Latin beauty: Blue agave

blue-agaveThe Mexican blue agave plant is best known as the plant from which tequila is made, but it has also been used for thousands of years as a food, being used to produce a nectar with health-giving properties. Blue agave extract and nectar also has a hydrating effect when used on the skin.

Here are a few beauty products that contain this plant extract.

1876 Blue Agave Mist ($15)

This mist is based upon an ancient Mexican recipe that refreshes the air and tones the skin. 100% Blue Agave helps alleviate skin irritation and gives a soothing effect.

1876 Blue Agave Mist is very effective for people who have itching, biting and irritation of the skin. It can also be misted in the air to freshen and is safe for pets.

Blue Agave Skin Moisturizer ($22)

This moisturizer contains natural emollients which hydrate and moisturize the skin, including Blue Agave extract, humectants and vitamins.

This range was developed exclusively for the One&Only Palmilla Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico (there is even a blue agave pool mist…) and is available from


Jo Malone Blue Agava & Cacao Cologne ($55 – 110)

Inspired by the rhythm and vibrancy of Latin music, a sparkling citrus melody of lime and grapefruit leads to an exquisite heart of the blue agava flower.

A sensual blend of vetiver, cinnamon and the primitive rawness of cacao, make an unexpected and surprising harmony.


Nuance Salma Hayek Blue Agave Curl Cream ($9.99)

This cream tames and defines for soft, shiny, manageable curls, with a UVB absorber that prevents sun damage, protects against heat styling, and preserves hair's strength and color. The Blue Agave Extract softens and moisturizes for stronger, healthier hair.

“Inspired by my grandmother, my products are designed to help every woman enhance the nuances that define her individual beauty” says Mexican actress Salma.


And one specially for the guys:

RAW Blue Agave Wash (Energizing Cleanser) ($10 - $26)

What do you get when you combine the raw extracts of Blue Agave Tequila & Yucca Plant? An energizing cleanser that works with a man’s pH for a deep pore cleanse that will awaken and enliven the skin.

RAW’s Blue Agave Wash is an invigorating daily wash developed especially for the male skin. The raw elements of plants and essential oils in Blue Agave Wash also provide aromatic and stimulating benefits that offer the ideal cleansing experience.

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