I know I may be in the minority here, but I absolutely love the feeling of being covered head-to-toe in moisturizer. I honestly can't imagine washing my face or taking a shower without immediately covering myself in it after, and I obsessively load up on hand cream, foot cream and lip balm before bed every night. But just because I'd always rather feel greasy than dry doesn't mean I want to feel slippery and oily, per se. I just want my skin to be soft and dewy and hydrated at all times — is that so much to ask?
In my quest to become The World's Most Moisturized Human, I've tried just about every body lotion, cream and oil in existence. And there are plenty I love, but lately, I've been gravitating toward a particularly delicious-smelling, lightweight one: Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Body Milk. Don't be put off by the cutesy name and Limited Too-adjacent packaging: This stuff is a) for adult humans and b) very, very good.
Despite being called a "milk," the formula isn't actually as thin or runny as that might suggest; rather, it's a creamy, but not-too-dense lotion, and it melts over skin, absorbing quickly. With intense moisturizers like sweet almond oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil and honey, it's rich and skin-smoothing — yet it (somehow) doesn't leave your limbs feeling like you just coated them in salad dressing.
The other thing that keeps me coming back to this lotion (and going through bottles of it at a somewhat alarming pace) is the scent. The brand describes it as a "delectable almond, oat and brown sugar scent," and I'd have to agree with that, but also note that it somehow isn't as cloying as you might guess. Imagine your neighbor a few apartments down happened to be baking a batch of oatmeal-almond butter cookies, and you caught a not-too-sweet whiff of it. Just enough baked-good-ness to be delightful and cozy and inviting, but not so strong that it's evocative of a baby prostitute.
Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Body Milk, $12, available here.
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