Santa Maria Novella (SMN) have existed since 1200’s therefore it can be confidently concluded that they have been doing something right in their business and have they delivered something fabulous to world masses for them to have existed for soooo long. I definitely intend on doing separate post of pics of this Farmacia. By no means am I suggesting that it would do any justice to the place. The staff at Florence and Barcelona store were friendly, polite, helpful and generously spraying and slathering testers all over me (no objection on my part!). Now to the fabulous product from SMN that I have been using for 3-4 years. SMN claim:
This purifying and cleansing fluid that is specially formulated for skin types which need greater balance (oily, combo, or acne-prone) gently removes blemishes and other impurities, and restores balance with its time-tested blend of sage, calendula, echinacea and burdock extract.
In the morning, after toning I use one pump of skin purifying lotion and it absorbs quickly into my skin. It is indeed a wonderful day lotion topped with a light moisturizer. The scent of this lotion transcends me within the walls of SMN, Florence. They say scents/smells are strongest trigger of memory. Its hydrating, non-irritating, no breakouts and my skin is less oilier throughout the day. It comes in a little plastic bottle (which lasts 9-10 months) with pump and dispenses just the right amount of product.
Perhaps I’m tad biased towards this product because it reminds me of the wonderful time I spent in Florence and Barcelona. Have you heard of SMN or tried their products? Do share your experiences.