Last Saturday I went for a couples massage at a local spa. Oh boy- was that ever needed. What a lovely experience. I’ve been pining over vacations and day dreaming about sunshine for months now. I’m really over this winter, I gotta say. So the massage and sauna, hot tub, salt water pool was exactly what I needed to buy another month of this s*&t.
At the spa, they used Sothy’s products. Alhotugh I am a little bit of a product junkie – be it make-up, skin care, hair care, body, care, etc . I have never tried anything from this brand. It’ s apparently not available in very many places and quite difficult to get ahold of, you can only buy it at select spas. It hails from France, which already makes it kinda of luxurious and has a strong history of quality and refined ingredients. There was one item in particular which completely intoxicated me. The Cinnamon and Ginger Escape Nourishing Body Elixir (whew, that’s a mouthful). I sprayed it while I was getting ready, and even my boyfriend immediately noticed, ” you smell incredible”. Of course, the sweet heart that he is, he presented me with this delicious product after we left. Swoon.
On to the Elixir. It’s a dry oil, incredibly nourishing as the name states and immediately softening. The main ingredient is Marula Oil, which is knows for it’s rejuvination qualities, intense hydration and protection. It’s suitable for all skin types also. As mentioned, I’m getting tired of this cold and dry weather and so is my skin. In the 3 days that I’ve used that I have felt and seen significant results. My skin is smoother, replenished and incredibly moisturised, without feeling thick or greasy. I like to shower, quickly moisturize and get dressed. And, who’s with me here- but there is NOTHING worse then pulling on your skinny jeans after you’ve just douced yourself in lotion. Ughhhhh.
And the smell, OMG- the smell. Sooooo sensual, and soft and warm. Lingers around just enough so it’s not totally offensive. Bonus- it can be used as a massage oil. The price tag may be hefty (buy it here), but the experience is a little bit of spa heaven.