Friday, April 13, 2012


Spring has sprung upon us over here (unfortunately, it is a short season in China!) so I’m making an effort to take full advantage of the beautiful greenery and floral abundance around me. I love flowers and lucky for us women, they are also the source, ingredients and inspiration behind many beauty products. In order to celebrate spring, here are just a few of my favorite floral-inspired beauty products:

Brighten up your skin with Avalon Organics Lavender Renewal Facial Serum--it contains organic Lavender, grape seed polyphenols, and hyaluronic acid. 100% vegetarian ingredients. US$ 21.99;

Avalon Organics Lavender
Renewal Facial Serum

I slather my face day and night with Chinese brand, Dr. Magic Rose Whitening Moisturizing Cream. Rose essential oil and herb extracts soften and hydrate skin. I love the subtle rose scent! US$ 26.67; at drugstores in China

Dr. Magic Rose Whitening Moisturizing Cream

Never thought anything could tame my thick, unruly hair until I found Phyto Anti-Frizz Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm. This natural balm contains zero chemicals and is rich in chamomile, ferula extract, horseradish and sage to condition, soften and protect hair.

Phyto Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm
Biolane Skin Freshening Fragrance from French baby care brand Biolane has me hooked with its uplifting notes of honeysuckle and sweet pea. This mild baby cologne is alcohol and paraben-free, with pro-vitamin B5 to moisturize skin.
GBP£10.00 in the UK;

Biolane Skin Freshening Fragrance

Gucci Flora Eau Fraiche was a gift from my father-in-law. It is a light, sparkling perfume. Described as a fruity-floral aromatic fragrance, enjoy the bursting top notes of peony, mandarin, lemon, bergamot and kumquat, heart notes of rose and osmanthus, and base notes of sandalwood. I just love it!
US$ 65.00 (50ml.);

Gucci Flora Eau Fraiche 50ml.