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Ginger, Orange, Fir: Christmas Scents in Beauty




It's December: lights illuminate rooftops and cities; trees are adorned by young and old with baubles of myriad colors; mistletoe and wreaths hang outside house doors; perennial procrastinators can be seen rushing in the last-minute gift hustle; stockings are neatly arranged on glowing, smoking hearths; Christmas carols resonate in shops and malls; snow accumulates on the streets.



Close-up of a lush fir branch, symbolizing Christmas spirit.


Every year, Christmas brings with it a special and extraordinary magic that warms everyone's hearts, making us kinder, gentler, more helpful, and welcoming. And, every year, the air is once again filled with those scents that evoke past Christmases, especially those spent with family, baking cookies, watching "Trading Places" on TV, exchanging gifts while wearing quirky sweaters with reindeers and snowmen.


During the holiday season, these same scents and aromas manage to enter our daily beauty and self-care routine in the form of cosmetic products for makeup and skincare. That's where the Lebubè family offers you a series of products with Christmas scents to make your Christmas even more enchanting and unique!




Red or White, It's not Christmas without Fir


What would Christmas be without the classic fir tree? Particularly suitable for dry and dehydrated skin, cosmetics based on fir are ideal for moisturizing, nourishing, and softening the skin and hair; due to its refreshing, soothing, and purifying action, it's the perfect ingredient to combat acne and impurities (Wingsbeat, 2022).


Dense fir trees, embodying the essence of Christmas.


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The L’Amande brand has created an entire collection with the Christmas scent of red fir and Swiss stone pine from Trentino. L’Amande is a 100% made in Italy, vegan, dermatologically tested, cruelty-free, and gluten-free brand. Among the beauty products in the fir-inspired collection, perfect as a gift kit for friends, we find:


for a warm and relaxing bath, allowing you to imagine, thanks to the sense of smell, taking a walk through mountain woods and the majestic snow-covered peaks of Trentino-Alto Adige;

useful for relieving anxiety, stress, and agitation, especially on the most hectic days;



Rosemary Cosmetics for an Authentic Christmas


Though often used in the kitchen as a natural aroma, rosemary is known for its powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties, making it an ideal solution against colds and coughs—common ailments during Christmas due to low temperatures. It serves as a vitalizing agent for the body and mind, especially in cases of physical and mental exhaustion, fatigue, and depression. Rosemary is an excellent astringent and dermo-purifying agent, suitable for the care of oily skin and acne. By stimulating hair follicles, it is recommended for hair loss or alopecia. It can also be sprayed on the hair to add shine, thanks to its acidic pH that closes the hair cuticles (Gonzàlez-Minero et al., 2020). 



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Aveda offers excellent cosmetic products with Christmas scents of rosemary and peppermint, including:


suitable for relaxing baths after visits from relatives, made with hot water and scented candles... perhaps this vegan candle, made 100% with soy wax;



A Spiced Christmas: Cinnamon in Your Beauty Routine


One cannot talk about Christmas without cinnamon cookies, baked by children to welcome the beloved Santa Claus on the night between December 24th and 25th. Excellent for oily and combination skin and to plump up lips, cinnamon is used to awaken the mind and promote concentration. With antibacterial and warming cosmetic properties, it stimulates the circulation of cold hands and feet by warming them. Furthermore, cinnamon is a functional resource for scalp massages to strengthen hair or prevent dandruff or, worse, the appearance of lice (Fazel Nabavi et al., 2015).



Cinnamon sticks and jars of powder, a Christmas scent.


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Even with just a quick browse online, there are many quality cosmetic products where the Christmas scent of cinnamon dominates, either in its purest form or in combination with other aromas such as citrus, honey, apple, ginger, and pumpkin. Among these:


moisturizing, nourishing, weather-protective, vegan, cruelty-free, nickel-tested, for a sweet kiss under the mistletoe with a hint of cinnamon flavor;



Zen Magic: Ginger-themed Christmas Products


Delicious and colorful, the gingerbread house dominates the table alongside panettone and pandoro. However, ginger doesn't have to be exclusively used in the kitchen; in fact, it revitalizes skin cells, promotes oxygenation, has anti-inflammatory properties, enhances blood circulation, and has antioxidant effects. It is useful for various conditions, considered an important antiseptic, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory agent. Ginger also has energizing properties for both the body and mind, useful in cases of psycho-physical fatigue, tiredness, and depression. It is also suitable for the care of oily skin and can be used as an acne tonic. Ginger purifies the scalp and regulates sebum production, promoting hair regrowth if used as a rinse. It can also be sprayed on hair as it closes the cuticles and adds shine (Greatist, 2022).



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The Nature’s brand offers a series of plant-based products featuring the Christmas scent of ginger flowers combined with orchid or red tea extract, including:


two functions in one tube; the perfect gift for those who, like me, want soft and silky skin without having to carry too many packages;



A Fresh Christmas with Citrus Cosmetics


Even though, in Italy, many prefer pandoro to panettone due to the absence of candied orange peel, oranges have several positive effects: rich in phytochemicals and bioactive components such as antioxidants, polyphenols, carotenoids, vitamin C, and folic acid, oranges exhibit bioactivity as antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antibacterial, and anti-collagenase properties, particularly useful in the cosmetics industry. Orange essential oils, mainly extracted from the peels, are often incorporated into cosmetic fragrances for their unique scent and compatibility with cosmetic products (Hsouna, 2023).



