11 beauty products to help you relax and relieve stress
Aveda Stress-Fix Soaking Salts ($89)
This is made from an organic blend of sugar, essential oils and mineral-rich salts to soften and exfoliate skin. To use, add one to two tablespoons into a warm bath of water and soak. You can also add this to a small tub to soak tired feet. The soothing aroma of lavender, lavandin and clary sage will melt away the day’s stress.
Slather on this overnight treatment to restore moisture to parched skin. It contains a concentrated amount of the brand’s signature Life Plankton, a cellular regenerator that helps to reduce skin redness and damage from urban aggressors.
Made using 100 per cent organic grapes, this is perfect even for those with sensitive skin. Each spritz dispenses a fine mist that helps to reduce redness and rosacea. It works great as a toner or a midday pick-me-up when skin gets dry in the office!
June Jacobs Cooling Cucumber Cleanser ($82, Sephora)
Refresh your skin at the end of a long day with this calming cleanser. Cucumber extracts help to soothe skin irritations while a potent blend of antioxidants protect skin against environmental damage and premature ageing. Plus points: this is free from parabens, preservatives, sulphates and synthetic dyes and fragrances.
Powered by New Zealand manuka honey and Korean red ginseng, this nourishing cream is 99.6 per cent naturally derived. The comforting formula helps to lock in skin moisture for a bouncy, radiant complexion. Available from Jan 2017.
Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil (from $65)
Launching in Jan 2017, this contains eight botanical oils to refresh and recondition your skin. It contains Japanese camellia to combat redness and inflammation, and Korean ginseng to nourish sallow complexions. Gently massage this into skin as the first step in your double cleanse and let your mood be uplifted by the herbal aroma.
Close your eyes and spray this on for a spa-like experience. Formula with mineral-rich Japanese onsen water, this hydrating mist instantly revives tired complexions. Onsen water is also known for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties.