As much as I wish it were true, you can't douse yourself in a gallon of lavender oil and expect to become a zen master overnight. Pity, I know. That said, it never hurts to tap into the calming and stress-relieving powers of targeted beauty products. We can't all escape today's health climate with a 12-day silent retreat à la Jared Leto, so I think it's safe to say we can use all the help we can get right now.
Some products are designed to alleviate overall stress, while others are made to calm the inevitable breakouts that occur while you're under pressure. (Cue the David Bowie and Queen song.) Whether you're into body oils, cleansers, face mists, bubble baths, or more, you can look for relaxing, soothing ingredients like lavender, chamomile, vanilla, cucumber, aloe, rosemary, or white lotus if you could use a little help in the stress-relief category. And isn't that all of us right now? Scroll down to shop the best calming beauty products right now.
This gentle mask is cool to the touch and great if you're dealing with redness, rosacea, dryness, or overall stressed-out skin. "Calming cucumber, chamomile and aloe blend together to soothe and hydrate," the description explains. It's like a tall glass of ice water for your skin.
Stress often leads to breakouts, but those with sensitive skin won't be able to tolerate harsh acne products. Enter this treatment gel that's made with breakout-busting salicylic acid along with maritime pine and thyme complex to soothe the skin.
"The Current Mood Moodpatch Kit features a range of products that work to contribute to both your mental and physical well-being," according to the product description. "From stress relief to mood boosters to energy lifters, the products in this kit are infused with floral aromas to activate all of your senses."
This cleanser contains willow herb, which is "a natural skin-calming botanical that helps to alleviate inflammation and redness," per the product description. It also boasts jojoba leaf, an antioxidant that addresses free radical damage.
The best cleansers are gentle, non-drying, and effective at removing makeup. This affordable one by Versed checks all of these boxes and more. Eucalyptus oil is responsible for purifying and toning skin, while vitamin E works hard to moisturize.