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Friday, June 14, 2013

Laura Mercier Soufflé Body Crème Review




For someone with super dry skin, I am the worst at remembering to moisturize my body consistently. Body lotion is up there with using a heat-protectant and sunscreen; I just tend to forget (although I am working on both the heat-protectant and the sunscreen… baby steps). I never forget to hydrate my face, lips, hands, or feet; it’s just the rest of my body that gets ignored. This might be due to the fact that whenever I get out of a bath or shower I am freezing and immediately want to get dressed, and then once I am dressed I don’t think about slathering a body lotion all over me. Plus, some body butters are too thick and hard to absorb, while most lotions aren’t hydrating enough for me to bother using. Plus, I tend to be fickle with scents. Unless I find something that I absolutely adore (hello, Victoria’s Secret Pure Seduction body wash) I’m just not going to use it.

I recently picked up the Laura Mercier Soufflé Body Crème after hearing Tanya Burr recommend it in several of her favorites videos. After texting her to ask her which scent she liked best, I went to the store armed with a list and a decision to make; she had told me to try either the Almond Coconut or the Fresh Fig. After smelling all of them at the counter (several times), I was torn between Almond Coconut, Fresh Fig, and another option (just what I needed!), Crème Brûlée. They also had two other scents, Crème de Pistache, which was okay, and Ambre Vanillé, which I didn’t care for at all. I ended up taking Crème Brûlée home, after asking 20 opinions and taking way longer than acceptable to choose a body lotion.

And… I’m in love. This scent was inspired by Laura’s French upbringing, of the aura and aroma of the French patisserie. It has notes of warm caramel, spun sugar, and French vanilla bean, which blend to create a delicious and warm fragrance without being overwhelming. The consistency is ultra-whipped, super soft, but not greasy.


It sinks right into my skin, and feels so luxurious that I am sure I will use this every day until I use it all up. It just looks at me and calmly says, "I am a holy grail. Where have you been?" This soufflé has vitamins a, c, and e for nourishment, shea butter for moisturizing, and a ton of other good-for-your-skin ingredients.

My overall thoughts?
I love it. It smells fantastic, it absorbs quickly, and it's super hydrating. Plus, the packaging is luxurious and looks very chic beside my tub. I like to use this right after I have stepped out of the tub or shower, while my skin is still damp, because I find that this locks in the moisture and I end up using less of the product. It's a bit pricey, but it will be something that I repurchase. It's heaven! 

A bonus? Guys like this scent.

Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Glyceryl Stearate, C 12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isocetyl Stearate, Myristyl Myristate, Polysorbate 60, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Tridecyl Stearate, Polyacrylamide, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide, Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate, Honey (Mel), Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Bark Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera Gel), Sodium Hyaluronate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Protein, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Hydrolyzed Silk, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract, Melilotus Officinalis Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Fomes Officinalis (Mushroom) Extract, Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract, Silybum Marianum Extract, Bioflavonoids, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Linoleic Acid (Vitamin F), Linolenic Acid, Sodium PCA, Allantoin, Ceteareth-20, Cetyl Alcohol, Octyldodecanol, Propylene Glycol, Theophylline, Caffeine, Lecithin, Arachidyl Propionate, Cholesterol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (C1 77891), Laureth-7, Benzophenone-4, BHT, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, FD&C Yellow No. 6 (C1 15985), FD&C Yellow No. 5 (C1 19140), D&C Red No. 33 (CI 17200). 

64 comments:

  1. I am so much like you in that I always forget to moisturize. I always think about it before bed, but by then I just want to curl up in the sheets and head to sleep. I also hate the feel of my skin slathered with lotion on it touching my sheets! Though, I really like your tip about putting it on while your skin is still damp so it will lock in the moisture. I will have to move my moisturizer, and try this! Thank you.
    I also have the hardest time picking scents, but from the sounds of it you picked a winner! :)
    xoxo,
    Jaclyn
    Written in Fashion

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    1. I hate that feeling too! But I find that with this product I actually WANT to use it, because it smells so good!

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  2. Hahaha Elle, the last sentence sounds cheeky :P

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  3. I don't think a body butter/lotion is worth THAT much but it looks and sounds so luxurious!! It looks like a wonderful consistency too
    silverpassionista.blogspot.com

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  4. haha we have the exact same blog template and everything! Great minds think alike! I'm so glad you've started a beauty blog! Thank you for listing all the ingredients, i'm super picky about what's in the products i use so that was really helpful!

    xxx

    oliviasword.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. That looks so amazing I almost wanna eat it! (Okay that's weird).
    But it seems like a wonderful product to me :) the consistency looks amazing!

