DHC Olive Body Butter

There are several things we love about this luscious butter, which has arrived from the Japanese brand just in time for the seriously-dry-skin season:  a couple of months of central heating and overall neglect are beginning to take their toll on skin that's currently lurking under quite a few clothing layers. First, we love the luscious texture:  it is generously packed with shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil and argan oil.

Secondly, despite the richness of those oils, it sinks in fast, for instant results.  (DHC Olive Body Butter is virtually unscented, so won't clash with any fragrance you apply afterwards.)

And thirdly, unlike a lot of body butters - which are generally packaged in jars way too heavy to carry round or practical for travelling - this is just 100 ml (and such a pretty plastic tub, too) - making it a new must-have for the sponge-bag, we suggest.  Because we've a hunch that sun-exposed skin would slurp this right up, too.

UK readers find DHC Olive Body Butter at www.dhcuk.co.uk/£15.50 for 100 ml - buy here