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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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