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Absinthe Hand Care from The Body Shop

Did you know that today, March 5, is National Absinthe Day? Yeah, seriously. They have a day for everything, don’t they? Your friends at The Body Shop are on a mission to make your day “truly intoxifying,” but they’re doing it through highly potent hand cleansers! Yeah, seriously: beauty products made out of absinthe. Find out all about this collection, and celebrate the day!

So, what is absinthe anyway? Like any modern girl, I heard about it in college: it’s pretty much a legendary liquor which stars in some of the craziest drinking stories out there. To put it simply, absinthe is just a distilled, highly alcoholic fluid that is said to have an addictive, psychoactive drug quality when it’s consumed. It’s even banned in the US. It’s called the “green fairy,” because of its distinct emerald color and powerful taste. I have no intention of ever drinking it, but its mythical quality always makes for fun stories. For that reason, the absinthe hand care collection from The Body Shop make great conversation pieces. Imagine your friends’ reactions when you pull a tiny bottle of something labeled absinthe out of your bag — and use it as hand sanitizer! Just don’t let anyone drink it!

The Body Shop knows exactly what lines they’re crossing by doing with this line, as they’re playfully calling the products “mesmerizing” and “entrancing.” But, cheekiness aside, the products are highly effective cleansers. After all, it’s not unusual for alcohol to be a major ingredient in cleansers and hand care products. This line combines the soap-free cleansing powers of absinthe with the crisp scents of bergamot, petit grain and neroli. The hand butter and cream are soft, buttery, and refreshing. Each piece in the range is infused with refreshing botanical, soothing and moisturing ingredients. These fight odors, kill germs, and leave your hands smooth and refreshed.

Would you try out this absinthe-infused collection? Let us know what you think!

About Kristine Hope Kowalski

Kristine is a writer from New Jersey. When not quoting Tolstoy or catching up on her Twitter feed, she can be found watching iCarly or perusing the clearance racks at Bloomingdales.

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