Wondering which are the best body lotions and creams to use in Singapore? Air conditioning, swimming pool chlorine and not drinking enough water can make our skin look dry even in this humidity. We asked the Expat Living team to tell us which body creams, lotions and balms they like to use.
Bentley Organic Coconut Body Butter, $52
If I can’t go on a holiday these COVID-19 days, this body butter is close enough! This cream smells so nice it reminds me of being on a beach. The coconut butter provides a long-lasting effect and absorbs well into the skin, leaving it moisturised and smooth. I use it after my evening showers and it smells divine; it’s made with 75 percent organic ingredients and enriched with organic and fair-trade shea butter, coconut oil and cocoa butter. I’m usually scared to try just any body cream as I think Singapore is humid enough, but this one is lovely and not oily at all. If you’re a big fan of coconut, this is for you.
– Susan Knudsen-Pickles
Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Velvet Body Melt, $51.50
I’m a huge fan of Crabtree & Evelyn’s signature Evelyn Rose scent, which is unlike any other rose fragrance I’ve tried. It’s pleasantly floral with refreshing notes of Italian lemon and vetiver. There’s a full range of home, body care and skincare products under this line, too, so you can smell lovely throughout. The Velvet Body Melt has a unique formula that feels rich and silky at first, but it does literally melt into the skin beautifully without leaving any tacky finish. This body lotion is super hydrating, and I find that my usually parched skin feels smooth even after a long day in the air-conditioned office. Now that this has become a regular in my daily routine, I don’t think I can live without it!
– Anthia Chng
Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Body Lotion (Chamomile), $23
Available at Watsons, Guardian and leading online retailers including Lazada.
I really think Aveeno is brilliant. This body lotion is quite expensive at $23, but I love that there’s a natural scent that doesn’t clash with perfumes. The lotion feels rich and moisturising, but it just soaks right into your skin. I have used it on my face too, when it felt dehydrated. The chamomile one is probably my favourite. It’s also my daughter’s favourite now.
– Rebecca Bisset
The Body Shop Almond Milk Body Yogurt, $20
Multiple outlets islandwide
I don’t use body lotions or moisturisers frequently as they’re usually too heavy and sticky for my liking in our humid weather. But I was pleasantly surprised when I tried the almond milk body yogurt from The Body Shop recently – I just loved it. It’s light, absorbs fast, smells good and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth almost immediately. It’ll definitely be my go-to moisturiser from now on!
– Lindsay Yap
Now Solutions Organic Jojoba Oil, $28
I’m enjoying using this organic jojoba oil as a natural moisturiser and on the ends of my hair to stop them drying out. I’m trying to use more natural oils and products as much as possible rather than body lotions. Jojoba is often used in beauty products and known to be a great skin and hair conditioner. A little goes a long way, too.
– Dee Khanduja
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