By  on April 10, 2009

The latest body care launches boast exotic ingredients and cutting-edge technology.


Counter-clockwise from top:
LA MER
The Body Refiner

La Mer’s first body scrub is packed with detoxifying fermented acidic sea muds, exfoliating diamond powder and electrically charged minerals to stimulate circulation while sloughing skin smooth. ($110; Saks)

DIPTYQUE
L’Art du Soin Huiles Precieuses

Diptyque’s new body care line was inspired by exotic travel and age-old rituals. Precious Oils for Body and Bath combines sweet almond, argan and macadamia nut oils, with a scent inspired by the fragrance Medici-era Florentine tanners used to scent their leathers. ($78; Diptyque, Saks)

RÉVIVE
Moisturizing Renewal Body Lotion

Reverses signs of aging with a Nobel prize-winning molecule that claims to help improve skin’s elasticity, combined here with exfoliating glycolic acid and moisturizing shea butter. ($185; Barneys)

NIVEA
My Silhouette! Redefining Gel-Cream

A complex of white tea and anise extract promises to give this gel-cream the power to visibly firm, tighten and tone loose skin in four weeks flat. ($15.99; mass retailers)

OJON
Batana Body Cream

Containing a cocktail of white cacao, shea and murumuru butters combined with the fatty acid-rich batana oil and antioxidant-laced açai, this moisturizer has been shown to replenish skin hydration by more than 50 percent for up to 24 hours. ($40; Sephora)

DIOR
Svelte Reversal Body Contouring & Firming Contouring

An exclusive fat-reducing ingredient combined with two plant extracts that are said to limit the storage of new fat purport to give skin a smooth effect sans hose. ($62; Macy’s)

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