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21-08-2005
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Guava Butter by Korres is real great for dry skin, specially formulated for knees and elbows but works well for all-over use

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how do you use body butters? cos i have shea butter at home and ppl say its good but it just seems so sticky and stuff...perhaps I'm using it the wrong way. you just put it on, don't you?

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28-08-2005
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the Korres Guava butter is creamy and not too thick,\
it just needs a real good rubbing in, and it smells divine

as a lighter product now in September i'm using Korres Aloe Vera body creme
thats until i get to try the shiseido firming gel/creme (can't wait to get this..)

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i've got mad dry skin and what works for me is:

Simply Basics Nut Butter - i find this at (surprise surprise) WalMart for $6 Canadian.
If you're in the US/Canada you can get it easy i'm sure. A little goes a long way and it has a yummy foody smell.. if that's what you like.

Other than that, Shea Butter (pure) is fantastic as well, but as mentioned by Fleur, you've got to know how to use it: dig a piece out (let's say an inch) and emulsify it in your hands... then rub it all over - this much should take care of both legs.

i disagree with Palmers Cocoa Butter - the petrolatum makes it greasy and for me, not really moisturizing.

Another option that is fantastic is: 100% Glycerine (vegetable or animal derivative). You can get this from a health food store or from your chemist. We're not talking about the soap - but the actual liquid glycerine that's used as a humectant.
1Tablespoon of this will take care of your entire body. It feels sticky at first, but it's then absorbed into your skin after a while. Because it's a humectant, it will draw moisture into your skin. i used to use it all the time in winter, because nothing else worked for me... until i found the Simply Basics Nut Butter. i prefer the nut butter to the glycerine in winter because here in Toronto, when the glycerine draws the moisture into my body - it also draws the cold in.. and i would honestly feel colder. If you don't have a severe winter like us, you should be fine.

Other than that, i know La Roche-Posay 'Lipikor' is supposed to be phenomenal.
i also saw Sephora had a massive tub of Sephora body butter, that seemed to be good as well. Both of these are pricier, but may be worth it.
i tend to go with products that work and save me dosh as well.

Good luck!

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I use Johnson's baby Oil or Coconut oil.


Both do wonders for dry skin.

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I too, love The Body Shop Body Butter.


..and baby oil. =)

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I use oils baby johnsen's oil sometimes...but when I don't like the oily feeling..I use E45 cream...it is excellent...!!

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Creamy Moisturizing Oil by Aveeno is amazing.

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Kiehl's Creme de Corps is great if you can afford it. If you can't I'd go with Oil of Olay's Quench.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by gruveechik
Other than that, Shea Butter (pure) is fantastic as well, but as mentioned by Fleur, you've got to know how to use it: dig a piece out (let's say an inch) and emulsify it in your hands... then rub it all over - this much should take care of both legs.
Ok i know I sound really really stupid here but what's emulsify? i looked it up in the dictionary and i still don't really get it...

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How old are you? My mum uses La Mer all over her body and swears by it but its made for more mature skin.

I use good ol' Vaseline Intensive care and The Body Shop Body Butters are really good and thick for dry skin

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hmmm then I'll pop in the Body Shop one day...

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palmer's coco butter but the smell isn't that great

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Ginger Soufle Whipped Body Creme by Origins smells wonderful !

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Ginger Soufle Whipped Body Creme by Origins smells wonderful !
Sounds yummy also! I may have to try that just for the name

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