We’re selective about the formulas we use on our hair, skin, and nails. The Spotlyte 7TM highlights recently-released and/or noteworthy products you can add to your makeup bag, one day at a time. Let’s go shopping!
When it comes to flowers, the peony is a crowd pleaser. Between its romantic aroma, fluffy petals, and the fact that the peony’s presence suggests — no, promises — warmer weather on the horizon, the flower has become synonymous with “springtime blooms.” But peonies deliver more than just a treat for your olfactory and visual senses; they’re brimming with beauty benefits, too. From shampoo to cleanser, to (of course) fragrance, we’ve plucked seven of our favorite peony-forward products that’ll have you smelling like spring.
Klorane® Peony Anti-Irritation Shampoo
- Provides relief from scalp inching and irritation
- Soothes and comforts the scalp
The words “scalp relief” hardly sound beautiful, but the Klorane® Peony Anti-Irritation Shampoo most certainly is a looker. Peony extract calms inflammation, which helps to soothe dry, itchy scalps — while simultaneously leaving hair smelling like a freshly-picked bouquet.
Pecksniffs Gentle Cleanser
Pecksniff’s Gentle Cleanser is a game-changer for those with sensitive skin. Its all-natural, cruelty-free formulation not only respects ethical considerations but also ensures an absence of harsh chemicals, making it perfect for those prone to skin irritation. It doesn’t merely cleanse but also moisturizes and hydrates the skin, leaving it feeling soft and refreshed. One outstanding feature is its enrichment with Vitamin B, known for its skin health benefits.
Dolce & Gabbana Peony
- Product Type:Personal Fragrance
- Item Package Dimensions:6.8 cm L X 7.2 cm W X 12.6 cm H
The cap on Dolce & Gabbana® Peony looks like a flower — albeit more like a rose than a peony. But the rose makes sense: in addition to the fragrance’s namesake flower, this fruity fragrance also contains notes of Bulgarian rose. Top notes include spicy-sweet pear and pink pepper, while patchouli and yellow plum round out the base. And, of course, the packaging looks gorgeous on any vanity.
- This fresh and ultra-light serum, with an expert second-skin-like texture helps to visibly improve skin quality.
- Help To brighten skin.
L’Occitane® has an entire line dedicated to peony (and the blooms are picked in France, of course). We’re partial to the Peony Essence PerfectriceTM Serum ($49), which leaves skin gleaming, smooth, and ready for makeup — without a hint of greasy residue. We’d be remiss not to mention the formula’s ultra-fine light reflecting pigments, which impart a radiant glow.
Peony & Blush Suede fragrance from Jo Malone®
- Our luxuriously rich Body Crme with its conditioning oils of jojoba seed, cocoa seed and sweet almond, help to hydrate, nourish and protect the skin, while delicious signature fragrances leave your body scented all over.
The Peony & Blush Suede fragrance from Jo Malone® is arguably one of the brand’s most iconic scents. So it makes sense that a smattering of spin-off products have popped up with the same accord. Don’t miss the Peony & Blush Suede Body Cream, which delivers the posy’s scent and leaves skin feeling petal soft.
LAFCO Duchess Peony Candle
- SCENT - Duchess Peony evokes a vase of delicate pink peonies and roses surrounded by sparkling cassis berries. Soft camellia petals and powdery floral musk inspire a subtle finish.
- CLEAN BURN - Characterized by a slow burn, our renewable and non-toxic soy wax candles release fragrance gradually & evenly. We use highly concentrated essential oil-based fragrances to deliver a true, long-lasting scent.
Perhaps the next best thing to keeping fresh flowers on your nightstand is the LAFCO® Duchess Peony Candle, which emits a subtle waft of floral fragrance when lit. (Who said there’s no such thing as a warm weather candle?)
IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Rosy Tone
- NEW & IMPROVED! SUPERCHARGED MOISTURIZER - The #1 anti-aging facial moisturizer in America is now supercharged to deliver 2x more potent active ingredients & hydration than the original formula for even better visible results.
- 10 ANTI-AGING BENEFITS - Contains higher concentrations of niacinamide, squalane & peptide-lipid complex to reverse 10 signs of aging skin in 2 weeks: tone, texture, radiance, elasticity, firmness, plumpness, fine lines, pores, wrinkles & neck lines.
As the name suggests, the IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Rosy Tone imparts a healthy-looking flush (without making skin look ruddy). It also keeps skin looking and feeling moisturized, thanks to heavy-hitters like squalane extract and aloe. Peony extract works to brighten over time, while lipohydroxy acid (a gentle salicylic acid derivative) promotes speedier cell turnover. Lastly, this cream smells amply floral; if you apply it with your eyes closed, you might just believe you’re walking in a field of flowers…