Gift Ideas: The Best Body Products

Gift Ideas: The Best Body Products

A luxe body product is always a great gift for the beauty junkie in your life, as we are more likely to buy a bottle of Olay at the drugstore for ourselves while hoarding our deluxe make up and perfume. A splurge on a body product is a luxury we reserve for gifts and they are always welcome! Here are some great ideas for someone who could use some pampering wrapped up with a bow:

Lancome’s Body Milk Accord 3 Roses is a gorgeous and rich body milk, gently scented with roses and full of skin quenching and beautifying ingredients. Scented with the classic Lancome rose accords and full of rose-y goodness, this is the perfect gift for anyone who loves Lancome, soft roses and body lotion.

Lancome Lait Corps Fraicheur $46

Why not elevate the everyday washing of our hands to something scented & luxe? Jo Malone’s new Blackberry & Bay line has a fresh, clean & unisex scent to wash away the grime of the day and the most stubborn cooking odours. Plus the bottle of hand wash just looks fab on the kitchen or bathroom counter. Buying info here.

Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay $50


Chanel just released a gorgeous cream to accompany their Exclusive line of perfumes, their Fresh Body Creme is “Subtly scented to flatter any fragrance in the LES EXCLUSIFS Collection, this exquisitely soft, light cream envelops the skin with pure luxury. The sumptuous cream is perfect for layering, for the ultimate LES EXCLUSIFS experience. Presented in a beautiful coffret.” So I can’t really say it any better than Chanel- doesn’t that sound gorgeous? My opinion- this cream would work with ANY Chanel perfume. So if you have a Chanel lover in the house, this cream is a must have! Available at select Chanel counters, boutiques and online.

Chanel Fresh Body Creme $130


 It wouldn’t be a luxury body product post with La Mer! If someone you know deserves the ultimate pampering product from head to toe, then why not splurge on the legendary La Mer Body Creme? Full of the famous La Mer goodness, “Like a seaweed wrap in a jar, this rich cream saturates skin in a wave of long-lasting hydration. With the nutrient-rich Miracle Broth™, the heart of La Mer’s profound powers of transformation, it helps break the cycle of dryness and dehydration to give skin a new softness and suppleness. …” Well. Sounds perfect to me! Available at La Mer counters in department stores, Holt Renfrew in Canada.

La Mer Body Creme, starting at $160


Don’t know where to start? Then allow me to suggest the ultimate pampering gift from New York’s premiere fragrance and skincare experts at MIN New York. MIN New York offers a Bespoke Concierge Consultation – a one on one  complimentary session  to select the perfect fragrance, gift(s) or grooming tool for you with house experts Chad Murawczyk or Mindy Yang. A bespoke profile is set up for you during your visit or phone call, and the cost of this session can be redeemed for the product(s) of your choice. Chad & Mindy have made it their mission to search the world for the finest in elegant beauty, grooming and fragrance – you can give the gift of their expertise and a choice of some the most gorgeous products you can lay your hands on. Forget a gift card. This is the gift that keeps on giving.

MIN New York Bespoke Concierge Consultation $95


Next up will be fragrant gift ideas of perfume and cologne…

Soft Skin That Smells Like Roses- Lancôme Accord 3 Roses Lait Corps Fraîcheur

Soft Skin That Smells Like Roses- Lancôme Accord 3 Roses Lait Corps Fraîcheur

It was only a matter of time before I caved and spent $45 on the rose body milk Lancôme released this past summer, Lancôme Accord 3 Roses Lait Corps Fraîcheur. I’ve tried it a few times, told myself I didn’t need it (eyes overflowing shelf of body lotions and potions) and resisted. I caved yesterday and am happy I did. What is it? It’s a beautiful and rich body milk, full of Lancome’s rose goodness. Lancôme uses the beautiful rose as a moisturizing benefit in most of their products, as well as a gentle scent. Just like violet is the signature note in Guerlain cosmetics, rose is the Lancôme signature.

Lancôme Lait Corps Fraîcheur uses what Lancôme calls their “3 rose harmony”…”skin recovers suppleness like the delicate touch of a rose petal, enveloped with dewdrops”. Works for me! It contains Rosa Centifolia which soothes skin, Rosa Gallica which has antioxidant properties to protect skin daily, and Rosa Canina which is rich in essential fatty acids to moisturize skin. I’m already a big believer in the wonderful properties of rose and how it helps our skin and this body milk is no exception. It has a gorgeous creamy texture and literally melts into the skin. The scent is soft and delicate, and never overwhelms. That said, if you don’t like the scent of rose, this is probably not the product for you. However, if you dislike strong or sour rose notes, give this a try. It is so gentle with a creamy sweet under tone. It is delicious, frankly. And it also makes you feel good. The scent of rose has a calming and mood lifting effect, and has even been said to have anti-depressant benefits. So Lancôme Lait Corps Fraîcheur is perfect as a pick me up when applied in the morning, and is also soothing at bedtime. I use it at morning and night! But, I am crazy about moisturizing…

Me during my rose period.

The moisturizing benefits of this body milk are fantastic. As mentioned, it melts into the skin beautifully and leaves soft moist and dewy skin behind. I ALWAYS read the ingredient list on beauty products before I buy. Always. I don’t like silicone heavy products, as they give a false sense of smooth and silky and don’t actually offer any moisturizing properties. So Lancôme Lait Corps Fraîcheur has some silicone in it, but is way down the ingredient list, which means it is likely there for slip and texture more than anything else. I love the way Lancôme Lait Corps Fraîcheur smells, and I love the way it makes my skin feel. Verdict? Love.