Fruit-scented products – particularly those that smell like fruits that are blended into cocktails and consumed poolside – just make everything seem a little brighter. Fruity body lotions, I find, have a particularly positive effect, since I chronically forget to apply moisturizer and tend to be left with scaly hands and cracked elbows. The three lotions below all smell just like their namesakes, encouraging multiple applications and leaving skin dewy and deliciously scented.
After Showering: Paradise Potions Hand and Body Crème in Juicy Margarita ($18) has as light, whipped texture that leaves skin velvety but seeps in quickly so you’re not too sticky to put on your pants.
At Your Desk: philosophy Body Butter in Old Fashioned Lemonade ($25) makes a great hand cream, since it’s extremely thick but not greasy. And it’s lovely to look at – just staring at that brilliant minimalist packaging makes me feel more zen.
Before Bed: Fruits & Passion Body Butter ($22) acts like a layer of skin-softening protection when you first slather it on, and letting this lotion do its moisturizing magic overnight may have more benefits than de-flaked elbows: the company claims the pineapple variety is slimming, too.