Find purity and put yourself on the path to wellbeing with these uplifting stress saviours. Heartening handwash, soothing sleep aids, boosting balm, there has never been a better time to upgrade your daily rituals. By Claire Brayford
Hand Wash £20, and Hand Lotion, £28 gloved by Tom Daxon
British family-run perfumery Tom Daxon has turned its meticulous nose to a new handwash/lotion duo to make joyful work of all that endless lathering. Containing Virginian cedarwood for its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial benefits, the wash hydrates as it cleans, while the moisturiser absorbs instantly – a rare treat.
THE NATURAL BEAUTY
Eye Pods Eyeshadows, £80, Westman Atelier
Make-up artist to Hollywood’s most renowned faces, Gucci Westman’s natural beauty line is the name to know. Featuring complexion-compatible textures in oh-so wearable colours – the Baby Cheeks Blush Stick is already a staple. And the latest addition? The new luminous eye-shadow trio to create a smoky eye with colour that glides on like a second skin. The clever magnetic pods also snap together for easy portability.
THE SLEEP AID
Mulberry Silk Eye Mask, £49.50, Drowsy Sleep Co
The pandemic has seriously affected restful slumber for many – meet the brand that aims to bring effective sleep aids without the side-effects. Alongside its award-winning S.O.S Pillow Spray (it makes your bedroom smell heavenly) is the new cloud-like mulberry silk eye mask (its 22 momme silk is anti-ageing for eyes) and it is cushioned for maximum comfort. Wind down and switch off your mental load.
Les Albâtres Candle, £170, Cire Trudon
Fill your home with the flicker of a warming flame. The oldest candle manufacturer in the world, Cire Trudon, is launching a new collection, Les Albâtres, this month including a delicious new scent. Each vessel is sculpted from a single block of alabaster stone and the hand-dripped candles are available in three scents, including the new Héméra, a balmy, rich woody fragrance. So why not envelope yourself in luxury as you are tucked away indoors?
THE EAR SEEDS
24K Gold Ear Seeds, £29, Vie Healing
How to create more balance in our lives? It seems our ears may have the answer. Ear acupressure, using tiny magnets coated in 24K gold inserted into the outer ear, is the latest trend. The magnetic ions stimulate pressure points in the ear, which send signals to the reflex centres of the brain, regulating the nervous system. We’re listening.
THE BROW PENCIL
Brow Sculpting Pencil and Styler. A £17, Fenty Beauty
Above our masks, the brows (and eyes) have it right now and the latest perfector is Fenty Beauty’s new brow sculpting pencil. In an innovative clear wax, which works on universal skin tones, it has a sweat-resistant formula and is encased in an easy-grip pencil. Created by Rihanna, who continues to disrupt the beauty world with every launch. Check out her skincare line, which transforms the idea of the three-step routine.
THE HAND SANITISER
Hand Sanitiser Spray, £5.99, Purdy & Figg
We’re using them several times a day for the foreseeable future so we may as well make this little act a pleasure, and the hottest name in hand sanitiser right now is Purdy & Figg. In three uplifting scents, Original Citrus, Wild Woody and Charlotte’s Floral, a quick spritz makes a big difference. The brand is also launching new refill aluminium cap glass bottles this month.
Aquagel Oil To Foam Cleanser, £46, Syrene
De-stressing complexions with marine-extracts and bringing serenity into our world with its sea-breeze scent, Syrene, a skincare line from New Zealand that has just hit UK shores, is just what we are looking for. Led by a team of women, it harnesses 95 per cent natural ingredients (including seaweed extract) known for their restorative properties. With eight products in the range, our favourite is the cleansing oil that transforms into a gentle foam with water to clear and hydrate. The brand is also partnered with Ocean Waste Plastic, which recycles plastic from beaches into new packaging.