The 8 Best Beauty Products for Stressed-Out People
Calling our fellow overstressed overachievers: Here are eight beauty products we can always rely on to simplify our routines and bring us a daily moment of zen.
Brightening Eye Masks
For those days when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, pop on a set of these golden under-eye masks. Drenched in aloe leaf extract and lavender oil, they work to magically de-puff your peepers and de-stress your mind.
Wander Beauty ($25)
A Depuffing Facial Sculptor
Have you heard of gua sha? This traditional massage technique relaxes stiff muscles (to release any tension you’re carrying in your face) and promotes lymphatic drainage (so you get a sharper looking jawline) with a few upward strokes using a jade or rose quartz stone.
Kora Organics ($58)
A Refreshing Fact Mist
Whenever we feel ourselves getting worked up about something, we take a deep breath and break out the face mist. This coconut-scented fix gives us an instant mood boost and leaves our skin dewy.
The Body Shop ($10)
A 3-in-1 Hair Styler
Cut down on styling time with this lightweight lotion that protects against heat, tangles and frizz. Apply on damp hair to prep strands and on dry ends as a finishing touch. OK, now go enjoy those ten extra minutes you just bought yourself.
A Soothing Body Moisturizer
This fast-absorbing blend of lavender, neroli and frankincense oils soothes dry patches (and frazzled nerves) instantly, while leaving the loveliest sheen on our skin.
A Calming Beverage
Hit an afternoon slump? Try sipping on this mushroom and cacao drink. Rest assured, it tastes like a lightly sweetened hot chocolate—and reishi, the key shroom in this blend, has been shown to reduce stress and lower cortisol levels so you get better beauty sleep (and fewer stress zits).
Four Sigmatic ($20)
An Overnight Face Mask
Glom on a generous layer of this translucent mask before you sleep and wake up to softer, plumper skin. No wait times, messy removals or pillow stains necessary.