It’s Stress Awareness Month, which means it’s time to invest in self-care that makes a difference beyond the surface with relaxing beauty products that improve your wellbeing.
If your self-care is restricted to Sundays then we are here to be the pushy older sibling who tells you to look after yourself. Come on, we all love a face mask but you need to spend more than 10 minutes a week on treating yourself to improve your mind as well as your body. Luckily, Beauty at The Fragrance Shop is on hand to help you!
We’re super lucky to have such a vast array of skincare and body care products in beauty nowadays that are made with our wellbeing in mind. From calming ingredients in skincare to products designed on ancient, natural therapeutic beauty tools, we have put together some of our favourite relaxing beauty products for you to bring into your everyday…
Olixa’s Rose Quartz Gua Sha Facial Massage Tool is a miracle worker. As far as relaxing beauty products go, this bestselling skincare tool nearly sold out immediately when released from Beauty at The Fragrance Shop last year, which says it all. The best part? We’re still obsessed.
Modelled on an ancient beauty tool designed too relieve tension in the muscles of the face, Olixa’s baby pink, marble-like tool will de-puff your skin, smooth wrinkles, and cool and calm your skin. Its five sides are multi-purpose across the face, improving elasticity to keep you looking young while increasing blood circulation when you use it daily. For only £20, it’s a heavenly treat suitable for any budget.
Top tip: Keep it in the fridge and the cool Rose Quartz will feel absolutely divine.
The first thing you should know is that Skin & Tonic’s Calm Balm is not a lip balm. This aromatherapy balm can be massaged into your neck, wrist and temples – areas where stress commonly builds into physical tension – to calm you in times of stress.
Made with a tranquil blend of Lavender, Chamomile and Calendula, the soothing balm also soothes inflammation, dryness and redness, making it a go-to reliever for any dry skin patches. The pocket-sized saviour is one to keep on you at all times to use when you feel a bit stressed or need a quick moisture top-up!
In need of a good night’s sleep? Meet Dr Hauschka. The natural cosmetics brand was an original pioneer into all-natural beauty, recognising the healing powers of minerals and essential oils before it was the standard.
The Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil protects and warms the skin, instantly relaxing you and settling you down for a good night’s sleep. The warmth of the oil is like a moisture cocoon as you can feel your skin toning while entering a gorgeous state of peace and total calm. If you’re new to body oils then we suggest starting with this, one that serves you mentally and physically. (P.S. It’s vegan, too.)
From one Dr to another, Dr Botanicals’ Vanilla Chai and Amber Relaxing Cleansing Bar is a deliciously nourishing bar featuring a host of all-natural ingredients that save the skin. Almond Oil and Avocado Oil provide fatty acids to hydrate and nourish the skin, while Shea Butter smoothes and Olive Oil keeps it looking supple.
It’s always good to be clean and hydrated but the magic with this Dr Botanicals Cleansing Bar is its warm Amber aroma given an uplifting twist with the Vanilla Chai. Be more mindful when washing your face and keep your routine as natural as possible to give your skin the love it deserves.
If you’re a fan of Westlab’s bath salts then you will absolutely love their Relaxing Bath Fizzers. Like bath bombs with healing purposes, you’ll reap the dual benefits of Dead Sea Salts: soften and soothe dry and itchy skin, and unwind with the gentle aromas of the fizzer.
For more products to help you find serenity and de-stress this Stress Awareness Month, have a look at our review of ‘de-stress’ products that actually work and meet Aromatherapy Associates, the brand known for masterful essential oil blends that will change your life.