One thing I’m incredibly picky about is lotion. I absolutely hate the greasy feeling some lotions leave, especially when they’re meant for all over the body. While I was doing a little shopping at Ulta the other day, I saw these new Body Yogurts from The Body Shop and I knew I had to give them a try. What caught my eye was that this lotion has a gel-cream consistency. I absolutely love those for my face moisturizers, so they’d have to work nice for the body too, right?
I decided to pick up the Banana Body Yogurt and Mango Body Yogurt since spring and summer are on the way. Both smell absolutely incredible – I think I’m a little more partial to the banana because it smells like baby food, but the mango is also fantastic and reminds me of a tropical smoothie. I’ve already added the Coconut and British Rose yogurts to my wish list and will probably pick them up as soon as I finish these two.
The consistency is probably my favorite part. The formula is a gel-like cream, which just melts into the skin almost instantly. I’m a huge fan of gel lotions for my face because they offer hydration without any greasy residue, but this is the first time I’ve seen one actually made for the body. Both of these body yogurts feel absolutely incredible on the skin. They’re cool and almost water-like as you rub them in, and they leave a nice scent behind that lightly lingers for several hours.
I’ve been using these daily and they’re really doing a great job of hydrating my skin. In short, I’m completely obsessed. I love applying them after showering because they absorb quickly, so I’m able to get dressed shortly after. This was always an issue I had with the body butters because they were almost too rich and took forever to absorb, so I’m really happy to now have a hydrating option from The Body Shop that I can actually use regularly.
The one thing I will say is that if you’re in need of a ton of hydration, these might not be quite strong enough for you. They definitely would not have worked for me as a daily moisturizer a couple months ago, but now that things are warming up my skin is not quite as dry as it had been. I think these body yogurts are going to be absolutely fantastic for summer because they’re so lightweight – I actually think I’m going to store mine in the fridge once it gets hot outside just so they can be extra cooling and refreshing.
Have you picked up any of the Body Yogurts yet?