Words: Kathryn Lewsey
The power of the bath. Whether you’ve had a stressful day or just need to switch off, there’s nothing quite like a good old soak. From pampering masks to delicious-scented oils, they’re perfect for pepping up your tub soak.
Glossier Body Hero Exfoliating Bar, £12, www.glossier.com
Glossier always nail it with their gorgeous skin products and this handy exfoliating bar is no different. Fitting in your hand for easy use, it’s formulated with bamboo powder and sunflower seed oil, which works to gently slough away dead skin. You’ll be left with skin that’s super soft and silky smooth.
OLVERUM Bath Oil 250ml, £65, www.libertylondon.com
This restorative, soothing blend of aromatic and luxurious essential oils work hard to relax the body and mind. This stress-relieving, utterly dreamy bath oil is one of our absolute favourites in the G&G office.
111 Skin Oxygen Express Mask, £95, www.111skin.co.uk
Glass skin is the complexion trend we all want to achieve and this mask is on hand to help you achieve just that. Oxygen, ATP and five active complexes work to encourage your cellular processes – meaning skin will be refined, tight and toned. Plus it’ll help diminish pores for that fresh, clear skin we all desire.
Pacifica Coconut Cream Body Scrub, £15, www.cultbeauty.co.uk
Transport yourself to sunnier climes with this tropical number from Pacifica. Using papaya enzyme – a natural exfoliant – it brushes away dead skin, adding instant hydration and a radiant, supply finish. Plus its delicious coconut scent will leave your skin deliciously scented.
NEOM Perfect Night’s Sleep Bath Foam, £20, www.neomorganics.com
Ideal for unwinding after a busy day, this heavenly scent will help you get to sleep thanks to its relaxing blend of lavender, sweet basil and jasmine. Meanwhile, marshmallow and coconut oil will keep your skin wonderfully soft.
Trilogy Botanical Body Wash, £17.50, www.trilogy.co.uk
Get skin squeaky clean with this uplifting natural number from Trilogy. Using New Zealand native kawakawa, Indian amla fruit invigorate and aloe vera, it soothes and calms skin. You’ll be left feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Emma Hardie Moringa Luxury Bath and Shower Oil, £38, www.emmahardie.com
Perfect for both the bath and showering, this luxe oil is packed with nourishing moringa, which will lock in moisture all day long. It also contains almond oil which will keep your skin wonderfully supple.
Bjork and Berries Body Scrub, £24, www.carterandbond.com
Gentle but effective, this invigorating scrub will brush away dead skin, leaving it silky smooth and toned – hello, summer skin. Meanwhile, shea butter and organic rape seed oil locks in moisture for a natural glow to skin.
Skandinavisk RO Body Wash, £20, www.feelunique.com
Scandi products are always a treat for the skin and this body wash is no exception. Its simple formula will gently refresh and hydrate skin. While notes such as freshly cut grass, cucumber and fallen leaves will leave a delightful scent.
L’Occitane Shower Oil A L’Huile D’Amande with Almond Oil, £19.50, www.uk.loccitane.com
We remain to be internally obsessed with this classic number from L’Occitane as always. Infused with sweet almond oil, it keeps skin super nourished and smelling utterly divine.
Temple Spa Drift Away Relaxing Bathing & Massage Oil, £26, www.templespa.com
If you’re looking to totally switch off after a stressful day, then this soothing blend is a must. It uses the likes of patchouli, lavender and chamomile to help you relax. Plus vitamin E is included to really nourish the skin.
Primark Restore Himalayan Bath Salts, £2.50, www.primark.co.uk
Pink Himalayan salt remains to be the hottest grain going – and this bargain buy is the perfect way to get involved. Increasing circulation and promoting cell renewal, it’ll leave your skin softer than ever.
Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask, £24, www.boots.com
Perfect for applying while you’re soaking in the bath, this nourishing mask uses rice extract to deeply hydrate skin. It’s also perfect for targeting dark spots, leaving your complexion brighter and glowing.
Mirror Water Soak Bath Salts, £35, www.mirrorwater.earth.com
Taking your regular bath to something a little more indulgent, these fancy bath salts are packed with revitalising minerals and Canadian black spruce oil. Not stopping there, it’s soothing blend of bergamot, vetiver and cedarwood adds a therapeutic aroma to your tub.
Paula’s Choice Super Hydrate Overnight Mask, £29, www.paulaschoice.co.uk
If dry skin is your biggest gripe, get your hands on this hydrating hero. Using powerful plant extracts and serious moisturising ingredients like shea butter and glycerin, it leaves skin supple and helps to reduce any redness.
OUAI Body Cleanser Melrose Place, £24, www.cultbeauty.co.uk
All of OUAI’s products smell irresistible and this beauty is no exception. Scented with bergamot, rose and lychee, its long-lasting, gorgeous fragrance will last all day. And better still, it leaves skin wonderfully fresh.
111Skin Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask, £75, www.spacenk.com
For a seriously luxe pamper, this powerful eye mask is a treat for tired peepers. Using a blend of peptides, retinol and vitamins, it works hard on the delicate skin around your eyes, helping to repair skin and fight the likes of fine lines, dark circles and wrinkles.
Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask, £21.50, www.feelunique.com
Bring dull skin back to life with this natural, radiant-inducing mask. Using a purifying blend of kaolin clay, evening primrose and rosehip, it deeply cleanses skin, revealing a complexion that’s simply glowing.
SenSpa Nourishing Body Butter, £7.25, www.waitrose.com
Made up of 99% natural ingredients, this delightful rich cream is perfect for locking in hydration. The nourishing likes of argan, cedarwood and ylang will satisfy even the driest of skins, leaving you silky soft all day long.
e.l.f skin Holy Hydration Sleeping Mask, £10, www.elfcosmetics.co.uk
Get the bounciest, softest completion ever with this mask that’s packed with hydrating hyaluronic acid. Rich and creamy, it’ll plump and replenish even the driest of skins.
KEYS Soulcare Sacred Body Oil, £25, www.keyssoulcare.com
After a good old soak in the bath, slather on this lightweight oil that’ll help lock in hydration. Its nourishing blend of jojoba, marula and baobab oils will nourish skin, as well as leaving it with a gorgeous glow.
NATUROPATHICA Sweet Birch & Magnesium Bath Flakes, £39, www.uk.naturopathica.com
For tired, aching muscles, these bath flakes work a dream. They’re enriched with magnesium, which is a key mineral to relieving aches and stiffness in the body. Meanwhile sweet birch is used to uplift the body.
Aldi Hotel Collection Centrepiece Candles, £9.99, www.aldi.com
No candle is complete without a candle and Aldi has once again nailed it with their luxurious candles at a purse-pleasing price. Scents include juicy lime, basil and mandarin, and the irresistible pomegranate.
Evolve Kalhari Dream Cleansing Oil, £10, www.evolvebeauty.co.uk
Give your skin a serious cleanse with this soothing oil that’s packed with nourishing ingredients. Melting into skin, it works away all traces of make-up. It also contains squalane and pink indigo, helping to lock in hydration and keep skin glowing.