Little Luxuries for Better Health and Wellness
With the hectic stress of daily life, it’s important for us to pause and indulge in the little luxuries that reinvigorate us, bring us calm, and help us unwind. At Uncommon and Curated, we believe in taking care of the “whole self,” which means living a balanced life that nurtures the mind, body, and spirit.
In this guide, we break down the little luxuries into four main categories: better skin, better health, better sleep, and destressing.
Little luxuries for better wellness mean a better you, inside and out. Browse our favorite picks and indulge.
Little Luxuries for Rejuvenating your Skin
Did you know? Your skin is the largest organ in your body. One of the main functions of the skin is protection. It protects the body from external factors such as bacteria, chemicals, and temperature. With such a tall order of duties for the skin, it’s important to pamper and nourish our skin, especially the delicate skin on our face.
When exploring little luxuries for better skin, we focused on products that would help reduce inflammation, improve skin absorption of key nutrients and serums, and overall skin health.
Find the Right Body Lotion to Moisturize your Skin
If your skin suffers from dryness, it’s important to lock in moisture with a thicker ointment. Creams are thinner, help hydrate, and are good for normal skin. Lotions are typically the lightest (water is their main ingredient) and are a good match for oily skin. When finding the right body moisturizer for you, it’s important to take into consideration how natural the ingredients are and if the benefits match your skin’s needs.
MIG Living Ritual Body Lotion Bar
This ultra-moisturizing lotion is handcrafted with farm-fresh beeswax & wildcrafted herbs for soft and replenished skin. The ultra moisture restores elasticity for anti-aging benefits, provides a barrier for the skin against the elements, and softens skin for a healthy glow.
Typology Moisturizing Gel
This delicately scented moisturizing gel is made in France with 99% of naturally-derived ingredients and is certified organic. It’s concentrated in aloe vera and orange blossom hydrolate to deeply hydrates the skin while Bisabolol soothes the skin and calms irritation and inflammation.
Rejuvenate your skin with light therapy
Light therapy for the skin offers many benefits including treating acne, reducing the signs of aging, and even healing the skin. Perfect for an at-home facial, marry the best of science and nature, with a Rejuvenating Light Therapy Mask that offers professional results without ever having to set foot in a spa.
Red and near-infrared light therapy has been clinically proven to reach the deepest layers of the dermis, encouraging cellular renewal with no downtime.
Ember Wellness Light Therapy Mask
Bathe yourself in warm, nourishing light rays for each relaxing 10-minute session and choose from three treatment modes: Skin Rejuvenation, Acne Control or Mood Boost. The result? Nourished, healthy skin that glows. The soft and flexible silicone design wraps comfortably around the face, is easily portable, and suits any face shape and skin type.
Take your Facial Skincare Routine to the Next Level
From facial steamers to micro-needles, there are many ways to help you reap the full benefits of your skincare products. There are also simple ways to enhance your skincare routine with soothing jade rollers and facial cooling globes. If you are looking to make a big investment in your skin’s health, innovative technology such as Droplette help serums such as collagen penetrate beyond the skin’s surface for more powerful results.
Your skin is designed to keep things out and protect the body. This means that 90% of lotions and serums never fully penetrate the skin. So while skincare ingredients offer many benefits, topical application typically doesn’t go beyond the skin’s barrier so you miss out on the full results of the serum.
Now you can experience the full benefits of your skin routine with Droplette. The founders developed an electromechanical medical device for a rare skin condition and immediately realized the potential for cosmetic skincare.
Through fascinating fluid physics, Droplette is able to infuse scientifically proven ingredients 20x deeper than traditional skincare. Most creams, serums, and lotions are wiped or sweated away before they can ever absorb. More importantly, many large molecules in popular formulations have no way of getting into your skin without the use of a needle. To put this into context, the molecules of collagen are 300 times larger than what can actually be absorbed by your skin via topical application. Explore the results for yourself with these “before and after” clinical study results.
Soothe your Skin with Jade Rollers and Face Cooling Globes
Facial skincare doesn’t have to be complex. In fact, creating a skincare ritual with elements that help you relax is a critical way to destress and reward yourself and your skin. Whether enhancing your morning routine with face cooling globes after a long hot shower or using a jade roller with your favorite serum before bed, investing in facial tools that soothe and cool the skin is a great way to reduce puffiness and inflammation.
Colour Pop Face Cooling Globes
Unwind and relax with this ultra-cooling facial globe set that will rejuvenate your skin. Place in the fridge, then gently massage chilled globes over the contours of your face and eyes to reduce puffiness and promote circulation for super refreshed skin.
