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Vanilla ... Not So Simple After All

By: Cathy Christensen
Posted: October 26, 2009, from the November 2009 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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Eurasia’s Velvet Reprieve is a body treatment that combines fresh vanilla, fresh coconut and herbal extracts to soften skin—Eurasia Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona;

The Pure Renewal Body Treatment begins with an exfoliating scrub of vanilla and gardenia blended with fresh coconut—Wellness Center at Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe, Vermont;

The Hawaii Clay and Vanilla Facial Ritual features indigenous Hawaiian vanilla to nurture, pamper, detoxify and purify—Moana Lani Spa, Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa, Honolulu; and

The Pure Vanilla Pedicure is a hydrating, aromatherapeutic experience for clients—See the step-by-step how-to from The Spa at Tubac Golf Resort, Tubac, Arizona.

Professional skin care products also take advantage of vanilla for its moisturizing and sensory benefits: