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Brand Spotlight – Lavanila

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Brand Spotlight - LavanilaPrepare to be body-pampered and skin-nourished! Lavanila produces effective luxury beauty products based on plants and other natural ingredients that support what skin truly needs. The company’s name “Lavanila” comes from the word for vanilla on the island of Madagascar, where much of the world’s vanilla is produced. Vanilla is used in many of Lavanila’s products because it is a powerful antioxidant as well as an aromatherapy ingredient that comforts and soothes.

Not only are these formulations ideal for people with sensitive skin, but the products have a delightful fragrance without being cloying or overpowering. They work by allowing skin to breathe and utilize the benefits of their natural ingredients, as opposed to those that smother the skin. The company also has fragrance-free versions of its deodorant and body butter.

Lavanila does no animal testing and labels items that are gluten-free. Some of the chemicals they do not use include silicon, phthalates, aluminum, parabens, synthetic dyes, and propylene glycol — all of which are listed in most beauty products sold through retail outlets ranging from drug stores to high-end exclusive department stores.

The founder of Lavanila, Danielle Raynor, made a career of trying beauty products from every type of retail store. She wanted toxin-free items for her daughters and realized that even high-priced luxury brands contained ingredients to be avoided. Danielle was also allergic to traditionally-formulated perfumes, so she worked with chemists to develop fragrances that did not include ingredients that exacerbated allergy symptoms.

Lavanila began selling its products in 2007 when it offered the first organic fragrance in the industry. The company developed a sugar-based alcohol for its perfumes, and savvy women everywhere welcomed the skin-friendliness of the formulations and the exclusive combinations of essential oils for a truly personal signature fragrance. Packaging included regular sizes and a mini roll-on to tuck into an evening bag.

Other items intentionally designed to nourish and protect skin include aluminum-free deodorants with essential oils — also available in mini sizes for travel — and sunscreen that keeps harsh chemicals away from sensitive areas. Consider the possibility of actually enjoying using sunscreen because it has an amazing smell and nourishes skin with its vitamins!

Discerning women around the world are taking control of what they put on their skin, and the products from Lavanila are helping them revitalize their bodies through the best of nature.

Nix body odor at the source for freshness that lasts

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Keep your underarms fresh, even at the gym!There's nothing worse than realizing that weird smell in the air is coming from your armpits. If you're hot, exercising, nervous or under stress, sweat and body odor are your body's natural responses. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to combat the stink and end up smelling clean and fresh.

Sweat is mostly odorless, but when it comes into contact with bacteria on your skin, it can change when the bacteria metabolizes the proteins and fatty acids secreted with the sweat. The way it smells is influenced by many factors, such as your diet, mood, medical conditions and any drugs that you're taking. Deodorants work to kill the bacteria on your skin while antiperspirants use ingredients like aluminum to block the pores so they can't sweat.

A product like L`Occitane – Aromachologie Purifying Deodorant works to eliminate toxins and impurities along with odor. It keeps your skin dry and fresh while providing a subtle, uplifting scent that lasts all day. Powders, like Caswell-Massey – Lily of the Valley Talc, keep your skin soft and fresh as they absorb any moisture your body produces. With so many ways to combat sweat and odor, there's no reason why you can't be confident about your aroma.