All posts tagged: body

Head-to-toe pampering beauty sets

Christmas Beauty. Because when you look good, you feel good. Champneys Heavenly Days Relaxing Collection An aptly named gift set, this trio has the essentials to help you wind down in style. Have a quick lather if you’re short on time or sink into a warm, fragrant bath during the colder nights. Either way, slather on the floral-laced body butter to soothe tired and parched skin. £18, champneys.com Morris & Co Fruits Hand Wash and Lotion Everybody needs a helping hand at Christmas. With a host of nourishing oils, this duo leaves hard-working hands thoroughly clean yet wonderfully soft. A decorative addition to the bathroom and guaranteed to an invigorating fruity finish. £22, heathcote-ivory.com Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Completely Exquisite This cleverly curated four-piece haircare set should see you into the New Year with head-turning results. The shampoo and intensive conditioning treatment ensures hair is hydrated and strong from the inside, whilst the styling mousse and shine spray adds weatherproof volume and a glossy, healthy finish. £66, paul-mitchell.co.uk Korres Guava Collection Dark winter mornings …

Scrub in: Sabon Timeless Spark Body Scrub

Just because your limbs are in hibernation, it doesn’t mean they should be forgotten about. Give your body a bit more care with a helping of this fragrant and moisturising sea salt scrub. Its limited edition scent of citrus, patchouli and musk makes it an ideal skin soother and smoother. (Sabon Timeless Spark Body Scrub. £22, sabonuk.co.uk)

Make a splash: Olverum Bath Oil

Please ensure you do one thing before the year is out: sink into a quiet, warm bath with a capful of this heavenly bath oil. With 10 essential oils including eucalyptus and geranium, it’s an antidote to help sooth a tired body and mind. You’ll walk away with a veil of softness to remember the moment by too. (Olverum Bath Oil. £23.50, olverum.com)

Body anti-ager: Murad Collagen Support Body Cream

If there’s just one body cream to keep close this winter, this zingy multi-tasker is it. Not only does it intensely hydrate the skin, tripling moisture levels in a single swipe, it also helps to stimulate collagen production leaving the skin smoother and firmer. It works especially well to protect delicate areas such as the hands, neck and chest. (Murad Collagen Support Body Cream. £38, murad.co.uk)

Korres Water Lily Shower Gel

MAKE A SPLASH Early mornings can be tough but lather up with this shower gel laced with the delicate fragrance of water lily and you’ll ease into it soon enough. The creamy formula contains wheat proteins so your limbs will be suitably moisturised. Plus, you’ll step out of the shower smelling as fresh as a flower. (Korres Water Lily Shower Gel. £8, debenhams.com)

Aromatherapy Associates Limited Edition Renewing Rose Body Velvet

New body moisturiser launched to celebrate Aromatherapy Associates’ 30th anniversary. What a fitting time to introduce a gorgeous new body cream into your life. If your skin is struggling to cope with the low temperatures, keep it moisturised and baby soft by slathering on this rich body velvet. With essential oils of rose, geranium and sandalwood and a raft of plant extracts, the formula helps to effectively nourish and condition dry skin so it remains smooth and toned no what matter the temperature. £50 (200ml), aromatherapyassociates.com

Buff away the rough: SABON Body Scrub

Although you may be all covered up, it’s still important to slough off those dead cells to keep your skin smooth and polished. This SABON Body Scrub contains sea salt and essential oils so you moisturise as you scrub. (£28, SABON store, Neal Street, London)

Beauty launch alert: Le Couvent des Minimes

French beauty to fall in love with So it seems we just can’t get enough of French beauty brands and it is new launches like this one which will ensure that our French love affair continues. The brand we have here goes by the name of Le Couvent des Minimes (The Convent of the Minims). It is named after the ancient Convent built in 1613 in Mane, among the Alps of Haute-Provence, France. The Convent has since been restored into a hotel and spa but it still honours the heritage of its ancient guardians, from the first botanist monks of the Order of the Minims to the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, who made use of the healing properties of the plants and herbs in the garden on the building’s grounds. It is from this botanical heritage that the brand takes its inspiration. Now for the products. If the range seems vaguely familiar in its packaging, product lines and ingredients, you won’t be too surprised to learn that it is from the L’Occitane stable. Although the …