Sigh…Molton Brown, how I heart thee! What is it about this line that has me so down right love struck? There are two big points sure to make my heart flutter; they’re British and they’re gorgeous, both the products themselves and the packaging surrounding them. Gets me every time! The Molton Brown boutique at South Coast Plaza is a beautiful representation of the line. Every time I enter it, I feel like I’m transported to some luxurious haven, with the store’s manager, Cody Kay, leading the way. It’s always a joy to see him and his staff. They’re friendly and very knowledgeable of the brand, so whether you’re already a fan or looking to be introduced to the line, you know you’re in good hands. Molton Brown is always on my itinerary when I plan a trip to South Coast Plaza.
On this visit we were introduced to the new body therapies range, a really exciting addition to the line. These are problem solving products aimed at parts of life that most take a toll on how you look and feel. Travel, juggling family and work, stress, fatigue: just some of the things that can dull not only your mind, but your body. As Cody started talking about what the 4 distinct families and 17 products combated, it felt like everything was made specifically for me (and I have a feeling a lot of you will feel the same). The families are…
Five products to protect and comfort dry, sensitive and over-exposed skin. Use when your skin is irritable and grouchy (which in turn, makes you the same). Drought resistant desert plant extracts blended with myrrh and lotus give your skin some extra love and care. I was especially attracted to the Desert Bloom intensive hand cream which is serious care for dry hands, nails and cuticles.
Who doesn’t need to relax a bit? These five products work to combat the tension, stress and fatigue that come from the strains of a hectic life. Use these, with key ingredients like Bora Bora sand, warming ocean salts and gardenia blossoms, and forget all about your hard day. I love the Atoll crystal bath soak. Not only do the turquoise crystals look beautiful, they smell amazing with extracts of violet, gardenia and patchouli.
These three products are designed for the times when your skin looks dull, rough and all around neglected. Pamper it with Ambrusca grape-leaf from the Ardèche region of France (packed in to everything in this range) and you’ll glow again in no time. Scrub junkie that I am, the Ambrusca body wash & polish has my name all over it (and smells absolutely intoxicating, I might add).
A stressful life can cause this necessity to elude you. Personally, I have a hard time turning my brain to the off position when I lay down. So it’s no wonder that this family spoke loudest to me. All four products contain cedrus tree oil from the Moroccan Atlas mountains and help settle the mind before bed and help the body drift into a restful sleep. I purchased the Cedrus room-aroma rocks. Natural ‘rocks’ of acacia tree sap are drenched with cedrus, sweet Florida orange and Bulgarian lavender oils. Simply open the box and allow the aroma to lull you to sleep, and close the box again in the morning when you awake refreshed.
So no matter what area of your life needs some extra help, Molton Brown’s potent body therapies are here to assist. In the gorgeous, pampering way that is theirs alone.
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