Vanilla Bean may be one of the world's most loved aromas and flavors of ice cream and conjures up visions of Creme Brulee for many. At Sweet Life Spa, we add Wild Harvested Vanilla Bean to a multitude of our products not only for its sweet, rich and warm scent, but for its benefits for our skin. Vanilla is antibacterial which aids in keeping our skin clear with its wound soothing properties. It also boasts anti-inflammatory agents that help calm irritation, skin allergies and burns when properly diluted. It has cleansing abilities for reducing the occurrence of acne breakouts.
Vanilla Beans are rich in polyphenols or antioxidants that protect our skin from free radicals that are responsible for early aging. It helps slow down an reverse the signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles and lightens dark spots. Being rich in B Vitamins such as niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, thiamin and pantothenic acid, Vanilla gives our skin a healthy looking glow, refines the tone of our skin and protects against environmental stressors and toxins.
The Vanilla Bean grows on a climbing vine that requires a supporting tree or pole for optimal growth. Trumpet shaped flowers are pollinated by bees and hummingbirds. When the hand harvested beans are 5-8 inches long the become yellow in color. The next process for the Vanilla Bean is to be blanched in boiling water, then sun-dried for a few weeks until they look like the beans we are used to seeing. Madagascar Vanilla Beans are the most widely used beans for 75% of the world's vanilla extract production since they are so rich and sweet. The remaining 25% of Vanilla comes from Tahiti and Mexico, Many Vanilla Extracts are flavored with imitation vanilla and extracted with mineral oil known as propylene glycol, so be sure to read the ingredients list. At Sweet Life Spa, we do not use anything imitation in our skincare including our Vanilla Bean products. We only use the finest Vanilla Beans for our infusions and this is why they do not carry an artificial smell associated with many vanilla products on the market and will not give you a headache or that overly sweet, nausea feeling.
You will find pure, Wild Harvested Vanilla in the following Organic Spa & Apothecary Skincare from Sweet Life Spa for nourishing and protecting even the most sensitive skin types. Our Vanilla Latte Body Butter Bars, Sunscreen and Lip Balm have a rich Vanilla, Caramel and Coffee aroma from Organic sources, not synthetics. Our body butter bars deep condition your hands, elbows, feet and knees. Our physical mineral sunscreen is safe for coral reef formations, marine life, children and sensitive skin with Non-nano Zinc Oxide at 17% for 2 hours of UV ray protection. If you struggle with chapped lips, our lip balm includes Raw Cacao and Shea Butters for extreme moisture to stop peeling and cracks literally overnight!
Organic "Sweet Cream" Butter Bars
Organic "Sweet Sun" Screen
Organic "Sweet Lips" Balm
Gentle exfoliation for the removal of dead skin cells is key for every skin type so that your moisturizers work at full potency. If you have sensitive skin and find that sugar and salt scrubs make your skin angry, you need to try our Cleansing Grains. They are loaded with Organic Banana Fruit and Flour, Oats, Coconut Milk, Vanilla Bean and Rhassoul Clay for a deep cleanse, buff and 10 minute mask that smells like banana bread!
Banana Smoothie Cleansing Grains, Buff & Mask
Don't miss our Botanical Body Oil and Botanical Face Butter crafted with NINE of our Apothecary Solar Oils in the heavenly scent of "Creamsicles At The Beach" with Sweet Orange, Vanilla Bean and Frankincense. Our glamorous body oil is perfect for all day super soft skin applied to wet skin right after a shower.
Our Botanical Face Butter locks moisture in and impurities out for your entire face including your eye area, neck and chest. Certified Organic Mango Butter and Super Fruit Oils smooth and plump tired skin without causing acne breakouts. Both products are an exceptional value since they are water-free and super concentrated for months of use! The two can be purchased as a set at a discount in our Organic Gift and Travel Sets.
Botanical Body Oil
Botanical Face Butter
UV damaged skin needs repair with Marine Botanical Actives that brighten and restore moisture levels deep within our skin. Our Marine Moisture Serum contains the highly sought after Micro-algae Astaxanthin for UV damage reversal and protection. This serum penetrates your second layer of skin where you may want to target dark spots, wrinkle depth, flakes, uneven texture and large pores. It has a fresh Tangerine, Vanilla and Frankincense aroma that men and women appreciate.
Soak away the cares of the day and achy muscles while recharging your skin with silky softness. We do not add cheap fillers to our products so they provide you with maximum benefits for less money in the long run. Rose Buds, Hibiscus, Vanilla Bean and Coconut make our Marine Spa Soak extremely relaxing while infusing your skin with the fragrance for hours to drift off into a deep sleep.
Marine Moisture Serum Astaxanthin Complex
Marine Spa Soak
We have a plethora of Botanical Apothecary Skin Care Products containing Madagascar Vanilla Bean to be launched this spring. Be sure to sign up for new product launch alerts at SweetLifeSpa.com