The ingredients that will leave you, and your skin, happier
There are some scents that simply lift our mood, whether it's because it reminds us of a happy childhood memory or it's been scientifically proven to do so. But what if you could do your skin a world of good while also reaping the elating benefits of its aroma? Well, these products do just that. Here are our top picks for products that are infused with healing botanicals that can boost your body and your mood.
“Rose is thought to soothe feelings of anger, fear and anxiety,” says aromatherapist Jeannie Bourke from Sydney’s Venustus salon. “It also has excellent softening and hydrating properties.”
“With strong antimicrobial qualities, citrus is great for oily, blemished skin,” Bourke explains. “It’s uplifting and reputed to relieve mental fatigue, assist in decision-making and improve focus.”
Find it in: L’Occitane Verbana Citrus Shower Gel
“Ideal for balancing sebum production in combination skin, geraniums are also helpful in relieving stress, nervous tension, headaches and anxiety,” shares Bourke.
Find it in: Clarins Tonic Body Balm
“Rosemary is fantastic for stimulating cellular activity within the skin,” Bourke says. “Mentally, it’s thought to help clear the mind and reset focus.”
Find it in: Natural Instinct Skin Refining Cleansing Oil
“Great for soothing dry, irritated skin, orange blossom also has regenerative properties,” Bourke reveals. “It imparts a sense of joy and is great in stressful times.”
Find it in: Venustus Antidote Organic Roll On
“Jasmine is said to diminish fear and enhance self-confidence,” Bourke says. "In skin care, it treats dehydrated and irritated skin. It is especially useful for skin that is ‘medically dry’ after surgery or disease.”
Find it in: Elemis Jasmine and Rose Hand and Nail Cream
Previously from an advertising background, Toni has been working in editorial and beauty at Pacific Magazines for the past five years, and is currently working across Who and New Idea, two of the top five best-selling weeklies in the country. Toni loves being able to make the beauty world seem accessible to the working woman, particularly for those who are time-restricted. As a working Mum, she’s constantly searching for easy beauty and skincare routines on a budget.