The long dark Winter plays all sorts of havoc with our skin and mental health. So wrap up in your dressing gown, close the bathroom door and take some time out to recharge and nourish with our favourite unisex beauty and wellbeing buys.
Who doesn’t need a little happiness boost at this time of year? This hand balm not only nourishes parched winter hands, but is infused with mood-enhancing essential oils. Warm the balm between your hands before massaging it into your skin, then cup your hands over your nose and mouth and slowly breathe in and out to give you a lift.
If, like us, you feel like hibernating at this time of year, then a good night’s sleep will be high up on your priority list. This sleep spray contains a delicious blend of lavender, yarrow and chamomile essential oils, designed to ease your mind and promote a restful night’s sleep.
If you’re a fan of Kiehl’s classic Crème de Corps body cream, this new, limited edition, whipped body butter is likely to pique your interest. Designed for quick absorption to instantly hydrate the skin, it is made with nourishing shea and jojoba butters. Choose from one of two scents – lavender and grapefruit.
£20 – £50
If ever you needed an excuse to claim half an hour of peace and relaxation, then this is it. This nourishing, lightweight masque leaves skin feeling hydrated and refreshed with a covetable dewy finish. Apply to the skin and leave for up to 30 minutes before gently wiping away with a warm damp cloth. Bliss.
If the blurb is to be believed, this scented diffuser is ‘redolent of lounging in a chesterfield armchair with the scent of wood smoke drifting from the fireplace.’ With notes of saffron, cedarwood, leather and vetiver, this relaxing, smoky scent is ideal for recharging in your happy place.
If, like us, your skin is crying out for nourishment after a long winter, this intensive conditioning dry skin oil is just the ticket. Macadamia, coconut and evening primrose nourish and moisturise, while the exotic scents of geranium, ylang ylang and vanilla give your nostrils a treat, too.
Norwegian for heathland, this new ‘heia’ scented candle transports you to the invigorating rugged fells of Norway; home to wild shrubs, herbs and berries. This blend of fresh scents of heather, thyme, bearberry and leaf sap is packaged up in an equally beautiful ceramic pot.
It turns out that seeds are just as good for us on our body than in it, as this fragrance-free cleansing oil proves. Enriched with super seeds such as chia, sunflower, pumpkin and melon, blended with essential oils, this clever little oil cleanses, hydrates and nourishes. It also comes with a cotton face cloth.
It’s not easy to find time for a bath at the end of a busy day, but this little bottle of magic might just be the incentive we need. Organic chamomile, lavender and vetiver essential oils are blended with nourishing apricot kernel oil to help the body to unwind and get you in the mood for a peaceful night’s sleep.