POTIONS AND LOTIONS
These home- use body care formulas will help to soften or fi rm up skin, target cellulite and fat, and make your skin look as good as new
Clarins Body Shaping Cream
Stubborn fat is most prone to forming on the tummy and the arms. Why? These areas are reported to have fatty tissue that can store, well, fat. The Clarins lab folks discovered that the poppy flower could help to slow down fat storage and also stimulate the release of fat. This ingredient is combined with caeine in this cream to slim contours. But wait, slimming alone isn’t enough in this case as your skin then lacks tone and definition. So, this Body Shaping Cream also has organic quince extract to help skin regain its elasticity.
Dior J’adore Dry Silky Body Oil
Despite its name, this perfumed body oil absorbs quickly on skin, making it soft, smooth and grease-less. It also has ylang ylang essential oil in its formula for a soothing touch. Use after you’ve had a relaxing bath with the Dior J’adore Beautifying Body Milk, which has moisturising jasmine blossom extracts.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian À La Rose Scented Body Cream
This hydrates skin with shea butter extracts, while a feminine blend of floral and citrus notes with a woody cedar and musk accord provides the subtlest perfume.
Strivectin Tightening Body Cream
Its packaging isn’t the sexiest one around but this time-tested formula is a fave among fans for its ability to beef up the skin barrier so it retains moisture better. The formula contains a mix of caeine and peptides, so your skin becomes stronger, firmer, more elastic and more toned over time.
Sulwhasoo Essentrue Body Serum
Ideal for humid climates, this is as light as a toner. Its key ingredient is a complex of five natural essential oils, comprising pine nut, lotus fruit, camellia, prunus mume and apricot kernel, which help to keep skin soft and well-hydrated.
Annick Goutal Splendide Body Scrub
Using a sugar crystal complex, as well as glycerin and natural coconut oil, this product gently sloughs off dead skin with Anjou rose extract. If sensory experience is top of your priority list, you’ll love how this gel melts into a milky emulsion when mixed with water.
Who would have thought that longan seed extract could do the lofty job of limiting the growth of fat cells? It’s the main ingredient in this product that targets dimpled skin. There are also ginkgo biloba, red algae and Indian Lotus extracts, as well as caffeine and cedrol (an alcohol found in conifers), all of which work to inhibit fat storage, prevent water retention and firm skin.
Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil
Want sun-kissed skin without the damage or burns? Apply this shimmering body oil instead for an illuminating effect. The best part? It smells of the brand’s Private Blend “Soleil Blanc” fragrance.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Soufflé Body Cream
This must be the ultimate in body moisturisers: It boasts skin-firming caviar extracts, which is said to strengthen the skin barrier and in doing so, regulate and maintain moisture in skin cells. Your skin will enjoy a delicate exfoliation with willow bark extract. Plus, algae extracts and caffeine lend their firming help.
Chanel Body Excellence Intense Hydrating Milk
To target sagging skin, this uses Purple Bengle PFA — a highly concentrated skin-firming ingredient derived from a plant traditionally used by Indonesian women for its toning properties.
La Mer The Body Refiner
Using only a shower gel isn’t enough sometimes. Add a body exfoliator to your routine. This top-of-the-line cream formula uses pure diamond powder, fermented sea mud and polished sea quartz to refine and smooth skin. Use after cleansing, massage in circular motions and rinse off.