9 Beauty products to boost your mood
From attitude-enhancing oils to taking de-stressing face gadgets – here’s all you need to boost your mood come winter
1. De Mamiel Autumn Oil, £80
Helps skin to transition from summer to autumn with a unique blend of sandalwood and geranium, with jasmine sambac that inspires optimism and confidence – something we could all do with a dose of at this time of year. It’s currently being blended and will be on sale the first week of September.
2. Benefit Hello Happy Velvet Powder Foundation, £26
Never underestimate the power of a smile – it can boost the immune system, release endorphins and promote positivity. Get a happy face with this shea butter-infused powder that smiles at you every morning.
3. Vie Healing 24k Gold Ear Seeds at Cult Beauty, £29
We all know the benefits of acupuncture but if you can’t get to an appointment, then stock up on these. They stimulate the reflex centres in the ear and can help to boost mood or promote calm depending on placement.
4. Jo Malone Charity Candle Lily of the Valley & Ivy, £48
The key to inner happiness is when you give back. Enter Jo Malone’s Charity Candles. This season the fragrance is Lily of the Valley & Ivy , which not only smells pretty but also gives 75% to charities supporting mental health.
5. Facegym Face Ball, £20
You carry a lot of tension in the face, which in turn can lead to worry lines and wrinkles. Take in a deep facial muscle relaxation session at the Facegym, they have a new salon in Notting Hill or click here for a space near you. They also offer at-home tools and products. There’s an expensive electro-facial (the Pro) that’s a powerplate for your face or this brilliant mini yoga ball that’s a quick and easy stress-buster.
6. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intense Reset Concentrate, £59
If skin is unhappy and acting up, then try this supercharged Advanced Night Repair serum that employs concentrated hyaluronic acid and chronolux that remedies redness and calms in minutes.
7. Tisserand Total De-Stress Pulse Point Roller Ball, £6.25
Sweet orange, balancing geranium and warming nutmeg all help to reduce feelings of anxiety and bring a sense of calm when on the go.
8. Anya Hindmarch Smells Sun Lotion Candle at Net-a-Porter, £150
This burns a lovely aroma of oranges, lemons and suntan lotion and is the perfect partner for your home, especially when it’s raining outside.
9. Aromatherapy Associates Forest Therapy Bath and Shower Oil at Liberty, £49
If you can’t get out into the forest for a bathe (er who can?!) then let the trees come to you. Based on the Japanese ritual of bathing outside, this is a truly relaxing experience with a woody aroma that improves respiratory health and promotes a serene calm in the comfort of your bathroom.