Let me first say that as an ashy black woman, I know what the hell I am talking about when it comes to body cremes and lotions. I’ve tried all kinds of lotions and cremes because I am obsessed with being moisturized but not greasy or oily. I was using coconut oil before and while it’s the more “organic” choice, it leaves me way too oily. I also don’t want to be dry after I put on lotion like many store brands leave you feeling. The skin should be perfectly moisturized and supple.
Now, let me also say that I am cost conscious when it comes to most things that I buy and lotion is one of those things. It’s LOTION! I didn’t buy the Kiehls lotion for myself. My boss bought it for me for Christmas. WHY? I hate when people buy me expensive things that I end up loving making – my life so luxurious that I can never turn back to the cheap stuff. Actually, I love it BUT now I can never go back.
Kiehls Creme de Corps body creme is amazing. The scent is very light which makes it a perfect product for men and women. After using it my skin has a light sheen and it makes the roughest parts of the body soft. I honestly feel so beautiful after application and a little goes a long way. I love that it gives the body a sheen without being oily. There’s something quite sexy about a soft sheen on the body at any given time – right? I have the 16oz bottle and I’ve had it since December so it really isn’t a bad value. The 16oz bottle is $48.00.
My boss also gave me the body wash which is trash. I like for my body washes to foam up in the shower and this one doesn’t. I understand, it’s a body creme wash and it isn’t meant to foam up. I also know that most soaps that foam up a lot have artificial ingredients, however, I would be able to let the lack of foam slide if I felt really clean after using the wash – but I don’t. It kind of feels like I’m in the shower and I rub creme all over myself, then I rinse it off. No bubbles, no squeaky clean feeling – nothing. The cleanser is $22.00 and certainly not worth the price.
Well, I am almost out of Corps de Creme so I will be coming out of the pocket for that $50 next week! #yolo