When the weather is warmer it's more important than ever to keep your skin hydrated but there is nothing worse than trying to rub thick, sticky or heavy body products into damp, clammy skin. Not all body products are heavy and greasy though, there is now a wide range of lighter textured products available, from gels, to light gel creams, and body lotion sprays, that are ideal for keeping your skin hydrated in the summer months.
Personally I'm a huge fan of body lotion sprays. These light, moisturising mists are perfect for the summer months and dare I say it for when you're feeling lazy or in a rush. From something that was once quite difficult to get hold of, you can now find body lotion sprays in pretty much any chemist, supermarket or department store, at a wide variety of price points. I've got a couple in my collection already but since we're all feeling so summery at the moment for one of June's My Pure reviews I decided to try one from the very tropical, holiday sounding Yes To Coconut range.
From the popular Yes To stable, Yes To Coconut Dry Skin Ultra Light Body Lotion Spray, is paraben, petroleum, and SLS free, and contains 97% natural ingredients. It contains a variety of light, but potent moisturisers including virgin coconut oil, sunflower oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, and aloe vera. It is designed to help smooth and hydrate dry, cracked skin, without feeling greasy or heavy.
It comes packaged in 295ml plastic bottle with a pump action trigger dispenser. The spray is easy to operate and even works upside down, making it easy to use on hard to reach areas such as your back and the backs of your arms and legs. You can either spray the product directly onto the skin or you can spray it into your hand and massage it directly where you want it. A little goes a long way so you don't need a lot making this a very economical product.
One of the criticisms of products like this is that sometimes they just aren't moisturising enough if you have drier skin, and they can be quite watery. This one though is very different, the product that comes out is a thin, but substantial white cream. It feels quite light on the skin but at the same time, it feels quite creamy. It absorbs quickly with no greasiness or residue, leave the skin hydrated and subtly scented.
As you would expect from the brand name and the main ingredient, this product smells of coconuts. Sometime coconut fragrances can be quite overpowering and sickly, and I think that's one of the reasons why I'm not that keen on coconut as a fragrance, but this one has a subtle sweet and creamy coconut aroma, that reminds of tropical holidays, Bounty bars, and coconut ice.
In every way, shape and form, this product for me, is perfect for the summer months, It's easy to use and the lotion is light and creamy, but at the same time it's soothing and hydrating. As well as a daily body moisturiser I've also used it as an summery, coconut smelling after sun, without any stinging or irritation. The Yes To Coconut Dy Skin Ultra Light Body Lotion Spray normally retails at £11.99 for a 295ml bottle from My Pure but it's currently on special at just £10.43. Are you a coconut fan? Let me know in the comments x