Understandably, January gets bad press for being pretty bleak after the Christmas come down, so if you need a little boost this month, these seven little luxuries are bound to banish the winter blues.
Not only does it smell incredible, but grapefruit also has amazing skin benefits. Kick-start your day with this refreshing, nourishing and super soothing cleanser. The 100% natural wax-free formula blends grapefruit, squalane and cocoa butter and leaves complexions squeaky clean, hydrated, and bright. Vegan and cruelty-free. Available from www.qandaskin.com, Holland & Barrett, Sainsbury’s and sephora.co.uk
Taking vitamins during the winter months can really make a positive difference. Vitamin D supports a healthy immune system, regulates our mood, and increases energy. A lack of sunlight can lead to a decrease in the amount of vitamin D our body produces so it’s a good idea to top up levels with a supplement. This vegan friendly, plant-based capsule is the perfect daily dose. Available from www.togetherhealth.co.uk, Ocado and Holland & Barrett.
Clinical studies have shown that ashwagandha is a fantastic herb with de-stressing powers and can be great to take if you are feeling a bit down in the dumps. Commonly used to relax the mind and body, minimise anxiety and improve low moods, this formula from Together Health is made using the highest quality, organic ashwagandha root from Northern India and follows sustainable practices. Available from www.togetherhealth.co.uk, Ocado and Holland & Barrett.
A comforting face mask can work wonders to boost our mood and skin after a stressful day. This one is crammed full of 10 antioxidant superfoods including acai berries, cranberry, strawberry, cherry, and blackcurrant seed oils. The formula gently warms on the skin to leave it soft, radiant, and rejuvenated in just a matter of minutes. Available from www.qandaskin.com, Holland & Barrett, Sainsbury’s and sephora.co.uk
Joy in a bottle! This organic, mood-boosting citrus scented oil works wonders, instantly lifting the spirits, revitalising the mind, and promoting happiness. It blends the perfect balance of sweet orange, lemon, basil, lemongrass, lavender, bergamot, cedarwood, frankincense and peppermint. Use in a diffuser or add a couple of drops onto a tissue and inhale or apply to pulse points. It’s also great for adding to water to use as a room spray or dropping onto your pillow at bedtime. Available from www.greenpeople.co.uk
Vitamin C doesn’t just fight off colds you know. This vitamin C packed, glow-giving serum instantly lifts tired and dull looking skin. Blending stabilised vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and squalane, it’s a must-have for boosting collagen and helps repair, protect, and keep skin looking firm, fresh, and youthful. A best-seller, they have sold enough of these in the last 6 months alone to reach the top of the Empire State Building. Available from www.qandaskin.com, Holland & Barrett, Sainsbury’s and sephora.co.uk
Channel your inner mermaid with these hand-harvested sea salts from the Anglesey coastline and infused with pure essential oils including lavender, sandalwood, and vetiver. The essential oils will help you unwind in two ways – absorption through the skin and inhaling their stimulating aromas. Sprinkle a generous handful of these mineral-rich Halen Mon salts into the bath to deeply relax muscles and promote a peaceful night’s sleep. Available from www.teaandtonic.co.uk.