Recently, I decided I need to start treating my body with the same care I give to my face — which gets gets slathered with all manner of lotions, toner, essences, moisturizers, serums, and creams. But everything else from the neck down? Zero beauty-product love. After going through the eight steps in my nighttime beauty routine for my face, I’m tired! And besides, it seems like all the big beauty companies save their anti-aging innovations for face moisturizers rather than body lotions, so it’s not like I am missing anything.
But after my trip to the hammam, I realized the simple pleasure of having soft skin all over. The moisturizer that comes closest to replicating that post-gommage skin is Dr. Hauschka’s Almond Soothing Body Cream. The cream glides easily onto the skin and is a combination of several nourishing “natural” ingredients including jojoba, shea butter, and olive oil. Its oil-and-butter mixture ensures that you’re getting two of the best things in the moisturizing world: an oil to seal in moisture, and an emollient butter to soften the skin. It also smells incredible. It reminds me of the yellow, buttery almond cookies my mom used to buy me in Chinese bakeries. To guarantee a full day of non-scaly skin, I put it on before bed.