Wednesday, February 22, 2012

KIERPERLECH! (Some like it fresh ..)

Vintage Friction de Foucaud bottle -
I cannot imagine traveling without FRICTION DE FOUCAUD, an energizing body tonic. Equally appreciated by men or women, this lotion provides us with a sense of freshness and a tingling sensation when applied after the bath or shower. In hot climates and New York summers this product has proven to be a real lifesaver.

The light, clean scent is non-obtrusive and lingers only for a few minutes. Foucaud also recommends this aromatherapeutic body rub for reviving and stimulating your tired legs during and after travel or for soothing achy muscles post-workout. 

The skin refreshing tonic was created in 1946 by Mme Lucienne Merle for French military officers suffering from heat rashes and other tropical skin eruptions. Its unique (and secret) formula, a blend of essential oils of lemon, orange, lavender, thyme, rosemary and natural extracts of camphor and menthol has remained unchanged for 66 years and is still produced by Laboratoire Merle in Paris. Friction is hypoallergenic, contains no harmful paraben, is free of phenoxyethanol and mineral oils and has not been tested on animals.

The body lotion is available in three different sizes: a large 500 ml (16.8 fl. oz.) glass splash bottle which will easily last up to 6 months, a medium 250 ml size (8.4 fl. oz.) and a more travel-friendly 125 ml (4.2 fl. oz.) refillable lightweight plastic atomizer.

Current retail prices: US $35/250 ml glass bottle; $23/125 ml spray
Europe19,30/250 ml glass bottle ; 17,60/125 ml spray (shop around, the para-pharmacies have a large selection and competitive prices)

Foucaud’s complete body care line includes an alcohol free lotion (lait), massage oil, invigorating shower gel, etc. (not evaluated or tested by us, yet).

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