With dark nights and wintry weather, February might feel like a month to hibernate indoors – but why not take advantage of quiet evenings and treat yourself to a little pampering.
At The Centre you can choose from a host of products and services guaranteed to chase away the winter blues – from spa treatments and indulgent skincare, to bath oils and foot masks. Here are our top picks this season, all available from retailers at The Centre.
Why not invest in the Bathing Lab Set, £20 from Superdrug – it’s the total package for an evening of relaxation. Start by dropping the Paradise Glow Bath Fizzer into running water which fills your bath with sensational scent and colour, then treat your skin to the dreamy lather of Paradise Glow Body Wash and finish with a spritz of Paradise Glow Body Mist. (Image 1)
Over at Boots you can indulge in a range of spa treatments to enjoy at home, with one of the most luxurious being the Aromatherapy Associates Ultimate Wellbeing Bath and Shower Oil Collection Set for £65. The set features 10 award winning potent bath and shower oil blends brimming with aromatherapy solutions to ease everyday troubles - whether you’re looking for relaxation, energy, comfort or confidence you can mix and match to create 30 different experiences. Each blend is made with the finest essential oils, purest extracts and natural ingredients and can transform your bath or shower into a peaceful, sensory experience. (Image 2)
The Cowshed range at Boots includes Comforting Bath and Shower Gel, Blissful Body Lotion and Refresh Hand Cream, with each scent collection containing wildcrafted essential oils and organic botanicals, tailored to inspire a different mood. If you’re feeling tired and run-down, the Cowshed Relax Calming Diffuser, £30, is a blend of uplifting Eucalyptus and calming Lavender, guaranteed to help you unwind. (Image 3)
For the ultimate in relaxation, why not gift yourself a spa treatment at Sanctum Hair & Beauty? As an Aveda Spa, they customise every treatment to the needs of the client using a combination of aroma, breath and touch to leave you with an increased sense of wellbeing. Their Fusion Hot Stone Massage melts away stress and tension and brings balance to your body with heated stones and aromatherapy massage. Prices start from £40 for a 30 minute massage. (Image 4)
Lush is packed with products which can turn your home into a mini-spa - from massage bars and body conditioners to facial oils and hand scrubs. One of the latest additions to their bath bomb range is the Floating Flower Bath Bomb, £6.95. As this fragrant bath bomb fizzes releasing soothing lavender oil, a chrysanthemum dipped in hydrating cocoa butter and almond oil floats to the surface, turning the water soft and creamy - soak in these pastel blue waters just before bedtime to aid a restful sleep. (Image 5)
Alternatively, why not transform your bathtub into a tempting tropical lagoon with You’ve Been Mangoed Bath Oil, £2.95, Lush. Lemongrass, lime, and zesty lemon essential oils will elevate your mood, while organic cocoa butter softens thirsty skin. Simply lock your doors, take the phone off the hook, let the hot water unleash clouds of colour and perfume, and let yourself be transported to a tropical isle, even in the depths of winter! (Image 6)
The winter weather can be harsh on skin, leaving it dry and irritated. One way to address this is with a rejuvenating facial and at Sally’s you’ll find everything you need for a truly pampering experience with the Skintruth Soothing Facial Kit, £27.79. (Image 7) The kit includes a soothing cleanser, toner, moisturiser, exfoliator, and replenishing mask all of which have been expertly formulated and tailored to meet the specific demands of sensitive skin. Chamomile extract provides a soothing action and possesses relaxing properties whilst Lavender has antiseptic benefits with the ability to calm and soothe.
Argos has some great beauty buys in store including electricals such as foot spas and deep tissue massagers as well as facial saunas which offer all of the benefits of a spa steam treatment at home. Treat your feet with the HoMedics Dual Shiatsu Foot Massager for £49.99 - heat soothes tired muscles while the Shiatsu motor offers four rotating massage heads and twelve acupressure massage nodes which target and relieve spots of tension. (Image 8)
Why not pop along to Choize and indulge in a treat or two from their Green Angel skincare range - a pure, organic skincare brand which combines aromatherapy with thalassotherapy, using sea water and mineral rich seaweed harvested on the west coast of Ireland, to create natural, luxurious skincare products.
