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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Guerlain

The house of Guerlain has two new beautiful fragrant collections to tickle your senses. Take a deep breath...

BY AMY BRADFORD

Designed in 1908, Guerlain’s famous ‘Quadrilobé’ bottle – so named because of the shape of its stopper – has housed classic scents such as 'Jicky' and 'Shalimar'. Now it has been reinvented for a new experiment in scent inspired by synaesthesia, a spontaneous association of the senses experienced by artists including Vassily Kandinsky, Duke Ellington and Vladimir Nabokov, that can create associations between odours and colours. The new 'Colour Collection' is comprised of five fragrances from the ‘Exclusives’ collection housed in limited-edition bottles in jewel-like graduated colours. Crafted by the Brosse Glassworks, known for its creation of iconic fragrance bottles, each one is finished with a matching silk thread, painstakingly hand-tied and combed using the ‘barbichage’ technique by Guerlain’s skilled dames de table

Also new from the French fragrance house is the beautiful ‘Les Délices de Bain’ trio of shower gel, body lotion and deodorant. Heralding a more modern, minimal look for the brand, these translucent bottles contain a fresh fragrance that combines citrus notes with almond. It’s designed to harmonise with other Guerlain fragrances so you can wear layers of delicious scent.
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‘Colour Collection', £485 each for 125ml, exclusive to Harrods in the UK and at Guerlain boutiques worldwide. 'Les Délices de Bain', shower gel £35, perfumed body lotion, £40, for 200ml, deodorant, £34.

Sans [ceuticals]

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Chemical-free, recyclable and sustainable beauty products that also look stylish in the bathroom? Your eco credentials just went off the scale.

BY AMY BRADFORD

Proof that the eco beauty industry is upping its game comes in the form of Sans [ceuticals], a New Zealand brand combining an appealingly minimal look with luxe formulations. Signature ingredients include baobab, an African fruit high in omega oils, reparative vitamin A and lychee extract, a natural protectant against sun-induced ageing. UK website BeautyMART stocks four of its best products, including the lightly scented, non-drying ‘pH Perfect Body Wash’ and deeply hydrating ‘Baobab Regenerative Body Cream’
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ABOVE FROM LEFT: 'Baobab Regenerative Body Cream' £25/NZ$42; 'pH Perfect Body Wash' £20/NZ$38; 'Activator 7 Body + Hair + Face Oil' £35/NZ$56

Susanne Kaufmann

Simple, effective and powered by nature, Susanne Kaufmann's healing potions have the look good/feelgood factor totally sussed

BY AMY BRADFORD

Beautify your bathroom with Austrian spa brand Susanne Kaufmanns fabulously minimal products. The focus is on the healing powers of Alpine plants, harvested from the Bregenz Forest near Kaufmanns family-run wellness hotel, the Hotel Post, in the town of Bezau in the Vorarlberg region. As well as separate skincare collections for dry, problem and ageing skin, theres a line for men and a range of wonderfully relaxing bath oils and powders. In need of a little post-party TLC? Look no further...
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Prices start at €12 for a 3.5g lip balm