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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.
Transport yourself to the island of Madagascar and capture the fleeting moment of the blossoming rare vanilla orchid with Jo Malone Vanilla & Anise Body Cream ($75). This exquisite combination of texture and scent is beyond delicious. Even better, it keeps skin soft and pampered all day every day.
Have a thoroughly unique sensory experience as Darphin Aromatic Cleansing Balm ($95) sweeps away traces of makeup and grime with its light milky water-based emulsion. Made with marula oil, rosewood essential oils and vanilla planifolia extract this nourishing skin cream helps restore natural radiance while providing an alternative way to cleanse the face without soap.
Trish McEvoy No. 9 Blackberry & Vanilla Musk Body Lotion ($45) beautifully hydrates skin and leaves it silky to the touch while penetrating quickly so you can slip smoothly into your clothes. Luxurious and concentrated, it’s formulated to keep skin scented for hours. Simply apply immediately after your shower or bath to maximize moisture absorption.
Treat yourself to luxury with Lancôme Hypnôse Body Lotion ($44.50). This lotion decadently scented with the bewitching fragrance of Hypnôse, smoothes skin with the captivating notes of passion flower, vanilla and vetiver. The fluid, fast-absorbing formula leaves skin touchable, soft and impossible to resist.
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.
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.
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.
OH LA-LA VANILLA
Enjoy the perfect combo of spray, body butter and body wash with the Lavanila Pure Vanilla Luxury Set ($40). The three products center on the pure vanilla fragrance that blends the tender sensuality of fresh Madagascar vanilla with the warm touch of patchouli and pure tonka bean. This superbly scented trio is a must-have to clean, nurture and keep you hydrated all day.
Get intense hydration with LaLicous Vanilla Body Butter ($25). Renowned for its therapeutic and healing properties, shea butter is the ideal moisturizing ingredient. The whipped consistency hydrates without leaving your skin feeling greasy. Aloe is added to help heal dry, damaged skin.
LOUNGE IN STYLE
The honeycomb and vanilla scent of Rodial Life & Style Lounge Bathing Balm ($35) will leave you feeling utterly pampered. Relax and unwind with this luxurious, foaming bath and shower gel. Whether you are looking to spoil yourself or treat others to a truly luxurious experience, Life and Style is the ultimate indulgence.