Posts Tagged ‘orange blossom’

SWAG ALERT: A FRENCH BEAUTY SECRET!

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Le Petit Marseillais, France’s #1 body wash brand, recently made its stateside debut.  Inspired by the nature, climate, and culture of the south of France, Le Petit Marseillais’s body cleansers, crèmes, and shower gels turn an ordinary shower into an extraordinary sensory experience.  Formulated by top perfumers, the artful combination of sunny and authentic notes — such as White Peach & Nectarine, Orange Blossom (named by Harper’s Bazaar A Beauty 150 Must-Have), Vanilla Milk, Lavender Honey, Cotton Milk & Poppy — creates joie de vivre in each bottle.  The brand will introduce two new fragrances, Apricot & Hazelnute and Mandarin & Lime, on-line next month and in-store by January, 2018.

Le Petit Marseillais is offering a limited number of lucky Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to SWAG its signature Orange Blossom Extra Gentle Shower Crème (retail $4.99) simply by following them on Instagram (or Facebook if you don’t have) and entering  here. This SWAG Alert is open to Subscribers 18 years or older with a valid US mailing address only.  Delivery is anticipated within 3-4 weeks from notification.

 

SPOTLIGHT: NEROLI OIL!

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

neroliThese days we hear about a trendy ingredient so frequently that we forget to focus on its purpose.  That’s why we decided to focus on neroli oil.  Neroli oil is an essential oil produced from the blossom of the bitter orange tree.  Sister to the sweeter-smelling orange blossom, neroli oil possesses aromatherapy and hydrating benefits, which are often used in skincare products, cosmetics, and fragrances.

Without stripping skin of its natural oils, neroli oil serves an excellent toner and a great monitor of sebum balance.  Additionally, it possesses significant antibacterial properties and may be used as an antiseptic to treat mild cuts and abrasions.  Due to its regenerating and stimulating properties, neroli oil also helps prevent scarring.  Like most citrus, both neroli and orange blossom oils cause photo-sensitivity, so sunscreen is advised when applying.

The different aromas of neroli and orange blossom result from their individual means of fragrance extraction.  Neroli is extracted by steam distillation, while orange blossom is drawn through enfleurage (a process which uses odorless fats to capture plant fragrances).  Aromatic indications include the treatment of depression, indigestion, and to improve and increase libido.

Our favorite products with neroli oil are Kerstin Florian Rehydrating Neroli Water, Decleor Aromessence Neroli Essential Serum, and Aesop Moroccan Neroli Shave Serum.