I don't know about you, but winter affects my skin in the worst possible skin. Combine the cold outside with the heating inside, and you get a concoction that will eventually really dry out your skin. This is what I face every winter, and this year I finally decided to combat it. I find that the best way to do that is to use Body Butters. The real winner for me are cocoa body products, because they're very nourishing. In comes the English Rose Cosmetics Cocoa Ration Body Butter.

What they say:

Rose Recommends
Cocoa Butter - contains anti-oxidants which help prevent premature aging. 
Shea nut butter - to calm and moisture your skin, keeping it supple, smooth and looking gorgeous.
Avocado oil - naturally rich in Vitamins A, D & E to repair skin from climate damage.

What I say:

If you're looking for intensely moisturizing, very rich body butters which will replenish your skin and make it feel healthy and glowing, look no further. The skin on my legs was so dry it was cracking, and this reduced that after only a few uses. I'm really amazed at how little of this you need too - you can see how much I've used, and that has lasted me about 3 weeks! It also smells amazing, very rich but fresh at the same time. I love putting it on before going to sleep, the scent really soothes me.

I've also tried the body butter from the Chocomania line at The Body Shop. If you asked me to compare the two, I would definitely say I prefer the English Rose Cocoa Body Butter. This is because it's very natural, with no fuels, petroleum or paraffin in it. Also, it's so rich and moisturizing and very very thick, really the perfect solution for dry skin.

If you would like to get one of these amazing Body Butters, click here. If you'd like to check out the rest of the lovely line, inspired by all this vintage, go here.

*Product was sent to me for review.

UPDATE 20/12/2013: Product is now available for purchase on Amazon! Yay! Clickety click: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cocoa-Ration-Body-Butter-200ml/dp/B00FC2BEYW/ref=sr_1_1?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1387474166&sr=1-1 Also, Karin has improved the formula, so there are less waxy bits and the labels are now more durable as well. :)