We’re well aware that foods like oysters, chili peppers and chocolate are supposed to turn up the heat and spark an increased sex drive. But what if you’re not in the mood for food to…well, get in the mood? The good news is that you can get your aphrodisiacs elsewhere—in deliciously sensual beauty products! Today, contributor Caylee Ashwell is rounding up some of the best finds. After all, if you’re looking good, you’ll probably be feeling good, too!
Tata Harper Love Potion ($42): This perfume contains a thoughtful blend of 10 of the most potent aphrodisiac essential oils, including rose, jasmine and orange peel. Tata Harper refers to this product as a treatment rather than just a scent, because it’s packed with confidence-boosting properties that have long-term emotional effects on your mood. For best results, roll onto hands and palms and inhale deeply to instantly relieve feelings of stress and to heighten sensuality.
100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream ($25): Nothing gets the blood pumping and the heart racing quite like a hearty dose of caffeine. This aphrodisiac ingredient increases levels of dopamine, the neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of lust, love and attraction. With caffeinated ingredients like green tea and coffee extracts, this eye cream will instantly wake up tired eyes and promote a youthful, radiant appearance.
Jasmine & Ylang Ylang Body Cream ($44): Jasmine and ylang ylang are two of the most widely used and referenced aphrodisiac essential oils, so it’s no surprise this product made the list. Jasmine’s scent is both sweet and exotic, an enticing mix that’s well-received by both sexes. Ylang ylang is proven to relieve sexual tensions and feelings of anxiety. Together, they’re mixed into this hydrating cream that leaves skin ultra-soft and smooth.
Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Volumizing Spray ($20): Ginger is held in high regard as an aphrodisiac around the world. The distinct, spicy ginger root supports natural blood flow, improving circulation throughout the entire body. The ingredient works just the same in this volumizing spray, stimulating blood flow to the scalp and invigorating the senses. Besides, nothing screams sexy quite like big, bouncy hair.
Éminence Chocolate Mousse Hydration Masque ($52): Perhaps the most popular (or dare we say, cliché) aphrodisiac out there, chocolate is known to be a libido ingredient because of its high content of phenylethylamine, or PEA. This chemical boosts your mood and promotes feelings of euphoria—quite a tasty combo! Instead of getting these pulse-pumping properties from a heart-shaped box, give this hydrating facial masque a try. It’s packed with cocoa powder and other natural ingredients that revitalize and nourish the skin, leaving it refreshed and glowing.
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