Mood boosting beauty

During the winter months and particularly this year, it can feel tougher than ever to get motivated but little beauty treats along the way can make it feel a whole lot easier. We’ve rounded up the best beauty products that have mood boosting effects, to make staying at home that bit more enjoyable.

Urtekram Wild Lemongrass Body Lotion, 245 ml £6.99  The Fragrance Shop

Organic and ecologically certified Nordic beauty brand Urtekram, has released its Blown Away collection. With the uplifting scent of natural wild lemongrass and citrus, the collection aims to bring a fresh Nordic experience to the body and mind. Providing moisture and TLC to all skin types, the hydrating and nourishing lotion provides skin with a long-lasting silky soft feeling with an energizing and fresh scent. The mix of comforting shea butter with soothing aloe vera, along with essential nutrients, will ensure that skin stays pampered throughout the day. The collection also contains organic essential oils including lemongrass, sweet orange, olive, jojoba, apricot and almond for their uplifting and mood-boosting properties.

Westlab Restoring Magnesium Flakes, 1 kg £6.99, Westlab

Westlab’s Magnesium flakes are the perfect go-to for a mood boosting pick me up. Not only is a soak in the bath a good excuse to take some time for yourself to relax and forget about your worries, the relaxing flakes help bathers feel calm and de-stress the mind and body. Magnesium plays an essential role in maintaining the serotonin levels in the body and is best absorbed through the skin. Serotonin helps regulate the mood, calmness and sleep.

Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap, 237 ml £8.49, drbronner.co.uk

Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Pure-Castile Soaps are good for just about any cleaning task. Face, body, hair & food, dishes, laundry, mopping, pets & clean your house and body with no synthetic preservatives, detergents, or foaming agents. Use one of the mood boosting fragrances to shower in the morning or at night. The Lavender scent is made with pure lavender and lavandin oils to calm the mind and soothe the body or if you’d rather feel fresh and bright the citrus scent is made with an invigorating blend of organic orange, lemon and lime oils.

Mavala’s Pastel Fiesta Collection, 5 ml £5.50 per polish – available nationwide

Pastel colours have a proven effect to uplift your mood. The brighter and lighter the colour the more happy and optimistic it will make you feel, and Mavala’s 2021 Spring collection ‘Pastel Fiesta’ has just the ticket.

Offering a complimentary infusion of unashamedly delicate shades mixed with vivid, intense colours, the collection includes soft lilacs, intense mauves and feminine pinks. Named after beautiful worldwide locations, the Pastel Fiesta comprises of six shades: Brighton, Gotland, Hamptons, Biarritz, Taormina and Rimini.

Made with care in mind, the Mavala nail polish formulation delivers microscopic air pockets to allow nails to breathe and is vegan friendly. For added care, prep nails perfectly using the Mavala Discovery Set which contains every product you need to get a flawless mani.