Wellness is defined as “the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes,” and while it definitely wasn’t always easy to do in a year like 2020… we’ve come out of it stronger and more beautiful than ever. As we stayed inside and traded our eyeshadow palettes for facial mists and lip balm, we also needed to find the best ways to unwind after a long day of Zoom school. Instead of going to the gym, we stayed in and did face yoga. We couldn’t get our biweekly facial massages at the spa, and invested in a Gua Sha stone instead. And let’s just say, it was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. Reach peak levels of wellness with these hybrid tools that you need in your skincare routine.
Looking for an out-of-this-world glowing complexion, along with a reduction in stress and immune system boost? Try the Cosmic Cream Collagen Protecting Moisturizer by Moon Juice. While it provides all the top benefits of a typical moisturizer - hydration, illumination, protection - it also goes above and beyond to take you on a wellness journey. It’s formulated with Ashwagandha, a powerful herb that’s commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine to lower stress levels, calm the mind, and enhance the immune system. This means that you won’t just look good with your moisturized and magical complexion, you’ll also feel good. Ashwagandha works its magic alongside Schisandra to support collagen production and increase firmness, and Hyaluronic Acid to deeply hydrate for a radiant look.
You likely already know the benefits of getting your nightly 8 hours of sleep: better skin, more energy, mental clarity. There’s no better way to practice wellness than a good snooze. However, there is a way to take your wellness to the next level… and it’s with the top overnight beauty products. All you need to do is apply the best masks, peels, and mists before your head hits the pillow, and enjoy sweet dreams as nourishing ingredients absorb into the skin and help you wake up with a radiant glow. “I woke up like this” moment, anyone? Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate by Kiehl’s is a great choice for a wellness boost, as it exfoliates overnight for the ultimate ““I woke up like this” moment. Infused with the power of Quinoa Husk Extract and Phytic Acid, your clores will be unclogged and your complexion refined and smoothed. Get ready to glow and give a new meaning to the term “beauty sleep” with this Kiehl’s favorite.
Self-care and skincare go hand-in-hand. And there’s no greater tool to radiate from within than the Gua Sha! The gua sha technique, or skin scraping, originated hundreds of years ago as a form of Chinese medicine. Practitioners would use a flat stone to apply pressure and scrape the skin, treating muscle pain and tightness while alleviating chronic pain symptoms. This massage was just as intense as it sounds, but don’t worry… today’s “facial” version of the gua sha treatment is much more relaxed. In fact, gua sha is now known as one of the greatest home beauty tools and self-care treatments around. These beauty tools are small stones typically made out of rose quartz, jade, or amethyst, used to scrape the skin in an upward, outward direction to release muscle tension and promote the drainage of tissues. While you missed your biweekly visit to your esthetician during quarantine, these tools are very similar (if not identical) to the ones you would find in a professional spa - and it’s easier, cheaper, and more effective to use your Jade Gua Sha by Skin Gym daily at home. No needles or charging station required - just your own two hands, a little facial oil, and the ultimate self-care playlist.
Create a crystal-infused, protective veil for your skin with this magical elixir from Cover FX. It’s not quite a setting spray or a Mario Badescu facial mist, but a mystical formula that hydrates the complexion for 24 hours while defending against pollutants and blue light. Rose Quartz is known as the stone of universal love and pure energy, which has been known to spread positive vibes and feelings of affection throughout your body from the moment it touches your skin. It also gets a little help from Algae and Phytoplankton extracts, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins E and C and Rose Water to form a dreamy and defensive shield against environmental stressors. You can wear this mist alone for a wellness upgrade that lets you glow inside and out, or underneath makeup to look rosy and radiant all day. Cover FX always takes care of you and your complexion!
Recharge your skin with this wellness potion by The Beauty Chef - a clean, organic, bio-fermented tonic infused with lactic acid to exfoliate and hydrate. The probiotics in the name are already quite the sell, as these are the “good” kind of bacteria that can improve everything from gut health and overall mood to your body’s immune system. But if you need more proof that Probiotic Skin Refiner is the real deal for wellness, the wholefood formula includes Honey, Algae Extract, Brown Rice, Wheat and more to give your body the love it deserves, starting with your skin. After incorporating this product into your beauty routine, you’ll instantly notice less fine lines and uneven texture, and more brightness and protection for your skin barrier. All the best things you need to update your skincare routine in 2021, with a side of wellness!
“CBD” is more than just a beauty buzzword, it’s a phenomenon. What started as a niche segment within the beauty community has become a universal trend, with brands creating CBD makeup, skin care, and wellness solutions beloved by all. Why is this skincare ingredient so popular? It’s believed to have a ton of beauty and wellness benefits - from anti-inflammatory properties to the ability to treat anxiety and chronic pain. And if you’re new to the world of CBD beauty and wellness, the Skin De-Stress Calming CBD Moisturizer by Derma E is a great place to start. Just like you get tired after a long day, so does your complexion… and this moisturizer has all the right ingredients to keep your face feeling cool, calm, and packed with CBD skin care benefits. Pycnogenol is a strong antioxidant to help reduce redness, while Calming Complex Phytocannabinoids soothes your stressed skin to provide a much-needed break. Just a few days with this moisturizer will give you the younger, brighter, and calmer complexion that CBD beauty (and wellness!) is all about.
Who can say no to a sheet mask? Nobody. This tool is the ideal blend of skincare and wellness, infusing your complexion with nourishing ingredients while also helping you relax and unwind when you need it the most. No wonder that it’s basically the universal symbol of self-care. Coconut Gel Sheet Mask Brightening by farmacy is a top pick, formulated with Coconut Water and Hyaluronic Acid to deeply hydrate and de-stress, leaving even the most dry-skinned individuals with a soft and smooth complexion. And now let’s talk about the brightening aspect. This formula revitalizes dull skin with purple broccoli extract, and clarifies with antioxidants, chlorophyll, vitamins and minerals. Oh, and vegan-friendly Collagen to make skin more youthful and flexible. All of these ingredients come together to form the ideal sheet mask for your skin care and wellness routine, exactly what you need for a fresh start in 2021!
No exaggeration here - there is very little that this Aquaphor face cream can’t do. Beyonce slathers her face with it before bed each night, Zendaya applies it for eczema flare-ups and to add radiance to her face, and millions of others around the world use it for a variety of skin issues and a radiance boost like no other. Your beauty and wellness routine will never be the same with Aquaphor on your bedside table, and here’s why. It’s formulated with 41% Petrolatum to create a protective barrier, providing intense hydration and healing properties for the skin - treating everything from rosacea and eczema to everyday dullness. Hydration is the answer to nearly all skincare and many health issues, and you’ll notice your most smooth, shimmering skin from the moment you begin using this cult favorite. It’s especially helpful for those who deal with skin conditions that affect their overall wellness, as nobody likes an eczema flare up. Get your most healthy and hydrated skin and a major wellness upgrade with this $7 celebrity-approved product.
Even if life doesn’t have a reset button for awkward or dull moments… you can press reset on your skin with this Youth to the People mask. Designed to balance dull and tired skin, it’s packed with all the best superfoods to get brighter skin and give your complexion the strength it deserves. Wellness overload. Seagreens spirulina and bioactive microalgae combine with a proprietary superfood blend of kale, spinach, and green tea - providing all the best vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential amino acids and more to rejuvenate and restore. We all know that veggies are the best thing for your body, and your complexion needs them too for a boost of wellness, brightness, and hydration that relaxes even the most stressed skin.
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