Ah, the New Year. A time for setting new goals (if you want to), for wiping the slate clean (if you want to), for renewal (and again, if you want to). Traditionally, this means taking on new resolutions to better your life. Resolutions like cutting back on alcohol, (aka, Dry January), or trying out more plant-based recipes to get more of those legumes and greens in. Using the New Year to recharge, renew, and try new things that could make you feel happier and healthier is a tale as old as time.
Whatever goals you're setting for yourself this year (if you are), I found a product that is, effectively, a New Year's resolution in a bottle. The Seaweed Bath Co.'s Firming Detox Body Cream ($13) is like Dry January for your skin, as it hydrates, smoothes, and renews your dreary dermis with every drop. For $13, it's worth a spot in your medicine cabinet this January, and every month thereafter.
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What makes this body lotion so luxurious? For starters, its creamy base is made using a blend of ultra-hydrating ingredients, like coconut oil, kukui oil (a fatty oil rich in vitamins and antioxidants) and skin-loving shea butter. Whip these mega-moisturizers together, and you get a rich lotion that nourishes even the driest of elbows and knees.
But heavenly hydration aside, it's the detox element that stands out most. True to the brand's name, Seaweed Bath Co. Firming Detox Body Cream is made with, well, seaweed. Every bottle is formulated using organic, sustainably-harvested bladderwrack, a type of brown sea algae that's beloved for its topical superpowers.
See, bladderwrack seaweed is loaded with different vitamins, minerals, and other good stuff that naturally detoxifies the skin. (It's why celebs like Kim Kardashian West were sucking down so many sea moss smoothies a while back.) Combined with other detoxifying ingredients, like green tea extract (hello, antioxidants) and un-roasted coffee bean extract (to awaken skin and give it a boost against free radicals), and skin is left renewed with every swipe. If the ethos of Dry January could be bottled and sold, this dream cream would be it.
As someone who puts her skin through hell almost 365 days a year, I can confirm: this lotion is the real deal. It's powerful enough to rejuvenate my dry, thirsty skin when it needs it most, which is why it's now a bathroom cabinet staple. I simply lube up with a few drops after my shower, let my skin relish in the minty scent, and go on my merry way, skin feeling refreshed and recharged—the way a lotion should leave it.
And for just $13?! Buying a bottle (or two, or three) is a no-brainer. No matter your goals for 2022, healthy, happy skin should always be a top priority. And with The Seaweed Bath Co's divine detox cream, you can make your skin dreams a reality.
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