At PURA, we are all about enhancing beauty naturally though the use of botanical ingredients and the incorporation of beauty tools that promote slow moments of self-love and appreciation. Sometimes a beautiful beauty tool makes all the difference between a beloved and an abandoned beauty ritual. Being a team of beauty enthusiasts, the topic of our favourite beauty tools often arises in our studio. It is our hope that this beauty tool round-up promotes self-indulgent rituals that awake an inner desire to fall deeper in love, or perhaps simply to fall back in love, with yourself.
Aromatherapy Associates Skin Polishing Body Brush
Detox your skin with regular dry brushing with soft but firm bristle brush like this one from Aromatherapy Associates
that was also chosen for its short handle. Speaking from experience, the long handled dry brushes can be more difficult to use. The benefits of this beauty ritual include boosted circulation, stimulated lymph nodes, removal of dead skin cells, and reduced appearance of cellulite. Pair this practise with PURA’s Cocoa & Rose Body Oil
to add nutrients to the fresh skin.
Chic Shhhower Cap
Who has time to wash their hair everyday? Not me! The silver lining here is that washing your hair too frequently can actually dry it out when natural oils are stripped with the use of shampoo, increasing the risk of breakage. It is important to note that there is no golden rule for how often you should wash your hair – it is merely a matter of personal preference and dependent of your hair type. Regardless, we all find ourselves reaching for a shower cap from time-to-time, so why not make it a chic one that makes you feel like a goddess, like this one by Shhhower Cap!
PURA's Gemstone Face Rollers
I may be a little biased, but absolutely no beauty tool round-up is complete without PURA's Gemstone Face Rollers, available in Crystal Quartz, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Tiger’s Eye, and Black Obsidean, each with their own celestial protective and healing properties. Not only does it look beautiful resting on your vanity, but it also has many skin benefits. When you roll this naturally cool gemstone upwards on a cleansed face or with PURA's Radiant Face Drops you release impurities, enhance collagen production and blood circulation, improve the elasticity of the skin, promote lymphatic drainage, and reduce puffiness and the appearance of fine lines.
Avoid unnecessary hassle by protecting your hairline when you remove your make-up and/or apply facial masks like PURA's Exotic Pink Coffee Dust. Pro tip: to prevent staining, buy a darker coloured headband. This dark tropic headband by Louvelle fits the mark and has quick dry properties + a silky feel that will make it a quick favourite of yours.
Slip's Pure Mulberry Silk Pillowcases + Eye Masks
Speaking of silk, it turns out that it not only feels luxurious on your skin, but also has skin-preserving benefits! When you rest your head on a silk pillowcase for the night and/or pull a silk eye mask over your eyes, you are promoting clear skin (cotton pillows absorb allergens and bacteria more easily transferring them to your skin) and preventing fine lines (the ultra-smooth surface decreases the likelihood that the skin will be tugged and pulled). Slip’s pure mulberry silk pillow cases and eye masks are a favourite of mine. There is ten years of research behind their gorgeous products that come it a variety of soft, neutral colours.
What are your favourite beauty tools?
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