In the 1940’s the world flocked to Havana. From Hemingway to Hollywood, they came for the night life, but left with the secrets of the small apothecaries – or “boticarias” – that dotted the side streets of the city. Blended with natural ingredients like coffee bean and tobacco flower, and pure essences and extracts of orange, sugar cane and sweet pineapple – the chemists crafted their own formulations to promote beautiful, soft and healthy looking skin. Today we know those ingredients contain the alpha hydroxy acids, antioxidants and other agents that actively moisturize, hydrate and reduce the redness associated with dry, rough skin.
Enjoy the daily rituals of the boticarias in this new Boticario de Havana collection from Archipelago.
Collection elements are formulated with different essences and ingredients for maximum benefit to your skin. The Boticario de Havana Body Lotion contains Jojoba Esters, Sugar Cane, Pineapple & Orange Oil for a glowing, healthy, vibrant skin. The Soap has coffee exfoliants, and the Bath Oil contains Orange Oil, Coffee Oil & Vitamin E and is ideal to use after a bath or shower for a soft healthy skin, and makes for a great massage oil. The Boticario de Havana Perfume has a clean citrusy fragrance with notes of extract of Orange Blossom, Patchouli, Bergamot & Honeysuckle..
The Archipelago Havana Candle has always been the most popular Archipelago candle. Formulated with Bergamot, Cuban Tobacco Leaf & Ylang-Ylang, the fragrance exudes a rich and warm fragrance that has endured the test of time, and remains a top seller after many years.
The packaging on this collection is a clean classic look in the dark brown bottles, with attention to details like the unique flip top cover on the body balm for easy convenient access, and the aluminum tubes for the hand and shaving creams. This collection will be a beautiful addition to your bath decor, and become a daily ritual is your beauty regiment.