Although self-care has become a cliché, it’s still important. It means taking time to take care of your mental and physical health, as well as refueling your body. It’s the beginning of the New Year, and many of us are already on the ground running. As if winter break is a distant memory. It’s a great thing to enjoy quiet time, or soothing your nerves.
Many people, including the present company, consider a hot tub or shower, a lit candle and a soothing lotion for the body to be valuable. While the New Year is a time to celebrate, it is also a time to enjoy some quiet moments. You can prolong your post-bath silence by luxuriating in a luxurious, hydrating body lotion you can use this winter. We’ve compiled a list of super-lavish and efficacious body moisturizers that can not only help with your skin from the sun, wind and rain, but also allow you to enjoy some alone time.
- Chanel Sublimage La Creme Corps Et Decollete $295
Sublimage La Creme Corps is a luxurious, rich body cream that provides soft-to-the touch hydration and a silky glow for skin. It lasts up to hours. Lisa Aharon is a makeup artist who created cover looks and red carpet glamour for Zosia and Rachel Brosnahan. She says that she has been using this cream in her skincare routine. She says, “In the dry winter months my nightstand is full of body balms or creams.”
“I’ve tried them all, and I know which ones are worth my time. Chanel’s cream is my favorite. It absorbs quickly into skin and leaves a beautiful glow. It’s best to use it before bed. However, if you have a client who has very sensitive skin, it’s great to apply it before going out.”
- Retrouve Baume Ultime Huile $195
This richly whipped body oil acts more like a cream or lotion. It quickly sinks into skin leaving no residue. This is why Robert Rumsey loves it. Rumsey uses Retrouve’s skin care product to hydrate the skin of his clients below their neck when creating covers for Billie Eilish or Gracie Abrams. He says that many body oils are too sticky to absorb. They can damage clothes and make stylists mad. Baume Ultime Body Oil is deeply hydrating and absorbs. It is beautiful on film and has great benefits for the skin.” Retrouve’s waterless formulation is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins E, and vitamin C as well as their signature pressed avocado oil.
- Shiffa Beauty Rose Bliss Body Balm $255
This is one of our favorite body balms. It should be part of your skin care routine all year. Kira Nasrat is the makeup artist behind Jessica Alba’s beautiful beauty looks. Rose Bliss Balm from Shiffa is my go-to when I want to pamper myself and my clients. It can be used on all skin types and leaves skin feeling soft, smooth, moisturized, and moisturized. It doesn’t matter what climate you live in, it can be used to treat dry skin. A little goes a long way. We love warming the product between hands and then massaging it into skin.
“My arms and legs should look ready for the red carpet. It’s so hydrating that you don’t have to use any highlighter. The actual balm leaves your skin glowing. The rose petals are my favorite scent.”
- Sisley Velvet Nourishing Cream for Body with Saffron Flowers $158
We have the ultimate body lotion for you if you want to indulge yourself. This body cream is made from Sisley’s best plant essences. It glides on smoothly and softens the rougher parts of the body like the elbows and knees. Amy Oresman (makeup guru), who is renowned for creating Zoe Saldana’s transformative looks and Eiza Gonzalez, calls Sisley one of the best body creams available. Its unique ingredient of saffron blossoms makes it exceptional. The saffron flower may be able to improve mood and reduce PMS symptoms. After a few lathers, my clients feel enchanted by the scent and their smiles are infectious.
- Le Paradis Tahiti Body Balm $70
You can indulge in a luxurious body balm that smells amazing and effectively hydrates your skin. Tahiti’s whimsical fragrance can transport you to warm summer beaches. The main ingredient Monoi di Tahiti glides on the skin like velvet. Romy Soleimani, a makeup artist who has created some of the most beautiful cover looks for Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner, says that Monoi di Tahiti is super hydrating and beautifully fragrant.
- Monat Hydrate and Repair Body Cream $65
A seasoned dermatologist is the best person to help you determine what products are most effective for protecting your skin in winter. The esteemed East Coast dermatologist Dr. Lian Mack trusts this lotion not only for her skin but also for the skin of her clients. She uses Monat’s body lotion after a shower or bath. Mack says that the molecules in Monat’s body serum are smaller and more effective at breaking down skin barriers. You can feel it as soon as you apply it. This technique requires that you dry your skin immediately after showering. Apply a moisturizer to your skin while it is still damp. This moisturizes the skin and locks in moisture.
- Odacite Intensive Treatment Shea Butter + Citrus Fruit For Hands & Foot Balm $47
This treatment is fast-absorbing and can be used to treat cracked heels and hands. Although the cream is rich in ingredients, it’s still light enough to be used in the evenings before bed. This skin remedy, like all Odacite’s, is all-natural, cruelty free, and non-toxic. It contains olive and safflower oil, along with a high dose of shea butter. The skin is gently exfoliated using natural fruit and sugar alphahydroxyls.
- Epicuren Discovery Unscented After Bath Moisturizer $47
We loved two things about this body moisturizer: the consistency, which is light, silky and super absorbent upon application, and how hydrated it left the skin. The moisturizing effects lasted for a long time. The product doesn’t require constant reapplication to be effective. Epicuren is a favorite of aestheticians, dermatologists, and celebrities with beautiful skin (Kim Kardashian, Kate Bosworth). Their products are of high quality and not overpriced.
Sophia Parameter, a professional esthetician, uses this luxurious body lotion in her facials. She says, “All my facials are so result-oriented. I don’t skimp on the relaxation and massaging hands and feet for my clients.” “I have been selling the Epicuren After Bath moisturisers for treatment and retail for over 20 years. This lotion is made with shea butter, which mimics our natural skin factor. The skin is left moisturized but not greasy thanks to the B vitamins.”
- La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+ Intensive Repair Body Lotion $19.99
La Roche-Posay is the European’s most trusted brand for body care. The Lipikar Balm AP +, which helps to soothe the driest skin, is a perennial favorite. This soothing lotion delivers a powerful 48-hour supply of moisture. It also works to repair the skin’s dry barrier and balance microbiomes with a special blend of prebiotics that includes La Roche-Posay’s signature thermal water as well as a post-biotics aquafiliformis. The Lipikar AP+ formula has been a favorite of Dr. Mona Gohara (a Yale-trained dermatologist who is often on speed dial for East Coast Alisters). Gohara states that it is a “go-to” product. It’s loaded with shea and glycerin, which both lock in moisture. The niacinamide ingredient reduces inflammation in patients with skin sensitivities. It is safe for people with eczema or acne.
- Necessaire the Body Serum $25
This vegan, cruelty-free and fragrance-free formula is a game changer for anyone suffering from dry skin. It uses the healing properties and vitamins A, C and E, as well as omegas 6, 9, and niacinamide. It is simple, effective, and light.
- Milk and Honey No. 8 Lavender Eucalyptus Body Cream $36
Use essential oils, lavender and eucalyptus to hydrate your skin at night. This cruelty-free, non-toxic body lotion contains soothing aromas, organic shea butter, coconut oil, and organic aloe vera to protect your skin from the colder elements. Body Cream No. 08 because of its lavender and eucalyptus fragrance that instantly transports me back to the spa,” Claire Porter, West Coast facialist. “It’s packed with antioxidants like methylsulfonylmethane and green tea and absorbs on the skin super quickly, so applying it all over doesn’t feel like a chore.”