Looking for ways to look your best — naturally? Look no further. Through reviews of all-natural and organic products and investigations into cosmetic ingredients, our Natural Beauty column will help you make more informed decisions about your beauty purchases.
Want to smell like fresh-baked goods? Then vanilla-scented products are the key. Lavanila Laboratories features an entire line of vanilla-scented body creams and perfumes for that fresh-out-of-the-kitchen aroma.
We’ve discussed the dark side of fragrance before, and I was interested to see if Pure Vanilla Perfume would defy my expectations. The scent is touted as having no potentially harsh chemicals. Instead, it contains a botanical fragrance blend, a safer alternative to the synthetic chemicals that compose the ingredient known as “fragrance.”
The Vanilla Lavender Body Butter has a stronger scent – the aroma of the lavender really comes through. The label says the product contains all-natural ingredients and no harsh chemicals. A quick search on Skin Deep reveals that two of the body butters in other scents, Vanilla Grapefruit and Vanilla Coconut, have received four- and five-out-of-ten hazard scores, respectively.
Available online, the body butter costs $25, and the perfume is $58.
Photos: Cover – Lavanila; Inside – Pamela King/BeautyXpose
Disclaimer: Product furnished complimentary for review purposes