Rejuvenate and energise your body
As we struggle to keep our energy levels up after the festive break, we're relying on help more than ever. Instead of reaching for an extra cup of coffee, why not rejuvenate yourself with your beauty products?
Even something as simple as soap can help, with Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps designed to clean everything from your face to your bathroom sink (really!). The Green Tea and Hemp version is revitalising and a good pick-me-up thanks to its fresh scent and squeaky clean finish. You can even use it with an electronic cleansing device to really wake yourself up first thing in the morning. Green tea helps fight inflammation and can even ward off damage from UV rays - but don't rely on it completely of course; an SPF is still better.
Kiehl's brand new Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque was created especially for people whose complexions look dull and tired. The team decided to focus on skin which needs energising after finding that 70 per cent of women in America cite dullness as their top skin concern. The idea is for the mask to be an instant, at-home facial - skin is left looking rosy and healthy after just a few minutes. This is thanks to the cranberry seeds, which act as an exfoliator to illuminate, and the turmeric, which has deep cleansing properties and is an antioxidant.
You could also try the milk_shake Hair Thickener Conditioner for lacklustre locks. The smell of this eucalyptus-infused conditioner is gorgeous, and there's a matching shampoo and scalp treatment. Along with eucalyptus, the bottle is packed full of natural ingredients like organic rosemary and organic sage and feels very apt for the whole "new year, new me" vibe of January.
Before the men cry out 'What about me?', we have to mention Kiehl's Men's Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub. As it says on the pack, the aim of this face wash is to give your skin that extra 'oomph' it needs when you're feeling sluggish. This is thanks to ingredients such as caffeine, menthol and Vitamin E, all of which have been proven to boost skin cell growth. So as the scrub buffers away at dead skin on the surface, the elements listed above will get to work on improving your complexion.