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How to spa at home: Leading treatments and gadgets

By Felicity Williams  |  April 22, 2021
Enjoy a relaxing spa session at home

There is little more relaxing than heading to the spa to indulge in the treatments, experiences and facilities that a top-rate establishment offers. While enjoying those spas is somewhat tricky at this time, there is only one thing left to do if you’re in desperate need of some deep relaxation, and that is to replicate the experience at home. From face steamers to sauna blankets, and ultra-nourishing face masks, here are the best products and gadgets on the market to help you recreate a relaxing spa at home any time. 

Infrared Sauna Blanket V3 by HigherDOSE

Sauna blanket from HigherDose
This excellent sauna blanket from HigherDose is perfect for detoxing

Bring the sauna right into your home thanks to the HigherDose. Their infrared sauna blankets increase the body’s thermal energy and promote a temporary increase in blood flow that’ll get you sweating just as you would at the spa. It detoxes seven times more than traditional sweating by using vibrating water molecules stored deep within fat cells and pulling out toxins, environmental pollutants, to give the skin a radiant glow. 

higherdose.com 

Cotton Embroidered Bath Robe by ESPA 

Cotton Embroidered Bath Robe by ESPA
This cosy ESPA robe will help you feel relaxed

A spa wouldn’t be a spa without a robe, and now the ESPA robes, which are offered in their spas can be purchased. Made from 100% cotton, it’s soft on the skin and perfect for snuggling up. It features a striped velour outer and an absorbent inner lining to cocoon you after a relaxing bath or shower. It comes in three sizes: small, medium and large.

espaskincare.com 

UFO 2 Device by FOREO

FOREO's UFO 2 gadget
FOREO’s sonic powered mask is the perfect gadget for a pamper session

Beauty-meets-tech experts, FOREO have come up with their UFO 2, a spa-quality sonic powered mask, which is loved by customers and industry insiders alike.

It has been designed to supercharge your pamper session, the small round device makes use of sonic pulsations and LED light therapy to give a facial treatment that’ll mimic the spa experience. They’ve cleverly cut down a usual 20-minute process into a manageable 90 seconds, and here you can switch from thermotherapy (warm) to cryotherapy (cold), or flit between brightening green light and collagen-boosting red light to prolong your skin’s health and vitality.

foreo.com

Silk Sleep Mask by Drowsy Sleep Co

Silk sleep mask by Drowsy Sleep Co
These sleep masks are hypoallergenic, breathable, and 100% washable

For all of those who want to zone out and have a deep sleep or even a siesta, this sumptuous sleep mask from Drowsy is just perfect. It’s bigger than most and features ultra-soft padding to give a total black-out experience. Other bonuses include that fact that they’re hypoallergenic, breathable, and 100% washable. Add some of their Sleep Zen Pillow Spray to really ramp up the relaxation factor. 

drowsysleepco.com 

LTRA SMART Pro-Collagen Aqua Infusion Mask by Elemis

Elemis Ultra Smart Pro-Collagen Aqua Infusion Mask
Proven to help the skin’s elasticity for a vibrant and renewed complexion

A best seller for Elemis, this cooling gel delivers a three-pronged approach to hydration. It helps to improve the appearance of deep-set lines, firmness, as well as the skin’s elasticity for a visibly younger-looking complexion. Also, it’s been clinically proven to improve hydration by 250% in one hour.

uk.elemis.com 

Essential Oil Elixirs by Windle London 

Essential oil elixir by Windle London
Excellent for nourishing the hair for an instant revival

Full of apricot, coconut, camellia, and oat oils use this elixir as a pre-shampoo treatment for nourishing and glossy hair. The 98%-natural-oil formula provides long-lasting moisture and sheen, plus it’s 100% vegan and gluten-free.

windlelondon.com

Lift and Firm Body Cream Vinosculpt by Caudalie

Lift and Firm Body Cream Vinosculpt by Caudalie
This body cream is perfect for hydrating the body

This tightening cream targets the arms, chest and stomach for visibly firmer skin. The rich cream, which absorbs easily without leaving a greasy film, is packed with anti-oxidant grapeseed polyphenols and firming iris extract, while the organic Shea butter maintains the skin’s hydration. Once applied, the skin is left with a light scent of orange blossom.

uk.caudalie.com 

Pink Diamond Instant Lifting Face x 4 by Rodial 

Pink Diamond Instant Lifting Face mask by Rodial
Rich with vitamin-C, these masks will brighten your skin instantly

