Lima is characterized by having a humidity level that oscillates around 90%. A better way to illustrate this is by telling you how some years ago, when the Jorge Chavez International Airport didn’t use to have boarding bridges and you would have to off-board (leave) the airplane by way of stairs you were hit by the humidity and it felt like you were suddenly breathing under water.
One of the good things about this is that your skin is definitely less likely to need extra hydration, so that’s the main reason why I believe I have never been too much into using body creams. That being said, I couldn’t resist the temptation of getting an Arroz con Leche (rice pudding) body whip from Kara. I recently learned about this new store that specializes in making body creams and soaps made with fruits, grains and plants that are typical from Peru. I also got there a Camu Camu shower gel, and a Chicha Morada and a Maracuya foam soaps. They use ingredients such as 100% organic sacha inchi oil, quinoa milk, purple corn, lucuma, cacao and maca extract. I love how Peruvian gastronomy is crossing over to create innovative products outside the kitchen that by the way make a great souvenir or present.