Vanilla Lovers Rejoice


You didn’t see it coming? Neither did it. There seems to be a relative dearth of good Vanilla-based body oils on the market. In the scent world, the mere mention of the word Vanilla can get a group of folks polarized over the incessant gourmand debate. That’s not so much the case in body care as Vanilla seems to satisfy most.

Lina Hanson’s newly launched Global Body Serum ($63) is one of the few…very few Vanilla based body oils that will please the purists. The all-natural blend uses the Madagascar variety, which brings creamsicle like waves of delightful sweetness to skin with the hint of Pink Grapefruit. I have a confession - you know my penchant for tasting organic body oils? Well, this one I wanted to stick on a popsicle stick and freeze before licking down the honeyed treat. Yes, it’s that good.

The lightweight blend feels somewhat plumpy with the Rice Bran, Apricot Kernel, and Brazil Nut oils with the floral tang of Yuzu. Let’s talk about Brazil Nut; sourced from fair trade farmers, the oil is ultra-high in vitamins A, B, C, and E with healthy amounts of phytosterols to get in deep and hydrate. Brazil Nut oil is also mega-rich in Selenium, which helps retain skin and hair elasticity, contributes to the prevention of hair loss and boosts the immune system, helping relieve scalp irritations, which means the oil can double as a hair treatment.

Fans of sweeter body oils will swoon over this non-foody Vanilla and its tender fragrance left atop skin. I’d say the beauty of the oil is that there aren’t any harsh citruses added, which could have masked Vanilla’s gloriously smooth feeling of intimacy and warmth.

Be proud to love your Vanilla. I am.

As a good global citizen, Lina is partnering with the International Refuge Committee to share 15% of the net proceeds from the Global Face Serum and this Body Serum between June 15 - August 15.  The organization works to responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.

Get good skin while giving a deep respect.

Price: $$
Scent Classification: Sweet
Viscosity: Ultralight viscosity