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Lavera Naturkosmetik offers a series of refreshing and revitalizing cosmetic products with the typical Christmas scent of citrus, including:


with a lime scent, a little tease to give to the classic aunt who asks you at dinner, "When are you getting married?";


Sliced oranges, adding a citrus scent to Christmas.


Chocolatey Christmas: Tempting Products for Your Beauty


And what if I told you: fireplace, sofa, pajamas, slippers, wool blanket, a good book, and a sweet cup of hot chocolate? I don't know about you, but just the thought makes my mouth water. Yet, chocolate doesn't only satisfy the taste buds but also has benefits when applied to our bodies. Suitable for both oily and dry skin, chocolate helps maintain nourished, hydrated, and itch-free skin thanks to its antioxidant properties. It also protects the hair, acts as a revitalizer to prevent and alleviate wrinkles, reduces cortisol levels (the stress hormone), keeps the skin elastic and wrinkle-free, and provides sun protection (HealthShots, 2020).



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Not just for eating: there are now many brands offering vegan and natural products with the sweet Christmas scent of chocolate. Among these:


to relax, boost mood, and experience the magic of feeling like Willy Wonka every day;

Lip balm from Alkemilla Eco Bio Cosmetics,



Christmas Berries: Grape-based Products for Radiant Skin


For those who don't want to remain sober, a sip of mulled wine is a must!

Of course, I'm just kidding, but the benefits of red grapes cannot be denied: rich in resveratrol, antioxidants, and minerals, it is known and used in cosmetics for its effective anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and soothing action. Moreover, grapes are an excellent ally in preventing or alleviating wrinkles. Its extract is therefore used in the preparation of face and body creams for mature, sensitive, and delicate skin. Thanks to its composition, grapes stimulate subcutaneous circulation, regenerate the skin, and speed up collagen production, necessary to slow down the aging process (Leal et al., 2020).



Close-up of a red grape, a symbol of festive joy.


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Lost among the mountains of Trentino, there is Maso Belvedere, a place to visit during the Christmas holidays, between one ski run and another in the snow. In addition to producing wines and grappas, their line of revitalizing cosmetic products with the intoxicating Christmas scent of white and red grapes is unique, including:


for true grape lovers who would bathe only in mulled wine;



Lebubè's Wishes


I conclude by wishing you a Christmas wrapped in the enchantment of unique scents and the sweetness of beauty rituals inspired by the magic of the holidays. May each drop of cosmetic product bring with it the warmth of a family hug and the joy of sharing special moments.


The Lebubè family wishes you a radiant Christmas, where beauty shines as brightly as the lights adorning your festive days.



FAQS



What makes up a Christmas scent?


Christmas scents are typically composed of aromas that evoke the festive spirit of the season. These include fragrances like fir, rosemary, cinnamon, ginger, citrus, and chocolate, which are often associated with Christmas traditions and memories.



What are some Christmas fragrances?


Some popular Christmas fragrances include the refreshing scent of fir, the herbal aroma of rosemary, the warm and spicy scent of cinnamon, the invigorating fragrance of ginger, the fresh and zesty scent of citrus, and the rich, comforting aroma of chocolate.



Is skincare a good Christmas gift?


Yes, skincare products can be an excellent Christmas gift, especially when they are infused with festive scents. These products not only offer the benefits of regular skincare but also add a touch of holiday magic and nostalgia.



What are the benefits of fir on skin and hair?


Fir is beneficial for dry and dehydrated skin, helping to moisturize, nourish, and soften both skin and hair. It also has refreshing, soothing, and purifying properties, making it effective against acne and skin impurities.



What are the benefits of rosemary on skin and hair?


Rosemary is known for its antibacterial and antiseptic properties, making it beneficial against colds and coughs. It's a vitalizing agent for the body and mind, suitable for oily skin and acne care, and stimulates hair follicles, aiding in hair loss prevention.



What are the benefits of cinnamon on skin and hair?


Cinnamon is excellent for oily and combination skin and helps plump up lips. It awakens the mind, promotes concentration, has antibacterial properties, and stimulates circulation, which is beneficial for cold hands and feet. It's also useful for scalp massages to strengthen hair or prevent dandruff.



What are the benefits of ginger on skin and hair?


Ginger revitalizes skin cells, promotes oxygenation, has anti-inflammatory properties, enhances blood circulation, and offers antioxidant effects. It's useful for oily skin care, acne tonic, purifies the scalp, regulates sebum production, and promotes hair regrowth.



What are the benefits of citrus on skin and hair?


Citrus, particularly oranges, are rich in antioxidants, polyphenols, and vitamins. They exhibit anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-collagenase properties, making them beneficial in the cosmetics industry for skin and hair care.



What are the benefits of grapes on skin and hair?


Grapes, rich in resveratrol, antioxidants, and minerals, have anti-inflammatory and soothing actions. They are effective in preventing or alleviating wrinkles, stimulating subcutaneous circulation, regenerating skin, and speeding up collagen production.



What are the benefits of chocolate on skin and hair?


Chocolate, suitable for both oily and dry skin, helps maintain nourished, hydrated, and itch-free skin due to its antioxidant properties. It also protects hair, acts as a revitalizer to prevent wrinkles, reduces stress hormone levels, and provides sun protection.

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