Lotil: Autumn’s Dry Skin Saviour

*This post contains a product kindly gifted by Blonde and Black Publicity. All opinions are my own.

Every year my skin goes through the same cycle of turning dry as soon as the temperature changes. I was really lucky this year to be sent a tub of Lotil cream as it is specially designed for dry skin and is cruelty free!

Lotil dry skin cream

Admittedly, I had not heard of this product before, but after doing some research, I could see it had some really rave reviews, especially regarding extreme skin dryness and conditions such as eczema.

Disclaimer: I am really lucky to not suffer with eczema, so I can’t comment on the cream’s effectiveness for this. My review will focus on dry skin rather than how the product can help with skin conditions.

So what is Lotil?

Lotil has been around for over 100 years to assist with ‘rehydrating dry skin.’ It has anti-bacterial and anti-septic properties to also help with infection. It is described as a ‘gently medicated’ product which is probably why it is recommended for skin conditions. Lotil comes in a few different sizes but can be bought from pharmacies such as Boots for £7.00 (*affiliate link) for the 114ml tub.

Lotil dry skin cream

I have been using the cream most nights for a couple of weeks on drier areas such as my knees, elbows, feet and nose, as it can also be applied on the face. The weather in the UK has just starting turning colder, so I haven’t yet experienced the peak dryness of my skin. However, on the areas I have been using the product, I have noticed it working already.

The cream absorbs really easily into the skin and a little goes a long way. On my feet especially, the dryness seems to disappear overnight! This cream is definitely going to be one to utilise over the winter and I can see it being a saviour for my skin, especially as it can be used for so many different areas of the body.

Close up lotil cream texture

The one issue I do have with the product unfortunately is it’s scent. It’s almost a clinical, talc type smell which I personally don’t like but I am getting used to it! The scent doesn’t last too long anyway and it is worth it for the results!


I can see this cream becoming a really useful addition to my winter skincare. Thank you so much to Blonde and Black publicity for kindly gifting the product.

What are your Autumn/Winter skincare heroes?

Kate xx

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