Today is National Absinthe Day–apparently people need a special day to drink the green stuff–and though you could celebrate with a bottle of it, The Body Shop has a very different idea.
They’ve recently launched an entire range of products featuring absinthe extract (aka wormwood), which is what gives the alcoholic beverage its color and taste–and also, when mixed with skincare ingredients, helps fight nasty odors and clean hands without drying them out. The entire Absinthe Purifying Hand Care line includes a hand butter, hand cream, purifying hand gel, and hand wash. I tested them out and they’re all ultra-moisturizing (also, big fan of the fact that it’s fair trade shea butter from Ghana used in the lotions) and, if you’re not into floral, ultra-feminine fragrances, you’ll like the sharp, clean scent.
But when it comes down to it, are you ready for absinthe to be part of more than just your Friday night routine? (And if you are, shop the collection here.) –REBECCA WILLA DAVIS