The best body creams for luminous-looking legs

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So many body creams, butters and lotions end up leaving skin feeling heavy and greasy. That's why we've rounded up the best light on the skin products that are still intensely nourishing.

As we slowly transition from winter to spring and beyond (hello, Cape Town weather!), we discover that our skin is maybe a bit dryer, more cracked and flaky and a tad more dull than desired.

A lack of sunlight, warm showers and loss of moisture leaves our skin dehydrated. But your road to recovery can we swift. 

Shiny, luminous-looking legs and skin are the result of proper hydration. Therefore, it's important to know that feeding your skin with the right products that nourish your skin instead of just covering it with a greasy substance that does more harm than good, is essential.

At the moment we are loving these 3 products...

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NIVEA Cocoa Butter Body Moisturiser

I've always adored Nivea's Q10 Plus Firming Body Lotion. It immediately gives you that desired glow after a long winter of covered legs. Then I starting using the NIVEA Cocoa Butter Body Moisturiser. From the smell to the intensive nourishment it offers, a lack of radiance is no longer a problem. It's rich, but not too heavy, keeps your skin moisturised (but never greasy) for ages and contains Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E.

Available in 250ml for R32.99 & 400ml for R42.99.

Optiphi Curve Body Lotion 500ml

I've always been a massive fan of this locally produced range of products. It's clean, beautifully packaged and most importantly, it really works for all skin types. I recently tried my first Optiphi body product. Optiphi Curve Body Lotion has not only brightened up my pale winter skin, but it has left it Solange smooth. It also has active benefits that assist with new cellular formation and also promotes antioxidant activity. And an added bonus is that it comes in a pump bottle, which makes life so much easier.

Want to get yourself some? It's R360 for 250ml and it’s available at selected salons & spas / 021 667 6244 /

Kiehl's Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter

This is indeed whipped body butter. The delightful aerated texture of this cream is very unusual, like scrambled eggs almost - minus the egg-smell of course. This luxuriously soy milk and honey scented cream does not stick to the skin, yet it's incredibly moisturising. The air-whipped formula restores, protects, and softens skin. 

R 685.00 for 226g.

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