Packed with skin-pampering goodies galore--facial mask, facial cleanser, facial scrub, eye cream--the Radiance Gift Set offers a great introduction to Pangea's stellar handcrafted bodycare collection, which eschews parabens, petroleum, sulfates, synthetic preservatives, GMOs, and artificial colors or fragrances in favor of organic, cruelty-free, and fairly traded ingredients. I'm not usually one to play favorites, but my shower is always stocked with the Egyptian Geranium with Adzuki Bean & Cranberry scrub, which shucks off dead skin cells--and those noxious blackheads--with unwavering finesse, while remaining gentle enough for everyday use.
Another standout? The Japanese Matcha Tea With Acai & Goji Berry facial mask, which despite presenting a swampy, gritty appearance only a mother could love--with an olfactory profile to match--manages to prove that old adage that beauty is only skin (and nose) deep. This Type A multitasker exfoliates, tones, detoxes, and moisturizes all at once, leaving that handsome mug of yours impossibly supple and polished.
New to Pangea is its exceptionally rich Turkish Rose & White Tea eye cream, redolent with the honey-sweet perfume of rose hips and infused with the mollifying, nourishing, and regenerating prowess of bilberry, ginko biloba, and panax ginseng.
The molded-fiber packaging everything comes in, made from 100 percent post-consumer newsprint, contains a hidden surprise that puts the gift in gift set. Flatten the box, soak it in water, and plant it beneath the earth. A spruce tree should sprout before long.
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