We all live really busy lives…this current phase excluded. Long work hours, navigating through landmines of the dating world, keeping up social appearances or just reading up on the next global crisis can well…render us a lot less zen; and while juggling a million things has become the new normal, it often leaves us mentally depleted, stressed and anxious. The only way we’ve found, to get through our insanely demanding schedules is to take a beat— do yoga, book a relaxing spa sesh, sip on some vino and just smell the roses, or in our case the Lavender that can work wonders to elevate the senses. What we love most though is a pre-emptive self-care routine…AKA opting for soothing stress-relieving beauty products that leave us refreshed and most importantly happy; think invigorating mists, luxurious oils and soothing creams that will help you de-stress, align your chakras and relax ‘em senses.
Scroll below for our pick of the best beauty products out there that will help you soothe your mind, body and soul. Amen.
Melt away all your tension and anxiety with this healing Beautifying Composition Oil from Aveda. A few drops of this genius product can provide you with a few minutes of me-time—whether you pop a little into your bath or massage it generously on your body and hair. The nourishing blend of organic Olive and Safflower Oils softens and moisturizes, while an uplifting aroma of organic Rosemary, Lavender and Bergamot soothes all your senses. This is as luxe as it can get.
So, what if you are too tired to drag yourself to a spa? Enter Bobbi Brown’s Instant Detox Mask that checks all the right boxes. A unique blend of Hawaiian Sea Water and mineral-rich Amazonian White Clay work together to help extract toxins and impurities, reduces the appearance of pores, removes pore-clogging debris and excess oil from skin—all the while nourishing and not dehydrating your skin. Light some candles, put on some calming beats and let the transformation — from a ball of stress to a whole new zen you — begin.
Been typing, swiping and tweeting all day? Then treat your trusty hands to a generous dollop of this. Infused with Shea Butter, L'Occitane's Rose 'Burst of Cheerfulness' Hand Cream moisturize and soften your hands in a matter of minutes. The delightful scent—fruity and radiant notes interspersed with Rosa Centifolia Floral Water slays stress and helps you breathe easy. No scented candles necessary!
For days when you are all over the place, consider this to be your holy-grail product. Taking inspiration from the ancient Ayurvedic philosophy, a single spritz of this Bela flower-infused mist has the clever ability to cut through nervous tension and anxiety, bringing you right back down to earth. Plus, it hydrates and tones to improve skin’s elasticity. Pro Tip: Take it traveling to help you with jet lag.
There ain’t anything better than an indulgent face mask; and the Glamglow Flashmud Brightening Treatment has all the makings for a great one. Infused with a combination of skin translucency optimizers and powerful and innovative multi-brightening complexes, it helps to create the brightest, lightest and a luminous perfect skin. Apply to a dry face in circular motions to pre-exfoliate. Leave on for 20 minutes. Once the product turns semi-transparent as ingredients absorb, wash it off. Make this your Friday night ritual!