Between all of the disheartening headlines and stresses of everyday life, a relaxing day at the spa has never sounded so good. But the reality is that not all of us have the money or the time to spend on luxurious spa services. Happily, you can treat yourself to the same self-care at home. Beauty brands now offer every product you need to fake a fancy spa from your bathroom.
Celebrity esthetician Angela Caglia, who created a skin care line so women could treat themselves to a “self-love” ritual without stepping foot in her spa, suggests looking for products that are not only efficacious, but also sensorial with beautiful textures and scents to enhance the experience. Also key: a warm, fluffy robe.
“I believe self-care is so important, especially as women, because we give so much by nature. We need to give ourselves the permission to rejuvenate and feel renewed, so we give the best version of ourselves and not feel depleted,” Caglia says.
Keep scrolling for everything you need to get the full spa experience. Then, turn on your favorite soothing sounds and sink into the tub. Your mind and your body will thank you.
Terry Velour Robe ($89; Nordstrom.com)
A spa-style robe that feels velvety soft on skin? Check!
AQUIS Waffle Luxe Hair Turban ($40; sephora.com)
This water-wicking turban is so lightweight, you’ll forget it’s on while soaking in the tub.
LAFCO Mint Tisane / Meditation Room ($65; bluemercury.com)
The clean-burning candle has soothing scents of eucalyptus, basil, and sage for instant zen.
Jane Inc. Effervescent Cube Bath Bomb ($10; anthropologie.com)
These fizzy bath bombs are designed to target specific stressors, including sleep, muscle aches, and sinuses. Slip one in your bath for ultimate relaxation.
Angel Face Botanicals Flower Power Wellness Bath ($26; etsy.com)
These add more than just a pretty touch; the blend of pink Himalayan salt, epsom salt, organic flowers, organic herbs, and organic essential oils promote detox, healing, and relaxation. It can even help soothe headaches and PMS.
Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Scrub ($50; sephora.com)
This luxurious body scrub sloughs off dead cells for silky-smooth skin and has an irresistibly decadent scent that softly lingers.
Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Atomic Heat Mask ($58; sephora.com)
Hungarian thermal water nourishes skin, beech tree bud extract works to minimize fine lines, and kaolin clay and magnesium sulfate help open pores and draw out impurities. The best part, though, is the warming sensation you feel on application.
OKACHI GLIYA NanoSteamer ($60; amazon.com)
Similar to the professional steamers estheticians use during facials, this one produces a warm nano steam, which opens up pores for deep cleansing, moisturizes skin, and improves blood circulation.
Angela Caglia La Vie En Rose Face Roller ($65; angelacaglia.com)
“The rose quartz face roller assists with de-puffing, stimulation of blood flow for immediate glow, relaxing of fine lines and wrinkles, and can assist with serum penetration,” says Caglia. “It also feels amazing and is excellent for a hangover, too!”
Yes to Cucumbers Calming Super Eye Mask ($3; ulta.com)
The next best thing to fresh cucumber slices, this serum-infused sheet mask soothes and refreshes the delicate eye area.
Boscia Baby Soft Foot Peel ($20; sephora.com)
Slip on a pair of these spa-like slippers and sit back for 60 minutes while alpha hydroxy acids and fruit extracts work to gently peel away dry skin and tough calluses.
DIPTYQUE Velvet Hand Lotion ($42; spacenk.com)
The rich formula contains nourishing acacia honey, brightening licorice extract, hydrating sweet almond milk, and protecting antioxidants to soften and smooth hands. Also sweet? Its addictive smell.
Be Well Teas Get Relaxed Rooibos Tea ($15; jet.com)
Enjoy the entire experience with a cup of warm tea. This calming herbal blend contains nerve-soothing chamomile and passionflower, along with stress-reducing eleuthero root.