While we would all love to indulge in a full blown body spa after the end of every hectic work week (read: every week – in an ideal world, of course), here’s a luxurious yet natty home spa shopping guide to help you feel beautiful any day of the week you want – right from the ease of your home.
#All products listed below are available in India at exclusive stores, chain retail outlets and in some cases through international shipping.
[highlight highlightColor=”highlight-green” ]Ambience[/highlight]
Dim the lights light some candles and turn on some soul relaxing music – the idea is to transform your everyday surroundings into a serene environment devoid of the hustle bustle of your daily life.
[highlight highlightColor=”highlight-orange” ]WSL’s pick: [/highlight]Geodesis candles from Good Earth available in a variety of scents.
Rs 2,400 each.
[highlight highlightColor=”highlight-green” ]Beauty routine:[/highlight]
You’ve heard this a million times and we’re going to say it yet again – a good cleansing routine is half your beauty battle won. Period.
[highlight highlightColor=”highlight-orange” ]WSL’s pick:[/highlight] For the face: Delicate Facial Cleanser Purifying Soya Milk from Forest Essentials. The goodness of Ayurveda infused in soya milk promises to gently cleanse while addressing common skin problems like acne, pigmentation, toning, soothing and healing. Some of the ingredients used are Anantmool, Nagkesar, Lavender, Aloe Vera, Kokum Butter, Wheat Germ, and Carrot Seeds. And, it is paraben and sulphate free. Phew!
Rs 950 for 200ml
[highlight highlightColor=”highlight-red” ]For the body:[/highlight] Flake Away TM
Body Polish from Soap & Glory
First look and you’ll probably want to grab a spoonful soon as you open the tub (because it looks and smells great). But that’s not just why you’ll always want to have a tub at the ready in your shower cabinet. Simply apply a handful of the product on damp skin and massage the grains in circular motion until most of it is gone. The Sea Salt, Sugar, Shea Butter, Sweet Amond Oil and Peach Seed Powder mix will leave your skin with a super smoothening spa body polish like finish.
[highlight highlightColor=”highlight-green” ]Facemask:[/highlight]
A visit to the spa is nearly incomplete without a deep cleansing facemask, and your stay-in home spa experience should not be any different.
[highlight highlightColor=”highlight-orange” ]WSL’s pick:[/highlight] Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque from Kiehl’s (suitable for normal to oily skin types) deep-pore cleansing action minimizes pore visibility and refine skin’s appearance by removing excess oil and dead skin cells accumulation that can lead to pore clogging and dull looking skin.
Rs. 1,800 for a 142gm tub
[highlight highlightColor=”highlight-green” ]Body Wash:[/highlight]
The best way to enjoy a body wash is letting someone you like give it to you. However, if that’s not possible, we recommend you smear the body wash onto wet skin and lather it to remove all traces of oil, dirt or any other product residual from your skin surface. Rinse with fresh water. Voila!
[highlight highlightColor=”highlight-orange” ]WSl’s pick:[/highlight]
VS Fantasies – Pure Seduction Red Plum and Freesia Body Wash from Victoria’s Secret will clean your body while leaving a lingering sweet after smell and silk smooth skin. Plus, it won’t strip your skin off its moisture.
£10 for 250ml.
[highlight highlightColor=”highlight-green” ]Facial Spray:[/highlight]
You subject your face to a variety of beauty and make-up products on a daily basis and the need to maintain healthy hydrated facial skin cannot be over emphasised. A refreshing face spray can find it’s way into the shower in your home spa regime to rescue thirsty skin.
[highlight highlightColor=”highlight-orange” ]WSl’s pick:[/highlight] Moisture Surge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief from Clinique is high on moisture and active aloe that will replenish the skin’s moisture level, restore balance, and leave it feeling fresh, soft and smooth in an instant. And in case you were wondering, yes, it’s oil free.
[highlight highlightColor=”highlight-green” ]Massage oil:[/highlight]
A pre bath ritual or post moisturising go-to, body oil’s leave your skin feeling luscious, smooth and moisturised. Oh, and did we mention, generously moisturised, too. Undoubtedly an essential addition to complete your home spa hamper.
[highlight highlightColor=”highlight-orange” ]WSl’s pick:[/highlight] Polynesia Monoi Miracle Oil from The Body Shop. Use it as a body moisturiser, massage oil, bath oil, or even as a hair conditioner, this clever gardenia and coconut fragrant oil works for all your body, bath and hair needs. It’s so versatile that we can’t help but love it.
Rs 1,195 for 150ml