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THE BEST body moisturiser
Kiehl's Creme de Corps
Member Name: I-tried-this
Kiehl's Creme de Corps
Date: 11/12/09, updated on 12/12/09 (167 review reads)
Advantages: Very easy to apply and it doesn't need to be reapplied
Disadvantages: VERY expensive!
How I wish I could afford the full 500ml bottle!
But at £50 I think I'll have to settle for the mini bottles which seem to come with gift boxes and other purchases! At the moment you can get personalised bottles. A cute if not pricey idea!!
Kiehl's is a fantastic company in my opinion! They use minimal additives and the idea seems to be to help you with realising the natural beauty of your skin rather then plumping it up with natural serums (no names mentioned!) and using minimal extra rubbish to bulk up and thicken products. The staff are very helpful and the samples they often give you when you make a purchase are very deluxe in size. I fully rate visiting and purchasing as its so fantastic for samples!
I had somehow ended up with about 5 mini bottles of the cream de corps. I have to admit I am very lazy when it comes to body lotions! (I just don't tend to bother) but almost a year of using the showers in LA fitness which only seem to have one temperature setting (very hot but just about bearable) I have ended up with skin that is so dry that if I wear black clothing, you can see my skin shedding all over it once its off! Scary! I have also developed tight and itchy skin along my spine- its just because its so dry. I apply this cream and ... problem solved!
The cream is a thinner lotion type, a yellow colour and smells of a neutral comforting sort of smell. Its not detectable once applied which makes it great for applying perfumes and additional scents afterwards. Its the favorite of all the Kiehl's creams I've tried as none seem to offer the same qualities as this one.
I like this cream as it's fairly fast to absorb. I hate creams and body butters where 20 minutes later you still have a film all over your skin, or worse, you apply and then dress and find your clothes have eaten most of the cream and your new trousers have greasy looking and dodgy marks all over them!
I have to wait about 5 minutes max for this to soak in, and my skin feels very relieved. I find I don't need to apply cream again until I shower the next day.
The cream works well all over, my legs, my back, my hands, my chest- everywhere. I haven't tried my face but I'm sure it'd be fine here too!
I'd say this cream works for everyone. Children, adults, people like me with heat affected dry skin, and its light enough that if you have skin which is quite oily, it wont make it worse, it works well, works for a long time and does a great job on elbows and knees- and I can also rate it for use as an aftershave too.
I wish my version of Father Christmas was loaded enough to afford this!
Summary: Would LOVE to own more of this!