Ever since The Body Shop started hiking the price of its iconic Body Butter at a faster rate than our monthly Oyster cards, we've been looking for a suitable alternative. It finally arrived two weeks ago in the guise of J.R. Watkins Apothecary Vanilla Dry Oil Body Mist. Admittedly, it doesn't have the luxurious rich texture of a body butter but it does the same job. This dry oil sprays onto legs and arms and rubs in super-quickly without leaving any residue on our hands. If a spray's not your bag then consider the Lemon Cream Shea Butter. It's a fabulous rich hand, foot or body butter than smells of lemon meringue pie and also passes the rubs-in-fast test and kept our cuticles flake-free (and believe us, we've tried everything). The best bit? The products cost a shade over £5 and aren't tested on animals. Yay!
Find them in your local pharmacy or call 02380 460600 for stockists.
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