Angela Caglia Gold Cryo Facial Wand Set
Indulge in this set of two cooling facial massagers in 18k gold-plated stainless steel for diminishing the appearance of pores, firming skin, alleviating temporary redness or discomfort, and reducing the appearance of puffiness, dullness, and fatigue.
Mount Lai Jade Trio Balancing Set
Jade is balancing and has naturally cooling properties for the skin. This set includes a dual-ended face roller to help energize and de-puff the skin. The spherical mini jade roller provides a more targeted massage and the gua sha tool lifts and contours the face.
Milk Cooling Water Under Eye Patches
A set of cruelty-free, vegan cooling gel patches packed with energizing caffeine and soothing seawater to refresh and hydrate tired under-eyes. Simply place patches under your eyes, gel side down, and leave on for 10-15 minutes. You can even store it in the fridge for an extra dose of chill.
Little Luxuries for Staying Healthy
True beauty means embracing health and wellness inside and out. If you don’t feel well and ensure optimal health, it’s harder to fully enjoy your day-to-routine and be your best self. Ensuring optimal health can be as simple as making sure you drink enough water, keeping germs and illness at bay, ensuring you are getting enough nutrients, and of course, making sure there’s enough physical activity in your day.
Touchland Micro Mist Hand Sanitizer
Let’s start with the basics. By now we are no stranger to hand sanitizer. However, most hand sanitizers can be extremely drying to the skin. This award-winning hydrating hand sanitizer features a germ-fighting micro-mist that also includes moisturizing ingredients such as aloe vera and lemon essential oil. It also features Radish Root Ferment which provides a broad spectrum of antimicrobial protection. This non-sticky formula comes in a variety of fragrances.
Smoothies are one of the best ways to deliver the nutrients your body needs in a fun and flavorful way. If you love smoothies but are too busy to grocery shop, now you can add organic fruits and veggies to your daily routine in under one minute. Personalize your smoothie box with over 15 smoothie options that put over 50 fruits and veggies in your pocket, ready whenever you need them.
RASA Immune Tonic
The berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that can help boost your immune system. Wellderberry is an Immune Tonic with notes of cardamom and ginger that delivers 10,000 mg of immune powerhouse herbs & 3,000 mg adaptogens per cup. Helps build & maintain a resilient, adaptive immune system; and stimulates lymphatic & circulatory flow. The flavor is slightly sweet with no added sugar speckled with calendula flowers.
Brain health is critical in ensuring a balanced lifestyle of happiness and success. Nootropics are a powerful alternative to stimulants, providing similar benefits, minus the jitters, crash, and side effects. Unlike stimulants, nootropics can provide powerful long-term changes to the brain, by means of positive habit formation. In the short term, they provide a boost for daily wins, like getting to work sooner, studying longer, and hitting the gym. Thesis offers personalized blends of nootropic supplements tailored to your unique needs — enhancing anything from creativity to energy to focus.
To begin building your personalized formula first you take a quiz, then you will sample four blends over the course of a month to understand what works best for you, and you will check in with your wellness coach and Thesis’s nootropics experts to customize your blends based on your experience so far.
Little Luxuries for Better Sleep
Sleep is an essential function that allows your body and mind to recharge, leaving you refreshed and alert when you wake up. Without enough sleep, the brain cannot function properly. Lack of sleep can reduce your ability to concentrate, think clearly, and even process memories. While ensuring better sleep requires changes in your routines and habits, little luxuries for better sleep can make the process of getting better shut-eye more seamless and enjoyable. From little luxuries like a weighted sleep mask to innovative technology like Dodow to help you fall asleep faster, explore these curated little luxuries for better sleep.
Dodow is a metronome light that’s scientifically designed to relax you into a better sleep without having to take supplements or sleeping pills. Combining yoga, meditation, and behavioral therapy, Dodow is the safe way for anyone to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Simply focus on Dodow’s hypnotic light and forget about the stressful thoughts that keep you awake.
This Works Sleep Spray
This Works Sleep Spray is the perfect way to enhance your bedtime routine with a little indulgence. When sprayed directly onto your bed linen before you sleep, this soothing formula of Lavender, Vetivert, and Camomile is proven to restore normal rest patterns. Use it at bedtime to help you rest faster, reduce restlessness, and improve sleep quality.
Lunya Weighted Sleep Mask
Show your circadian rhythm who is boss with this mask’s sumptuous silk for the sweetest dreams. Weighted for added relaxation and deeper sleep, it’s made with built-in, sustainable glass beads so you can store it in the freezer for a relaxing cooling effect. Thoughtfully constructed in washable silk, simply give it a quick wash by hand whenever you need an easy refresh.
