Our theme this month is Life’s Little Treasures – inspired by the decadence of the December Birchbox X Matthew Williamson. For us, it’s all about making the most of your beauty products to create meaningful rituals that work for you. So, to celebrate, we’ve hand-picked some of our favourite Rituals body treats to tailor your ultimate Saturday night – whether that’s a pampering evening in or getting ready for a party night out!
PARTY NIGHT PREP
Rituals’ The Ritual of Ayurveda collection is the perfect starting point for your night out. Each of the products in the range is brimming with Indian Rose, renowned for the way its sweet aroma evokes a positive mood, and honey to soften and hydrate your skin. This three-step routine won’t only get your body feeling soft and supple ahead of your evening, but your mind and soul will feel uplifted and raring to go too!
1. The Ritual of Ayurveda Foaming Shower Gel
The ultimate treat when it comes to shower time, Rituals have used unique foam technology to awaken the senses and transform your shower. Upon contact with water the gel transforms into a nourishing foam providing full body moisture that lasts all day. You’re guaranteed a squeaky clean feeling all whilst smelling divine! Squeeze a small amount of gel onto your hand and massage over wet skin, then rinse away.
2. Rituals Ayurveda Scrub
To get your skin feeling super smooth, you often have to choose between an effective-yet-rough scrub and a smoothing cleanser that does nothing to get rid of dead, dry skin. This formula does the gritty work of an exfoliator in the softening formula of a body wash, both sloughing away dull skin and soothing the fresh skin beneath. Massage generously onto damp skin in a small, circular motion. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
3. The Ritual of Ayurveda Dry Oil Vata
Oils are a great addition to your bodycare routine for keeping your skin supple smooth. This oil is packed with ingredients your skin will love, including almond oil which helps to regulate the moisture balance of skin and basil whose detoxifying properties have a purifying effect. If all that wasn’t enough, it can also be used on your hair to provide deep level nourishment and shine. Just massage 1 or 2 drops into your skin or hair for an instant glow!
PAMPER EVENING ESSENTIALS
Dao is an ancient Chinese philosophy centred on achieving the perfect harmony between Yin and Yang. Focusing on nourishing your Yin energy, Rituals’ he Ritual of Dao collection is designed to help you to find inner peace and tranquility in your busy life. Perfect for a pamper evening when need to indulge in some me-time.
1. Rituals The Ritual of Dao Foaming Shower Gel
Your shower doesn’t have to feel like a chore! In fact with this foaming shower gel, it can really help you relaxw. The formula does all the work for you: turning into a luxurious foam when it comes into contact with water. All you have to do is smooth it on for a skin-softening clean. The luxurious fragrance of this rich gel is inspired by the relaxing properties of white lotus and yi yi ren, and foams up instantly into a thick lather to moisturise and nourish.
2. Ritual of Dao Hand Scrub
Hands in need of a little lovin’? They do a lot for you over the course of a day so use pamper night as a chance to show them some TLC. This nourishing hand scrub will help to slough away dry skin, and your worries at the same time! Packed with a blend of ultra-fine Chinese bamboo particles to gently remove dead skin cells, and enriched with white lotus and yi yi ren to calm the skin’s surface, this pampering treatment will leave your skin soft and your mind relaxed. Using circular motions, massage a generous amount onto damp skin. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
3. Rituals The Ritual of Dao Energizing Foot Balm
Tonight is really a chance to kick off your shoes and put your feet up. This soothing balm is just the thing for tired feet: it nourishes and softens the skin, and an infusion of mint delivers a refreshing, cooling sensation. The only thing it doesn’t have is someone to rub your feet for an hour or two – but with its delightfully fresh, herbal fragrance, we might just be able to convince someone (or at the very least, be more than happy to do it yourself!). Smooth onto clean, dry feet, and gently massage in until absorbed.
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