Despite the pending change of seasons and sunnier skies ahead, my hands and cuticles seem to be perpetually stuck with the winter blues. Rough and dry from my obsessive hand-washing habit and battered from my constant tapping on the keyboard, my dehydrated digits could use some serious TLC.
Laline’s Beauty and the Beach Summer Kick-Off event in San Francisco couldn’t have come at a better time, if only to introduce me to the boutique brand’s signature Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub—now my go-to product for soothing parched and flaky skin.
The invitation-only party on June 6 drew an energetic post-work crowd of the city’s fashion and beauty press to the Marina for Los Osuma tequila-berry cocktails, nibbles by The Delicious Cook, and a sampling of freshly scented Laline beauty goods, all made in Israel.
While there are six other scents, the lavender-scented scrub ($24.95) is by far my favorite among the overwhelming assortment of bath and body goods crowding the shelves of the white-themed, shabby chic Marina outpost. (The coconut-verbena comes a close second).
One modest scoop of the purple-hued crystals rubbed between my hands instantly melted into a blend of silky essential oils that moisturize and soften the skin without leaving a greasy residue.
Infused with nourishing oils of avocado, sunflower seed, and grapeseed, I love that it’s an aromatherapy treatment as well as a quick-fix for softening any rough spot from head to toe. This heavenly scented concoction has taken up permanent residence in my shower … Hello, soft summer skin!