This is my third and final collaboration with those lovely chaps at Bath & Unwind – read on to see how you can soothe your chapped winter skin.
If there’s one thing I dislike about when the weather takes a turn, is that I’m constantly questioning myself as to whether or not it’s too early to turn the heating on or not. I’ve already had a couple of fires (one of the joys of living in a Victorian house – open fireplace!) but, I don’t know, it just seems like too much of a luxury to put the heating on when we’re only in October.
The first thing the chilly weather takes a toll on is my skin. I never seem to have a problem for 8 months out of the year, but as soon as the mornings and evenings start getting darker I notice the prickly tightening of my poor parched skin calling out for some much needed moisture.
This Korres guava body butter (*) was kindly sent to me to review by those lovely Bath & Unwind peeps, and has been doing wonders at soothing my chapped winter skin. It’s got a thick dreamy creamy consistency, which some may find a little too… ‘buttery’, but I absolutely adore it. It’s especially good when slathered on right after you have a nice hot bath, which I’ve been indulging in of late.
Not just for knobbly knees and chapped elbows, this versatile stuff is made of rich shea butter, as well as avocado, sunflower and almond oils to help improve skin elasticity, so perfect for particularly dry skin. Guava is also packed full of vitamin C, so you can be sure you’re doing your skin some nourishing goodness as well.
I wasn’t so sure when I opened it up that I would get on with the smell, as I’m not usually a fan of fruity smelling things. Plus, I had no idea what a guava actually smelt like when it was at home. Turns out, it smells absolutely bloody heavenly – a tropical scent which immediately transports you to a paradise of sun soaked beaches and makes you long for hot summer days again.
If that doesn’t cheer you up in the middle of a bleak English winter, I don’t know what will!
This product was sent to me for purpose of this review, but all words and opinions are my own. A massive thanks to lovely local folks Bath & Unwind for this ongoing collaboration!