Editor's Pick: Kiehl's Creme De Corps ReviewFebruary 13, 2017
Looking for the crème de la crème of body lotions? Look no further than Kiehl’s line of Creme de Corps body creams, lightweight lotions, and more! From the brand’s original Creme de Corps body cream to the Light-Weight Body Lotion to the Nurturing Body Washing Cream, see what happened when one beauty editor put these rich and creamy body hydrators to the test. See her reviews ahead!
No matter the season, I am always looking for the ultimate skin-hydrating body lotions and creams. So, when Kiehl’s sent our Skincare.com editors a complimentary collection of their beloved Creme de Corps body creams, lotions, and even a skin-hydrating cleanser to test and review, you sure can bet that I called first dibs on testing out their rich, creamy, lightweight formulas. Keep reading to find out which body hydrator is the perfect match for you!
KIEHL’S CREME DE CORPS REVIEW
Recommended For: All skin types
Give your body a boost of creamy hydration with Kiehl’s classic Creme de Corps body moisturizer. With a formula enriched with skin-nourishing cocoa butter, sesame oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, aloe vera, and antioxidant beta-carotene, this hydrating body moisturizer can leave your skin looking—and feeling—soft, smooth, and supple upon application and may improve the overall appearance of your skin’s texture with continued use. It’s no wonder it’s a customer favorite with 4.5 out of 5 stars*!
Why We Love It: Everyone needs a classic cocoa butter-infused body lotion, such as Kiehl’s Creme de Corps, in their skin care arsenal. With a formula enriched with nourishing body oils, aloe vera, cocoa butter, and antioxidants, this daily body lotion is one of my favorite go-to products for keeping my skin hydrated and well-nourished year round. It’s creamy—yet surprisingly, lightweight—formula is non-greasy and can envelope dry skin with hydration each time you apply. What’s more? The classic body moisturizer comes in four different sizes— 2.5 fl. oz., 4.2 fl. oz., 8.4 fl. oz., 16.9 fl. oz., and a 1-liter pump—so, you can keep one in your carry on, your purse, on your desk, and at home with the rest of your skin care arsenal. Because after all, you can never have too much Creme de Corps!
How To Use It: After showering, taking a bath, or as often as necessary, gently massage Kiehl’s Creme de Corps into your skin. Allow your skin to soak up the creamy body moisturizer for a few minutes before dressing.
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps, $11- $75
KIEHL’S CREME DE CORPS SOY MILK & HONEY WHIPPED BODY BUTTER REVIEW
Recommended For: All skin types
Amp up the moisture with Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter. Its formula, enriched with shea butter, jojoba oil, and squalane, is a quick-absorbing skin hydrator that can help restore moisture and leave the skin feeling silky-soft and smooth. What’s more? Its creamy, lightweight formula does not contain parabens, glycols, or silicones!
Why We Love It: One of the reasons why I love Kiehl’s entire Creme de Corps collection so much is because—while each product serves a specific purpose in your hydration routine—all of the Creme de Corps products can provide your skin with a boost of hydration. On days when my skin needs a little more moisture, I reach for Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter. Don’t let its lightweight formula fool you, this body butter can provide your skin with some serious hydration. I use it after a relaxing bath before bed to ensure that my skin locks in moisture and remains hydrated all night long.
How To Use It: To use the Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter, apply directly onto slightly damp skin and allow it to sit for a moment before dressing.
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter, $38- $48
KIEHL’S CREME DE CORPS LIGHT-WEIGHT BODY LOTION REVIEW
Recommended For: Normal to dry skin types.
Go lightweight with Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Light-Weight Body Lotion! Formulated with skin-nurturing ingredients such as jojoba butter, olive fruit oil, and sweet almond oil, this rich—yet lightweight—version of the brand’s Creme de Corps body cream can moisturize your skin and leave it feeling soft and smooth all day long. Ideal for normal to dry skin types, this skin-soothing body lotion can help the skin maintain its natural moisture balance.
Why We Love It: When Kiehl’s sent our office the Creme de Corps Light-Weight Body Lotion to use in a DIY bronzer recipe earlier this year, I immediately fell in love with its rich, lightweight formula. As a fan of their original Creme de Corps body cream, I was pleased to see that while the formula’s texture was different—read: lighter—the results were fairly similar. I’d recommend the Creme de Corps Light-Weight Body Lotion to anyone looking for a good, effective, daily body moisturizer that can soften their dry skin and leave them with a silky soft surface.
How To Use It: After showering, bathing, or when necessary, apply a generous amount of the hydrating body lotion to your skin. For best results, apply when skin is still slightly damp.
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Light-Weight Body Lotion, $25
KIEHL’S CREME DE CORPS NURTURING BODY WASHING CREAM
Recommended For: Dry and sensitive skin types
Skin feeling dry? Switch out your regular body cleanser for Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Nurturing Body Washing Cream. With a formula enriched with skin-soothing ingredients such as jojoba butter, shea butter, and corn germ oil, this cleansing moisturizer is the perfect shower companion. Cleansing the skin with a cleansing cream like the Creme de Corps Nurturing Body Washing Cream can not only help remove impurities from the surface of your skin, it can ensure that your dry or sensitive skin’s moisture is balanced, too! The result? Skin that looks and feels soft, smooth, and ready for one of the brand’s coveted Creme de Corps body moisturizers.
Why We Love It: As someone with normal to dry skin—that sometimes experiences sensitivity towards certain body washes—I can attest that Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Nurturing Body Washing Cream is not your average body cleanser. Upon application, your skin feels instantly hydrated, as the lather works to gently remove any dirt or debris taking up residence on the surface of your skin. Perfect for year round hydration, I would recommend the moisturizing Body Washing Cream to anyone with dry or sensitive skin in need of a hydrating pick-me-up.
How To Use It: In the shower (or bath!), apply the cream to a body sponge or washcloth and gently massage onto skin. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Nurturing Body Washing Cream, $22
Editor’s Tip: You can use the Creme de Corps Nurturing Body Washing Cream from Kiehl’s as a light, frothy bubble bath, too! To do so, simply disperse some of the cream under running water and voilà!
* At the time of publishing on kiehls.com.