I’m eczema prone in the wintertime, so I can’t be sudsing up with just any old body cleanser this time of year. Last month, while shopping at CVS for wrapping paper, I came across Johnson’s Vanilla Oatmeal Body Wash, and quickly snatched it off the shelf. For centuries, oats have been used to soothe, protect and moisturize dry and irritated skin; so I figured if this body wash contains oatmeal and is gentle enough for infants, it couldn’t hurt. I’m glad that I took a chance because this bottle o’ bubbles is just what the dermatologist ordered. The creamy formula lathers up nice (sans sodium lauryl sulfate) thoroughly cleanses without stripping, the oatmeal relieves my itchy scratchies and the subtle vanilla scent is warm and comforting. And for less than $5, it’s this recessionista’s pick of the week. And it’s even more fabuless if you actually have a baby…you can share!

After you emerge from the shower/bath, do yourself a favor and don’t dry yourself completely. Pat your skin with a towel so that there’s still some moisture on the skin – then apply Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil all over your body. This preservative-free, lightweight formula contains an exclusive blend of key ingredients for scars, stretch marks, dry, damaged skin, uneven skin tone, aging skin, lines and wrinkles. The oil locks in moisture; your skin will look and feel soft, with a radiant sheen. The product sinks in on contact and the formula is non-greasy and non-staining, so you needn’t wait to get dressed. The scent is to die for (like a frothy black and white milkshake) and it’s only $10.99 for a 5.1 oz bottle!

3 Comments on Recessionista’s Fabuless Picks of the Week

  1. Atiyah
    January 15, 2009 at 5:02 PM (9 years ago)

    OHH I will definately try out the Vanilla Oatmeal Body wash. Usually after I get out of the shower I use Jojoba or coconut oil.

  2. Redhead
    January 16, 2009 at 12:59 AM (9 years ago)

    Wow I think I will be picking up both! It’s like you read my mind with this post of what I needed!

  3. Lesley
    January 17, 2009 at 2:28 AM (9 years ago)

    Ohh, I’m excited to try the Johnson’s baby wash! Haha I used their “no tears” shampoo till I was in high school! 🙂