Right on trend for Summer 2012, Tiare Lei is the newest island-inspired collection of natural bath and body care by Terranova. Originally grown in Tahiti, tiare is the crowning glory of gardenia flowers and is found throughout the Pacific. Seeped in natural coconut oil following the traditional French process of enfleurage, Tiare becomes the heart of sacred monoï oil, a timeless Polynesian beauty ingredient valued by islanders to keep skin and hair conditioned.
Happi tested the Buffing Body Wash With Bamboo and Coffee ($16). An irresistible beach glow is yours with this creamy cleanser and polisher-in-one. Tropical crushed bamboo and toning coffee buff away dryness, while monoi and kukui oils, plus noni offer lasting softness. But the real winner is the scent - a subtle breezy floral.
Renowned artist Frank McIntosh created the retro Hawaiian art featured on Tiare Lei’s packaging in the 1930s. Specially selected, this particular design honors the Hawaiian lei makers that greet tourists throughout the islands, and offer them garlands of fresh tropical flowers as heartfelt welcoming gifts. Thanks to an exclusive partnership with Matson Navigation Company, Terranova has the unique privilege of featuring these vintage illustrations depicting island life of a bygone era.
Terranova has long enjoyed a loyal customer following thanks to its authentic, true to nature tropical fragrances and body products—and this shower SKU shows no exception to this statement.