6 Indulgent beauty gifts you will want for yourself

For that home spa session


By Wei Yeen Loh

6 Indulgent beauty gifts you will want for yourself

If you’ve got your gift shopping down pat this season (all presents already under the tree, no less), don’t forget to take one last—and very important—step before the year ends: Pamper yourself, of course! Enough of buying presents for people in your life, it’s time to indulge in some major beauty goodies:

Light a candle or two to prep the ambience of your abode before embarking on a relaxing home ritual. Diptyque’s collaboration with French street artist Philippe Baudelocque has culminated in a holiday collection filled with starry wonders inspired by celestial animals found in galactic constellations. Amongst it is a new 3-candle gift set that smells like Christmas—from pine needles, mint nestle and orange rind, to smoky wood and myrrh wrapped in cinnamon.

If you’re contemplating a DIY spa ritual in the comfort of your home, add Caudalie Spa-At-Home Gift Set into your shopping list this weekend. The set comes with a Crushed Cabernet Scrub and Vine Body Butter for your to start 2018 with smoother, moisturised skin. Exfoliate your skin with the wine-inspired scrub and seal the moisture in with the body butter that’s made of organic fair trade shea butter.

Those who prefer something that best epitomizes the festive season can enjoy Crabtree & Evelyn’s White Cardamom Indulgent Treats—a trio of white cardamom scented body and bath products. Lather up with the Shower Bauble and slather on the Body Cream and Hand Therapy for some much-needed TLC.

Trust Aesop to go against the grain when it comes to holiday gift designs. This year, it pays homage to research and studies on human behaviour. The Concord Gift Kit takes a leaf out of a social psychology experiment that examines ways to initiate harmony when social situations go awry—a subtle nod to how all three products work in harmony for head-to-toe care. Take care of your skin from your complexion down to your toes with these three: A Rose By Any Other Name Body Cleanser, Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, and Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol. 

Envelope your body with a delicate fragrance after your shower with L’Erbolario Lilac Lilac Perfumed Soap. Made from coconut, sunflower, rapeseed, and hemp and cotton oils, the plant-based soap bar will leave your skin super soft to touch and pleasant to boot with absolute Lilac.

Before you tuck in at night, soak in a salty goodness with Neal’s Yard Remedies Rest Lavender Bath Salts that are hand-harvested and sourced from purifying sea salt of the coast of Brittany. With the balmy scent of French lavender, your body will thank you for this as you find repose in a tranquil state of well-being.


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