It is now that time of year where I want nothing more than to bundle up in cozy knits and shawls. While the cool weather is awesome, it does not bode well for our skin as the low temperature tends to strip moisture from the surface. Dryness also aggravates psoriasis, so moisturizing becomes even more of a priority for me. My weapon of choice is Johnson's baby creamy oil, which I first featured in my skincare routine (which I need to update now, haha).
I found this while scouring the shelves of Duty Free's grocery for a powerful yet fast-absorbing moisturizer. Most people recommend that body lotions/moisturizers should be applied right after a bath because they absorb faster that way. However, I am lazy and sometimes I just want to slap some lotion on and go to bed. :P Johnson's baby creamy oil is enriched with cocoa and shea butter and claims to be non-greasy and to provide long-lasting moisturization. The ingredient list is chock-full of emollients, including mineral oil and glycerin. And I have to say, this thing is amaaaaazing. I would go so far as to say that this is HG material for me.
The creamy oil is, well, creamy! Despite this, it spreads easily and absorbs really fast, whether you apply it on damp or dry skin. There is a subtle shea butter fragrance which doesn't really dissipate after application, and during the day I sometimes catch a whiff of it on my skin. I quite like it as it reminds me of food at times :-) As for the long-lasting claim, I'm happy enough that it gets me through most of the day. In an airconditioned environment I sometimes feel the need to reapply around late afternoon, especially in exposed areas like the hands and arms. This isn't much of a problem since it absorbs fast enough. For around $5, you get 8 fl. oz. or 236 mL of product, which is not a bad deal at all.
The only downside I have to this is that it's hard to find here! I saw it just once in S&R for Php299 (~$7), and I never laid eyes on it again after that. I'm not sure if it's available in US surplus stores either. The only place where I'm sure of its availability is in Duty Free in Parañaque, so the next time I dropped by there I took the opportunity to stock up:
|The aloe vera variant smells different, but works the same!|
Get this if you want a body moisturizer that absorbs fast, and you don't mind scented skincare and mineral oil. Highly recommended!