Kiehl’s and fans of Kiehl’s rave about their Creme de Corps body lotion. But I tested it a few times with samples and in store and I found it too thick and too oily for our tropical weather. I’m already lazy when it comes to applying body lotion and to have one stick and slip and slide all over is no-go.
When I was in London a few months ago, I found my skin drying out. It was horrible! I had all this flaky scaly skin on my arms and legs due to the cold and it being covered up all day. So in a fit of pique, I ran out and picked up the first body lotion I saw – it was at a Kiehl’s store. Picked up the Creme de Corps Lightweight Body Lotion because I liked the feel and because I knew I’d still be able to use it when I’m back.
And I was right. I’m back and about a quarter of the way through my bottle now and still loving it. It is light and absorbs into my skin very quickly without feeling icky or sticky. There is a very light powdery scent which is pleasant and it helps keep my arms and legs flake-free and smooth and soft.
I know you are supposed to apply it after showering for best effects, but I apply mine before I go to bed. Because it isn’t sticky and absorbs quickly, it doesn’t stain my sheets – plus point! :) Having SPF30 throws me for a bit of a loop because I use it at night and I don’t use sun protection at night but I don’t apply body lotion in the day, so….. never mind I’ll still use it at night :P
Pros: Lightweight texture, Pleasant powdery scent, Absorbs quickly and isn’t sticky, Contains SPF30
Cons: Contains SPF30 which I usually won’t use at night, Some might consider it pricey
Oh I didn’t tell you about all that jojoba butter and olive oil… because you can just read it for yourself innit? :)
I do wish this comes in travel sized bottles. I went away again and wanted to take this with me on board the plane to slather on my arms and annoy my seat mates, but I couldn’t because it comes in a 250ml bottle, which means I cannot carry it on board the plane. So people from Kiehl’s, think about this one yes? ;)
This item is such a Kiehl’s icon I don’t know anyone who hasn’t tried it and either liked it or hated it. Mostly they’ve liked it. What about you? :)
The Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Lightweight Body Lotion retails at RM90/250ml or £26.50/250ml in the UK at all Kiehl’s stores