As beauty junkies, we know what “spa skin” feels like — deep cleaned, refreshed, supple, and hydrated. Is it possible to achieve it from the comfort of our own home? My friends, I’m about to save you a $400 Red Door trip. Here are some truly luxurious, distinctly spa-like products to use for that “ahhh” feeling anytime you wish. Bonus: they are all natural!
Tammy Fender Cleansing Milk. Start the ritual with this calming cleanser. Though gentle, it effectively cleans the skin without stripping it. Lavender smells heavenly and relaxes the mind and body. It also contains antioxidants, vitamins, and jojoba oil to revitalize the skin. I like applying this cleanser the same way an esthetician would apply it to me — soaked on two cotton pads, circling gently around my face. It’s incredibly soothing and healthy for my combination skin, though any skin type would benefit from it. Cleansing Milk is just a gorgeous product that leaves gorgeous skin behind. You may not feel the need to use anything else during your at-home spa day!
Orico Streetwise Antioxidant Face Wash. This is a great cleansing choice for oily skins, as it deeply decongests pores and absorbs excess sebum. It contains the natural anti-bacterial Ginkgo Biloba to aid in healing blemishes. The awakening citrus scent makes this a perfect morning pick-me-up that starts the day off right.
Kypris Beauty Elixir II. This facial oil’s benefits are magical. Known as “Healing Bouquet”, it boasts CoQ10, Vitamin C ester, essential fatty acids, and natural plant actives to moisturize and repair combination skin. It smells like a heavenly floral garden and works so, so hard on my problematic skin. Since using Beauty Elixir II, my face looks brighter, more vibrant, and feels more balanced — drier areas don’t flake and my forehead, usually shiny after a few hours, produces less oil. It plays nicely when used on its own or with my other regular skincare. With its seriously remarkable ingredient list, I find it difficult to dub this strictly a spa-day product, as I want to just bask in its greatness everyday! I have tested heaps of facial oils, all promising the best and brightest skin, and few have come close to this lush love of mine.
Kahina Giving Beauty Antioxidant Mask and Prickly Pear Seed Oil. Kahina’s Antioxidant Mask is a clay and argan oil based mask which draws out any and all of my impurities, leaving behind the freshest and most revived version of myself. I leave it on for 10 minutes and follow with Prickly Pear Seed Oil. A better facial oil choice for dehydrated skin, this beautiful product restores elasticity and feeds the face with amino acids. It’s rich and hydrating; I reach for this when my skin needs an enormous boost of moisture, and it never fails. I even use it under my eyes as it helps to lighten dark pigmentation, and down my neck to prevent unsightly premature wrinkles.
I complete my spa routine with Orico’s Dream Dew, a night cream that replenishes and firms the skin. I love ending my ritual with an anti-aging product such as this so I’m assured that it’s hard at work while I’m asleep. I only need a small amount to moisturize my entire face and neck. It contains deeply nourishing ingredients, my personal favorite being Hyaluronic Acid, to plump the skin and keep it looking young.
Physically going to a spa isn’t necessary, and spending hundreds of dollars isn’t either. These effective, lovely products make it easy and comfortable to give yourself the relaxing “you” time that is always well-deserved. Will you be starting a spa routine? Which of these products will you incorporate? Let me know and be sure to email me any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!
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