Ready for a skin smoothing, luxuriously scented treat for warm weather skin? Then it must be Suzanne aux bains Nourishing Body Millk ($30). Lightly scented with Chamomile, Lavender and Incense essential oils, this creamy-dreamy body lotion is a sweet little indulgence for the skin.
The first time I used Suzanne aux bains Nourishing Body Milk I really didn’t put much thought into it, until later that is. I received a sample sachet and quickly applied some of the lotion to my arms and shoulders on the way out the door. Later, as I was getting ready for bed, I couldn’t help but notice how soft and smooth my arms were, and had to think back to even remember what I had put on them. Well, needless to say, I purchased a tube the very next day.
In drier winter months a body cream or butter provides us with a thicker, richer form of hydration for the skin. In warmer seasons we need to switch to something lighter and more regenerative. Suzanne aux bains uses Jojoba oil for deeply penetrating hydration and Lavender honey to gently exfoliate the skin.
For those prone to rough, bumpy skin on the upper arms (sometimes known as keratosis pilaris) certain body treatments can do wonders to lessen, and even get rid of, this annoying condition. Most often it is a result of dry skin and clogged pores (to put it very simply) and regular gentle exfoliation helps to keep all types of skin healthy and fresh. In my experience a non-toxic body lotion made with Jojoba oil seems to be more effective at keeping skin moisturized and bump-free than any prescription remedies, which are usually loaded with nasty ingredients to boot.
Suzanne aux bains is a French line certified by Ecocert with a Cosmebio label. All of their products are free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, PEG, mineral oils, silicone, colorants or synthetic fragrances.
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