By Jill Sterling
The Speziali Fiorentini line, hailing from Florence,
Italy, is made with botanical extracts from rare flowers and
other plants. The packaging is gorgeous; they won the
International Packaging Award in Paris for their original
I tried their Green Tea Ultra Rich Body Cream,
which comes in a heavy plastic tube with a wonderfully Italian
look. This cream contains extracts of green tea and
ginseng, and touts the
benefits of green tea – promising energizing, tonifying,
revitalizing and refreshing properties. This cream smelled
wonderful, very full, fresh and slightly masculine.
After returning from vacation in Arizona where I got a real
sunburn, I used this cream and the effect was soothing and
therapeutic. It was non-greasy and smelled warm and deliciously
fragrant - like herbs and cream.
It moisturized very well and
you don’t need to use a ton of product to get soft. Deliciouso!
It moisturized deeply, refreshed the skin and smelled amazing.
I also tried Speziali Fiorentini Green Tea Bath and Shower
Gel (also with extracts of green tea and ginseng). I
cannot say enough about this line. My absolute fave! What a joy
The gel is a creamy white with the same wonderful smell
as the body cream. I felt like I was in Italy in a villa - the
smell was so wonderfully intoxicating. The body cream and gel
can be found at
MarvelousYou.com ($19 for 5oz for the
body cream and $16 for 10oz for the shower gel – well worth