We love their Sunset Heaven Seaweed Body Smoother which combines organic Irish Seaweed, Sea Salt, botanical Argan and Grapeseed oils and pure organic Lavender, Marjoram and Juniper essential oils to create a luxurious, natural exfoliator which unclogs pores, leaving it wonderfully soft and smooth. Simply massage gently over the body before taking a tranquil warm bath to encourage a restful sleep. What’s more, Choize has a buy one get one half price offer on all Green Angel products for the next couple of months, so grab a bargain while you can! (Image 9)
Over at B&M you can pick up some great mini spa treatments. Garnier’s SkinActive Moisture Boost tissue masks are great value for £1.99 and there’s a mask to suit every skin type. For shine-prone skin the Charcoal and Black Tea Hydrating and Purifying Tissue Mask is infused with a serum enriched with Black Tea – leaving skin feeling comforted and looking mattified in just 15 minutes. (Image 10)
Get the perfect pout with the Derma V10 2-Step Lip Kit, £1, from B&M. This coconut lip kit contains an exfoliating sugar lip scrub, enriched with coconut oil and cocoa butter, to lift away dead skin cells, and a collagen lip mask to soften and moisturise your lips. (Image 11)
Pure vegan skincare at M&S offers natural, ethical beauty products you can trust, made without artificial colours and fragrances, parabens and silicones. Their Natural Radiance Oil Treatment, £18, features Echinacea and peptides to revive skin, boosting firmness, hydration and elasticity, while fatty acid-rich star flower and blackcurrant seed oils smooth skin and add moisture. (Image 12)
Whether you’re looking for overnight masks, indulgent hand creams or conditioning lip balms, Wilko has a wide range of skin care products to choose from, from leading brands including Nivea, L’Oréal, Simple and OLAY. Create a radiant complexion with L’Oréal Paris Skin Expert Pure Clay Glow Scrub, £4.00 - a lightweight gel cleanser, enriched with three pure clays as well as brightening Red Algae Extract, to eliminate impurities and excess oil and visibly reduce shine. (Image 13)
For a purse-friendly treatment, pick up the Derma V10 Honey and Almond Deep Moisturising Foot Pack for £1 at Wilko. It’s the perfect way to pamper your feet and get them sandal-ready for summer in just twenty minutes! This deeply moisturising foot pack has been enriched with vitamin E to moisturise the skin, helping to soothe and soften dry, rough and cracked heels. (Image 14)
Finally, why not pop along to Diva Nail Bar for an express treatment, an indulgent hour or two, or even make a day of it with the girls. From a simple shape and polish to nail enhancements, Diva Nails uses the latest techniques and high quality products to offer everything your delicate hands and feet could ever want. (Image 15)
Indulge your senses this February, with a little help from The Centre.
Image 1: Bathing Lab Set, Superdrug, £20
Image 2: Aromatherapy Associates Ultimate Wellbeing Bath and Shower Oil Collection Set, Boots, £65
Image 3: Cowshed Relax Calming Diffuser, Boots, £30
Image 4: Sanctum Hair & Beauty
Image 5: Floating Flower Bath Bomb, Lush, £6.95
Image 6: You’ve Been Mangoed Bath Oil, Lush, £2.95
Image 7: Skintruth Soothing Facial Kit, Sally’s, £27.79
Image 8: HoMedics Dual Shiatsu Foot Massager, Argos, £49.99
Image 9: Green Angel Skincare, Choize
Image 10: Garnier’s SkinActive Moisture Boost Tissue Mask, B&M, £1.99
Image 11: Derma V10 2-Step Lip Kit, B&M, £1
Image 12: Natural Radiance Oil Treatment, M&S, £18
Image 13: L’Oréal Paris Skin Expert Pure Clay Glow Scrub, Wilko, £4
Image 14: Derma V10 Foot Pack, Wilko, £1
Image 15: Diva Nails
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