Self-care often gets shoved to the sidelines when work gets busy, or our family obligations overwhelm our week. Just because you can’t get more sleep, doesn’t mean you can’t make some time for yourself in the comfort of your home. With the right products, you can bring the spa to you and save time and money along the way.
Let’s look at some of the most enticing and luxurious spa products for the at-home market, like a lotion bar, bath pillow, facial steamer, and facial massager that will help you feel renewed and rejuvenated.
What Makes a Good Spa Product?
To get a genuine spa experience, you can’t simply buy any products on the shelf of your local Wal-Mart. If you want the most luxurious products, you need to know what to look for. Here are a few tips to remember when shopping for spa products:
- Peruse different scents as these can lift your mood, stimulate your senses, and create a spa-like environment.
- Some products involve a time-consuming process. Make sure you read a product’s directions to learn its time commitment, and then make sure you have the time.
- Focus on quality, which doesn’t always mean paying more. You want to buy products with natural ingredients that have positive reviews (a quick Google search or a scan through a company’s social media account can do the trick).
Lastly, consider investing in supplemental products like candles or a Bluetooth speaker to play calming music, as these can enhance your spa experience.
4 Products That Deliver the Spa Experience
- Mama Stone Lotion Bar – Kate McLeod
This is especially great for pregnant or postpartum women, but it can work for anyone. It’s vegan, unscented, as natural as it comes, but relatively expensive. The Mama Stone Lotion Bar dissolves into an oil when used. It’s especially relaxing to use on tense muscles in your arms and shoulders.
While not a treatment, the Mama Stone is perfect for dry skin, and can help soothe certain skin conditions like eczema. Pair it with a Kate McLeod Dry Brush to exfoliate your skin and to allow it to absorb the nutrients of the lotion bar.
- Luxury Bath Pillow – Gorilla Grip
We can sit here and list every scrub and lotion imaginable, but what about something that turns your bathtub into a comfortable bed so you can soak for as long as you want? A hot bubble bath with scents can deliver the vibe of a spa, but this pillow will take it to the next level.
The Gorilla Grip Luxury Bath Pillow is slip-resistant, waterproof, and has 2 inches of thick high-grade foam. You get to avoid the hard surface of your bathtub in favour of this comfortable, gentle head support.
- Pro Facial Steamer – Dr. Dennis Gross
Regardless of your skin type, the Dr. Dennis Gross Pro Facial Steamer refreshes skin through a process of hydration and purification. In less than 10 minutes, your skin will feel soft and smooth. This facial steamer is easy to use, compact, and has a wide nozzle that provides full facial coverage.
This device’s micro-steam technology will help you escape stress, and can make your complexion clearer and smoother. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare also carries other luxury products that can contribute to your at-home spa like a cleansing gel and body exfoliating treatment.
- The Original Blue Ice Globe Facial Massager – Aceology
Going to the spa is a great way to remove the puffiness and darkness around your eyes. But if you can’t make it to the spa, the Original Blue Ice Globe Facial Massager is the next best thing. This travel-friendly device oxygenates skin, eliminates redness, and reduces pore size.
Refrigerate this device for 10 minutes prior to use, and it will remain cold throughout the duration of the massage (just make sure you never store it in your freezer). This is a great way to say goodbye to fine lines and hello to taut skin.
Create an At-Home Spa
These products are worth the investment if you crave weekly spa treatments. In addition to feeling rejuvenated, you won’t have to rearrange your schedule for appointments or shell out hundreds of dollars every month. You simply need the right products at your disposal to enjoy the benefits of a spa and that relaxing, soothing experience that makes going to the spa the ultimate escape.
Rob Shapiro | Contributing Writer