March is officially here but as the last weeks of winter drag on and on, we question when spring will ever arrive. We get it - snow, rain and lack of Vitamin D are bound to get you down. As you countdown to spring, some of you may opt for a sunny vacation to lift your woeful winter spirits. But if that’s not in your budget this March break, you can always trick your senses into thinking you’re poolside with a pina colada. We suggest boosting your mood (and your complexion) with Eminence Organics products that feature vacation-inspired ingredients like coconut, monoi, and vanilla.
According to Psychology Today - "scents can have positive effects on mood, stress reduction, sleep enhancement and self-confidence". With science on our side, here’s our selection of exotic-scented products to help you get through the last weeks of winter with a smile on your face.
There’s something about the fragrance of coconut that immediately transports you to the beach. Even without the warm ocean breeze flowing through your hair, you can still enjoy the delightful aroma of coconut. In addition to the fact that they smell delicious, coconuts also deliver huge benefits to the skin. Packed full of healthy fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, you can find this anti-aging ingredient in an impressive number of our products including our Coconut Firming Body Lotion, Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer, and our Coconut Cream Masque - just to name a few.
You might recognize the name “monoi” from some of our best sellers including our Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream for Face & Neck and our Monoi Age Corrective Exfoliating Cleanser. The word monoi simply means "scented oil" and is made from soaking the petals of Tahitian gardenias (Tiaré flowers) in coconut oil - talk about a tropical oasis for your senses! When combined, coconut oil and Tahitian gardenias create an exotically fragrant combo that works wonders for your complexion.
There’s a good chance this familiar, yet exotic scent gives you a sense of comfort and nostalgia because vanilla is often associated with food (mmmm ... vanilla ice cream). While scientific studies prove that the scent of vanilla soothes anxiety and depression, there’s additional evidence that vanilla essence is extremely effective in treating a variety of skin conditions and concerns including signs of aging and acne. Vanilla has antiseptic properties and is an excellent source of B-vitamins which play an important role in the maintenance of healthy skin (StyleCraze). You can enjoy the scent and skin benefits of vanilla in a variety of our products including our Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF 40.
What’s your favorite tropical Eminence Organics product aroma? Tell us in the comments below.
This post was originally published in March 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.