Aman Skincare

For a beauty encounter of a holistic kind, draw your palms together in your heart space for Aman Skincare – a new skincare and body line from luxury travel group Aman

BY CLAIRE BINGHAM

Aman is renowned for impeccably designed resorts all over the world, so it’s perhaps surprising that the luxury hotel group hasn’t made a foray into a spa collection before. Now, though, you can enjoy a little Aman magic at home thanks to the launch of new holistic range Aman Skincare – while upping your bathroom shelfie ante with the sake bottle-inspired designs by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma

Recently renowned for the cliff-like V&A Dundee museum building in Scotland, Kengo’s intention with this beauty brief was to capture the essence of Aman in physical form. The curves of the handsomely shaped bottles fit beautifully in the hand and it’s a sensorial experience – from the smoothness of touch to the appearance of the natural wood grain – and, of course, the sublime scents and star performance of the unisex products inside.

Categorised into three skincare ‘pathways’ – Grounding, Nourishing and Purifying – the sustainable collection takes its cue from nature and ancient wellness traditions, with ingredients influenced by the various Aman resort destinations.

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Aman Skincare features 30 all-natural products for the face, body and bath, with evocative names such as ‘Jade Mask Concentrate’ and ‘Sacred Heart Balm’, the latter a mood-boosting, antioxidant-rich balm combining hydrating murumuru seed, shea and cupuaçu butters with uplifting tuberose, frangipani and vanilla oils. It’s all extremely transportative – and with prices starting at £40, nicely aspirational too. 
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Neom Organics

If you're having a hectic day or just fancy a little energy boost, Neom Organics' therapeutic essential oils are just what you need to reboot your mood. Check out these little beauties for peace of mind on the go...

BY AMY BRADFORD

We can never say no to a chic mini travel product – or to an affordable dose of luxury. So Neom Organics’ new natural ‘Essential Wellbeing’ range pleases us greatly. There are four kits to choose from – one to banish stress, one to help you sleep, one to boost energy and one to bestow happiness – including products such as bath and shower oils, pillow mists and roll-on scents for pulse points. All feature London brand Neom’s bespoke, highly concentrated essential oil blends to maximize wellbeing benefits. The ‘Perfect Night’s Sleep’ pillow mist from the ‘Scent to Sleep’ kit really lives up to its name. 
On the design front, Neom's pretty packaging uses soft painterly bursts of mood-enhancing colours as an illustrative counterpoint to the label's classic typography. Hmm, we think we'll have one of each please...
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'Essential Wellbeing Kit', £20 each

Hermès

An elegant new range of products from luxury French fashion house Hermès has just upped the style stakes in the bathroom. Dive in...

BY AMY BRADFORD

You might not be able to afford that Birkin bag, but Hermès’ latest launch is a little more accessible. The ‘Le Bain’ line of bath products features a range of scents from its ‘Les Colognes’ and ‘Les Jardins’ collections, including floral and fruity fragrances, and is remarkable for its beautifully simple packaging and jewel-bright hues. The patterned soaps make perfect gifts too – choose your favourite three to make up a seriously stylish set almost too pretty to open!
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ABOVE: 'Le Bain' body and hair shampoo, £28 each
RIGHT: 'Le Bain' hand and body gel, £39 each
BELOW: 'Le Bain' soap, £48 for three

Byredo

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Add a little drop of luxe to your bath time with this aromatic new bath oil from Byredo

BY AMY BRADFORD

Swedish brand Byredo does some of the best looking – and best smelling, of course – perfumes in the business. The Stockholm-based fragrance house has just launched its first bath oil, which comes in this elegant glass bottle. Currently, there’s only one fragrance available – the lovely ‘Bal d’Afrique’, a citrusy blend of bergamot, lemon and neroli underpinned by African marigold and black amber – but here’s hoping there are more to follow. A body wash, cream, soap, roll-on oil and body lotion are also available or slip the eau de parfum into your bag if you need a little spritz throughout the day...
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'Bal d'Afrique' bath oil, £88 for 250ml