As a society, we’re always on the go. Like so many other things, we tend to rush through our daily bathing routines (I know I do) – in the process forgetting the longstanding significance and restorative power of this daily ritual. On the contrary, bathing can and should be a meditative, reflective part of daily life. After all, there’s a vital connection between the mind and skin health. Mindfulness based practices like meditation have been shown to reduce stress levels. In turn, lower stress promotes skin health – not just for the face, but for the skin on the entire body too.
It was this link that inspired Dermalogica to create their new body collection. Oh, and what a collection it is! The products all feature natural scents and innovative formulas packed with active botanicals. Each product is meant to invite a moment of quiet reflection as it delights senses and delivers advanced ingredients for radiant, healthy-looking skin. Infused by centuries of traditional bathing rituals, these new sublime products serve as the perfect opportunity to restore balance and calm to your routine.
First up is the Phyto Replenish Body Oil R959 (125ml) – BUY
This body oil works to replenish and moisturise the skin, while calming the mind. It has a wonderfully light texture thanks to the addition of French Plum seed oil, Avocado oil and sunflower oil – all of which also protect the skin’s lipid barrier. Fermented Red Ginger works to calm and nourish while giving the skin a glow. The scent is just magnificent too with notes of Bergamot, Neroli, Patchouli and sandalwood.
Simply massage a little of the oil onto clean, dry skin, or add to wet hands to create a light moisturising milk. Trust me when I say you are going to LOVE this oil!
Next is the Thermofoliant Body Scrub R849 (177ml) – BUY
This dual action, warming body scrub is just the thing to exfoliate, energise and brighten the skin.
The formula contains Indian Bamboo Stem that physically exfoliates to refine the skin’s texture while brightening skin tone. Papain (from Papaya) along with Lactic Acid dissolves dead skin cells while natural sea salt revitalizes. There is also a blend of bio-lipids that help protect and strengthen the skin barrier. Licorice extract, white tea, coffeeberry and chamomile all infuse the skin with vital antioxidants, while oils of tea tree and grapefruit peel purify and refresh.
To use, massage onto wet skin using gentle circular motions, then rinse. Use 2-3 times a week.