Every good skincare lover knows that one of the most important steps in your beauty routine is moisturiser. But although we make sure our faces are given a daily dose of hydration, more often than not the same can’t be said for the rest of our body.

Just like our complexions, the rest of our skin needs regular moisturising to keep it soft, supple and healthy, but there’s nothing worse than spending ages waiting around after a shower for your moisturiser to soak in before you can get dressed. With busy schedules to get to, we’re all about something that’s going to cut our daily routines down – and Sanctuary Spa’s Ruby Oud Natural Oils Melting Pearl Body Butter, £10 here (was £16), is just the thing.

Sanctuary Spa's pearl body butter keeps your skin hydrated for up to 7 days

The body butter not only gives your skin a boost of hydration, but it also has a seven day moisture claim that promises your skin will be feeling intensely hydrated for the rest of the week after just one application. That means instead of trying to moisturise after your hasty morning shower (and putting clothes on top of sticky skin), you just need to use it after your weekly everything shower or soak in the bath and your skin will be good to go for the next seven days.

How does this miraculous cream work, we hear you cry? Well, it's studded with pearls of super-hydrating argan oil which burst on impact with your skin and instantly melt away, giving you the intense nourishment of a body oil, with the easy-to-apply texture of a lotion.

It contains pearls of argan oil which burst and absorb quickly into your skin

The body butter comes in four different varieties; Ruby Oud, Golden Sandalwood, Lily and Rose and Signature, with all four versions currently included in Boots’ Advantage Card offer. For a limited time, shoppers who have a Boots Advantage Card will be able to snap up the body butter for £10 rather than its usual price of £16, saving you £6.

Despite only launching back in February, the body butter has racked up some impressive reviews, with one shopper saying about the Ruby Oud version: “This is wonderful, it just melts in body and the fragrance it like middle eastern oud bakhoor smell and smell lingers around for hours and not overwhelming at all, melts in body like butter, love it.”

Another wrote: “Heavenly fragrance and luscious moisturising. Feels incredibly luxurious and makes my skin really soft and hydrated. Will definitely buy again.” Whilst a third added: “Love the smell and leaves my body well moisturised.”

It also comes in four unique scents

If you prefer an oil formula when it comes to hydrating your skin, Bioderma’s Exclusive Atoderm 2-in-1 Dry Body Oil, £24 here, has also been praised by shoppers for how soft and hydrated it left their skin. It contains jojoba oil to soothe and hydrate, squalene for added moisture and its antioxidant properties and ceramides to lock in the moisture, promising up to 24 hours of hydration.

Although it doesn’t last as long as Sanctuary Spa’s body butter, users raved about how quickly it soaked into their skin without leaving an oily trace, making it ideal for using in the mornings or when you’re rushing out the door. One said: “Lovely oil – absorbs quickly and leaves my skin feeling super soft. Perfect addition to my shower routine.” Whilst another added: “It is indeed a dry oil, so absorbs pretty quickly. Doesn’t have an overpowering scent.”

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By Editor