You’ve seen it all over Instagram: A bathtub adorned with flower petals and potions (hello, Vagus Nerve Bath Oil), candles, and a great book. There is no denying that taking a bath is the ultimate stress-relieving, silky-skin-making indulgence. But let’s be honest, not everyone has the time for or access to this leisurely ritual. What if we told you that with a few simple upgrades, you could enjoy all of the rejuvenating benefits of a bath from the comfort of your shower? So light a candle, cue up a relaxing playlist and get ready to transform your daily cleanse into a spa.
Step 1: Dry-Brush to Smooth and Invigorate
Before entering the spa—whoops, we mean shower—use our Plant-Based Body Brush to gently invigorate your body, buff away dead skin cells and prepare your skin for better absorption of your other body care. Start brushing at the tops of the feet, using long, circular strokes, and move upward toward the heart. Watch our tutorial here. Our dry brush is made with vegan sisal-fiber bristles for the perfect balance of soft yet firm texture—it feels fantastic on the skin. Take a deep breath and enjoy all of the stress-relieving goodness.
Step 2: Exfoliate All Over Like a Pro
A staple of spa treatments and almost every body-care routine of ours, Salts of the Earth Body Scrub smooths, exfoliates, softens and hydrates skin with mineral-rich seaweed and salts from around the world in a base of ultra-moisturizing oils, like shea butter, safflower and olive fruit. Our creamy scrub is infused with the most beautiful-smelling lavender for a relaxing, aromatherapeutic experience. Take a few moments to breathe in the heavenly scented steam, then emerge from the shower with incredibly soft skin.
Step 3: Step Out and Moisturize Head to Toe
Hot, steamy showers can dry out your skin, so slathering yourself in body oil or balm afterward is key to locking in hydration. We recommend patting yourself dry with a plush, cozy towel and then applying our moisturizers while skin is still damp. Our ultra-rich, nourishing lotion-oil hybrid, Anti-Aging Body Balm, transforms dry skin to soft, smooth and radiant. Coconut oil, passion fruit, Alaria esculenta seaweed, omega fatty acids, minerals and antioxidants are all packed into one softening and smoothing liquid balm. And you can expect results immediately: In a third-party study, 94 percent of participants said skin felt nourished, moisturized and softer and looked smoother, more supple and glowing.* The jasmine and geranium scent is intoxicating, and will surely take your shower routine to the next level.
Looking for something a little more lightweight? Our best-selling Undaria Algae Body Oil is clinically proven to instantly improve skin elasticity and deliver deep moisturization. It’s made with Undaria algae (our hero seaweed) and a beautiful blend of acai, babassu and rice bran oils to deliver silky-soft, impossibly glowing skin. Our body oil sinks in instantly and smells sweet and citrusy–like a tropical vacation–making it the perfect accessory for helping to transform your shower into the blissed-out spa day you deserve.
*Based on a third-party consumer-perception study conducted on 32 women ages 37-65 after two weeks of use.