Valentine’s Day is celebrated annually on February 14th and originated as a Christian feast day celebrating Saint Valentine. Over time this day has become a cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world. While many folk traditions around Valentine’s Day continue across Europe, particularly associated with the advent of Spring, Valentine’s day is most strongly associated with love and romance and the custom of sending cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts
In Slovenia, Saint Valentine was one of the saints of spring, the saint of good health and the patron of beekeepers and pilgrims. A proverb says that “Saint Valentine brings the keys of roots”. Plants and flowers start to grow on this day and work can begin in fields and vineyards.
When it comes to Beauty and Personal Care we can celebrate Valentine’s Day with a little splash of self-love and a dash of red! The Azelis Personal Care Laboratory teams have developed a range of formulations that can add a hint of sparkle to your body and a romantic flash of red to your lips and a hint of strawberry to routine!
“Your Time To Shine” is a uniquely textured natural based jelly that adds sparkle to the face, body or hair. It can be used alone or with other products to add shine while hydrating and improving skin condition. It has a transforming colour that flips from blue to gold by using a combination of Colorona® Dark Blue and Xirona® Moonlight Sparks from Merck.
“Sensuous Strawberry Body Jelly”
is a smooth jelly made using a refined locust bean gum, GENU® GUM Type RL-200Z-CG
from CP Kelco
, a natural ingredient extracted from the seed of the carob tree. The formulation also contains Happy Skin
, a Provital
active produced from Arctic Rose. It has the ability to induce the synthesis of ß-endorphins, thus stimulating central and peripheral receptors and improving mood and general health.
Our “Red Kiss Lips”
formulation is a high impact solid red lip gloss designed to nourish and soothe the lips. Containing Versagel® M200, a gelled Mineral Oil from Calumet. Xirona® Le Rouge
, a clean red pearlescent pigment from Merck
has been added to give a deep shade of crimson that changes to orange-red depending on the viewing angle.
Whatever you do on Valentine’s Day this year be sure to add a touch of romance to your formulations!