As a child, my summers consisted of long days of swimming, splashing and squealing in the pool with my sister and neighborhood friends. In evenings, with the aroma of tropical sunscreen still baked on our sun-kissed skin, we’d catch fireflies in jars with holes poked through the lids and we’d wish we could keep our new “pets” forever.
These memories came flooding back to me the instant I opened the silver tube of Laura Mercier’s Almond Coconut Milk Body Butter ($35). As just one product in the Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk collection (which also includes Body Crème, Body Wash, Honey Bath, Hand Crème, Scrub and Eau de Toilette), the Body Butter boasts the most deliciously decadent summer scent that the sunscreens of years past only wish they could live up to.
Overall, the scent is warm and inviting, and it features more coconut than almond (in my mind anyway). This is a chic, luxurious scent — not nearly as sugary as many inexpensive varieties of “coconut” tend to smell.
Tucked away in the pretty silver tube, the cream itself is rich, and I almost feel deliciously naughty — like I’m indulging in a gourmet cupcake — every time I squeeze out a dollop.
Summer scent aside, the Body Butter works wonders on dry skin and keeps me moisturized all day long. In addition to my arms and legs, I’ve been using it on my pregnant stomach lately, because it just seems so decadent and nourishing.
According to the brand, that’s because there are many good-for-you ingredients packed into the Body Butter beyond the scent of coconut. Shea Butter, Illipe Butter, Grape Seed Oil and Jojoba Esters work to moisturize and hydrate the skin, while Honey and Aloe Vera help to soothe.
You can quench your thirst for an indulgent summer treat (with no calories!) at Sephora, LauraMercier.com and wherever Laura Mercier is sold in department stores nationwide.
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