It’s hard to let go of your fears…
Like, for me, the fear of smelling like a cleaning spray, or the clinical term, scentofcleaningspray-a-phobia.
It started innocently enough. One day long ago I was wearing a scent — can’t remember which one it was now — but it had strong notes of verbena.
Doop-da-doo, someone leaned in for a hug but pulled away immediately, as if repelled, and said, “You smell exactly like Pledge.”
It left scars, man.
Needless to say, I was a little skeptical at first about Laura Mercier’s new Verbena Infusion Gel Body Moisture, but I figured, it’s Laura, and I’ve pretty much loved all of her scented body products, so I banked on this one working out, too.
And it did! No eau de scrubbing bubbles.
“Inspired by the countryside of Provence, Laura captures the crisp freshness of Verbena to invigorate the senses. A sparkling bouquet of green citrus and leafy spearmint infuse beautifully with petals of fresh blossoms and a touch of white amber and cedar wood. Leaving behind a refreshing sensation that rejuvenates the body.”
With the mercury rising here in Northern Marin, I’ve been digging the creamy gel-like texture, which feels almost like a light mousse. It quickly absorbs into my skin and doesn’t leave the backs of my knees feeling sticky, which is a major moisturizer turnoff.
A little goes a long way, too, and as for the scent, I find it light and refreshing.
I mean, I can tell it’s there, but it’s not like it’s setting up camp in my nostrils or anything.
Long story short, Laura’s Verbena Infusion Gel Body Moisture is a lovely summer indulgence.
Fingers crossed that Laura releases more body products with the same gel-creme formula.
Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Isododecane, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Acrylate/ Sodium, Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Isohexadecane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 80, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Verbena Officinalis Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Citral, Geraniol, Lilial, Limonene, Linalool. Ingredients are subject to change at the manufacturer’s discretion. For the most complete and up-to-date information, refer to the product packaging.
Verbena Infusion Gel Body Moisture ($45 for a big 8-ounce jar) is available now with the rest of the new Verbena Infusion body care line at Laura Mercier counters and online.
Pie for breakfast!
I highly recommend it, particularly cold pie fresh out of the fridge with a hot cup of coffee.
That’s a magical combination right there! I had a slice of that leftover peach pie I got at the Petaluma Pie Company this morning, and it really hit the spot, and why wouldn’t it? Girl cannot live on oatmeal and wheat toast alone.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,