When You Whish Upon A Star — All-Natural Three Whishes Body Butter
It’s officially summer and, here in New York City, the weather has certainly lived up to the season’s expectations, with temperatures rising above the 90-degree mark. As the summer sizzle sets in, we’re all likely to search for body moisturizes that keep our skin hydrated and smooth, but that don’t feel heavy or greasy since we hardly need anything that will make us feel even hotter or induce perspiration. My latest go-to product: the Whish Body Three Whishes Body Butter ($24 at Whishbody.com), an all-natural moisturizer that’s gentle on the skin, soothing as it moisturizes and firms.
The Three Whishes Body Butter is packaged inside an air-tight bottle with a pump dispenser — a wise packaging choice since it prevents the natural ingredients in the formula from becoming contaminated. Whether you realize it or not, many body butters and moisturizers featuring twist-off caps lose their efficiency rather quickly since some of their ingredients can oxidize more quickly with increased atmospheric exposure. The air-tight container in the Three Whishes Body Butter, then, preserves the integrity of the botanical extracts in the formula. Another point worth making regarding the packaging: the bottle is clear along the back so that you’ll be able to track how much product you’re using and when it’s time to replenish your stash.
In terms of the formula, this body butter relies primarily on the following three ingredients: organic aloe, which features antibacterial an anti-inflammatory properties, soothing and cooling the skin as it moisturizes; organic shea butter, perhaps the most beloved natural moisturizer and skin conditioner thanks to its ability to hydrate even the driest skin, help ease such conditions as eczema and psoriasis, fade scars, and restore elasticity to the skin, all of which can be attributed to its high concentration of fatty acids, vitamins A and E, and cinnamic acid, a UV-B absorbing triterpene ester that works s a natural sunscreen; and organic raspberry butter, which contains a high level of vitamin E, making it quite effective in conditioning the skin and protecting it from free radical damage, and which also contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids that work to stimulate cellular regeneration, promote collagen and elastin production, and hydrate the skin.
Aside from these three antioxidant-rich ingredients, the Three Whish Body Butter contains organic rice bran oil an organize seaweed extract, treasured as a powerful anti-ager due to its skin-firming ability. The body butter is available in five scents: almond, coconut, lavender, lemongrass, and pomegranate.
I’ve been testing out the Three Whishes Body Butter in Almond, and I adore its sweet aroma, which is nutty but creamy and delectable, almost like a freshly baked biscotti or almond-coconut tart. In terms of the texture, it’s thicker than your typical lotion but not quite as heavy as most body butters, featuring a velvety consistency that’s akin to Greek yogurt. It might feel slightly sticky when you initially smooth it onto the skin, but this sensation won’t last long, as the all-natural ingredients are quickly absorbed by the skin, leaving no sticky residue behind.
I’d advise using the Three Whishes Body Butter at night, right before you hit the sack. When you wake up in the morning, your skin will feel extraordinarily soft and smooth, ready to be flauntd a skin-flaunting maxi dress or loose-fitting cami.