Several weeks ago, I wrote about my love of Kiehl’s Creme de Corps ($48). Recently, a reader wrote in to recommend a less expensive alternative, Tree Hut Extra-Rich Shea Lotion ($7). So I thought I would give it a try.
I continue emptying my wallet for Creme de Corps because it moisturizes so easily and cleanly. I don’t need to pile it on like most drugstore brands, and it doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy. And equally important, it doesn’t leave my skin with a chemical or treacly smell after I apply it.
The Tree Hut moisturizer is certainly rich in texture. It moisturizes well, and the softness doesn’t fade by mid-afternoon like it does with so many lotions. I purchased the Almond & Honey Shea Lotion scent as well as the regular Shea Body Butter. The Almond & Honey had a nice scent, but the body butter made my skin smell like coffee grounds.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive body lotion with a lot of oomph, the Tree Hut Extra-Rich Lotion is a good choice. However, I will continue to purchase my Creme de Corps on eBay. Some addictions are not easily broken.