Never Shower Alone!
There are few luxuries as reliably delightful as taking a shower on a hot day (after a workout, a swim, some sun, a major grilling session, or just a long day in a conference room). Being naked in water is one of those elemental pleasures that’s hard to improve upon, but add in aromatic plant essences, natural clays, super-moisturizing oils, a quick dry brush, and a skin perfecting mask, and the whole situation edges into serious treat-yourself territory. Here, our picks for a powerful—if only momentary—vacation from stress.
The Complexion Refiner
goop by Juice Beauty
Exfoliating Instant Facial
The Exfoliating Instant Facial
instantly brightens and softens skin to reveal a glowing,
smoother-looking complexion. Natural alpha and beta hydroxy acids sweep away dead skin cells; and plant-based cellulose beads exfoliate further, while releasing soothing vitamin B5, leaving skin supple, soft, and utterly revitalized. The Exfoliating Instant Facial is formulated with USDA-certified organic
ingredients and contains approximately 86% total
The Skin-Silkening Scrub
Sea Siren Body Scrub
For the most moisturizing, skin-
silkening shower pretty much ever, this body-butter scrub is made with
mineral-rich blue-green algae that’s wild harvested from the
Cascade Falls in the mountains of Oregon. The algae—full of
enzymes, vitamins, chlorophyll, amino acids, and fatty acids that feed your skin—is blended with rich butters and oils that hydrate and smooth skin like crazy. It smells gorgeously of lemongrass,
an essential oil said to transform negativity, protect auric fields, and build courage, positivity, and psychic abilities. You’ll step
out of the shower fully moisturized, faintly scented, and
The Smile-Inducing Wash
Get It On Bodywash
Made with organic sandalwood, ginger, and cedar essential oils—all considered aphrodisiacs—this honey-like wash is ideal for a bubble bath or shower to get you (and your partner) in the mood. Made of only nine pure ingredients, it’s blessedly gentle enough for sensitive skin.
The SPF (After You Dry Off)
Daily UV Defense Cream SPF 50
Sleek and softly, subtly matte, this daily moisturizer is super-charged with sun
protection—a full, nontoxic (to people and to coral) SPF 50 that sinks in so easily. Amazing on its own, over makeup, on the backs of your hands…we keep one in the
makeup bag and one in the glove compartment for emergency
A combination of 28 plant, fruit, and flower oils and butters, this
multipurpose, semi-solid oil smells faintly of Monoi (Tahitian
gardenias soaked in coconut oil) and moisturizes skin like
nothing else. Lighter than a typical body butter, longer-lasting than a moisturizer, it’s made with a high percentage of jojoba oil—not technically an oil, but a polyunsaturated liquid wax
similar to human sebum, plus rosehip, hemp, meadowfoam, and rice bran oils, all of which are high in omega and essential fatty acids. Antioxidant avocado, grapeseed, mango, and pumpkin seed butter, plus kukui nut oil protects the skin, while chamomile and calendula calm.
The Hair-Fixer Mask
Nourishing Hair Oil
For shinier, bouncier, and all-around healthier hair, this all-in-one healing blend of hibiscus, yerba de tago, Indian
gooseberry, jojoba, moringa, and
grapeseed oil is infused with lemon and
grapefruit extract to cleanse the scalp, stimulate hair follicles, and promote healthy hair growth. The best part: Though it
penetrates deeply and saturates hair with essential moisture, it doesn’t weigh it down. Apply 5-7 drops of this restorative
solution directly to the roots, either as an overnight treatment, or for about 15-20 minutes before you shampoo. Bonus: It’s
totally safe for color-treated hair, too.
The Luxe, Chocolate-y
The Honey Mud
This clay, plant oil, and raw honey
concoction smells… beyond delicious. It’s also kind of the richest, most
major daily cleansing experience we can think of, especially
when applied with the brand’s facial treatment brush–it gets rids of every trace of dirt and leaves skin baby-smooth. Good for all
The Frizz-Reducing Towel
Lisse Luxe Hair Towel
For more shine and overall healthier hair, less frizz, breakage and damage,
plus a speeded-up drying routine, this light, easy towel is an
amazing solution. Super-absorbent and soft to the touch, the Aquis will change the way you dry your hair—and seriously reduce frizz, not to mention overall damage, in the bargain. Regular towels tend to be rough on hair; while this one is ultra-gentle, it also dries it faster. Wrap it at your hairline, tuck the ends in, and let it soak up the extra moisture for shinier, softer, frizz-free, beautiful results.
The Chic, Mold-Obliterating
Chrome Shower Head
This new detox essential is easy to
install in your shower, and it solves a problem you might not have been
aware you had: Over time, most shower heads accumulate all sorts of unpleasantness, from bacteria to mold. Shower Clear’s shower heads pop open and dry naturally after a shower, so they never develop mold or other toxins (they’re also incredibly easy to clean). Crafted of substantial, luxurious metals, the clean design works miraculously with any style bathroom, and makes an incredible-feeling spray, too—it’s a major upgrade to any
shower—and a must for healthy living.
The Life-Changing Dry Brush
The Organic Pharmacy
This genius, long-handled
natural-bristle brush allows you
to thoroughly dry-brush every part of your body—especially your back, which feels particularly amazing (and is uniquely hard-to-reach). It’s also the perfect balance of soft and firm,
designed to gently exfoliate, improve circulation, condition skin, and boost the lymphatic system. Brilliant for detoxing, and
equally brilliant for everyday skin-smoothing and generating immune support.