I like ginger snaps, but I ❤️ Ginger Soufflé. Specifically this Ginger Soufflé, because I don’t have to actually cook it, LOL!
This soufflé is a winter staple I’ve been using off and on for years. It’s a Whipped Body Cream, and it’s $35 from Origins.
I’m a twice-a-day body moisturizing person — once in the morning, and once again before bed — and I’ve gotten back in the habit of slathering myself with Ginger Soufflé. The fresh, zingy (but not too spicy) lemon and ginger notes pick me up, and on chilly mornings, every little thing helps get ye olde engine going, ya know?
It’s packed with rich, moisturizing plant oils (olive, grape seed, rice bran and apricot kernel), but since it’s whipped, it still feels light and fluffy. It absorbs quickly and easily, too. It just takes a few quick rubs, and yes, this is totally important, ’cause nobody puts Baby in the corner, and nobody wants to put Karen in a cold bathroom, half naked and rubbing lotion on her legs for 10 minutes first thing in the morning…
I’m just sayin’.
Sometimes I swap it for another Origins fave, Smoothing Soufflé (also $35), which, like Ginger Soufflé, is also rich but fluffy and loaded with plant oils, but it smells like mint instead of ginger. (For the record, Smoothing Soufflé smells absolutely nothing like toothpaste to me. It’s more like a cup of freshly brewed peppermint tea spiked with orange peel.)
Ginger is my cozy scent, but minty Smoothing Soufflé is better when I need an extra energizing kick, like after a workout.
Speaking of that…I started doing a sweaty core workout in the mornings (because sometimes you just gotta get it over with and move on with your life, hi), and before I do the whole body cream thing, I lather up first with Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Wash ($25) while I’m still in the shower. It smells exactly like a fresh grapefruit, and the bubbles cheer me up. You can also use it as a bubble bath if you wanna #treatyoself.
It’s all about the little things, ya know? — especially on those mornings when I need all the help I can get.
Anyway, these have been headlining my winter morning body care routine as of late.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. The Christmas Cold has mostly passed, hooray! It’s nice to be able to smell my body creams again. 🙂
Ginger Soufflé ingredients
Water, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Butylene Glycol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil*, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil*, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit Oil*, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil*, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil*, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil*, Eugenol, Linalool, Citronellol, Citral, Limonene, Geraniol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Peg-100 Stearate, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Tribehenin, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Squalane, Hexylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Potassium Hydroxide, Stearyl Alcohol, Isostearic Acid, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Edta, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol. *Essential Oil
Smoothing Soufflé ingredients
Water\Aqua\Eau, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Butylene Glycol, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Limonene, Citral, Linalool, Citronellol, Eugenol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Peg-100 Stearate, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Tribehenin, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Isostearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polysorbate 60, Stearic Acid, Carbomer, Dimethicone, Stearyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Hydroxide, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol.
Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Wash & Body Bath ingredients
Water\Aqua\Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Ppg-5-Ceteth-20, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Polysorbate 20, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Bark Oil*, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil*, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Leaf Oil*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Barosma Betulina Leaf Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Menthol, Ethyl Acetate, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Butylene Glycol, Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract, Gellidiela Acerosa (Algae) Extract, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Sodium Sulfate, Disodium Edta, Edta, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone