Most high street and designer brands have their own body firming lotions promising smooth, firm, blemish and bump-free skin. Prices range from a few quid right up to a few hundred, depending of course on the label you want. Here we’ve picked out our favourite body firming lotions for all budgets, whether your make-up bag’s a jumble of buy one get one free products, or something you might find backstage at fashion week.
Cheap as chips
Just because the money tree’s wilting a little this year and those shiny designer products seem well out of reach, it doesn’t mean you have to neglect your beauty regime. Even if you have been spending a lot of time perusing the reductions shelf recently, Dove’s Firming Body Lotion will only set you back £4.21 (for a sizeable 250ml bottle).
This cheap as chips body firming lotion is ‘scientifically proven’ (in a study of 30 women) to make skin noticeably firmer and boost its elasticity. The effects apparently become noticeable after just 24 hours, making it the perfect pre-beach product. It may not be designer but it smells lush, feels lovely and won’t break the bank.
If you’re looking to treat yourself to something a little more exciting for your skin, try The Firminator Special Bikini Body Firming Formula from Soap and Glory. At £12 it might not be a regular buy, but it certainly makes a nice treat and your skin will thank you for it. The ingredients promise something more than your average moisturiser, with exclusive D.PUFF-7D™, a drainage stimulating peptide which helps to recontour the skin. Other equally hi-tech sounding ingredients promise to visibly smooth and rejuvenate skin, boost firmness and provide an uplift for a beautiful bikini look.
You are advised to use Soap and Glory Special Bikini Body Firming Formula after your shower. Massage the formula with sweeping motions from your knees up to your inner thighs and buttocks. Enjoy twice every day for the best results.
At £38, Clarins’ best selling Tonic Body Treatment Oil is certainly not a budget product. However, because it contains 100% pure plant extract including geranium, mint and rosemary which work to firm, tone and reduce stretch marks, it is worth the money. The delicious aroma works to restore your well-being in addition to firming and smoothing your skin, making it a great gift for new mums.
Life of luxury
If you have the cash to splash, we recommend you go all out with Crème de la Mer Reparative Body Lotion for £125. The price tag may be steep but you’re essentially buying an anti-wrinkle cream for your whole body. Packed with premium ingredients, Crème de la Mer harnesses the ocean for antioxidant properties promoting firmer, healthier skin all over. As well as firming skin, this product promises to produce an even skin tone, perfect for stretch marks.
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