The San Francisco-based luxury natural beauty brand has branched into aromatherapy with three essential-oil blends promising relief from stress, muscle tension and even seasonal germs. The 10-ml. roller balls include Stress Release, comprised of tarragon and frankincense; Muscle Release, made of chamomile and clary sage, and Immunse Boost, made of bay laurel and ravintsara, which has antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Eggnog is so Gen X. There’s a new festive drink on the market, and it’s a can of sparkling water infused with CBD and adaptogens. The beverage is available in three flavors — peach ginger, pom hibiscus and blackberry chai — and is formulated to induce feelings of balance and clarity, just in time for the stressful pre-holiday season.
Gua Sha — the ancient practice of sculpting and contouring the face by gently scraping the skin with a flat crystal stone — was one of the year’s biggest Instagram skin-care trends. Shiffa’s FaSha tool, made of clear crystal quartz, is specially designed to aid in lymphatic drainage to give the skin a lifted and toned effect — a handy antidote to Thanksgiving dinner-induced face bloat.
For those intrigued by the allure of incense burning but prefer fine fragrance, Oribe has created an elevated take on the ritual. The Kao-owned hair brand, which is known for its shampoos and conditioners that retail for upward of $45, has infused its signature Cote d’Azur scent into sleek incense sticks and packaged them with a chic gold incense holder that doubles as coffee table decor.
Holiday travel doesn’t always equate to restful sleep, but Elle Macpherson has a solution. The supermodel-turned-wellness entrepreneur wants you to trade your Ambien in for her sleep kit — a gift set comprised of her wellness brand’s signature Calming Tea, a chamomile and lavender-infused Calming Mist (for pillow spritzing) and a silk eye mask.
Move over, Diptyque. Ath-leisure candles are now a thing. The ath-leisure trend has graced most areas of the beauty market — from shower-free body wipes to sweat-proof foundations. Enter the Uma x Equinox candle, a collaboration between the organic, botanical oil-based beauty brand and high-end global gym chain. The aromatherapeutic candle is meant to be used post-gym to “promote relaxation and mind-body reset,” creating “the perfect atmosphere for mindful recovery.”