This is definitely our favourite, our number 1 ingredient. The scent of vanilla is truly heavenly, reminiscent of delicious freshly baked cookies and at the same time it has the most exotic and sensual scent in the world. About 90% of the vanilla comes from Madagascar, but due to the erratic weather of recent years, many harvests have been destroyed, resulting in a shortage of vanilla. In addition, it is one of the most labour-intensive ingredients to produce. The flowers must be pollinated by hand, after which it takes an average of 3 to 5 years for the plant to produce flowers. It then takes many months to harden the harvest. It is therefore not surprising that it is one of the most expensive spices in the world and that more than 97% vanilla used in food and perfumes are not real vanilla, but a synthetic variety.
We had to search for a very long time before we could find real and pure vanilla of high quality. After searching for months, we managed to get hold of beautiful organic vanilla made by CO2 extraction in Uganda. We are very grateful that we are able to use this wonderful ingredient and implement it in our products, for you to enjoy only the purest and heavenly vanilla.
But what does vanilla do for the skin?
Vanilla sooths the skin and the powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial components help to reduce inflammation and clear skin infections. It is also a strong antioxidant that helps protect the skin against the harmful effects of free radicals that are caused by daily aggressors like poor nutrition, alcohol, polluted air and UV rays. These are partly responsible for premature aging such as the formation of wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots. Vanilla can be found in Comme Ça product Le Youth Sérum.