    Valérie ♥ scribblesofvalerie.com

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  6. I hate to say it but typing in all those ingredients will get old real quick especially because companies change the ingredients over time. With that said, this product is loaded with parabens. Ugh!

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    1. yes but for now it will help people see what is in it without having to track down that info separately! I just want to give as much info as I can.

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    2. The sephora website has the list of ingredients for every product sold on their site! You could copy and paste it! Just a tip!

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  7. Oh my goodness, this stuff looks amazing. I must give it a sniff next time I'm in Harvey Nichols.

    Lucy x

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    1. yes, do! It's delicious! Smell the others as well, they are all so delicious!

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  8. Elle, you need to pick up the coconut & almond scent. It's amazing! Me and my mother both wear it and you honestly don't even need perfume with it. I don't think I've ever worn it and NOT had someone come up to me to ask what perfume I'm wearing.

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    1. I was really torn between that one and this one... maybe when I use it up I will try that one!

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  9. This looks so good! I love coconut and almond scents!

    Seaside Beauty
    xxx

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  10. Looks amazing! I'm guilty of not moisturizing my whole body too, and I also have dry skin! Need to be better about that! Like you said, baby steps, haha.
    I just might have to check this stuff out, it sounds heavenly!
    Kallie, But First Coffee

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  11. i love how you included the ingredients too! very well done!

    http://ellyinmakeupland.blogspot.it

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  12. I got a sampler of 4 of LM's body creams for Christmas... currently using Sweet Fig, love the fresh scent of it :) I've tried Crème Brûlée too. You're right the scent is absolutely delish :)

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  13. I may need to stop by my local bloomies to take a whiff. The fig sounds delightful!

    www.StrangeCharmed.com

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  14. I'm like you, Elle I have dry skin also, and am just finally getting into the habit of putting lotion on after showering. I like the idea of body butters but never found a non-greasy one that I like. I recently tried 3 body butters from Pacifica and they were fantastic. Their formula is vegan so it has all that good for you skin stuff too! I like fruity scents so I recommend hawaiian ruby guava, Brazilian mango grapefruit, tuscan blood orange. They are light, non-overpowering scents.

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    1. ooh those sound lush! I will have to try them!

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  15. Wonder can we get this in Ireland? It looks so nice it's one of those products that just looks like it's going to work and be great from just looking at it! X

    mollysbeautyspot.blogspot.ie

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  16. I love food scents like this. I like smelling yummy. ;-)

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  17. I don't normally purchase scents that smell like something edible, but you make this one sound amazing! Maybe I'll give it a try.

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  18. Sounds like I really need to try this! :) Thank you for sharing!

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  19. The inside of the jar looks like heaven!

    www.alessonoflovely.blogspot.com

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  20. I just bought that! I love it!

    dontcoralwithme.blogspot.com

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  21. How is it that guys always like scents that smell like something yummy you could eat!? :)

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  23. I like how you mentioned it absorbs rather quickly, most of the time rich moisturizers tend to sit on top of my skin so I'm glad this one doesn't!

    xoxo
    -B ♡
    http://msberrystylish.blogspot.com

    P.S. I'm so glad that you're blogging! I miss your website with Blair (@ elleandblair.com) but this is perfect :) <3

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  24. This sounds like a great product! I have super dry skin too, so I will have to give this a try! I'm so glad you decided to start a blog!

    www.fashionsontop.blogspot.com

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  25. Great info! Do you know where can I find Laura Mercier at lat am? I invite you to my blog! Is half English, half Spanish! www.klimver.blogspot.com
    I'm following you already!

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  26. I LOVE that you are listing ingredients on your product reviews! Please keep this up. I have very sensitive skin and always read ingredient lists before I make a purchase.

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  27. This sounds amazing! I never really considered purchasing a Laura Mercier body lotion. I will have to look into this more!!

    And thank you for including the ingredients. I think it's a great thing! :)

    Cathi | itsacathattack.wordpress.com

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  28. I love your new blog! But it's going to be so bad for my wallet haha :)

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  29. Crazy!
    I was at Bloomingdale's yesterday, went up and smelled this and was like, wow that smells good! I had never heard of them before! Anywho, I love your blog and I love your videos too! I have a blog and I love reading them, which is what inspired me to create my own. Maybe you (or whoever's reading!) could check it out?

