Crème de Corps gets all the Kiehl’s moisturiser love but for my money Imperial Body Balm is the wonder stuff. If like me your skin gets a bit crocodile in the winter, I thoroughly recommend this, pricey though it is.
As you can see it looks a little like margarine but it seriously does wonders turning your skin from snake to silk. The yellow colour is entirely natural and comes from the seabuckthorn plant which is rich in carotenoids, essential fatty acids, Vitamin A and C. The balm formula also includes shea and cocoa butter as well as fruit acids which helps with skin cell turnover – so ash begone.
There is some guff on the label about it containing an ingredient beloved by Russian cosmonauts! This has to be a contender for the most ridiculous “who cares?”statement on a product ever. Ridiculous statements aside, I would hate to be in any cold climate without it. My particularly sensitive and dry skin loves it.
Texture: Whipped butter. Doesn’t sink into skin immediately and does require rubbing in but totally worth the effort for skin left soft not greasy.
Smell: Slightly of spicy amber and warm honey
Price: £44 UK / $42 US. I bought mine in US where it’s nearly half the price. I’ll be asking pals there to shop for me.
I have a special talent for discovering products just as they are about to be discontinued. Lo and behold, yesterday I was told by a Kiehl’s staff member that the Imperial Balm is being discontinued. It’s already out of stock online so BUY BUY now. Would make a lovely Christmas present (hint hint).