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Integrating Science and Nature

By: Nancy Jeffries
Posted: October 14, 2008, from the June 2006 issue of GCI Magazine.

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According to the company, Liposilt may be formulated into a variety of skin and hair products. It also can be used straight. In addition, three new ingredients have just been added to the line— Lipo RSP, Lipo GSP and Lipo CHP. Each is said to be an effective, natural mechanical exfoliant that may be utilized in a variety of spa and bath formulations. The new additions complement the already existing line, which includes Lipo RHS and Lipo Lufa.

The Biosenses Collection is a new line of skin moisturizing products from Biotherm, part of the luxury products division of L’Oréal that was designed to meet the skin care needs of individuals with dry skin and revitalizing needs. As spa products are related directly to the bath, the line is used primarily in or after the bath. Biosenses Body Balm is Biotherm’s first intensive, non-greasy moisturizing body care product especially formulated for dry skin. It contains a patented active concentrate mineral complex with essential oils of orange and grapefruit, zinc, copper and magnesium. It also contains palm oil and beeswax to moisturize and soften. Biosenses Softening Exfoliator, which is applied directly to the body while bathing or showering, provides creamy exfoliation while adding moisture. Its orange and grapefruit oils and mineral complex are said to stimulate the skin’s microcirculation. Biosenses Polishing Scrub, designed to be used every other day in the bath or shower, smoothes and revitalizes with gentle exfoliation and a combination of active concentrates.

The LaLicious Sugar Soufflé Body Scrub uses pure cane sugar crystals to exfoliate dead skin cells, while coconut, sweet almond and vitamin E oils condition and moisturize the skin. The oils penetrate the skin easily and retain moisture, and almond oil in particular helps relieve itching, dryness, inflammation and thread veins. The product also contains vitamin E oil and honey.

Skin CPR

Adding an aromatherapy dimension to bath and spa, Breathe, a collection from Bath & Body Works, is designed to resuscitate skin and senses. The line also features Breathe at Night Intense Hydration Body Cream, which contains Niacyl™, a patented complex to rebuild the skin’s moisture barrier and stimulate cell turnover, vitamin E, evening primrose. The cream provides moisture and replenishment while you sleep, when the skin is most receptive.

Fruits & Passion launched its Aromachology collection of science-based aromatherapy products. The 10 plant extracts used in the oils are designed to penetrate the skin through massage or enter the lungs through inhalation or vaporizing. The Nourishing Collection, a line of body butters from Fruits & Passion, features ingredients for cell regeneration, to prevent skin from drying, to improve skin elasticity, for toning and skin regeneration. Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum now is available in a body cream. Moisturizing ingredients and flowers are integral to this line.

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