TAKE 5: Luscious Lotions

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    A good pump or two of body lotion after your daily shower or bath can help banish dry skin by sealing in moisture. This essential skin care step will leave you looking good and feeling fresh – not flakey.

    Pamper yourself with a lotion that has a beautiful scent or silky texture. Making the application process a sensory experience will entice you to do it more often. Your skin will thank you.

    OUR RATING SYSTEM

    1 – Lackluster

    2 – Not the worst of the bunch

    3 – Getting there …

    4 – Almost perfect

    5 – Knock-your-socks-off good

      1. Clinique turnaround body body smoothing cream
      The Claim: Transform the texture of your skin with this gentle, exfoliating cream. Dryness and rough patches are eliminated.
      The Truth: Rich and easy rub in, this cream lives up to its promises. The lack of fragrance allows it to be used on the most delicate bodies. It makes skin incredibly smooth.
      Scent: 4 out of 5
      Longevity: 4 out of 5
      Hydration: 4 out of 5
      Effectiveness: 4.5 out of 5

      Clinique

      www.clinique.ca www.clinique.com

      Available at Holt Renfrew in Canada, Nordstrom in the U.S., and Sephora stores across North America

        2. Suave Skin Therapy Advanced Therapy Moisturizer
        The Claim: A Dermatologist proven formula that heals and moisturizes. Rich emollients penetrate the skin deeply.
        The Truth: The soothing formula is packed with vitamins and glycerin leaving you moisturized and smelling great. It absorbs almost instantly.
        Scent: 3.5 out of 5
        Longevity: 4.5 out of 5
        Hydration: 4 out of 5
        Effectiveness: 4 out of 5

        Suave
        www.suave.ca www.suave.com
        Available at select drug stores in Canada and the U.S.

          3. Sula Champagne Sugar Body Lotion
          The Claim: Nourish skin with a blend of sesame and jojoba oils, and sheabutter. It is mineral oil free.
          The Truth: The lightweight formula moisturizes without being sticky. The light scent is pleasant and lasts through the day. We love the pretty packaging.
          Scent: 4 out of 5
          Longevity: 3.5 out of 5
          Hydration: 4 out of 5
          Effectiveness: 4 out of 5

          Sula
          www.sulabeauty.com
          Available at Murale stores in Canada and Anthropologie in the U.S.

            4. Jergens Original Scent Cherry-Almond Moisturizer
            The Claim: Eliminate dryness and comfort skin. The 24-hour moisturizing formula leaves skin looking noticeably healthier.
            The Truth: Say goodbye to flaky skin thanks to this lotion. After a few applications our skin looked and felt great.
            Scent: 3 out of 5
            Longevity: 4 out of 5
            Hydration: 4 out of 5
            Effectiveness: 4 out of 5

            Jergens

            www.jergens.ca www.jergens.com

            Available at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada and CVS in the U.S.

              5. SUNDÃRI Neem and Blood Orange Body Lotion
              The Claim: Neem extract repairs the proteins in damaged skin and blood orange oil builds collagen levels. It is not tested on animals, and is scented only with natural oils.
              The Truth: Silky to the touch and very gentle on the skin. This lotion absorbs quickly and improves the softness and appearance of the outer layer.
              Scent: 4.5 out of 5
              Longevity: 3.5 out of 5
              Hydration: 4 out of 5
              Effectiveness: 4 out of 5

              SUNDÃRI

              www.sundari.com

              Available at www.sundari.com

                And the winner is: Clinique turnaround body body smoothing cream!

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