Save my Skin

My skin is dry-as-a-bone. I also suffer from patches of eczema at this time of brrr-year. Here are two products that have served me well all year and are still holding their ground in the chill.

//Haus of Gloi's Pumpkin Butter "Aether".

Scented with the pureness of "absolute nothingness" and formulated with the goodness of shea butter and pumpkin seed oil,this is my favourite body butter for serious moisturising.

This has a creamy, yet smooth and silky texture. I find that this glides onto my skin is quickly absorbed leaving little greasiness. Don't frown at my grease! I need this to keep my skin moist.

Pumpkin seed oil is an excellent source of antioxidant cartenoids, essential fatty acids and zinc.

//Kiehls Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion:

This is my lighter alternative to the Aether butter mentioned above.
It is scented with an interesting slightly earthy, citrus, herby waft that may not be everyone's cuppa tea but it suits me fine as it doesn't linger for too long.

This is a very thick lotion and I am surprised that it is packaged in a pump bottle. This doesn't apply as silky smoothly as Aether but it does pack a good moisturising punch, and it leaves my skin soft and irritation free. This is an excellent after-sun for me as it adds a subtle radiance to my skin without being too greasy.

Both the above potions work very well to keep my skin moist for many hours. They also succeed in keeping any irritation and itchiness at bay.


  1. I've only recently discovered argan oil for my hair - so if this body lotion is as good for skin as the oil is for hair, I'll definitely give it a go.

  2. These both sound lovely. I've heard many recs for House of Gloi lately... tempted to try it. 
    Nic x

  3. Those both look delightful, especially the Pumpkin butter! Another really good product is Lush's Dream Cream. It's a bit pricey, but it works so well on eczema and rashes. My best friend uses it, and it has helped save her from dry, itchy, red-blotched arms.

  4. My skin tends to be the same as your during the cold months. Frustrating sometimes, isn't it? Ooh, I don't think I've ever tried anything with pumpkin oil in it. It does sound like it would be very moisturizing. :]

  5. my skin has been super dry recently too. my face has gone crazy & gotten all sorts of bumps & breakouts. it's driving me crazy!! i love Kiehls moisturizers, they work so well. 

  6. i really love seeing the packaging/labels of the house of gloi products you share - and the pumpkin butter sounds nice! I switch to body butters in the winter as well.

  7. Thank you for the recommendation. I shall certainly look this up!

  8. I've been looking for more nourishing lotions and moisturizers. I'll have to check these out. Thanks!

  9. I kind of like my skin being a little greasy when it's cold out, that way I know the ashiness has to stay away.


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