Laura Mercier Citron Body Products
The scent of this product is exactly like that of a citrus tart--lemon and vanilla. The scent lingers all day. The lotion is divine, as it really moisturizes, sinking in and leaving soft, supple skin, not a greasy mess. It smells like lemon cream pie, drizzled with frosting -- very similar to a French pastry (which it was modeled after). You might think that sounds overly sweet, but no! I am quite sensitive to sweet scents, since my body chemistry turns most scents into a sickingly-sweet smell, but this scent does not turn on me. On my skin, it smells like creamy lemon, warm and inviting, perfect for fall and winter. There is not a trace of artifical scent or plastic tone to it -- just pure, unadulterated lemons and cream.
Well, body lotion is one category in which I’m always willing to try something new, and Olay’s newest Quench product (I loved the original lotion) did not disappoint! When I took a look at the Olay Quench body mousse, I knew that ... Well, body lotion is one category in which I’m always willing to try something new, and Olay’s newest Quench product (I loved the original lotion) did not disappoint! When I took a look at the Olay Quench body mousse, I knew that I was going to love it. I used the Active hydration formula with green tea and vitamin complex for normal to dry skin. A few quick shakes and a gentle press of the nozzle and I got a nice puff of mousse. The texture is light and airy of course, but also felt just as light on my skin. I applied daily after my shower. I loved that it offered sheer coverage, instant absorption, and kept my skin hydrated all day. It does have a prominent fragrance upon application, which I would describe as “fresh/slightly fruity”, but it dissipates after a few minutes (for those of you who don’t like lingering body lotions fragrance). I should note that it is does have a slight bit of shimmer (light reflecting particles to enhance the skin appearance), which is not distracting. It was not sticky (but I only used two or three puffs of mousse for my upper and lower body just to be on the safe side (a little goes a long way!). I loved the sleek packaging and this is going to be my new body care favorite - especially in the summer (perhaps they will also introduce one with sunscreen?). Note: For those of you with dry/very dry skin or traveling and living in very dry, cold climates, I would recommend their other formulation with shea butter called Ultra Moisturize.