Body Care Find – Eight Body Moisture
posted June 17th, 2010 Beauty, guest
Who would have thought that a WW II “Rosie the Riveter” would have discovered the secret to banishing dry skin?
But that’s exactly what happened.
The Founder of Eight Body Moisture, Vicki Weaver-Payne’s mother, developed a body moisturizer to combat her dry skin that resulted in working in the factory all day during the war. At the time, she created and mixed the lotion in their kitchen sink, put it into milk jugs and shared it with neighbors and friends.
Fast forward to today and Vicki found a way to take this family beauty product and reformulate it to cure not only her chronically dry skin, but now for all of us who may suffer from it.
Dry brushing the skin, which some of you may be familiar with, is an essential part of using this system of products. Dry brushing increases skin circulation, flushes the lymphatic system, stimulates cell turnover and removes dead skin, and can even help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
During the launch event, Vicki demonstrated the dry brush technique on my skin, using the brush included in the moisturizer set (shown above). It immediately gave me a surge of energy, and also instantly brightened up my skin by sloughing off the top layer and revving up my circulation. Then the scrub and shower cream were applied, which left a nice layer of moisture, without feeling too greasy or heavy. After rinsing, the body lotion is meant to be applied, and that too was a nice balance of lotion with a bit of “slip” to it via the eight essential oil mix that the line is based on. My skin was smooth, glowing and hydrated all day! I love these products and have continued to keep them in my body care routine.
In addition to the dry brush, cream shower gel and body lotion, there’s also an amazing body scrub, (which I’ve been using several times a week after the dry brushing and before the shower gel) and loved how soft and smooth it left my skin – without it being over the top abrasive.
The line currently comes in two fragrances, Ginger Lime, (my personal favorite) designed as a “pick me up energizing scent, and Lavender, which is a relaxing scent. What’s great about the fragrances in this line is that they are lovely and crisp upon application, but only stay with the body for a short time – which makes it ideal for those of you who want to use additional fragrance without a lot of scent “competition”.
Look for more delicious fragrances to come to the line in the near future! – RLB