SOOTHING SELF-MASSAGE TO THE RESCUE
We said it before and we will say it again – skin is your largest organ, one that protects you, feed it luxurious skin food and it will thank you back with health and radiance. Testing body care products is one of our favorite perks of the job, and these brands know how to quench the thirst with hydration and flurry textures.
If your budget allows for one luxurious collection this winter, make it this English brand. Lola’s Apothecary has artisans whip up each and every product, and their body soufflés are beautifully designed glass tubs of goddess containing a fragrant cloud of tranquil aromatherapy. The one-of-a-kind scents will have you keep coming back. As soon as the product touches your skin it melts in like butter. Among other rich ingredients, this soufflé is made up of shea butter, coconut oil, and rosehip CO2. Use it as a skin treat after a bath or shower, and let it all seep in with a proper self-massage.
WHIPPED INTO PERFECTION
Laguna Herbals is a California born brand and is the brainchild of a certified herbalist. This brand cares about what you put on your skin; everything is formulated with organic and natural ingredients. As far as texture, we’ve never seen a fluffier body butter. The coconut scent is a sensory experience, one that screams beach weather. To moisturize and protect your skin from harsh winter elements, spread this marshmallow cloud all over and don’t forget the self-massage.
THE LATIN HEALER
Sanara Skincare takes the gentle approach. This latin woman owned brand is doing big things for untapped latin botanicals and we are here for it. The entire collection is healing, soothing and perfect for anyone suffering from eczema, psoriasis, sensitive, and/or dry skin. Create a ritual with your skincare taking a moment to pause, spread the Cupuaçu (highly hydrating butter) seed body butter on clean skin, inhale the subtle scent, and feel good knowing this product is formulated with rich antioxidants, plus vitamins A and C.
SWISS SKIN FOOD
Waleda is a natural Swiss brand and their Skin Food Body Butter is an excellent representative of what they can do for your dry winter skin. When in Europe one of our first stops is the local pharmacy, the skincare finds are always worth the trip, and this brand is a pharmacy classic. Since it is made for sensitive skin, it will soothe and heal any itching and flakiness. We love a product that absorbs and doesn’t sit on top of the skin – spread it like butter and massage it in for long lasting moisture. Then enjoy the lingering citrus scent.
Main Photography by Ava Sol