VOGUE Beauty Director, Nicola Moulton tells us why it’s her ultimate hero product…
We’re thrilled that ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Body Oil has made it into Vogue’s Beauty Hall of Fame as one of the industry’s most loved products of all time. This has been announced in the June collector’s issue celebrating 100 years of Vogue.
British Vogue Beauty Director, Nicola Moulton explains the premise behind the illustrious list:
“The Vogue 100 Beauty Hall of Fame showcases the one hundred face, body, hair and make-up products that Vogue believes are the very best that money can buy. Compiled by Vogue beauty editors past and present - between them boasting over 100 years of experience in the industry - the edit was made on one guiding principle: that readers should be able to go out tomorrow, buy any product from the list and, having tried it, be thrilled with their purchase. As a result, it’s not about simply relying on time-honoured favourites or the stuff of beauty legend; each has earned its place through innovation, ingenuity or creativity - with the odd dash of glamour thrown unapologetically in.”
We asked Nicola why she felt that Frangipani Monoi Body Oil made the cut:
"Rich in texture and exotic in scent, there's really nothing like this beautiful body oil. I use it all year round to remind me of holidays and to leave my skin feeling gleamingly smooth," she explained over a cup of tea in the Condé Nast offices.
And whether you’re a life-long fan, or have yet to experience the power of frangipani, here’s why the body oil is also one of our favourites...
Used by ancient cultures for its natural ability to heal and calm inflamed skin, this exotic bloom is known in Mexico as the ‘flower of the Gods’. No wonder then, that it’s associated with immortality – and emits a tantalisingly sweet scent that smells like a tropical paradise.
So of course, we sought to bottle it. Harnessing the harmonising and deeply hydrating Frangipani itself, we blended it with moisturising Monoi Oil filled with softening, deliciously-scented coconut to create that sense of exoticism.
Use it on your cuticles and make your home manicure or pedicure even more luxurious. Sometimes we even add a smidgen to the dry ends of our hair. Yet our favourite way to use it by far, is fresh from the bath when our skin’s a little damp and all the more receptive to its intensely moisturising benefits. Massage it all over, it’ll absorb in a moment so you can pop on your pyjamas and drift off to the scent of paradise.