Take Skin To Pacifica Heights With The New And Improved Pacifica Body Butters
Scented lotions and body butters always entice me in the summer months, particularly when their sumptuous scents capture a tropical vibe. Which is why I’m currently addicted to Pacifica‘s new Brazilian Mango Grapefruit Body Butter and Hawaiian Ruby Guava Body Butter.Though Pacifica had previously released 8 oz. body butters in shallow, round jars with screw-on lids, these powerful moisturizers are now available in convenient, squeezable tubes. The revamped packaging makes more sense on several fronts: each tube is more lightweight and compact, the squeezable element makes for a mess-free experience and, most importantly, you don’t have to worry about the ingredients losing some of their power after being exposed to pollutants in the air (as could happen when the jars were opened). The new body butters, then, can be tossed into any beach bag, so you can smell irresistible at the summer getaway of your choosing.
The paraben-free, sulfate-free, phtalate-free body lotions are formulated with botanical ingredients like: moisturizing and soothing shea and mango butters; rosehip seed oil, which is said to diminish the appearance of scars, wrinkles, an other unsightly marks; cucumber and aloe extracts, which calm skin and soothes existing inflammations; softening and moisture regulating sweet almond oil; vegetable-derived glycerin, which functions as a humectant; antioxidant-rich white tea leaf extract; calming lavender extract; and vitamin E, which protects the skin from free radical damage. The 100% vegan body butters, then, feature a blend of the most healing, moisturizing, and restorative herbs, fruits, and plants nature has to offer. And while we associate body butters with extremely thick, balmy consistencies, these provide a richer experience than body lotions while still boasting a rather lightweight, non-greasy, non-sticky texture.
The Brazilian Mango Grapefruit Body Butter features a tangy, sparkly scent thanks to a blend of grapefruit, mango, apricot, and pineapple. The grapefruit plays the dominant role here, so don’t expect to smell too much of the mango, and yet the robustness of the smell can be credited to this pulpy fruit. Another great choice for summer, the Hawaiian Ruby Guava Body Butter features a blend of guava, pomello, and coconut. When you apply this onto your skin, you’ll feel like you’re ready to don a wreath of flowers, a grass skirt, and hula your way right to the Pacific.
Pacifica Body Butter, $18 each. Available at Sephora.com