As World Cup fever rages on countless tourists are flocking to Brazil to cheer on their favorite teams. But as this Examiner has learned, the South American nation has contributed more than just football this summer with the launch of new products from Brazilian beauty line, Teadora.
This spring, Teadora unveiled the finest, most unique, sustainably sourced, rainforest inspired natural and organic blends and aromas. Crafted with novel ingredients they call “The icons of the rainforest”: Buriti, Pitanga, Cupuaçu, Andiroba and Açaí, they have blended together these elements and more to create an exclusive set of exotic elixirs: Rainforest Youth Elixir, Rainforest Hydration Elixir and Rainforest Restoration Elixir.
The line of 10 products is composed of: Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner, Body Polish, Body Butter, Body Cream, Body Cleanser, Bath and Body Oil, Exfoliating and Toning Soap Bars and an amazing Lip Butter.
Eager to learn more, we sat down with founder Valeria Cole to get her insight on the brand, beauty, and all things Brazil.
What was your inspiration behind the brand? My desire to share the amazing and powerful ingredients from the world’s largest and most amazing natural pharmacy, the Amazon forest with the rest of the world. Growing up with a mother that believed in naturopathic health and beauty, I was exposed to a lot of products that utilized these ingredients early on and I fell in love with them. Also a huge desire to educate people on their benefit and their beauty, while helping to stop deforestation by providing a viable economy for people in these remote areas who are able to harvest them in a sustainable manner.
What is your favorite product? Wow, it is so hard to pick, but because I have very dry skin, I will pick the Bath and Body Oil. I love it because it is such a multi-purpose product that can be used in the shower, in a nice warm bath, but also can be used as a moisturizer as it is not greasy. You can also use it for massages.
Can you provide an insider tip on how to use one of them? Buriti and a few of the other oils used in the bath and body oil are great for the hair, so I personally massage just a little bit of the oil in the scalp in the shower before shampooing, once a week for scalp health. I also dab it at the ends of my hair for split ends, shine and moisture.
What is your favorite spot in Brazil? Jericoacoara , a magical little fishing village in the state of Ceará in the Northeast, the most beautiful sunset I have ever watched from the most amazing sand dunes. It is a journey to get to, but worth every second. No paved roads, only beautiful white sandy streets.