We’re all in need of a little R&R right now. We’re skipping the spa and pampering ourselves in the comfort of our home with some must-try products. From a miracle foot mask to divine-smelling bath bombs, these are our best at-home products to make your me-time unforgettable. PS: Most of these products can be delivered straight to your door!
Sothys Hydra-Smoothing Mask
This is a face mask formula that delivers every time. For the ultimate at-home facial, start by cleansing and lightly exfoliating your skin using your normal cleanser and exfoliator. Follow with this creamy mask with the loveliest musky scent that contains active ingredients like hyaluronic acid. As soon as you apply it, it envelops the skin with softness and after removing it, your skin is left noticeably more hydrated and smoother. You can even leave it on overnight for an intense treatment.
R550 from select spas and salons – contact 021 701 2900 for details
Skin Creamery Wildflower Water-Cream
This brand-new launch from Skin Creamery – a local brand we absolutely love that only uses the finest organic natural ingredients – doesn’t just smell like fields of fragrant wildflowers but is also a multipurpose beauty elixir. Made with indigenous botanicals and packed with antioxidants, it’s super-hydrating and works to refine and smooth the skin’s surface to reveal a refreshed, youthful glow. Simply apply one or two pumps under your normal moisturise revery morning and evening.
R365 from www.skincreamery.co.za and Wellness Warehouse
French Lemon Cinnamon Bun Soap
You know that warm, inviting aroma of cinnamon and vanilla that you get a waft of every time you walk past a bakery? That’s exactly what this soap from local cruelty-free brand, French Lemon smells like. Part of their ‘Do Not Eat’ range for good reason, this spicy soap is full of luxuriousoils including shea butter and coconut oil. This mother-daughter run business is exactly the kind of small businesses you want to be supporting right now!
R50 from www.frenchlemon.co.za
Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash
While baths are perfect for relaxing, if you don’t have one or aren’t much of a bath person, this rich aromatherapy cleanser for the entire body from Dermalogica’s new body care range is all you need to create a spa-like experience for your shower. It’s basically like having an aromatherapy shower without the essential oils. This skin-conditioning botanical cleanser made with eucalyptusand lavender is soap-free but still has a nourishing lather that will leave your skin feeling soft and silky.
R500 from Dermalogica concept stores or online at www.dermalogica.co.za
Africology Body Scrub
Regular exfoliation is important for removing dead skin cells that can build up on the skin’s surface, leading to dry, dull skin. This gentle scrub is made with a blend of walnut and marula shell powder – ingredients that contribute to the general well-being of the cell membrane. It also contains aloe ferox extract and marulaoil to help create a smooth, soft and refreshing finish. Use it in the shower, rubbing in circular motions over your body and paying attentions to rough spots like your elbows.
R580 from Africology spas or online at www.africologyspa.com
Moroccanoil Restorative Mask
You don’t need to splash out on a whole new hair care range to get lustrous, shiny locks. This quick-acting hair mask is specifically formulated for damaged hair in need of instant repair and reconstructs hair by infusing protein back into strands in five to seven minutes. Brimming with arganoil, shea butter and reparative proteins, your hair will look and feel stronger and more resilient after just one use. If you have thick hair, mix it with a teaspoon of Moroccanoil Treatment Oil for added shine.
R600 from Splush stores or online at www.splush.co.za
Sorbet Pedi-Care Foot Mask
Our feet are often neglected, but they deserve a spoil from time to time. This foot mask is an invigorating treat for your feet that combats dryness and roughness with a potent combo of hyaluronic acid and argan oil. In just 20 minutes, the ‘booties’ will have drawn mositure into your feet and softened your skin, helping them look and feel supple. Plus, you can use any leftover serum on your hands for a hydrating hand mask!
R54.95 from Clicks stores and Sorbet salons and dry bars
Lush Butterball Bath Bomb
Let’s be honest: This roundup wouldn’t be complete with one of Lush’s famous bath bomb. This one is ideal if you have dry, sensitive or irritated skin. It coats your skin in a light, buttery cocoa butter film that smells like heaven once the cocoa butter pieces have melted in your bath water. There’s also ylang ylang in here, which is used in aromatherapy to treat stress and depression. After using this, your skin will be replenished and looking delicious!
R58.50 from Lush or online at za.lush.com
Tell us about the self-care products you’re using while you’re self-isolating in the comments below!