In my search for more natural skin care and body care, I recently came across Skin Free, a 100% natural product line free of fragrances, colorants, petroleum, and chemicals. This not only means it’s safe and good for your skin, but it’s also perfect for delicate, sensitive, allergy-prone skin, as well as those with psoriasis or dermatitis.
I decided to try some of their body products for my dry skin. The Super Moisture Body Balm is an intensive moisturizer that contains Olive Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Seed butter, Coconut Butter, Soy Oil and Vitamin E.
These oils are perfect for penetrating into the skin and restoring lost moisture and elasticity. The Cocoa Butter gives it a slight natural fragrance that will remind you of those lazy beach days as a child.
I loved the feel of this on my skin, but it is very concentrated, so you only need to use a little. Even then, it not only leaves your skin soft and comfortable, but leaves it with a smooth and silky sheen, kind of like Gwyneth Paltrow’s legs a few months back on the Tonight Show, although not quite so shiny.
If you’re someone who doesn’t want the sleek and shiny look, you might want to only use this product at night. But I personally think it makes my legs look smoother and prettier.
The cool part, since you only have to use a few drops, this product will last you a while.
Also, if you’re not used to using natural products, many of the oils and butters can tend to solidify in cooler temperatures (not so in my non-air conditioned residence). If you happen to be so lucky, heat the bottle in the microwave for one minute and shake well.
The next product I tried was their After Shower Spritz. This is a great product to use in the morning. Spritz is the key word here, it doesn’t quite spray on because of it’s heavier, serum-like consistency, but it does squirt on and then you can rub it into your skin. It contains Olive Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E.
I’ve been applying it all over after my shower and I’ve been really happy with how quickly it absorbs into my skin, yet keeps my skin feeling nice and smooth. When I use this in the morning, I usually don’t need the Super Moisture Body Balm, and so I reserve that one for night use. However, when winter comes I’ll probably layer them up for extra skin softening protection.
Another great product is their Niaouli Butter Stick. It contains Olive Oil, Sweet Almond oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Soy, Niaouli, Vanilla and Vitamin E. It’s perfect for applying to your elbows, knees and heels. I used it on the backs of my arms too. It was really easy to use and I was surprised how well it smoothed on without feeling greasy.
The best part about all of these are their prices, each priced below $13, you can feel smooth and silky all day long even on a budget.