This $20 body lotion is the best beauty buy you'll make all year

This body lotion smells delicious and feels silky soft on your skin, but the real reason to buy it is you'll be helping to heal the hearts of Australian children affected by child abuse.

Winter's more than halfway over, but our skin is still dry and aching for some TLC.

The Body Shop's body butters have been quenching our epidermis' thirst for years and their latest charity partnership gives us another reason to choose their moisturisers this winter.

For 12 months, $3 from every sale of their Almond Milk & Honey Soothing & Restoring Body Lotion will be donated to not-for-profit organisation, Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF). The money raised will launch the ‘Healing Hearts Project’ and fund the production of a new range of therapeutic dolls, to be used in counselling sessions with children traumatised by abuse, family violence and neglect.

Why we love the body lotion

Winter calls for an intensive moisturiser, but we certainly don't want to stand around freezing cold in the nude, waiting for it to absorb, for any longer than is necessary.

This yummy moisturiser is quick to dry but rich enough that you won't need to apply it every day - perfect for those of us looking for a low-maintenance beauty regime.

Made with organic Spanish almond milk and Community Trade honey from Ethiopia, the scent is fresh and uplifting, but subtle enough not to interfere with our perfume.

It's also formulated without colourants, mineral oil, petrolatum and is suitable for anyone with sensitive and dry skin.

Where will your money go?

Every night in Australia, 48,000 children can't sleep in their own beds because they fear for their safety. The trauma these children experience deeply impacts the way they experience the world, devastating their development, identity, sense of safety and capacity to learn. Without help, the trauma impairs their capacity to grow positively and experience love, colour and play.

Research conducted by the ACF has shown developing and exploring children’s senses through toys and games can help to unlock the trauma held in their bodies.

Your donations will go towards creating the four specialist therapeutic dolls, which include Gypsy the Snail, Frankie the Platypus, Jaz the Chameleon and Sammi and Scout the Penguins, and will be used by professionals and carers in counselling sessions with children.

Pictured: The four therapy dolls developed by the ACF

The program will also fund additional counselling hours for children using the dolls and provide professionals with specialised training to work with the dolls.

The ACF, at any one time, provides specialist therapeutic support for 600 to 800 children. Find out more about the Australian Childhood Foundation and the life-changing work they carry out.

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