With the government’s concerted efforts in keeping all of us safe, the whole nation has been instructed to remain indoors and avoid social contact outside of their isolation bubble. During these trying times, carving time out of your day for some much-needsed self-care is more important than ever.
Ahead, BD rounds up a list of useful items that may help make a difference in your mental clarity and happiness:
Circa Home Jasmine & Magnolia Classic Candle has been handcrafted in Australia using high-quality fragrances and oils, and contains natural ingredients. The scented candle features a warming balance of jasmine, frangipani, and sweet musk, and is made with soy wax and lead-free cotton wicks. Designed to be on display anywhere in your home, the Jasmine & Magnolia Classic Candle has up to 45 hours burn time, and features a unique double wick system to ensure the scented candle burns evenly to the bottom of the jar.
ECOYA Sweet Pea & Jasmine Madison Jar is a natural soy wax candle in an elegant glass jar sealed with a decadent silver lid. The candle offers increased burn time of up to 80 hours. Its floral fragrance blends uplifting notes of watermelon and fresh cucumber with sweet pea and jasmine.
Glasshouse Fragrances Lost in Amalfi - Sea Mist Fragrance Diffuser is a diffuser that awakens to the fragrance of freesia, lavender and lime, enlivened and relaxed, siesta satisfied. Still with some of the sun and salt spray from before, and ready for more. Find yourself where the days sparkle like the sea and another limoncello. Top: freesia, thyme, tarragon; middle: lavender, moss; base: musk, patchouli. Fragrance strength: 3.5.
L’OCCITANE White Blossoms Floral Scented Candle is a candle with a floral fragrance and delicate powdery notes. With the scent of lilac, lily of the valley, honeysuckle and magnolia, this scented candle will give your interior a Provencal touch for up to 20 hours.
Avalon Organics Wrinkle Therapy CoQ10 & Rosehip Firming Body Lotion is a lotion with a skin-boosting ensemble of co-enzyme Q10, rosehip oil and hyaluronic acid to awaken skin and counteract visible signs of aging. The creamy moisturizer supplies the restoring nutrients and moisture to help support skin's complexion so it looks and feels firm, supple and soft to the touch.
Dermalogica Active Moist is a lightweight, oil-free lotion that actively combats surface dehydration while smoothing the skin’s surface with botanical extracts. It provides effective skin hydration, without oils and smoothes skin, improving the texture. It absorbs quickly, leaving no greasy after-feel. Silk amino acids help smooth and improve skin texture while natural botanical astringents lemon, ivy, watercress and burdock help to refine the skin. Soothing extracts of lavender, mallow and cucumber help provide deep hydration.
Dr.Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil contains extracts of damask roses, natural rose essential oil and jojoba oil, which create a balancing, harmonising body oil that helps relieve tension and emotional exhaustion and leaves the skin fragrantly soft. NATRUE/BDIH Certified natural and organic skin care and make-up.
Lush Sleepy Body Lotion is a popular, sell-out lotion made with a gentle oatmeal infusion, calming lavender flower and comfortingly sweet tonka absolute. It features a rich, malty and floral perfume. The Fair Trade organic cocoa butter and delicate lavender water cool and enrich the skin.
NZ SPA Alpine Fern Body Souffle will soothe the body and soul. The soothing body cream will moisturise, nurture and comfort dry, thirsty skin. Shea butter rejuvenates dehydrated, coarse skin and moisturising squalane promotes hydrated, supple skin. The alpine fern fragrance combines notes of lavender, musk, sandalwood and orange blossom.
BODY WASH/OILS/SHOWER GEL/BATH BOMBS
Ahhh Lavender Love Bath Bomb is a bath bomb made from natural ingredients that combines the sensation of a traditional fizz bomb with deeply nourishing coconut oil to hydrate skin. Handmade in New Zealand, the bath bombs are thoughtfully created with beautiful scents to suit your aromatic preference and are adorned with bold and fun designs.
By Nature Lavender Essential Oil has a distinctive floral aroma that is renowned for soothing and calming the senses. Lavender is ideal for a relaxing bath, as a massage oil and assisting with unwinding before bedtime.
Clarins Relax Bath & Shower Concentrate is an aromatic treatment enriched with plant extracts to clean the body and help prepare skin for following body products. The formula will invigorate the mind and body, help reduce the appearance of soft skin and neutralises the drying effects of water. Basil alleviates and calms, bitter orange regenerates and relaxes, chamomile softens and coconut stimulates and tones, while geranium drains and softens, hawthorn decongests and linden calms and relaxes. Use in the bath or shower, preferably in the evening or after exercise. Pour three to four capfuls of concentrate into the bath and run water. In the shower, apply the product with a damp sponge.
Dr Teal’s Body Oil Soothe & Sleep in the scent Lavender is a gentle and lightweight botanical oil formula that provides hydration and soothes dry skin. It instantly nourishes skin and leaves it with a subtle shimmering finish. For best use, add a few drops to your bath for a moisturising soak or apply directly onto damp skin following a bath or shower to seal in moisture.
