bodycology rich&creamy Giveaway

When I was but a spry young girl in my teens and early 20s, I didn’t pay a whole lot of attention to moisturizers. Honestly, I didn’t really understand why other people – like my mama and aunt, for example – couldn’t bear to leave the house without having lotion in their purse. I mainly just used lotion when I wanted to smell really good, and I was fine with whatever kind of soap happened to be handy. Easy-breezy skin care, it was.

And then I turned 30.

And when I turned 30, my skin revolted. All those years of not being terribly concerned with moisturizing my skin totally caught up with me. My face screamed for moisturizer the second I stepped out of the shower. My legs got all itchy if I didn’t put on plenty of lotion. I became one of those people who carried lotion in her purse, mainly because I got really serious about keeping my hands moisturized. My skin also got super-sensitive around this same time, so not just any old lotion would do.

You’re probably picking up on the fact that I got a little high maintenance as far as my skin was concerned.

Over the last ten years, I’ve figured out what works and what doesn’t for my skin. I’ve worn the same moisturizer on my face for the last fourteen years (I think that moisturizer and I are in it for the long haul). I need body washes that are hydrating – or else my skin feels super-dry when I get out of the shower. And as far as lotions are concerned, I’ve learned from my dermatologist that I need something a little thicker than what I used to use.

And here’s the biggie: if something has a super-sweet or super-heavy smell? Forget it. I can’t do it. I tend to like scents that are light and/or herb-y.

So given all of that, I was totally interested when bodycology asked if I’d like to try one of the new bodycology rich&creamy Body Wash and Lotion duos. I didn’t have any idea what to expect, but since I’m always on the look-out for a drugstore product that will give me great results, I couldn’t wait to try the bodycology stuff.

I tried the rich&creamy Hydrating duo. The Body Wash and Lotion both have aloe and vitamin E, and I thought they’d be a good match for my dry skin. The Body Wash is great; it has a scent that’s a little different than what I’m used to, but it’s not heavy and it doesn’t linger once you’re out of the shower. My favorite part of the Body Wash is that it’s thick enough to work almost like a shaving cream. In fact, I don’t have to use any shaving cream when I use the rich&creamy Hydrating Body Wash; I can just rub the Body Wash on my legs, shave, then rinse. I’m a fan of the fact that it saves me a step in the shower.

The Lotion definitely keeps my legs and arms moisturized, though it’s not as thick as the lotion that my dermatologist recommends. That’s not a bad thing, though, especially when you consider that it sometimes takes 10 minutes for my regular lotion to completely soak into my legs (it’s THICK). I like that the bodycology rich&creamy Hydrating Lotion gives me a good option for when I’m in a hurry – or for when the weather is warmer and I just don’t want to use something super-thick. Like the Body Wash, the scent is different than what I’m used to, but it’s light and clean and doesn’t smell like flowers – all very good things indeed.

The combination of the rich&creamy Body Wash and Lotion definitely left my skin feeling hydrated but not greasy. It’s great to know that there are some effective, affordable options out there, especially considering that the rich&creamy Hydrating duo actually works.

I’d definitely suggest checking out all the scents before you commit to one of them; a couple that I smelled in the store were too strong for my taste, but fortunately there are six different rich&creamy varieties, so it’s pretty easy to find one that will work for your individual taste.

If you’d like to enter to win a bodycology rich&creamy gift basket, it’s easy. Just visit, then leave me a comment sharing which formula is right for you and you’ll be entered to win.

And check out bodycology on facebook,, for hydrating tips and a hydration quiz.

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Good luck, everybody!


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  1. the nourishing formula!

  2. Susan Smith says:

    I’d like to try the Nourishing formula

  3. Susan Smith says:
  4. Deep Cleansing Body Wash for me………I bet that grapefruit/apricot mix smells delish. But the Midnight Garden fragrance sounds intriguing too, though as a general rule I tend to favor the fruit scents over the florals.
    Now that I am older I am so happy I didn’t spend lots of time in the sun. I never tanned, only burned, so I either stayed in the shade or slathered on the sunblock. Some of the girls I was envious of, that had such great tans in their teen age years, are now paying the price with what their skin looks like, and sadly, with issues with skin cancer. In retrospect, being an easy burner turned out to be a good thing.

  5. Deep Cleansing for me! (and sorry if this posts twice….I thought I already sent one, but my computer is acting weird today……..)

  6. Marcia Goss says:

    I’d like to try the Ultra Rich formula.

  7. Marcia Goss says:
  8. I think I would give the nourishing formula a try.

  9. Rebecca says:

    I would love to try the skin softening body wash with avocado.

  10. I would love the Refreshing!!

  11. I would choose nourishing!
    monk5 at charter dot net

  12. Paige S says:

    Hydrating….My skin is so dry!

  13. karen M says:

    I would love to try the Ultra Rich Formula with the With Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

  14. ultra rich body cream in cucumber melon!

  15. sherri crawford says:

    hydrating in clean lemon or coconut

  16. Oh DEFINITELY hydrating! My skin tends to feel too tight for my body sometimes. I can totally relate to the dry skin that pops up as you get older. I’m turning 28 this year and also wondered why my mom slathered herself in lotion twice a day when I was a kid.

    I know now.

  17. I would choose the hydrating formula since my skin is so dry.

  18. Tiffany says:

    I would pick Refreshing in cucumber-melon. Love that sent.

  19. I’d have to go for deep cleansing. We get sweaty and grimey in the garden down here!

  20. definitely hydrating lotion. i’ve had dry skin since my teenage years and it has only gotten drier with age.

  21. I’d love to try the deep cleansing body wash!

  22. Definitely hydrating. Things are looking a bit scaly. Thank you.

  23. Not2Haute says:

    I just love a scented body wash with matching moisturizer. It’s the only way to get long-lasting fragrance without offending others.

  24. Ooh, the nourishing formula sounds AMAZING. That’s the one that I’d pick!

  25. oooo I would totally get the Deep Cleaning Body Wash With Grapefruit and Apricot Extract!! Bet it smells wonderful!

  26. I think it would be hydrating, I like aloe vera.
    songyueyu at gmail

  27. the hydrating
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  28. ewhatley says:

    my formula is hydrating