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It has been said that flowers and champagne set the stage, but chocolate steals the show. Did you know that a piece of chocolate melting in your mouth is more intense than a passionate kiss – and the effects last four times as long? Beauty too can’t resist chocolate’s siren call; you’ll find it included in everything from fragrance to bronzing powder.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time for a little indulgence. Check out these calorie-free treats for face, body and soul. Who needs a truffle when you can soak in a bath brimming with chocolate flavored suds or scrub your body with a mouth-watering chocolate exfoliant?
And remember: Chocolate doesn’t make the world go around … but it certainly makes the ride worthwhile!
CONCENTRATED & ULTRA RICH
L’Occitane’s Cocoa Flower Ultra Rich Shea Body Cream ($21) is an exceptionally concentrated and moisturizing delight to nourish, protect and hydrate the skin. The shea butter is enriched with cocoa extracts to delicately perfume the skin with a sweet and sophisticated fragrance – without being overpowering. Available now in a limited edition tin.
WALLOW IN IT
Philip B Chocolate Milk Body Bubble Bath ($35) is a playful combination of oat, wheat, aloe and cacao. Soaking in it is yummy as it revives the spirit of your inner child and makes you want to laugh with delight. Combine it with the Philip B Chocolate Milk Body Wash for a 100% delicious bath experience.
Philosophy Classic Fudge Cake Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath ($16) is a high foaming multipurpose beauty product with a sinfully rich scent. Next time you get that chocolate craving, save some calories by jumping in the shower with this gentle cleanser and bask in the irresistibly decadent gooey fudge aroma.
Carol’s Daughter Sweet Honey Dip Chocolate Brown Sugah Scrub ($34) is an enticing confection of chocolate and honey aromas laced with sweet vanilla bean to make this treatment truly irresistible! Brown sugar crystals help polish away dead skin cells and natural oils moisturize for soft and supple skin. It has no parabens, petroleum, mineral oil or artificial color.
Guerlain ‘L’Art et la Matiere’ Iris Ganache Eau de Parfum ($235) is a deliciously mouthwatering scent of white chocolate, shaded with floral notes, spiced with cinnamon, patchouli, white musk and soft vanilla. Pure indulgence. There’s nothing like it in this world and it’s worth every penny for making his heart yours forever.
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder ($29) makes getting glam and tan a downright delicious experience. The natural therapeutic effects of real cocoa powder combined with their signature bronzing pigments creates a unique matte bronzer that evens out blotchy skin tone and leaves you looking radiant.
BEST BODY SCRUB
Issimo Relax! Apothecary Chocolate Anti-Oxidant Dead Sea Salt Exfoliant ($28) earns high marks for its long-lasting, chocolaty aroma and smooth texture. The combination of Dead Sea salts and sundried sea salt provides an enriched and superior exfoliation. Cocoa helps to provide free-radical protection and stimulate oxygen to the surface of the skin. Addicting — without the calories!
Laura Mercier Chocolate Truffle Crème Honey Bath ($40) thoroughly cleanses the skin while leaving it silky, smooth and completely moisturized. You twirl the honey dipper into the product and then under your running bath water. Fragrant, foaming bubbles fill your tub with decadent aromas. It’s a chocolate, espresso, almond fragrance that also has vanilla, maple and a touch of rose and honey. Used daily, it protects the skin from the drying effects of the elements and leaves you smelling fantastic.
End your busy day with Bath and Body Works Dark Chocolate Mint Candle ($19.50). This delicious blend of dark chocolate shavings with pure peppermint, layered with vanilla cream and a touch of caramel will melt away your cares and leave you dreaming of sugar and spice and everything nice. The three wick candle burns for up to 65 hours of pure enjoyment