I believe the body cream is thicker than the lotion. If you have dry skin, I would recommend the body cream. If you're planning to use this in the summer, I say the lotion is better. I would go to the La Mer counter and ask to try the two. They always have them on display so you can get a feel for the consistency of the creams. Hope this helps.
I tried La Mer and I was quite disappointed but this is so personal and each of use have different needs. I'm very honest when I get into a store and mentioned the long list of products I have used and I was unhappy with; get as many samples as possible, then decide.
I was pretty disappointed in la mer lifting serum - you can read about what it didn't do on my blog...I also have never heard of anyone who actually DID have a 'it's so worth it' experience with La Mer...but who knows, you might be the first!
OMG I am soooo glad you asked this question... I recently purchased the tub of body cream from La Mer and I love it soooo very much! it is so very nice. I swear I shave my legs in the AM and by PM they are NOT soft anymore. Well I used the body cream like twice, shaved in the AM, They were smooth for over 2 days. I dont know if i got a closer shave because they were dry before and VERY soft now or what but I love this stuff. My skin is soooo soft all over. Im in love with this stuff. Its like wearing silk on my skin all of the time. The best purchase I have made in awhile