Exploring the world of body moisturizers is fun. I’ve tried creams, oils, creamy oils, and now, a stone. The body stones from pastry chef Kate McLeod came about when she was recommended cocoa butter to moisturize her skin. She mixed it with her favorite oils (sweet almond, apricot kernel, avocado, and fractionated coconut) to develop a body butter that melts upon contact with the skin.
Now, Kate McLeod has created four varieties of body stones made cruelty-free, vegan, and without parabens, preservatives, and alcohol. I got to try two of them.
The Daily Stone is recommended for everyday use containing rose, frankincense, and neroli to soften, heal, and calm the skin. The Stone does what it promised when used regularly. It made my skin glowy and well-moisturized to a satisfactory degree. On the downside, however, is the tacky feel it leaves the skin. Upon usage, you’d feel a stickiness for quite some time before it melts. Overall, the product works great as it has moisturizer my skin and healed dry patches, it just takes a bit of getting used to. For someone who sweats easily, something of this texture is best used at night.
The Sleep Stone uses lavender and chamomile to moisturize while helping calm and ease you. It has a very rich and moisturized texture so one swipe is enough. Like the Daily Stone, this takes a bit of time for it to be absorbed by the skin but it did make my skin feel smooth and soft. As recommended, this is to be used at night and the strong fragrance felt relaxing.
These two I would recommend for those looking for a vegan and cruelty-free moisturizer that intensely moisturizes the skin. This is a heavy-duty moisturizer that is fragrant and soothing and would be great for those with extremely dry skin.