    Anyways, I would love if you reviewed that Estee Lauder jelly blush! And maybe you could compare it to different cream/jelly formulas? Like the Maybelline ones or Twist up ones? And how do you apply, etc. That would be great!

    Thanks <3
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    My twitter: @cutelil_b_blog

    If you're reading, thanks so much! Go check out my blog and drop me a note, thanks! <3 <3

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  30. I'd suggest taking blog photos with your DSLR. It will instantly make your already beautiful blog more amazing.

    xoxo
    Liina

    http://missliina.com

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  31. I have the absolute driest skin! I'm a competitive swimmer and the chlorine is just awful so I really want to invest in a good body butter. I also saw Tanya Burr recommend this along with a few other reviews and I'm pretty much convinced at this point! I just want to go and pick out a scent haha. I'm sad to hear you didn't like the Ambre Vanilla because I normally like Amber scents but I'll probably end up with Creme Brulee as well. :)
    Very helpful review!
    xx Amber
    lovely-notions.blogspot.com

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  32. Hi Elle,
    I was just wondering where you bought this! It sounds great and I have really dry skin so I am hoping it will help! :)

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  33. It would be great if you would include the price of the product in your reviews. :)

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  34. omg i loooovvveee this stuff. it is sooo great for. also, the body scrub is ahhhmazing! you know how knees tend to look purple and dry, this stuff works wonders on that issue!

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  35. Thank you for listing the ingredients!!! This is very, very helpful :)

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  36. It looks and sounds likes an amazing product .

    Meghan Silva's Blog

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  37. Elle i love your new blog!it's so you!keep up doing great work with what you love!i like that you have a list of the ingredients at the end of your posts.also,it would be really helpful if youention the price of the product

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  38. I love that you started a blog. I'm a beauty blogger and there is something more personal about blogging. Anyway, I love it! I subscribed through Bloglovin!

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  39. I love that you included the ingredient list! I have very sensitive skin, this helps me out a ton!

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  40. You know when you read about a scent and can literally imagine smelling it, I just got that! It sounds a-mazing! And yay for your new blog!
    Kirsty x

    Prettybugblog.blogspot.com

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  41. Oh nooo Elle, this product contains phenoxyethanol, paraben, silicon, it's really bad for your skin.. But oh well nobody listens to me..

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  42. Good for your skin? I believe parabens are bad for you. That's why I have stayed away from Laura Mercier products.

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  43. Beautiful description of warm caramel and spun sugar etc - it made me hungry and I forgot I was reading about body lotion :)

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  44. Oooh this body cream sounds amazing, I addicted to sweet scents, I have the almond coconut, it's delicious, not that I eat it, it smells delicious haha :)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk

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  45. this has been on my list for so long but i just can make the splurge!

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  46. The other products in this line are amazing too, especially the bath bubbles. :) Enjoy!

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  47. it looks so luxurious! I can't wait till I'm by a Laura Mercier counter and give them all a whiff

    http://mercuteify.blogspot.com/

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  48. Elle,

    You may want to try Olay's "in shower" body lotion, I hate how lotion feels on my hands so this lotion you put on in the shower and wash it off (oddly enough) and literally when you step out of the shower your entire body is lotion-y! I can't find it at drugstores, but target has it, usually it is in the shower gel section NOT the lotion section. It smells good enough but its amazing how moisturized you feel all day.

    It's also a great time saver because you can get it all done in the shower at one time. I LOVE this blog btw, so beautiful!

    XX,
    Christina

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  49. Picking this product up next time I'm at Sephora for sure!


    www.heavenlooksalotlikeamall.blogspot.com

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  50. I definitely need to try this!

    www.oliviarachel.com

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  51. This is going on my birthday list, I'm a sucker for french things and skincare (though I harbor an intense desire to move to Britain). This sounds amazing.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  52. mmmmm sounds like it smells delish! i really want to try the creme de pistache :)

    hashtagphoebe.blogspot.com
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  53. You should try the Josie Maran Argan Oil Whipped Body Butter! LOVE!

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  54. Wow, that's what I was searching for, what a stuff! I really like the way you describe. A good body lotion is an essential part of a good skincare regime. So i regularly use sakare's body lotions.

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