Top 10 Food-Based Beauty Gifts: If You Get Desperate, You Can Eat Your Make-Up

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Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 6:00 AM
click to enlarge Body milk, mint toner and pumpkin peels - S. BONAR
  • S. Bonar
  • Body milk, mint toner and pumpkin peels

Body scrubs made with coffee and sugar, bath salts scented like cinnamon, facial peels crafted from crushed papayas, makeup palettes packaged like chocolate bars, face powder made from ground rice -- foodie hysteria has clearly infiltrated the beauty/cosmetics market. If the idea of rubbing cookie batter all over your body holds appeal, we've got the shower gel for you.

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  • Ahava

10. Ahava Bath Salts:

In Sweet Cinnamon Silk, Vanilla Dream and Chocolate Wishes. The coolest thing about these cookie-scented bath salts made with Dead Sea salt crystals? The scratch-n-sniff pricetag. A healthy way to get high on bath salts. Just keep them away from the kids.

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  • S. Bonar

9. Fruit acid facial peels:

By Elemis (Papaya Enzyme peel) and Arcona (Mandarin Brightening peel, Raspberry Resurfacing peel). The Papaya Enzyme peel smells like a papaya-and-pineapple smoothie and uses crushed papaya and pineapple in a milk protein base to dissolve superficial dead skin cells. The Raspberry Resurfacing peel uses raspberry and grape seed extracts, green tea and lycopene (from tomatoes) to achieve similar results. The Mandarin Brightening Peel utilizes blood orange oil, orange peel oil, red mandarin orange oil and grapefruit peel oil to focus on brightening skin and improving uneven pigmentation. You can also give (or receive) a custom-blended fruit acid facial at Arcona's Santa Monica spa.

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  • Sephora

8. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder:

Made with real cocoa powder. What an idea: rub cocoa powder on your face for a fake tan! "The complexion is left with a flawless finish, a gorgeous radiance and a subtly sweet scent" that is "never orangey" Too Faced says. It also comes in a Milk Chocolate shade. Frankly, we'd rather drink our cocoa.

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  • June Jacobs

7. June Jacobs At-Home Spa Kit:

This holiday-scented kit includes Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque, Cranberry Body Balm and Peppermint Hand & Foot Therapy. A way to have your Christmas dinner and rub it all over your body, too.

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