Body lotion sticks are a complete revelation to me. A game-changer. I was wandering around Douglas (Amsterdam's equivalent of Sephora) a couple of weeks ago and came across a body lotion stick in Miranda Kerr's Kora Organics line-up. I'd never seen one before so I snapped it up. I'd seen sticks of cleanser, blush, foundation and even perfume, but never a body lotion stick.
A few months back, I was watching comedian James Acaster's stand-up show on Netflix and, to paraphrase the skit, he had asked the audience whether they'd ever wondered what it would be like if their whole body was made of lip skin? (No, me neither). He noted that you'd need a massive Chapstick to moisturise your body if it was. Well, they exist! And last time I checked, my whole body was not lip skin.
The thing is, I'm a bit lazy when it comes to moisturizing anywhere further south than my décolletage. I live in Europe, not some tropical island, so I spend a good deal of the year covered up and my skin isn't dry, so I never really feel the need to moisturize. But, as I age, I do want my face skin to match my body skin and keeping both optimally nourished is key. I'm trying to take up moisturizing daily with my new body lotion stick because it is so quick and easy to use. Simply scribble over your limbs and torso, massage a little and you can swiftly move on with your day.
Sounds good, right? Keep scrolling for 7 body lotion sticks that are like big old lip balms for your limbs...
With certified organic noni extract, coconut oil and cupuacu butter, this smells divine, hydrates the skin and leaves it with a delicate glow.
If you have to deal with eczema or you find your heels crack easily, keep this ceramide-rich balm, which supports the skin's barrier, at hand.
Hot, humid weather can lead to unwanted chafing. Don't sweat it—instead snap up this cool-looking anti-chafe stick and keep it in your handbag.
Water-free, this stick is packed with coconut oil and Shea butter to nourish the skin, leaving a dewy glow behind. The lavender smells glorious and will help you relax, too. Use it on your hands, face or body.
With soothing colloidal oatmeal and shea butter, this gentle balm rehydrates seriously parched skin. Take it on notoriously skin-drying flights to hydrate everywhere from your lips to your heels.
Love the scent of coconut? Then you'll love this moisturizing coconut oil-infused formula. The multi-purpose lotion stick can be used all over the body and is seriously affordable too.
Leaping Bunny Certified and vegan, this zingy, natural lotion packs a moisturizing punch thanks to the olive oil and Shea butter. It's water-free, which means it's free-from preservatives like parabens and phthalates.