VANILLA FOR BODY AND SOUL
For many, vanilla is one of the loveliest scents on the planet. After all, who can resist the aroma of cookies baking in an old-fashioned kitchen? The wonderful scent comes by its aromatic beauty naturally, as it is derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla. Not only does the aroma make us feel warm, fuzzy and hungry, but the active ingredient in vanilla, called vanillin, is an antioxidant that is useful in helping the body repair damage. In addition, it contains sedative like properties, great for relaxing your mind and helping you drift off to sleep. A favored ingredient in the beauty market, vanilla is featured in many body, hair and fragrance products – just check out the group we’ve gathered below.
BRAVO FOR BOSCIA
Keep makeup fresh and dewy all day and night with Boscia Vanilla Blotting Linens ($10). Made with 100% natural leaf fibers from the abaca tree, they absorb excess oil and banish shine without upsetting your makeup application, resulting in a fresh, clean finish. The compact of 100 linens slips easily into your purse, pocket or desk drawer. Vanilla soothes and calms the skin while imparting a delicately sweet scent.
HAIR’S A GREAT THING
You’ll leave a trail of vanilla as you stroll through the office or club with Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-in Conditioner ($12). This moisturizing conditioner spray adds shine and softness to your tresses. Pro-vitamin B5 fortifies hair so it’s healthier and won’t break when detangling. An added bonus is that it’s made with natural moisturizers instead of silicone.
SHOWER WITH GOODNESS
Make your shower a dreamy experience with Korres Vanilla Guava Showergel ($19.50) . This refreshing, creamy body wash invigorates the skin and the senses with its pure, fresh fragrance. Deeply hydrating, this emollient and humectant-rich shower gel repairs dry skin, helping to maintain natural moisture levels. Vanilla Guava is a mix of sweet vanilla notes and exotic fruit.
The first lip scrub in Sarah Happ’s line of products was created in a kitchen in 2005. Now you can try this truly delightful product anywhere and anytime. The Vanilla Bean Lip Scrub by Sarah Happ ($24) eliminates dry, flaky skin and leaves lips ridiculously soft and supple. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. Massage a generous amount onto lips using a firm, circular motion.
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