mdc ♥s: crème de la crème


The lovely Lera Sheremeta slathers herself in creamy goodness – edible and inedible in this shot by Thomas Lagrange (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)

Given the amounts of skin you’re sure to be revealing this summer it makes sense to moisturize each and every inch. Take a look at our picks for the best and most decadent creams, oils and lotions for face and body.


LULAH BODY LOTIONS & HAND CREAM – Luxury doesn’t have to come a high cost, so our first selections are not only moisturizing they’re wallet friendly. The latest from body care legend’s Thymes, the Lulah line focuses on fresh scents that enveloping and creamy formulas that hydrate. Our personal favorite – the vitamin E and shea butter packed hand creams.

CLINIQUE DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT MOISTURIZER PLUS – For over 40 years Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing lotion has been a favorite of makeup artists and beauty aficionados, but the revamped DDML+ puts a new spin on the original. Loaded with modern ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin, this 2.0 version brings the classic into the future. / Available in August 

SUNDAY RILEY JUNO BODY – The cult facial oil from Sunday Riley is already a favorite of everyone from Diane Kendal to Blake Lively, so it comes as no surprise that the body version is every bit as good. Composed from a variety of natural oils (watermelon seed, Camilla seed, pomegranate oil,  grape seed oil and more) Juno helps to firm skin and protect against the environmental toxins that contribute to aging.


KIEHL’S CREME DE CORPS BODY BUTTER – Rich, thick, whipped and decadent as they come, Kiehl’s soy and honey variant of their popular Creme de Corps line is the gold standard of body butters.

AESOP PETITGRAIN HYDRATING GEL – Whether your shave has cut a little too close, or you’ve been out baking in the sun, Aesop’s refreshing gel is good for what ails you. The versatile formula takes the edge off a wide variety of skin issues, while feeling cool and lightweight.

TATA HARPER REVITALIZING BODY OIL – Here’s to truth in advertising, Tata Harper’s aromatic body elixir does exactly what it says on the bottle, it revitalizes tired and dull skin, making it look lush and supple without leaving behind a greasy residue.


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