I’ve heard of all kinds of weird and wonderful concoctions that have been developed over the years in the world of beauty — from flame-broiled bacon fragrance to paper false eyelashes — but until now I’d never heard of the ‘happiness molecule’ being used! This collection of home scents, skincare and body products from Happy Cosmetics incorporates more than 39 active plant extracts, including black orchid, that stimulate the release of beta-endorphins (the well-known “happiness molecule”) through the cells of the skin. This molecule, responsible for the state of mind that leads to a feeling of pleasure and wellbeing, also supposedly triggers a beauty effect, resulting in skin that is fresh, smooth and radiant. I can’t vouch for whether that’s true but the line is 100% natural and that, combined with the pleasure I somehow get from just knowing the products contain the ‘happiness molecule’, is a beautiful thing. Writer :: Emma Pezzack – www.futurenatural.com – the best organic beauty products in the world.