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