As the days get colder and shorter, there's another surefire way to confirm that winter is officially here: dry hair and dry skin. The frigid air, drying indoor heat and lack of humidity can draw the moisture from your skin making it feel seemingly impossible to stay hydrated.
My go-to winter skin saviour? Necessaire's The Body Lotion, which combines niacinimide, vitamins and peptides to give your skin the ultimate boost of hydration. As someone who struggles with dry skin in colder months, I felt like I was on an uphill battle to keep eczema at bay until I started using this product.
It's highly unlikely this is the first time you're hearing of this skin-saving product if you use social media. Whether you've been targeted by ads from the brand or your favourite blogger hasn't stopped raving about it, Necessaire's The Body Lotion is deserving of all the hype — and after being sold out, it was just restocked at Sephora.
Made from facial-grade vitamins A, C and E, this daily moisturizing treatment nourishes and strengthens to maintain hydration and protect your skin. Niacinamide helps strengthen the skin's natural barrier while marula, cacay and meadowfoam plant oils help nourish. The use of peptides in this lotion will support your skin's visible firmness and tightness.
I first saw this lotion being posted on social media by several bloggers I follow. As someone who never really struggled with dry skin, a move to the Midwest quickly changed my winter skin experience.
Within weeks of my move last winter, I discovered my skin quickly became parched with eczema flareups appearing on my upper arms, thighs and chest.
I tried every remedy I could find, including at-home solutions and steroid prescribed treatments, but the product I found to work the best to maintain a healthy skin texture daily was Necessaire's The Body Lotion.
The first time I used this lotion, I quickly moisturized my body post-shower and noticed immediate results. The fragrance free formula felt incredibly lightweight and hydrating without a sticky or oily residue. The best part for me, as someone who is incredibly impatient with my shower routine, was how fast absorbing this lotion really is. Within seconds the formula had absorbed into my skin, leaving it plump, firm and more healthy looking than ever.
With every use, my skin just keeps getting better. Applying it daily, I love that I don't have to wait around in my bathrobe for it to absorb — and I've noticed my skin maintains a consistent, healthy look and feel with not a single eczema flare up in sight.
The fact that this cream is fragrance free is also a major positive for anyone with sensitive or eczema-prone skin. While I was skeptical of this product due to the social media fanfare alone, I've since bought into the hype, recommending it to literally everyone I know who is on the hunt for a cold-weather skin solution.
'I’m not sure if I’ll ever buy another body lotion'
Because of the previously mentioned fan fare around this lotion, it's no surprise this moisturizer has more than 1,200 reviews and a 4.7 star rating.
"This lotion is the one. I truly bought this expecting to be disappointed. I had already been using the Necessaire body serum with other moisturizers, so I thought I’d give the lotion a shot," said one shopper. "I was so wrong! I have severely dry and sensitive skin, and have tried 50+ different moisturizers from drug store to high end."
"This lotion is my new holy grail. It is so moisturizing and the absorption is perfection... I’m hooked!" added another.
"I’m not sure if I’ll ever buy another body lotion!" raved another reviewer.
'Helped clear texture and breakouts'
While this body lotion is loved for its hydrating properties, shoppers also can't get enough of the multi-vitamin formula and its effects on breakout-prone skin.
"I did a full search on lotions for the body that wouldn't break me out. This has a good pH and it has no pore-clogging ingredients. It also leaves your skin very soft and it's not heavy at all. Very light and doesn't feel oily at all. Lotion usually makes my face sweat or body sweat. This won't do that at all," said a shopper.
"This is my all-time favourite body lotion. It helped clear the texture and breakouts on my back and chest!" ravesdanother.
"It also helped fade my stretch marks, they aren’t so dark in colour anymore! It’s worth every penny. I’ve been using it regularly for a year now."
If the sight of winter weather has you panicked for the onslaught of dry skin and discomfort to come, Necessaire's The Body Lotion will help rescue winter skin and make it feel like summertime all season long. Perfect for any time of year, this lotion will keep you feeling hydrated and comfortable whether you're soaking up the sun or bundling up to do the coffee run.
Fast absorbing and super hydrating, in my opinion, there's no better lotion on the market.