Treat yourself with these diamond face masks. They’re inspired by the ultra-thin Korean masks and act as a cooling second skin to deliver a hit of hydrating serum. Infused with a blend of actives including vitamin C-rich pink grapefruit, the lightweight mask helps to achieve a brighter, more even complexion. Plus, Rodial’s signature diamond powder helps to create a type of soft-focus veil across the face for a flawless makeup base.

rodial.co.uk

Glowing Relaxing Bath Salts by Beautify

Glowing relaxing bath salts by Beautify
Relax and soothe your senses with these sweet-scented bath salts

For those who like a sweet-scented bath, these salts will fill your bathroom with hints of coconut and caramel. All’s there’s left to do it sit back and relax.

btfy.com

The Perfect Home Manicure Set by Margaret Dabbs

Home Manicure Set by Margaret Dabbs
The ultimate five-piece Home Manicure Set by Margaret Dabbs

Missing the nail salon? Margaret Dabbs has created the ultimate five-piece Home Manicure Set with tools and products that they use in their clinics, to help you recreate from the comfort of your home. Conveniently, it includes a detailed step-by-step guide on how to do a home manicure, created by Margaret, including tips for shaping the nails, reducing cuticles, and removing discolouration from the nail.

margaretdabbs.co.uk

Solar Power Illuminating Sugar Body Scrub by mio

Solar Power Illuminating Body Scrub by mid
This body polish is perfect for exfoliating the skin

An exfoliating body polish by mio – not only is it full of smoothing ingredients that will give super-soft and deeply exfoliated skin, it has a radiant glow, too. 97% of people who tested the product agreed that skin was left feeling gently exfoliated and instantly smoother.

mioskincare.co.uk 

Spa Retreat Candle by The White Company

The White Company's candles forms eh Spa Retreat Collection
Relax and enjoy your spa session with The White Company’s spa retreat candle collection

The White Company has a whole Spa Retreat collection, and part of it is their candle that’s been designed to transport you to areviving Nordic spa. There are warming notes of spicy pink pepper, petitgrain and cedarwood, that are merged with fresh geranium and calming lavender to soothe the body and mind.

thewhitecompany.com 

Moisture Rich Foot Butter by Sanctuary Spa

Moisture Rich Foot Butter by Sanctuary Spa
This Moisture Rich Foot Butter is enriched with aloe vera and sweet almond oil

Sandal season is nearly here, so prep your feet with this rich foot butter. It’s enriched with sweet almond oil and healing aloe vera. To apply, massage the cream into skin using circular motions.

uk.sanctuary.com 

Mesmerising Oudh Accord and Gold Precious Bathing Oil by Molton Brown

Mesmerising Oudh Accord and Gold Precious Bathing Oil by Molton Brown
Perfect for adding a touch of opulence to your bath routine

For the most decadent of baths, try adding this golden oil. It’s enriched with radiance-boosting Indian moringa oil, precious Oudh accord, myrrh, and real 23.5-carat gold flakes. Expect top notes of cinnamon leaf, nutmeg, and bergamot which sit with Oudh, vetiver, and honey.

moltonbrown.co.uk

EH-XS01 Facial Steamer by Panasonic

Facial steamer by Panasonic
This steamer will leave your skin hydrated and completely revitalised

One of the best facial gadgets on the market, meet the face steamer. It generates nano-sized steam particles for easy absorption into the skin. The result? It’ll leave the skin hydrated (it helps increase skin moisture by 130%), revitalised, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It works on dry skin, combination skin, oily skin, and normal skin types.

boots.com

Sweet Sap Hair Mask by Crabtree and Evelyn 

Hair mask by Crabtree & Evelyn
Excellent for conditioning and hydrating your hair

Run this creamy hair mask through the locks to deeply condition and tame the dreaded frizz. It uses gently cleansing birch leaf extract to help nourish from the roots, while the sugar maple extract and agave hydrate to leave the hair feeling smooth and silky.

crabtree-evelyn.co.uk 

Ultimate Strength Hand Salve by Kiehl’s

Ultimate Strength Hand Salve by Kiehl’s
A popular choice, as it heavily moisturises your tired hands

A customer favourite, use this heavy-duty moisturising hand salve to soften tired hands. It is formulated with avocado oil, eucalyptus oil, and sesame seed oil to leave the hands feeling conditioned and cared for.

kiehls.co.uk

Face X’cercise Visager by DAVISAGE

The Visager by DAVISAGE
Created using state of the art Japanese technology, stimulating cellular renewal

The Visager is a unique all-in-one exercise and massage tool, and what’s more, it comes with a whole host of video tutorials from acupressure massage to lymphatic drainage massage videos. DAVISAGE has created the Visager using state of the art Japanese technology, designed to stimulate cellular renewal, boost collagen regeneration, and improve skin elasticity for radiant skin.

harveynichols.com