By Melissa Miller
MarvelousYou.com owner, Margaret Ann De Pippo, has an eye
for elegant and scentful bath and body products. She carries
the much sought after Italian Erbe line, based on
traditional Italian herbal prescriptions.
Erbe has reached
cult status for its fragrant and healing body creams and
natural, aromatic treatment shampoos. Calendula Body Cream
($29.50 for 7oz), made with vegetable and essential oils, is
a soothing and super hydrating skin treatment. It’s also
recommended for stretch marks and pregnancy skin care.
Body Cream is also available in Lavender or Bergamot as well
as in a gentle, pH balanced Bath and Shower Gel ($22 for 11.5oz) and Soap ($23 for 10.5oz/3 bars). Not to be missed is Erbe’s Lemon Hand Cream ($15 for 2.6oz).
refreshing, non-greasy hand treatment is composed of sweet
almond oil, calendula, lemon, cucumber, avocado and evening
primrose. This has been a staple in my bag for over ten years.
It provides a superb mid-day pick-up with its zesty lemon
fragrance. Erbe also makes an impressive facial skin care and
hair care range.
Another popular line is Speziali
Fiorentini by Derbe from Florence, Italy; Marvelous You
can barely keep the Citrus Blend or White Musk Body Ultra
Rich Body Creams in stock ($19.00 for 5 oz). These heavenly
scented creams are wonderfully silky and moisturizing, truly
in a class by themselves.
Packaged in tubes and boxes with
gorgeous artwork, these make lovely gifts, as do the matching
Bath and Shower Gel ($16.00 for 10oz), Soap ($15.00 for 9.9 oz/3
bars) and Perfume Oil ($15.00 for .04oz).
Other scents available
are Florentine Iris, Vanilla, Green Tea, Honeysuckle,
Sandalwood, Passion Flower and Black Tea. The Vanilla
Perfume Oil is simply gorgeous, warm, sexy and not too
sweet. If you’ve been searching for the perfect vanilla
fragrance – look no further.
Another Marvelous You bestseller is the Cali Cosmetics
line of bath and body products from the Cali Beauty Farm on
the outskirts of Rome. These special formulations are in rich
olive oil, beta-carotene and vitamins A and E.
Moisturizing Body Scrub ($19.00 for 8.5oz) provides a
splendid gentle exfoliation with a delicate scent. It leaves
the skin baby soft without any oiliness. The detergent-free
Gentle Shower and Bath Gel ($16.00 for 8.5oz) contains
lettuce leaf to soften and sooth the skin, and amica montana
which has antiseptic and healing properties.
The range also
contains Hand and Body Lotion ($19.00 for 8.5oz), Moisturizing
Olive Oil Soap ($14.00 for 5.75oz), Foaming Bath Oil ($18.00 for
8.5oz), Moisturizing Foot Lotion ($19.00 for 6.4oz), and my
personal favorite, Moisturizing Foot Scrub ($19.00 for 6.4oz), which gives those calluses a thorough workout.
A Marvelous You plus is that all products made in every scent
and product type are carried for each brand. I always get
frustrated, when shopping for an item such as body lotion, if
I also decide to purchase the matching shower gel and body oil
and I’m told that only the lotion from that line is carried at
that particular place. I therefore appreciate the convenience
of one stop shopping offered at Marvelous You.
MarvelousYou.com also carries I Coloniali,
from Greece, Terra Nova, Amourelle Candles and a unique
assortment of high-end European facial skin care including the
exclusive Margy’s Monte Carlo skin care line.