Archipelago Boticario de Havana

In the 1940’s the world flocked to Havana. From Hemingway to Hollywood, they came for the nightlife, but left with the secrets of the small apothecaries – or “boticarias” - that dotted the side streets of the city. Blended with natural ingredients like coffee bean and tobacco flower, and pure essences and extracts of orange, sugar cane and sweet pineapple – the chemists crafted their own formulations to promote beautiful, soft and healthy looking skin. Today we know those ingredients contain the alpha hydroxy acids, antioxidants and other agents that actively moisturize, hydrate and reduce the redness associated with dry, rough skin. Enjoy the daily rituals of the Boticario – recreated exclusively by Archipelago.
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