10 Stress-Relieving Beauty Products
It’s said to be the most wonderful time of the year, but let’s be honest: Between shopping, party planning, and endless to-do lists, the holidays can often be more stressful than joyful. Our secret to avoiding a meltdown? Stress-relieving beauty products—and in the spirit of the season, we’re letting you in on our favorites to keep you calm, cool, and collected from now until New Year’s.
In our roundup, you’ll find a rose-scented beauty mist that will instantly boost your mood as it freshens your hair and makeup, an irritability treatment that is sure to come in handy when you’re elbowing through crowds at the mall, and a soothing bath melt that will zap your worries away for a good night’s rest, leaving plenty of opportunities for this to truly be the most wonderful time of the year.
Tata Harper Aromatherapy Treatments
The 100% natural brand, which manufactures its ingredients in small batches on-site in Vermont, counts celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow among its fans. The aromatic treatments relieve a trio of possible holiday tensions, from stress, to irritability, to its Bedtime treatment, which claims to help calm your mind to drift off into a relaxing slumber.
Stress ($72; tataharperskincare.com)
Lush Dreamtime Luxury Bath Melt
Even after a day spent in a stampede of last-minute shoppers, this soothing bath melt ($7; lushusa.com) will instantly revive your holiday spirit. Slip it into a bath before going to bed to free your mind and enjoy a full night's rest.
Dr. Teal's Body and Bath Oil
The brand behind the #1-selling epsom salts has come up with yet another solution to effectively soothe the body. Dr. Teal's Body and Bath Oil ($5 each; walmart.com work to seal in moisture without the slick residue of most oils.
Olivine Atelier Love + Roses Beauty Mist
This multitasking beauty mist ($14; shopolivine.com) is brimming with rose essential oil to ease stress and exhaustion as it softens the skin and hair. Going from desk to cocktails? Use it to freshen up your makeup on the go.
Molton Brown's Body Remedies Sleep Collection
Catch some Z’s with help from the British brand’s sleep-centered collection! The Temple Soother ($27; moltonbrown.com), Body Oil ($39; moltonbrown.com), and Room Aroma Rocks ($45; moltonbrown.com) are infused with various mixtures of oils, from evening primrose to Moroccan cedrus oils that help to relax and unwind.
Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Pillow Mist in Eucalyptus Spearmint
Bath amp Body Works has all our holiday beauty needs covered, and better yet, at prices that won’t break the bank! Spray this mist ($10; bathandbodyworks.com) on your pillow and allow the eucalyptus and spearmint essentials oils that calm and uplift to instantly make you feel more at ease.
Aveda Stress-Fix Body Lotion
Need a breather? Aveda's stress-fix line boasts a calming lavender aroma to reduce the negative effects of stress overload. We especially love the brand's body lotion ($11; nordstrom.com), which works double duty to relieve winter dryness.
Youngblood Minerals in the Mist
These eco-friendly facial mists ($24 each; ybskin.com) include calming blends of spearmint, lime, ginger and lavender oils to relax and hydrate the skin. Use after makeup to set your foundation for a night of festivites, or spritz throughout the day for an instant refresher.
Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil
Bobbi Brown’s new cleanser ($43; bobbibrowncosmetics.com) is a gentler alternative to soaps, won’t strip the skin of necessary oils, and even doubles as a makeup remover!