I am a sucker for soft skin.
I want it on my face, my arms, legs, my growing belly bump, my children's legs, torsos, everywhere. So I am constantly on the lookout for the newest products that can deliver soft supple baby-like skin!! This photo is my pregnant silhouette at the beach that doesn't really showcase my "skin" but shows how important our skin is because it literally encases our whole body and protects our insides. Enlightening huh?? HAA!!!
The first product I was lucky enough to find, was Curel's Targeted Therapy deep penetrating foot cream. ($6). I actually won this wonderful product off of Mischo Beauty's blog site as a giveaway- check her out, she's got some great product reviews and runs a fabulous blog that highlights a lot of up and coming products!! My feet are constantly dry this summer and I can't keep them soft enough. But after one use of this product I was sold. I suggest putting it on right before you go to bed (the tube makes this suggestion too) to give it time to soak in, so that you're not rubbing it off during the day on your socks, flip flops, or whatever type of shoes you wear.
Curel foot cream delivers the following:
- hydrates your feet over 300%, woah that's a lot
- protect your heels and feet for 24 hrs
- ingredients that pack a punch, shea butter, coconut milk, & vitamin E
This stuff is so thick and creamy, that I made my husband try it out on his extremely dry feet, and the next morning he said he literally couldn't stand up in the shower his feet were so slick!! If that's not hydration at it's finest, I don't know what is! So here's your warning, beware of standing in a wet shower after using your Curel foot cream;-)
The second product I had to try out was Olay's Total Effects Body Wash ($7). Because their marketing strategy of being in every single magazine I subscribe to, worked like a charm. After reading what it promised to do for the skin on my body, why wouldn't I want to chunk down some money for this body wash?? But after spending 7 bucks on my 8.4 fl oz body wash (most of my other body washes are at least 15 oz for the same or less price), I didn't feel the love from this product.
- improve elasticity and relieve dryness - how in the world can you judge how elastic the skin on your body is really?? I also still felt the need to put on my body lotion afterward.
- deeply moisturize - doesn't that mean the same as "relieve dryness" just worded differently??
- brightens dull skin - um, no. There were no brightening properties whatsoever because I had to rinse off the product, duh.
- evens skin tone - the only place on my body I notice uneven skin tone is along my chest and no, it hasn't evened out after two weeks of use.
- smooths rough skin - how will it do that when it has no exfoliating properties? No it doesn't.
- minimizes the appearance of dry lines - the only place I have dry lines are on my forehead and I thought this was a BODY wash, not a face wash.
All in all, I think this product is not worth the price tag and makes some pretty big promises it can't live up to. I mean, things like elasticity and anti-aging must be effects that must be looked at under a microscope in order to see if it actually happened. Because my human eyes don't see a bit of difference in the appearance of my skin after using this body wash.
I'm going to stick with my cheapy Softsoap Body Butter Coconut Scrub body wash ($5) that is twice the size and contains a mild exfoliator of coconut extracts that are soft enough to use every time I shower. This product contains "jojoba oil" while the Olay wash contains "jojoba butter," essentially the same thing right??
Since I am so obsessed with the search for softer skin on my body- I'd love to know what products you are currently enjoying that other readers might benefit from as well, so leave a quick comment please!!