How do you like to relax after work? Some enjoy opening Netflix and sipping a good glass of wine while watching their favorite shows. Others prefer disconnecting from phones, PCs, and technological devices, spending an evening in the name of technology, detox and reading. Then there are those who love dedicating a moment just to themselves in the company of… a bit of luxury bodycare.
And we – perhaps biased – totally prefer the third option.
Because there’s nothing better than indulging in proper bodycare to turn an evening from re-stress to re-lax. And undoubtedly, the only bodycare to trust for such an important task is the luxurious, sensory one that transports us to some paradise—a hotel room with a Jacuzzi and all those luxurious body products to use after a bath before getting ready to go down for dinner in some chic venue, amidst elegant outfits and luminous makeup.
But before thinking about leaving the (imaginary or real) room, let’s focus on the time we have to fully immerse ourselves in this voluptuous, ethereal, and extremely sensual atmosphere—between velvety and creamy textures, intense and heady fragrances, and luxury options for various price ranges. To make us feel, every day, in a luxury spa.
A body cream that not only intensely moisturizes, nourishes, and visibly improves the tone and texture of the skin but also reduces the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, and discolorations. The shea butter leaves the epidermis soft and velvety, while bisabolol soothes and hydrates stressed skin. Finally, the TFC8 complex—a unique blend of natural amino acids, high-quality vitamins, and peptides inspired by over 30 years of research, innovation, and clinical study—supports cellular renewal and delivers the other ingredients in the formula. Plus, its rich, buttery, and super comfortable texture provides the sensory experience expected from a high-level luxe cream.
For those who prefer oils to creams, this La Mer oil (a name, a program) provides intense hydration and instant luminosity to the skin while offering an unparalleled tactile experience. Infused with a blend of eucalyptus, sunflower, and sesame oil, The Regenerating Body Oil transforms from an initial balm-like formula to a sensory and silky oil, to be applied on the body in a paradise of the senses.
A lightweight but luxuriously rich cream infused with actives like almond extracts and elderflower that tone and firm, nourishing vegetable oils that restore lost elasticity for firmer and rejuvenated skin, antioxidants that protect the skin from free radicals, and pure glacier water that refreshes, improves absorption, and provides long-lasting hydration to thirsty epidermal cells. Its texture makes it the desired product, especially in summer when it’s hot, and we want to enjoy a five-star spa experience without paying the price of the heat.
The perfect post-shower experience? Le Labo takes care of it with its body cream, boasting a skin-nourishing cocktail of shea butter, coconut oil, and avocado oil to retain moisture in the skin, increase hydration, and nourish. Its strength, however, lies not only in its effectiveness but also in its fragrance named ‘Hinoki’ (evoking the mystical warmth and irresistible charm of resinous wood permeating the temples of Mount Koya in Japan and inspired by the hot scent of Hinoki trees). It will transport you to an exotic and distant destination.
From the collaboration between Byredo and Susanne Kaufmann, named after Bregenzerwald, the green region in the heart of the Austrian Alps where Susanne resides, comes the Bregenzerwald Body Oil. It is developed with antioxidant-rich oils extracted from apricot kernels and meadow sprouts, providing intense hydration to dry skin for a healthy and lasting radiance. Inspired by the crisp and energizing air of the forest, the oil has a enveloping fragrance that pays homage to the Bregenzerwald landscape, expressed through the mix of jasmine and hints of sweet fig, creating a tonifying yet relaxing aroma that recalls a walk in the woods and the wild, reassuring landscape of the Alps.
We couldn’t conclude our selection without a scented body scrub, ideal for completing bodycare with its exfoliating and illuminating action thanks to pearlescent pigments and 24-carat gold particles. Not only that: the formula also includes cotton extract, which helps respect and maintain skin hydration. Massaging it onto the skin, the scrub’s texture transforms into a delicate milky oil, providing a pleasant feeling of comfort.