Skin per­fec­tors

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BIO-OIL DRY SKIN GEL, FROM DHS23

A slip­pery, film-form­ing gel that some will love and some will hate. I wouldn’t use it on my face for fear of break­outs but, teamed with hy­drat­ing he­roes Shea but­ter and urea, it sees off dry patches on the body pretty sharpish. L’ORÉAL PARIS AGE PER­FECT IN­TEN­SIVE RENOURISH MANUKA HONEY MIR­A­CLE SALVE, FROM DHS93

This is closer to a cream tex­ture than a balm, so it leaves less tack­i­ness on the skin. It’s packed with Shea but­ter, beeswax and Manuka honey (as good at re­pair­ing parched skin as it is on toast), and even left my el­bows su­per­smooth. BLOOM AND BLOS­SOM WON­DER BALM, FROM DHS75 Creamy and laven­deroil-laced, this smoothed my rough patches and made me want to take a nap. It tastes a lit­tle too per­fumed for the lips, and smells too snooze-in­duc­ing for work (or do I just have a very sug­gestible ol­fac­tory sys­tem?). For me, this is for bed­time only. AVEENO DERMEXA FAST & LON­GLAST­ING BALM, FROM DHS47 Bathing in col­loidal oat­meal (finely milled oat ker­nels) has been an eczema fix for eons, so cap­tur­ing that in a hand­bagfriendly balm just makes sense. The vel­vety for­mula makes it the most user­friendly of the bunch, and a bit ad­dic­tive ac­tu­ally. DECIEM ABNOMALY PETROWHAT? FROM DHS32 (AVAIL­ABLE IN FOUR FLAVOURS)

This lit­tle tube is wag­ing war on petro­la­tum (pe­tro­leum jelly), which pro­vides the skin with a mois­ture­trap­ping bar­rier, but not much else. This is squalane-based (plant-de­rived, with skin-iden­ti­cal amino acids). I wasn’t a fan of the greasy film it left be­hind, though. Shame.

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