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The Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Care Collection Review

Ever heard of Absinthe? Well I thought it was only a drink/cocktail that just became legal years ago but it turns out it has other uses. The absinthe extract, otherwise known as wormwood or Artemisia absinthium, a shrub-like perennial, wormwood is a key ingredient in absinthe, the emerald-colored alcoholic drink, helping to give the beverage it’s distinctive bitter taste, known as the green fairy or l’atroce sorciere. Absinthe has long captured the people’s imagination with its seductive air of danger. It is definitely an intriguing herbal extract rich with history. For example the Ancient Egyptians used wormwood as an antiseptic remedy, while the Ancient Greeks claimed that the plant could counteract poison. First served in the Swiss town of Couvet in the late 18th century, early absinthe was hailed for its medicinal qualities. In the 19th century, it was favored by legendary bohemians for its supposed hallucinatory properties. Absinthe inspired countless works of art, from Dega’s L’Absinthe’ to Picasso’s ‘Women Drinking Absinthe’. Oscar Wilde said it made him feel as though tulips were growing on his legs and it’s believed that Vincent Van Gogh was addicted to this drink. Publically associated with social disorder for its misuse, absinthe was banned across much of Europe and the US in the 20th century. Nowadays, absinthe is enjoying a revival across most of the world. Chic cocktail clubs and speakeasy bars across Europe to Asia are serving classic absinthe cocktails to discerning customers looking for a refreshing change.

The Body Shop’s new Absinthe Collection recently launched earlier this year, introduced customers to its outstanding Absinthe Purifying Hand Cream $20 /100 ML infused with refreshing and moisturizing botanical ingredients with a mesmerizing fragrance. Their Absinthe Collection hydrates hands and leave them smelling as good as they feel. It’s entrancing! The potent formula contains the purifying and refreshing absinthe extract, moisturizing Community Fair Trade Shea Butter from Ghana and heady fragrance notes of bergamot, petit grain and neroli. It leaves hands feeling clean, refreshed and cared for. My hands long to be pampered with this master formula everyday. It heals my dry cracked hands and I recommend it.

The new absinthe purifying hand care range was designed to banish dry skin and bad odors. The products are triclosan-free and better yet, the collection is suitable for all skin types. Other products in the collection is the Absinthe Purifying Hand Butter $20 which deeply moisturizes your hands leaving them feeling luxurious and soft. Say good-bye to dry hands with this butter. My dry cracked hands heal with this hand butter. That’s why I adore this hand butter! The Absinthe Purifying Hand Gel $2 is the perfect sanitizer to carry around. The Absinthe Purifying Hand Wash $10 guarantees clean, moisturized and refreshed hands. The fresh smelling herbal fragrance is addictive and captivating. Get yours now at

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Organic alcohol from Ecuador is in the The Body Shop new Voyage fragrance collection. Please also check out my last minute Mother’s Day gift guide:

It’s still not late to purchase Mother’s Day gifts. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers! Enjoy!

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Check out my my last minute Mother’s Day gift guide:

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Check out this video regarding my previous post on The Body Shop’s Nutriganics Drops of Youth.

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The Body Shop’s New Nutriganics Drops of Youth

Science, nature and technology join forces in the latest skincare offering from The Body Shop, with the launch of Nutriganics Drops of Youth. Utilizing the very latest in plant stem cell technology to help combat the first signs of aging, Nutriganics Drops of Youth is their certified organic alternative to the anti-aging potions.

With just one drop, Nutriganics Drops of Youth enhances surface skin renewal, the skin’s natural process of replacing the uppermost dead cells with the new ones beneath. Day by day, Nutriganics Drops of Youth reveals smoother, fresher and healthier looking skin. Shed your old skin and step into a new, revitalized you.

Nutriganics Drops of Youth harnesses the power of plant stem cells harvested from criste-marine (Crithmum maritimum), which grows on the rocky Britanny coastline. Able to survive in the most demanding conditions, crise-marine thrives in dry and inhospitable environments, sustaining itself by absorbing nutrients form the very air around it.

Fortifying Nutriganics Drops of Youth is extract of beech bud, with its rich concentration of minerals, trace elements, enzymes and vitamins. Nourishing , enriching and stimulating, Nutriganics Drops of Youth is a botanical powerhouse. As part of the Nutriganics range, a minimum of 98% of Nutriganics Drops of Youth ingredients are derived from natural origins. Silicone and paraben free, Nutriganics contains 20% organic ingredients to deliver natural beauty, naturally. According to an independent study conducted on 43 women over four weeks, 97% of users said their skin felt softer after using Nutriganics Drops of Youth. That’s 8 out of 10 users! I tried it and have noticed my skin looks and feels younger. My skin was dry from the cold weather and now it’s so unbelievably soft and healthy. Even my fine lines are smoother. The product is fab and I truly recommend it. It was created for the first signs of aging and fine lines appear smoother in just four weeks.

Did you know that Nutriganics Drops of Youth contains Community Fair Trade organic babassu oil form the COPPALJ co-operative in Maranhão, Brazil? The trade has helped to empower the women of this collective by turning the traditionally female occupation of shelling and pressing babassu nuts into a key source of income. Its 150 members now have a greater say, and new standing and respect in their communities.

Nutriganics Drops of Youth can be used in conjuction with serum, or added to a moisturizer day or night to give a surge of hydration and kick start the cell repair process. Simply massage one drop into skin and allow the concentrate to sink in for a few seconds before applying your usual moisturizer or serum. Use it when you need extra hydration, especially now in the winter. Your skin will look great when spring is here. Nutriganics Drops of Youth (30 ML - $36) will be available in-store beginning March 2012 and is already available online. Nutriganics Drops of Youth will feature a special introductory price of $30 for the first six months so take advantage and try it for yourself.

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Ring in the New Year with kate spade new york and The Body Shop

Make sure to check my article on great products for the new year for a new you:

Happy New Year and cheers!

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