A Superb Body Balm for Summer

During the winter, those with dry skin should slather on the thickest, creamiest creams available. The more emollient the better. But come summer, we want none of that; no one wants to feel like they’ve added an extra layer of skin when it’s hot out. Alchimie Forever, a family-owned skin-care company, has your summer body lotion solution: their new Dry Skin Balm.

Formulated by Dr. Luigi Polla, the patriarch and dermatologist in the family, the lightweight, mint-colored lotion includes a blend of ingredients that help with swelling (watercress), brown spots (willow), and hydration (shea butter, jojoba). The scent is subtly floral-fresh, like a field of just-cut grass. And it’s megahydrating for elbows, knees, and hands but, unlike heavier creams, won’t leave behind a sticky residue. The paraben- and phthalate-free cream is also safe enough for pregnant moms to use regularly to alleviate swelling.

A Superb Body Balm for Summer