Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Take Your Senses on a Long-Haul Journey; BEAUTY Pamper Your Way to Faraway Climes from the Comfort of Your Bathroom. Lisa Haynes Rounds Up the Best in Travel-Inspired Beauty This Summer

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Take Your Senses on a Long-Haul Journey; BEAUTY Pamper Your Way to Faraway Climes from the Comfort of Your Bathroom. Lisa Haynes Rounds Up the Best in Travel-Inspired Beauty This Summer

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Byline: Lisa Haynes

IF YOUR getaway to Bali was shunned in favour of Bognor Regis, or trip to the Seychelles postponed (until further notice) for Skegness, don''t despair.

Now you can escape to your dream destination using your bathroom cabinet as a passport to travel.

The beauty shelves are packed with exotic products that draw on local ingredients and fragrances that immediately evoke the essence of the destination, whether that''s Argan oil from Morocco or green tea extract from the Far East. Les Gourmandes Violette parfum, "Exotic products are often rich in essential oils and natural ingredients, which each have a unique aroma that can affect your mood and emotions,explains Pattree Bhakdibutr, founder of Thai beauty brand Erb.

"As with perfume, fragranced products can transport you back to a certain time in history, to where you first smelt that specific scent, whether that be a holiday or childhood memory.

"For me, the jasmine used in our Eastern Treat range reminds me of the Thai temples where flowers are used to make garlands as an offering to Buddha."

Time to book in for some global escapism? Lock the bathroom door and indulge in some sensual escapism.

CARIBBEAN CRUISING DRIFT off to the Eden that is Martinique - the Caribbean Island of Flowers. With extract of lime, mango and cocoa butters, Aveda''s Caribbean Therapy range is an instant catalyst for transportation to the tropics, from PS14 (0870 034 Vanille de 22.50 2380/www. aveda.co.uk).

TAHITI GLOW SAY 'Aloha' to the exotic Soleil des Iles range - and to Tahitian beauties' velvety skin and shiny hair with the star ingredient, monoi oil, made from soaking fresh Tiare flowers in coconut oil, products PS10 each (thisisbeautymart.com).

MARRAKECH MODE STEAMCREAM fragrances may not be evocative of Marrakech but one look at the rich moisturiser''s brightly printed Babou and Marrakech tins and you''ll instantly feel like you''re exploring sun-soaked riads, souks and narrow bustling pathways, PS12. …

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