Though they may seem like a summer fling, shimmery body lotions are beloved all-year long, and they’re actually trending big right now. According to Spate, the category has grown 125.8 percent since last year. Who wouldn’t want to give their dry, winter skin a gorgeous glow, even if no one else will see it but you? Sometimes it’s the little acts of self-care that make a big difference. Try one of these six body lotions, which impart moisture and shimmer in one go for your prettiest skin yet.
A limited-edition spin on the OG body cream we all love, this one is infused with a soft gold shimmer that gives skin a sexy sheen—just picture RiRi’s skin on the red carpet. The formula is rich, luxurious and loaded with shea butter and seven nourishing oils: kalahari melon, sorrel, baobab, sunflower, rice bran, coconut, and jojoba. Plus, we can’t get enough of the scent—it smells like a cinnamon roll!
Another limited-edition formula with a dessert-like scent, this one captures our cozy, fall-winter mood perfectly with hints of nutmeg and sandalwood. The cream’s whipped texture makes the act of applying body lotion feel like a treat after a hot shower, and the shimmer is subtle. Believe me, your skin will thank you.
Bath & Body Works Whipped Glo-tion ($20.50)
If you want to take your shimmer to the next level, try this Glo-tion, which comes in a variety of scents (pictured here is Dream Bright, a fruity-floral fragrance). Skin reaps the 24-hour moisturizing benefits of shea butter and cocoa butter without a greasy residue, and the scent might as well replace your perfume.
The shimmer in this vegan body lotion comes from 95-percent naturally derived light-reflecting minerals for a really pretty glow. Sakura petals and rice oil replenish dry skin with lightweight moisture, and the fresh, floral fragrance (Love Beauty and Planet has incredible fragrances!) is one you can wear and enjoy every day, all year-round.
The mix of royal jelly and light-reflecting mica make for a soothing dose of shimmer in this body lotion, which comprises 98.1-percent natural ingredients. According to Burt’s Bees, skin-smoothing Royal jelly is considered to be one of the world’s most nutrient-rich substances, packed with protein and more than 100 nutrients, including amino acids, niacin, folic acid, and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, D and E.
Micro illuminating pearlescent minerals are the shimmering star in this radiance-boosting body cream, which moisturizes skin with omega-rich andiroba oil and protects it with antioxidant-rich myrtle and olive oil. It’s vegan, housed in 100-percent recyclable packaging and smells like orange juice in the best way possible (the fragrance is naturally derived too).
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