Mud WTR :Rest
The sister to Mud WTR Coffee we featured in our round-up for enhancing your morning routine, :rest is made with rooibos chai, turmeric, cinnamon, and a dream team of functional adaptogens and herbs including ashwagandha, reishi, turkey tail, valerian root and passionflower to promote relaxation and calm. This organic, non-GMO blend is made from American-grown whole mushroom powders with mycelium and fruiting bodies. This blend is also gluten-free and vegan.
Little Luxuries for Destressing
While we often think of relaxing and rejuvenating activities like yoga and meditation to help us destress, little luxuries throughout your day can be even more critical to keeping calm. Simple acts like making your shower more relaxing with aromatherapy can keep you grounded throughout your busy schedule. Sometimes the little joys make the biggest difference when it comes to staying zen. Discover little luxuries for a more relaxing shower, bath, or simply ways to savor mindful moments throughout your day.
Little Luxuries for a Better Shower
One of the easiest ways to destress is to enhance a key element of your existing daily routine like your morning or evening shower. Utilizing aromatherapy through bath bombs, shower mists, and aromatherapy technology can make your shower a relaxing, full sensory experience to lift your mood, reinvigorate your energy, or help you unwind.
Atma Botanicals Shower Bombs
This handmade shower steamer set features 12 shower bombs: two of each one of Atma Botanica’s specially made blends of essential oil scents that will soothe, relax, Inspire, refresh and recharge you. Some scents will alleviate congestion and provide relief to seasonal allergies, while some will help ground you and alleviate feelings of anxiety.
Ardent Goods Shower Mist Oil
If you are looking for an aroma in your shower that’s a bit stronger than shower bombs, take your shower experience to the next level with an aromatic shower spray. Start your day or night feeling centered and relaxed with this hand-blended shower mist oil of eucalyptus peppermint or lavender orange.
Moen Aromatherapy Shower Head
For the ultimate in-shower aromatherapy, explore The Moen Aromatherapy Shower Head which is uniquely designed with the ability to infuse essential oils directly into the water flow with aromatherapy capsules to create an incredible and sensory shower experience. Made in France, INLY Aromatherapy Capsules contain spa-inspired fragrances for a luxurious sensory experience in the shower. Fragrances infuse into the shower without scented or oily residue on the tub, hair, or skin.
Fur You Bath Drops
Make your bath more indulgent with these seaweed-encased bath beads containing Fur Oil and a blend of softening oils. They dissolve easily in warm water and gently nourish your skin, leaving you silky soft, and relaxed. Bath Drops contain absolutely zero animal products and are made with clean ingredients. Drop 2-3 into your bath for a replenishing soak.
Destress Green Tea and Lemongrass Bath Soak
To use, add a small handful to a warm bath whenever you need a little help relaxing after a long day. Made of a soothing salt blend to help purify and soften skin.
Monsuri Bath Pillow and Caddy
Make your bath more blissful with a relaxing bath pillow and a bamboo bathtub caddy tray featuring a sleek, elegant design that holds all of your bath products while you relax and unwind. With compartments for soap, books, your tablet, or a glass of wine, everything you need to relax and unwind is within reach.
Magnesium Bath Flakes
Magnesium is an essential mineral, crucial for proper muscle function. Similar to Epsom salts, research suggests that transdermal absorption of magnesium can provide therapeutic benefits for symptoms such as chronic muscle aches, cramping, or stiffness. This recipe combines sweet birch with magnesium bath flakes to re-invigorate sore muscles and stiff joints. An essential daily soak for yogis and athletes.
Little Luxuries for Mindful Moments
Mindful moments throughout your day are key to living a happy, well-balanced life. Whether you carve out five minutes of your day for simple meditation, take a moment to indulge in a cup of tea or calming beverage, or simply embrace mood-boosting aromatherapy throughout your day, there are many ways to infuse little joys into your day-to-day lifestyle.
NEOM Scent Diffuser
Whatever your wellness needs, the NEOM Wellbeing Pod works at the touch of a button, helping you achieve better sleep, less stress, a mood lift, or more energy through NEOM’s 100% natural essential oil blends which are blended in the UK.
Yuni Carry Om Essential Oil Essence
Yuni Carry Om Essential Oil Essence features a blend of powerful essential oils including Bergamot, Grapefruit, Orange & Cedar – in a portable rollerball package for easy application on the go. This unique blend will help lift your mood and calm your mind throughout your busy routine.
Golde Cacao Turmeric Latte
This superfood latte blend features seven essential superfoods paired with calming cacao for glowing skin, gut health, and stress support. Cacao promotes the production of anandamide (the “bliss molecule”) in the brain, helping reduce stress, while turmeric is anti-inflammatory.