Max value reached

Adding this item would put you over your total vault limit of $250. please review your cart to stay under the limit.

Welcome to

Beauty Review

Want to be advised of trial teams we’re running, giveaways, great beauty offers and competitions? Sign up to receive our newsletter now, it’s easy.

What is the main reason you use a body lotion?

21 August, 2017 - 08:37pm by - First Lady | 65 Comments

Poll posted by BR Natalie

Body lotions are often left on the bathroom shelf and only used when we remember, or if we notice a part of our body being more dry than usual.  They're also a bit of an underrated product - they make our skin smooth, but can they really bring anything else to the table?


Just like our face, the skin covering the rest of our body benefits from TLC and from products that target it's issues. We should pay attention to the key ingredients in our body products just as we would for our face, and pick ingredients that will best fit our skin's needs. 

There are so many reasons to use a body lotion so it's not surprising it can take testing a few products to find the one perfect for you.  So what are the benefits of a good body lotion?

  • To re-hydrate dried skin - it doesn't matter if its Summer or Winter, our skin needs hydration.  Dry skin flakes, chaps and cracks and can become irritated easily.  A moisturising lotion used daily will help soften and prevent further chafings. 
  • To replenish extra dry or rough spots on the skin - elbows, knees, feet - they're all prone to being dry or rough.  Daily moisturising with a replenishing lotion can soften out these rough spots.  
  • To feel good and relax - Nothing feels lovlier on tired and aching limbs than a nice, cool body lotion (except maybe having someone else to rub the lotion in!). 
  • To smell good - ok we have deodorants, fragrances, body sprays, so why use a lotion to smell good?  A subtle, all over smell that isn't going to have your loved ones gasping for air!

We're putting the gorgeous Evolu Smoothing Body Lotion to the test.  Combining active botanicals this lotion will refine, soften and hydrate your skin, improving surface texture and promoting healthy circulation.

It's especially suitable for dry skin and targeting problem areas such as elbows, knees and heels, this lightweight lotion is readily absorbed, leaving your skin feeling smooth, softened and refreshed, with a divine natural scent and no oily after-feel.

The natural ingredients are expertly chosen and combined together create a body lotion that is anything but ordinary.

  • New Zealand pure spring water
  • Pure essential oils of Sweet Orange to rejuvenate and renew the skin.
  • New Zealand Kanuka brings anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.
  • Lemon cools and purifies.
  • Lime is detoxifying and offers anti water-retention
  • Ylang Ylang is balancing and soothing
  • Sweet Almond and Avocado are rich in nutritive vitamins.

So tell us all about why you use a body lotion, do you simply slather it on when you need to - when your skin is already dry, or do you use it every day?  Is it ust the moisturising properties you look for in a body lotion?  Most importantly - have you found the perfect one yet? 


What is the main reason you use a body lotion?

View results

View previous polls

Please sign in or register to add a comment.

I don't use body lotion as much as I should just when I am aware of a dry skin area. Maybe my next tip in taking care of me

I probably use moisturiser more in the summer as more skin is exposed and I notice the dryness. I am always keen to try a different product so if you want an over 60s skin to trial this I would be happy to trial and review.

I use body lotion when I remember to! Usually when I see my skin is dry and needing some love and attention :) I am yet to find the perfect body lotion though.

I do feel that I am one of the only people who doesn't lather themselves in body cream each day, as I don't have excessively dry skin and find that my body keeps soft and supple just from keeping it clean. However, I do use a body oil if I get very dry areas which can occur during hormonal swings and weather extremes.

I use body lotion daily, I hate having scale skin on my legs, especially in the summer, and I always feel they look more toned once you have a decent moisturiser on them. I also apply to my elbows each night as I get into bed, I don't like the way some people's elbows look like elephant skin, so I try to avoid letting them get to tough. I always chose a nice rich lotion, with a decent fragrance, so that I smell nice when we snuggle on the sofa.

I use body lotion to give my skin a nice healthy glow and to keep it soft and supple as I age.

I use my body lotion more in winter because my skin gets very dry, maybe too hot showers? But I also use it in summer, when I want to pamper myself. I guess I should use it more often as the older I get I notice my skin is gettin a bit more dryer.

I have been using the Vaseline aloe spray from the Beauty Vault and I love it. I have dry skin so a body moisturiser is a must for me. Love the ingredients in the Evolu! Also how gorgeous is that packaging. Would love to try it and I imagine it smells devine.

I'll be honest I have not been moisturising at all this winter and my legs particularly are looking very scaly. I have been using a Beauty Care & Co (kmart) body lotion on my heels. I really care about the dryness of my heels, it really bugs me more than my dry legs. The packaging of the Evolu body lotion looks gorgeous and I imagine it would smell lovely. Love the fact it can be used for all areas that need moisturising. Multi purpose products are definitely an advantage and leaves more space.

Oh gosh I pamper my face like a queen and then completely neglect my body like it's not even my skin. This winter I opened a body butter but there's still 3/4 of the tub left, I just can't be bothered moisturising. Have to say, this one looks and sounds pretty good!

I use body lotion not only to keep my skin hydrate, but also to help treat and prevent stretchmarks. I stick to ones that have kept my skin smooth and supple all day.

I should use body lotion more often as I have dry skin but find sometimes be greasy and sticky. I would love to trial this one

I use body lotion every day as I have dry skin. I have a container at my desk and slather on a couple of times a day especially knees and elbows. I haven't yet fount the perfect body lotion and enjoy trying new ones looking the one one that works best.

I use body lotion religiously every day, to prevent my skin from becoming dry in the first place! If I go without it for too long my skin gets dry really quickly. I look for lotions that deliver a lot of moisture each time, like Lush's Charity Pot or Soap & Glory's The Righteous Butter. I didn't know that Evolu did body lotions — would love to try to see how it compares to my faves!

I do use them a lot more over summer time I think because it's so cold over winter the thought of standing there while covering myself in a cold moisturiser is a bit off putting .the packaging of this is so pretty it would have me sold on it. Does it smell as good as it looks?


to find out why you
should join New Zealand's largest beauty website

Click here

Beauty Poll

See all
You Can Only Use One Product For The Rest of your Life...

You Can Only Use One Product For The Rest of your Life...

Eyeliner - How's a girl to fly without her wings?

view results

Review of the Day
Soft hydrated hair
I bought this shampoo and the conditioner at the supermarket after feeling my hair was dry and dull. It… more »