Isn’t dry body skin the absolute worst? Since my teens I’ve been dealing with what feels like exceptionally clinically dry skin – so dry that it feels like it burns! Most lotions and creams either don’t cut it for me, or they’re so heavy that they exacerbate the KP (keratosis pilaris) on my arms by clogging pores up. I quite like body oils, but I need the hydrating benefits that moisturizers provide as well, so I can’t go without it. I’ve been pretty loyal to CeraVe over the last decade – here and there I’ll try a more natural and cleanly formulated moisturizer but my skin will reach its threshold and back to CeraVe I go. There’s nothing wrong with CeraVe of course, especially since it works, but again I’d like to find a more naturally formulated moisturizer that will meet my needs so that I can avoid the conventional stuff.
Last month when I received Cocokind’s email about the launch of their new Sake Body Lotion I found myself so compelled and drawn to purchase it, and so I did not long after it launched. Microbiome-supporting products are very trendy at the moment, but as someone with dry skin I’ve long had barrier health in mind when it comes to my products so naturally this lotion felt like it was made for me. Alongside the new body lotion I also bought their in-shower scrubbing clay, which will be making an appearance in this post because it’s a great sidekick to this lotion.