by Alexandra Nicole Nuralam

Need to Unwind? These 11 Bath and Body Picks Will Do the Trick

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With the majority of us spending more time at home than ever, there really isn’t a better time to have a long, pampering beauty routine just for yourself. Now that we’re working from home, it seems that the line between work and our personal lives becomes finer day by day and our working hours seem to be extending—so what better way to take the edge off?

Whether it’s blasting feel-good music through your speakers, a three-hour bubble bath, or just spending a few extra minutes rubbing a body oil into your skin to wrap up your bedtime routine, here are 11 of our favourite products that will help set you up for ultimate relaxation.

Handmade Heroes Super Duper Nourishing Body Scrub

A good body scrub will do wonders for both your mood and your skin. This one from Handmade Heroes is delightfully mixed with sweet almond oil, sunflower extracts, rose geranium oil to hydrate thirsty skin, leaving it toned and silky soft.

Handmade Heroes Super Duper Nourishing Body Scrub, SGD21.90

Nolaskinsentials Bottoms Up Booty Mask

If you struggle with breakouts on your body, this one’s for you. The Nolaskinsentials Bottoms Up Booty Mask is formulated with gentle exfoliating ingredients like glycolic, lactic, tartaric and malic acids to slough away dead skin cells for smooth curves and visibly less noticeable post-acne marks over time. Plus, it gently moisturises the skin, thanks to shea butter, avocado oil and a burst of blackberry water for added hydration!

Nolaskinsentials Bottoms Up Booty Mask, SGD41

Tamburins Perfumed Hand & Body Wash

You don’t have to head to a spa for a spa-like experience. This body wash from South Korean brand Tamburins will fill your shower with a truly aromatherapeutic scent. It’s also enriched with Centella Asiatica to soothe the skin, keeping it smooth and hydrated throughout the day.

Tamburins Perfumed Hand & Body Wash, SGD47

Things to Come The W Blend

If you’re settling in for a soak in your bathtub and a glass of wine to relax, a few drops of an essential oil will help make the whole experience even more soothing and pleasant. Just remember to mix your essential oil of choice with a carrier oil first.

Things To Come’s The W Blend is a calming combination of lavender and patchouli, perfect for helping with releasing all the pent-up stress and anxiety you might be feeling.

Things to Come The W Blend – Lavender & Patchouli, SGD32

Dr. Barbara Sturm V Wash

Your vagina needs some TLC too! We love Dr. Barbara Sturm’s mild V WASH because it gently cleanses the intimate area without removing natural oils or moisture from the skin. Its velvety, delicate foam formula makes it suitable for daily cleansing, as well as for sensitive skin. Also, its ingredient list just sounds amazing—pre- and probiotics to help maintain the microbiome of the skin; panthenol and glycerine to soothe and moisturise, while hyaluronic acid provides soothing hydration.

Dr. Barbara Sturm V Wash, SGD100

Grown Alchemist Body Cream

Post-shower, it’s important to lock in moisture with a body lotion. This one from cult Australian brand Grown Alchemist is deeply hydrating and formulated with potent ingredients like vitamin C, shea butter and rosehip oils to nourish, moisturise and soothe dry skin.

Grown Alchemist Body Cream, SGD33

Delicat Rosewood Body Oil

…Or you could always opt for a body oil. What makes us obsessed with this one is the fact that it’s light, non-greasy and feels oh-so-luxurious on the skin. It’s suitable for pregnant women and we love its scent—crisp, fresh and citrusy.

Delicat Rosewood Body Oil, SGD73

Dew It Body Water Oil

If you want to get some me-time in your packed mornings, Dew It’s Body Water Oil will help you do just that. Just take it into the shower with you, spray and rinse once more. You can see its nourishing and glowy effect as soon as you step out of the shower, and lasts throughout the day.

Dew It Body Water Oil, SGD20

OSEA Vagus Nerve Oil

OSEA’s founder and craniosacral therapist, Jenefer Palmer, formulated the brand’s Vagus Nerve Oil with the intention to help minimise feelings of stress, helping you get into the zone and elevating your mood. The vagus nerve—the longest cranial nerve in the body—activates the body’s relaxation response and helps regulate stress, hence the name of this oil.

It’s formulated with chamomile oil, lemon tree oil and lavender oil to calm, soothe and promote relaxation. Give yourself an uplifting massage with this oil blend to induce a meditative and totally relaxed state of mind.

OSEA Vagus Nerve Oil, SGD75

FRANKSKINCARE Rose Quartz Body Board

If you’ve tried facial gua sha, why not break out your tool and try your hand at a body massage? The FRANKSKINCARE Rose Quartz Body Board was designed to do head-to-toe gua sha, with the scalloped end for intensive massage and the plated end for a regular massage session. Stroke the tool along the muscles for a multitude of benefits, like relieving tension, increasing blood circulation and easing water retention.

FRANKSKINCARE Rose Quartz Body Board, SGD44

Dr. Barbara Sturm Body Brush

Another hands-on treatment to add to your body care routine: dry-brushing. It’s best done before showering and make sure your skin—and the brush!—is completely dry. Start at your ankles and brush upward toward the heart in long, circular motions. For the stomach, work in a clockwise direction.

Once you’re done, you can step into the shower to rinse off all the dead skin cells. Don’t forget to slather on body lotion or oil to seal in all of your hard work!

Dr. Barbara Sturm Body Brush, SGD50

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