There’s something so rejuvenating about washing your face in the morning, especially when you combine the process with an invigorating cleanser. Look for formulas infused with refreshing citrus notes, such as Malin + Goetz Nettoyant pour le visage au pamplemousse, 30,00 £ or give skin an extra zing with cooling menthol ingredients. Perfect for using in the shower as an AM cleanse, Omorovicza Crème nettoyante Moor, 59,00 £ blends camphor and peppermint with eucalyptus essential oils, which gently tingle on the face and leave skin feeling fresh. Apply a pea-sized amount to damp skin and massage in circular motions before rinsing thoroughly with warm water.
Give sleepy limbs a wake-up call by gently but firmly massaging arms, legs and torso with an in-shower scrub. Work into damp skin in firm, small upward strokes or in clockwise circular motions towards the heart to help stimulate blood flow and improve sluggish circulation. Try Ren Clean Skincare Polish pour le corps au sucre de la Rose Otto du Maroc, 40,00 £ – a combination of rose and almond oils boosted with stimulating caffeine to deliver an energising experience that will help rouse even the most miserable morning person.
Once you’ve exfoliated, your senses will be coming to life so fully indulge with an uplifting shower gel fragranced with a scent that makes you feel happy. Right now, we’re reaching for – inspired by the tropical beaches of Rio, its sweet and sunny scent provides the perfect escape from the depths of a dark and gloomy December.
After the paragraph ‘Once you’ve exfoliated….’ can we add in: Before you dry off, nourish your skin and calm your mind with Olverum Huile corporelle raffermissante, 47,50 £. With 11 botanical oils and essences, this formula leaves your limbs feeling soft, smooth and firm.
If you’re anything like us your heating is on full whack and you’ve spent the night snuggled down under a pile of duvets, so the chances of your head and hair suffering from a build-up of sweat are high. Enter Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-exfoliating Shampooing, 15,00 £. This detoxing and exfoliating shampoo uses charcoal to draw impurities away from the scalp and micro-exfoliators to thoroughly cleanse. It’s infused with peppermint, spearmint and tea tree oils so leaves a cooling, fresh tingle that is nothing short of exhilarating. Scoop a handful of the grainy formula out of the pot and massage into the roots of wet hair. Use the tips of your fingers to apply pressure to the scalp in small circular motions to stimulate blood flow before rinsing and repeating. Follow with Oribe Serene Scalp Balancing Conditioner, 49,00 £ for happy and healthy hair.