set alongside their Body Hero shower gel for the bargain price of £28, but I really didn’t enjoy the shower gel and found it quite ineffective, so would just stick to purchasing the moisturiser in the future.

4. Lush Sleepy Body Lotion | £13.95 (for 215g)

This rich, deeply nourishing lotion is infused with lavender oil, Fair Trade cocoa butter and Ylang Ylang oil to help ease the stresses of the day and lull you into a deep, dreamy sleep. It’s quite a thick formula with a heady, intoxicating fragrance, so it’s perfect before bed as it does take a little while to soak in. Summer nights can get rather restless, so this little wonder works its magic on your skin whilst you slumber. Blissful!

5. The Body Shop British Rose Body Yoghurt | £8.50

A fast absorbing, lightweight moisturiser that’s not only cruelty free, but vegan too! At only £8.50, this is a skin-saving bargain. There’s a range of fragrances to choose from (mango is another personal fave), and each yoghurt in the collection is the same gel-like formula that instantly melts into damp skin, saving you some precious minutes to make more of your day. It’s absolutely perfect for summer!

What are your favourite body moisturisers? Do you find it tricky to keep on top of your body care? Let me know in the comments below! Thanks, as always, for reading, folks!

Much love,

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  1. June 1, 2018 / 10:39 pm

    Ooh, The Almond Milk & Honey Body Butter sounds awesome!! I have pretty sensitive skin, so this would be a good product for me to try! ?Wonderful post!!

    • June 2, 2018 / 2:08 am

      It would be great for you! Let me know if you end up getting it and what you think ☺️ thanks for reading! Xo

  2. June 3, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    I LOVE that these skincare companies are moving towards cruelty-free products at such a good pace. I’ve heard so much about The Body Shop but haven’t bought anything there before. Lush’s products are soooo nice! Glad you love the Sleepy body lotion! Thanks for sharing these treats :).

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • June 3, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      Same! I only buy cruelty free – it’s definitely the way forward! I bet you will fall in love with The Body Shop when you give it a try ?✨ thanks so much for reading, lovely XO

  3. June 3, 2018 / 7:43 pm

    My body is in dire need of moisturizer. Especially with the heat outside and waxing! I have heard so many good things about Glossier!

    • June 3, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      Glossier have some AMAZING products, definitely worth giving some a try! Thanks so much for reading ?✨

  4. June 3, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    What a great post! I love the products at The Body Shop. That British Rose Body yogurt looks and sounds incredible! Thanks for sharing this list of moisturisers!

    • June 3, 2018 / 8:40 pm

      You’re welcome! Thank you SO much for reading XO

  5. Melissa
    June 3, 2018 / 8:00 pm

    I loved reading this! I live in Canada and I don’t frequent the Body Shop that much, but you’ve definitely intrigued me to try the Almond Milk & Honey collection! Now I’m looking forward to this on my next shopping trip! Thank you 🙂

    • June 3, 2018 / 8:41 pm

      Thank you so much for reading! Ooh I would love to visit Canada! Let me know what you think if you give it a try ♥️✨

  6. June 3, 2018 / 8:20 pm

    I got a huge surprise when I read this! I had no idea the Brazilian bum bum cream was cruelty free! And I’ve had a bottle of the body shop almond milk and honey stuff there for absolutely ages and I’d totally forgotten about it. Thanks for reminding me. That’s coming out next week for sure! x


    • June 3, 2018 / 8:44 pm

      It was a surprise to me, too! Oh yes, definitely got to get that on the go! Just checked out your blog too, love it ?

  7. June 3, 2018 / 8:56 pm

    I’ve heard so many good things about the Luch Sleepy cream and I’ve really wanted to try it out so I think I’ll ha e too now! I also love all body shop products, lovely post x

    • June 3, 2018 / 11:16 pm

      Definitely! Give it a go and let me know if you like it ? thanks so much for reading! XO

  8. June 3, 2018 / 10:05 pm

    The sleepy body lotion is my go to and couldn’t live without it! I’ll be sure to check out some of these other body lotions as well as I’m always looking for new cruelty free products and brands.

    Sara | http://www.copperandsun.co.uk

    • June 3, 2018 / 11:17 pm

      Thanks for reading, lovely! Yesyes it’s so amazing, isn’t it? Let me know if you try any of the other lotions! Cruelty free is the way forward for sure ??

  9. June 4, 2018 / 6:36 pm

    Great post am always on the lookout for such products

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