No time? No problem. You don’t have to go to the spa to get pampered. Here are our editors’ picks for a relaxing at-home spa session.

Mayillah Ezekiel

Beauty Editor @mayillahmakeupartist

 

 

BODY CARE

I usually start any at-home spa session by exfoliating my body with Caudalie’s Crushed Cabernet Scrub in the shower before taking care of my face. After that, I like to use Coconut Oil as an all natural moisturizer to condition my skin and hair.

 

NARS Monoi Candle

I always like to set an ambiance, especially for an at-home spa session. This candle fills the room with it’s radiant aura of Tahiti, rich and enveloping bouquet of tiare blossom, white frangipani and ylang-ylang. Created with rich essential oils, I love this candle to create a relaxing mood.

 

SKIN CARE

The basics of any good spa session: an exfoliator and masks. I like to start with Peter Thomas Roth’s Peeling Gel to roll, lift, and sweep away dead skin cells to reveal a luminous and smoother complexion. Depending on my skin’s need at the moment, I’ll either use a purifying mask or opt for a hydration mask like Chanel’s Hydra Beauty Mask.

 

Marie-Ève Venne

Fashion and Lifestyle Editor @marie_v23 

 

 

LOTUS AROMA Purifying Green Clay Mask

“I hate the feeling of a stranger touching my face during a facial. Instead of relaxing, I can only think about that person being way too close for comfort.  Give me a good face mask and I will take care of the whole thing myself! This one is super cheap – I can’t alway be high maintenance. It’s made with natural ingredients and leaves my skin feeling super smooth while taking care of those ugly things called pores.”

 

SWEATER

“I am the last person you could picture wearing trendy street-wear clothes but that doesn’t stop me from wearing a sweater when I’m home. Especially if it is one that perfectly sums up my mood or – I know it makes me sound like a hipster cliché- something with an ironic print.”

 

FORTNUM & MASON Sencha Green Tea

“I have a very strong love affair with coffee, but I don’t think my usual Americano is the perfect fit for a moment that is supposed to be all about relaxation. Which is why I seize the occasion to cheat on it with sencha green tea. I brought this tea back during my last trip to London and I only drink it on special occasions.  And for me, a special occasion is a full night of cocooning in a “drama free zone.”

 

Bianca Taylor

Beauty Editor @bianca_tay

 

LUXE LOUNGEWEAR  

“The first step of having a successful spa day is wearing a comfy outfit. I’m such a sucker for fancy loungewear. It seems like the most indulgent thing in the world but it just feels so great. Kicking it back in a pair of cashmere sweats makes me feel super relaxed and cozy.”

 

FACE MASK

“An at home spa day is when I pull out the best of the best. Have I ever shared my deep and intense love of all Biologique Recherche products with you? I could go on forever about the amazingness of it all, but, in my opinion, the star of the show is Masque Vivant. I only take this out when I mean serious beauty business. The balancing mask — packed with Yeast, Cucumber, and Witch Hazel extract — revive dull looking skin. After that, I’ll usually take it one step further by applying Crème Masque Vernix. It’s a tad creepy, but this mask mimics the vernix (the protective later on a baby’s skin at birth) with active ingredients, such as, lipids, proteins and antioxidant peptides to deliver an instant revitalized look.”

HAIR MASK

“I stopped styling my hair a few months back. I comb it when I get out of the shower and call it a day. Sometimes I have a feeling my hair gets upset with me and lashes out by becoming super frizzy and unmanageable. I’ll show it some TLC every now and then by applying my favourite Kérastase Oléo-Relax hair mask on at home spa days. The deeply nourishing formula always appeases my hair and makes it chill out for a couple of days.”

 

 

 

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