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by Alexandra Nicole Nuralam

These 10 Beauty & Wellness Picks Will Help You Make Self-care a Priority This Holiday Season

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‘Tis the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is all about spending time with family, traditions, and giving. But your holidays may look a little different this year (read: not as packed with parties and travel plans as we’d like). In between ordering gifts online and arranging Christmas Zoom parties, it’s only natural that some of us feel even more stressed or anxious than usual.

Amid all the holiday noise, it’s easy to put yourself at the bottom of your priorities. While it can be tough to rid yourself of tension or anxiety, keeping the right self-care essentials at the ready can help you to prioritise your well-being.

Here are our tried-and-true beauty and wellness favourites that make decompressing a little easier.

OSEA Hyaluronic Sea Serum

As they say (or we like to say), skincare is self-care. Taking care of your skin is just as good as taking care of yourself. Indulge your complexion with this powerful serum from Californian brand OSEA; a synergy of three molecular weights of hyaluronic acid and three organic seaweeds work together to guarantee immediate, long-lasting hydration. It’s also packed with mineral-rich algae to promote youthful volume and firmness.

Venn Skincare Age-Response Compound K Hyaluronic Booster

Everyone wants a youthful glow, especially during the festive season. It’s why we love Venn Skincare’s Age-Response Compound K Hyaluronic Booster. It’s a great anti-ageing and brightening boosting serum supercharged with 2,700 ppm of VENN’s patented form of Ginsenoside Compound K, a key anti-ageing active in Panax ginseng with free-radical-fighting antioxidant power as strong as vitamin C, but minus oxidation and sensitisation issues.

Woods Copenhagen Intense Hyaluronic Mask

Face masks are truly the best self-care moment for us (and our skin). Our pick? Woods Copenhagen’s Intense Hyaluronic Mask. It’s an intensive moisturising mask that replenishes the layers of the skin with a high concentration of active ingredients and antioxidants from natural sea buckthorn for a dewier, smoother, and more youthful skin.

The Roll With It Set

If you’ve got more time on your hands, give yourself a gua sha facial massage with this Roll With It bundle. The high efficacy face oil features a stellar combination of squalane, bakuchiol (a natural alternative to retinol) and botanical ingredients that will leave your skin looking plump and healthy.

Coupled with the butterfly gua sha tool, get ready to wake up to lifted, smooth, plump skin.

Nolaskinsentials Let’s Get Intimate

Self-care doesn’t have to end at the neck; make sure the rest of you gets as much love as your face does. We love Nolaskinsentials’s Let’s Get Intimate scrub for its ability to exfoliate the skin with ease while keeping it moisturised. Bonus? It also brightens and fades the look of dark spots, making sure your skin is glowy and bump-free this festive season.

Salt & Stone Antioxidant Body Wash

Short on time? Indulge your senses with this Salt & Stone Antioxidant Body Wash. It’s a powerful yet gentle hydrating gel cleanser infused with antioxidant-rich botanical extracts and niacinamide, one of our favourite ingredients. Did we also mention how divine the bergamot and eucalyptus scent smells?

Sunnies Face Moon Rising Duo

Who says you have to head out to put makeup on? After all, when you look good, you’ll naturally feel good.

Play around with Sunnies Face’s Moon Rising Duo, which comes with the brand’s bestsellers: Fluffmatte, a weightless matte lipstick, and Airblush, a soft-focus sheer cheek tint with a silky matte finish. Don’t forget to snap a few selfies while you’re at it!

RboW CASE STUDY #8 Light on Objet

Never underestimate the power of a good fragrance; it isn’t just about how it smells, but rather how it makes you feel and which memories it conjures up.

Infused with the tangy essence of ginger and lemon, spicy floral notes of rose and pink pepper, and a base of jasmine and musk, the RboW’s CASE STUDY #8 Light on Objet strikes the perfect balance of fruity, floral and earthy scents.

Lilin+Co Lychee & Black Tea Candle

What’s a self-care moment without a scented candle? Wind down with Lilin+Co’s Lychee & Black Tea Candle. With robust black tea leaves infused with a splash of sweet lychee, it’s a soft and delicate fragrance that smells like clean linen, perfect for a night in.

Moom Health The Calm Pack

Another stress-relief tool at your disposal: Moom Health’s The Calm Pack has been carefully curated and designed in consultation with a naturopath, nutritionist, and Ayurvedic doctor to ultimately regulate cortisol to reduce the effects of stress and promote calm throughout the body. Not only does the formulation support your stress holistically, but it also addresses the root causes.


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