I’m not a body lotion type person but I have about four bottles open, each at various stages of emptiness… I slather them on and wander aimlessly across the landing and back, waiting for the icky feeling to subside. I have to use them because underneath my skin, I have scales. After showering, the water seemingly dissolves the upper epidermis leaving me feeling more horny toad than supple and soft.
The worst bits are typically in those hard to reach areas, namely that horizontal line that connects both shoulder blades. As the water evaporates, my skin tightens and I feel a familiar tingle that has me running for the body cremes. When I say “me”, I actually mean Mr. L… I’ve already said that I can’t reach. It’s a daily ritual… and one that I’m very grateful that I have a husband to help me with. I’m so high maintenance.
Enter LUSH’s latest innovation, Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner*.
Taking the hair conditioner theory and applying it to the skin, it’s basically a tub of sweet-smelling, oil-infused skin conditioner that you smear over your body after washing, then rinse off prior to stepping out of the shower. Towel dry your skin gently and you’ll feel as if you’ve just smothered yourself in a rich body creme. And unlike last year’s innovation, Toothy Tabs… I’m a massive fan.
A). It smells completely delicious, like a mixture of cocoa butter and roses… truly edible.
B). It really works.
It feels odd on the skin whilst you’re still in the shower, like you’ve just waterproofed your skin with a slather of grease to be honest. Deliciously-scented but lardy nonetheless. As I patted my skin dry with the towel, it felt simply amazing and still does, sitting here 5 hours later. *strokes arms*
A little goes a very long way and the trick is to increase its ‘spreadability’, work with a small amount and don’t be afraid to really eke it out over the skin’s surface. It’s generously rich in oils and although some parts may feel like you have more product on than others, have faith that you’ve done a good job in spreading the conditioner. It’s not the cheapest outlay but it will easily last twice as long as my regular body moisturisers PLUS, I don’t have to stand around shivering as I wait for it to sink in!
LUSH Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner is priced at £15.50 for 225g and I highly recommend it for post-shower lizard people.
* press sample