As the number of COVID-19 cases increase every day, many of us are taking precautions to not get infected, whether it’s through washing hands regularly, boosting our immune system or avoiding the crowd. And that might mean skipping out on your regular pampering spa sessions.
But don’t fret because you can take the spa experience home. After a shower, light some candles, put on some music, and slather on a luxurious body cream to get into the mood. Scroll through to see our picks of scented body creams and get ready to feel pampered in your own home.
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Chanel Fresh Body Cream
Have a bottle of fragrance from Les Exclusifs de CHANEL collection that you love? Add a drop of it to a dollop of this airy-light cream to create a body cream infused with your fave scent. On its own, the cream has subtle floral and musky tones for days you’re looking for a scent that’s not overpowering.
Jo Malone London Orange Blossom Body Crème, $175, Sephora
Looking for a refreshing scent to perk you up during this period when everyone is feeling meh? Go for this luxurious orange blossom-scented body cream, which also boasts tones of clementine flower, orris and balsamic vetiver. It contains oils of jojoba seed, cocoa seed and sweet almond to moisturise your skin so you’ll really feel like you just stepped out of a spa sesh!
The Body Shop Spa Of The World Japanese Camellia Cream, $12
It’s infused with camellia oil from Japan – something that’s been used by Japanese women since the eighth century to soften and moisturise skin. The rich texture, combined with the light scent of camellia, makes for a luxurious body cream (very befitting of it’s Spa Of The World tag.)
Kenzoki Sensual Bare Body Cream (Rice Steam), $78
The seductive concoction of ingredients in this body cream nourishes, moisturises, softens and leaves skin feeling satiny-smooth. We’re talking Kenzoki’s star ingredient: belle de nuit, combined with cupuacu butter (to nourish), and fig (to soften). The formula is further enhanced by rice plant water, that keeps the skin soft.
Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle Body Cream, $96
This is Aerin’s best-selling scent. Nothing too overpowering, this cream lightly perfumes the skin with a calming fragrance. Pro tip: If used in the morning, pair the cream with Aerin’s fragrance of the same scent, to prolong its longevity.
Philosophy Amazing Grace Magnolia Body Emulsion, $60
Full of moisturising ingredients – think shea butter, olive and macadamia oils – this body emulsion is so comforting on dry skin. And it leaves the skin smelling faintly of fresh magnolia.
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Text: Chelsea Tang / Her World / October 2019
Additional text: Hidayah Idris