This shower gel from Linden Leaves is infused with pure sweet almond oil and kiwifruit extract to keep skin soft, glowing and nourished. It features a blend of lavender, sandalwood, cedarwood and orange to balance, calm and relax. The formula is free of parabens, mineral oil and sodium lauryl sulphate. It is ideal for daily use.
Molton Brown Ylang-Ylang Body Wash is a relaxing wash designed to promote peaceful sleep. The wash features notes of ylang-ylang, sweet cardamom and musk which are relaxing and uplifting. To use, pour 25 to 30mL under a running tap for a luxurious bathing foam, or apply five to 10mL to a sponge or washcloth and smooth over the body, massaging toward the heart to boost circulation.
Natio Spa Relaxing Magnesium & Mineral Bath Salts are bath salts to help soak away those aches and pains. It combines the muscle soothing benefits of magnesium, with pure minerals and aromatic essential oils to help relieve tired and sore muscles and relax the mind.
Hydrate your skin while pampering yourself in the tub! QV Bath Oil revives the whole-body to help restore your skin’s natural suppleness and healthy glow.
Weleda Lavender Relaxing Bath Milk is relaxing, calming, soothing and tension-relieving - ideal to help find inner balance before sleep. An aromatherapeutic, soothing fragrance, which calms and balances the nervous system and revives spirits. NATRUE certified natural, contains no synthetic ingredients, cruelty-free.
Alba Botanica AcneDote Face and Body Scrub is a powerful, botanically effective, dual-purpose face and body scrub that is effective on backne but gentle enough for daily facial cleansing. Formulated with salicylic acid, willow bark extract and ground walnut shell, this scrub buffs away oil, dirt and pore-plugging dead skin cells. It helps banish breakouts for visibly clearer skin without over-irritation.
Bondi Sands Coconut & Sea Salt Body Scrub works to gently buff away dull, dead skin cells and impurities. It contains naturally derived exfoliants including Australian sand, sea salt, coconut husk and walnut shell. The oil-free formulation is self tan friendly, with gentle cleansers to effortlessly wash away residue and leave skin feeling smooth, soft and ready for self tan application. It features a toasted coconut scent. Vegan friendly, SLS and paraben free, and gentle for use on sensitive skin.
Goodness Superfood Skincare Every Week Face Scrub is a scrub that works to exfoliate skin. The scratch-free formula contains powdered volcanic pumice to buff away dead skin cells and impurities, as well as soothing aloe vera. Microbead free.
Nutrimetics Botanicals Exfoliating Body Scrub is a body exfoliant with double exfoliating action for soft, smooth skin. The formula features rice bran wax and volcanic stone to buff away dead skin cells, and botanical extracts to condition skin. Available in Vanilla & Guava and Black Cherry.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Body Scrub is a body scrub designed to exfoliate, refine and polish the skin. Formulated with vitamin E, naturally crushed cocoa beans and shea butter, the scrub also moisturises and smoothes the skin surface.
Alya Skin Australian Pink Clay Mask is a strengthening, detoxifying and cleansing face mask that brightens skin. Safe for sensitive skin types, it tightens pores, extracts pollutants and nasties and assists in the removal of acne and pimples. Kaolin clay removes toxins, pollutants and nasties from skin. It also helps remove pigmentation clusters from skin's surface, as well as stimulate regeneration of skin cells.
Biologi BL Nourish Lip Serum is a lip treatment that hydrates, protects and gently exfoliates the lips. The water-soluble serum contains the 100 percent active, organic and undiluted ingredient that offers a powerhouse of antioxidants and phytonutrients known for their positive effects on the skin.
Bees Brilliance Overnight Mask is a luxurious, multi-benefit cream that fights fine lines and wrinkles at night to firm, tone and tighten skin’s appearance. Wake up to a deeply hydrated complexion that looks refreshed, radiant and revitalised.
Dr. LeWinn’s Ultra R4 Collagen Plumping Lip Masks are a lip treatment enriched with collagen peptides to plump and soften lips, in a non-slip easy to wear format. It is loaded with a highly potent serum containing adipofill™, an innovative and volumising peptide proven to visually fill in wrinkles and improve skin rejuvenation.
Glow Lab Age Renew® Repairing Eye Mask is a multi-active hydrogel under eye mask with Unirepair®T-43 which accelerates repair, hydrates and calms skin around the eye area. Boosted with natural botanicals, jojoba esters improve skin elasticity and firmness, while soy protein and avocado oil gently nourish skin.
Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask is a wrinkle-smoothing eye mask that has been formulated to improve the appearance of corner crinkling, under eye wrinkles and crows feet. The mask features pure retinol micro-infusion technology that stabilises retinol and offers a dewy texture. It has been designed with wrinkle retouching sheets that are made of comfortable material adhering snugly to the eye area, and has been formulated with smooth polymers that soften and revitalize. Dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested.
Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream Mask is a soothing skincare mask which instantly refreshes, smoothes and energises the face thanks to its plumping formula rich in trace elements, vitamins and anti-ageing active ingredients. The mask boosts the skin to restore a luminous complexion and skin that appears redensified in only 15 minutes. It contains black rose, alkekengi calyx, padding pavonica and vitamin E acetate.
Skin Republic Retinol Hydrogel Under Eye Mask is an eye mask with retinol that helps brighten dark circles and visibly improve the appearance of pigmentation. These serum infused gel patches, rich in anti-aging actives, help smooth skin texture and visibly reduce fine lines. Enriched with vitamin B5 to soothe skin. Eyes appear younger and well rested.
A'kin Miracle Shine Conditioning Hair Mask is a naturally nourishing hair mask formulated with deep-conditioning ingredients like avocado and jojoba oils. Dry, dull and lifeless hair is hydrated and while minimising frizz and restoring hair softness and shine from root to tip.
Essano Argan Oil Recovery Hair Mask is a hair mask that works deep into the hair cuticle to treat dry, damaged and stressed hair. The formula contains a blend of natural oils and essential vitamins including Moroccan argan, olive and avocado oils, aloe vera and plant proteins. It will deeply moisturise, repair and protect hair against future damage. The mask is free of sulfates, parabens, harsh chemicals and is not tested on animals.
Fudge Treatment Time Machine Top Lock is step 3 of the Fudge 3-step system for stronger hair. The strengthening system uses Plex Technology to reprogram hair's inner and outer structure for demi-permanent results, delivered instantly in-salon and extended at home for continous protection for up to 10 weeks. Treatment Time Machine Top Lock (step 3) maintains stronger hair at home, locking the salon actives inside the hair for demi-permanent results.
Goldwell Kerasilk Control Intensive Smoothing Mask is a hair mask that smooths hair for long-lasting manageability, control and shine. It also provides colour protection.
KMS ADDPOWER Strengthening Fluid Is a leave-in hair treatment enhanced with rice protein to improve hair strength and thickness and make fine hair feel more resilient for the styling process. It detangles the hair and provides lightweight moisture.
Olive 100% Natural Massage Oil is a hydrating massage oil that relaxes the body. Natural plant oils leave the skin feeling smooth and supple while protecting moisture balance. Extra virgin oil and spring water leaves the skin feeling toned and fresh.
Scully’s Lavender Massage Oil Relaxing is an aromatic massage oil for general use. It contains pure essential oils of lavender, geranium and lemon in a base of sweet almond oil. It softly conditions the skin while relaxing muscles.
Snowberry Soothing Facial Massage Oil is a rich and easily absorbed blend of precious plant oils, with several specific healing and anti-ageing plant extracts. The oil is suitable for sensitive skins, and actively helps to reduce inflammation and irritation while promoting healing.
Wild Ferns Honey Babe Massage Oil contains the soft fragrance of Manuka honey in a blend of naturally soothing and moisturising sweet almond, calendula, chamomile and coconut oil to condition baby’s skin during massage. The oil helps to calm a restless baby, and is also ideal for use as a relaxing massage oil for a tired mother.
Murad Pure Skin Clarifying Dietary Supplement is designed for acne-prone skin that provides the nutrients needed to support the body’s ability to remove blemish-producing toxins. They are formulated to help reduce blemishes and provide internal defense against breakouts for clearer, healthier-looking skin.
Osmosis Collagen Activator is a supplement that supports the production of collagen to promote a bright and youthful complexion and restores healthy energy and metabolism. Key ingredients include niacin, AC-11® and pyruvate.
Red Seal Relaxing Tea works to gently calm and relieve the effects of stress and overworking. It combines passionflower, strawberry lead, valerian and catnip. It is caffeine-free. Not recommended for pregnant women or those on sedative-type medications.
re.skin re.form serum + re.vive supplements is a two-step skincare system tailored to rejuvenate and restore skin back to its optimum state.
Serum: Fortified with three powerful actives and 10 nutrient-rich plant extracts, re.skin’s concentrated serum delivers multidimensional anti-ageing properties, which help stimulate skin cell turnover, improve elasticity, restore luminosity and fight free radical damage. Apply a few drops onto cleansed skin (face, neck and décolleté) morning and evening. Safe to use around the eyes.
Supplements: Formulated with premium ingredients, the advanced skin supplement combines the benefits of 20 antioxidant-rich vitamins and minerals with superior New Zealand Marine Collagen to combat the effects of ageing. With continual use, collagen levels will be replenished, promoting healthy and glowing skin. Take two tablets every morning on an empty stomach.
Swisse Ultiboost Magnesium + Sleep Powder is a premium quality formula containing a unique blend of eight nutrients and herbs including choline, inositol, hops and passionflower. This convenient, great tasting powder can be incorporated into your nightly wind-down ritual to support restful sleep.