The Best Products For An Evening Of Ultimate Relaxation
CO Bigelow Musk Body Wash, £20
When did body washes get this good? You’ll really want to eke out this silky lather that’s loaded with coconut oil and aloe vera to help soften stubborn dry patches. Its comforting musky scent lingers on the skin for hours.
Available at Net-A-Porter.com
Disciple Lavender Essential Oil, £12
Disciple’s mind-clearing oils are your gateway to feeling calm and more centred. Our favourite? The lavender blend which addresses inflammatory skin issues (think adult acne and eczema) but also helps to de-stress and soothe weary souls when inhaled or dropped into bath water. And breathe…
Available at CultBeauty.com
Waffle Bath Pillow, £8
With a water-repellent cover, this handy pillow has numerous suction cups that cling to the tub to give your shoulders and neck some much-needed support while you kick back. No more readjusting yourself every few minutes to find your prime position.
Available at Dunelm.com
KNC All-Natural Retinol-Infused Eye Mask, £33
Not only do these get the Instagram seal of approval, they work double time to improve texture and stimulate blood flow. Pop them on while you sit back and relax, allowing the retinol and plumping collagen to get to work de-puffing and resurfacing. Don’t worry if you find vitamin A too irritating – aloe and moisturising hyaluronic acid help take down any redness and counteract inflammation.
Avilable at Net-A-Porter.com
Bamford Geranium Bath Oil, £45
Turn your bath into a relaxing oasis with Bamford's cult oils. Loaded with calming geranium and lavender, it has a gorgeous soothing scent that fills the whole room, while the skin-softening formula brings a sense of an occasion to the tub. Bliss.
Available at Bamford.com
L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Heat Mask, £5.99
This clever mask works in two stages to protect hair and nourish split ends with hydrating castor oil and strengthening proteins. The first section is the balm, which is applied to shampooed hair and left on. Then you open sachet two and apply the tissue cap over top; it self-heats and keeps hairs tucked in, so you don’t have to worry about dripping and can get on with other things while the mask works its magic – or sit back in the bath and rinse it off after ten minutes.
Available at Superdrug.com
Neom Real Luxury Multi Mineral Bath Salts, £38
Packed with a cocktail of magnesium, Himalayan salt and jojoba oils, these pretty salts aid deeper breathing and relaxation, and ease tension in weary muscles. The extra zinc and calcium are also said to detoxify and balance hormones. No wonder it’s racked up numerous awards over the years.
Available at NeomOrganics.com
Spacemasks Self-Heating Eye Mask, £15
As soon as you break these out of their packaging, they begin to heat up gradually. Pop them on, sit back and let the cosseting warmth of the mask relax your eyes. They’re ideal for those who have eye strain from too much screen time, or anyone wanting help to drift off to sleep – trust us, they work every single time.
Available at CultyBeauty.com
Oskia Rose De Mai Massage Candle, £40
So many beautiful candles, but only a few come in massage form. You heard right. Oskia’s Rose De Mai candle doubles up as both heady aroma and skin-smoothing balm. After it’s been lit (and blown out) the wax turns into a rich, emollient oil that’s loaded with vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. Slather it on when it’s still slightly warm, massaging into the skin for a rich, satisfying treatment.
Available at Oskia.com
Roques-O’Neil Therapie Warming Body Rub, £24
Use this warming, decongestant rub to boost your immunity and ward off cold and flu symptoms. Try pressing it onto your pressure points (temples, under the nose, between brows) for on-the-spot grounding and instant relief. The anti-catarrhal benefits are noticeable almost immediately as it works to alleviate feelings of tightness, while frankincense provides extra respiratory support. A must-have for winter.
Available at Selfridges.com
Susanne Kaufmann Bath Oil For The Senses, £50
This herb-rich bath oil leaves skin soft and the mind soothed. A potent blend of essential oils, patchouli and ylang ylang helps to loosen muscles and alleviate joint pain. You only need a little to reap the benefits, and to be enveloped in the warming scent.
Available at Net-A-Porter.com
Nuxe Reve de Miel Body Oil Balm, £22.50
Smooth on this blend of honey and botanical oils for deep-down moisture and a comforting, spa-like scent that lasts for hours. For an extra treat, warm it up on the radiator pre-application before massaging it in circular motions from the ankle upwards.
Available at LookFantastic.com
Morihata Binchotan Charcoal Body Scrub Towel, £18
Want to exfoliate your skin, but can’t be bothered with a body brush? Morihata’s innovative towel dries wet skin, but naturally refreshes and enlivens limbs too, with in-built charcoal that draws out impurities and grime to leave behind a smoother surface.
Available at FreePeople.com
Maskologist Rose Glowing Potion, £23.50
Made from plant cellulose, this glow-giving mask is fully biodegradable – there are no chemicals inside that Earth can’t break down. Laced with actual rose petals, the mask locks in a hefty dose of moisture, while antioxidants and essential nutrients strengthen the skin’s barrier and lend the complexion a temporary radiance that’s plump and healthy.
Available at Maskologist.com
Crabtree & Evelyn Buff & Invigorate Body Bar, £13.50
We love this cleanser and buffer in one neat citrus-scented bar. It provides an altogether bracing experience, gently removing dead skin cells with bamboo stem and apple fibre. Massage into the skin in circular motions to boost circulation.
Avilable at CrabTree-Evelyn.com
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