If you’ve been unable to escape to a high-end resort this year, why not create some spa-like pampering at home? A premium shower gel brings a sense of indulgence into the bathroom, turning what may otherwise be an ordinary experience, into an exceptional one. We’ve compiled a list of some of the finest bath and body products currently available on the market.
BYREDO – Bal d’Afrique Body
Ben Gorham, the founder of Byredo, was inspired by Parisian life in the ‘20s and African culture when he created the Bal d‘Afrique body wash. This nourishing gel has top notes of Bergamot and Lemon, a heart of Violet and Jasmin, and is housed in the brand‘s chic and simple monochrome bottles and is the perfect way to kick off your beauty routine each morning.
SKANDINAVISK – SKOG Body Wash
SKOG is the Norwegian and Swedish word for forest and is the inspiration for this indulgent body wash by Skandinavisk. With local spring water and aloe vera as its base, native green notes cast over woods and musk create a distinct aroma reflecting the lush landscape that runs from the far south to the Arctic Circle – think spruce, pine needles and woodland blooms of lily-of-the-valley. This natural, organic and vegan formula has been designed to cleanse and nourish skin as part of your daily routine and we absolutely love it!
DIPTYQUE – Precious Oils for Body & Bath
Massage this nourishing oil directly onto the skin once a week, or pop a capful into your bath as a protective and smoothing emollient. Notes of iris, cedar and vetiver provide warming aromas that linger sensuously on the body after use. Ideal for delicate, dry or irritated skin, Diptyque is a treat for your skin.
DOLCE & GABBANA – Pour Homme Intenso Shower Gel
Often used alongside the D&G’s eau de toilette of the same name, this shower gel also carries the brand’s signature fragrance. Breathe in the blend of basil, lavender, South African maple wood, balsamic, honey, tobacco, hay, bran, labdanum, sandalwood and cypress, as it intensifies in the steam. This is a fabulous masculine scent typifying the enduringly popular Pour Homme Intenso.
CLINIQUE – Clinique Happy Body Wash
Like D&G, Clinique has taken the signature scent of Happy and infused it in a body wash. Here citrus invigorates, while flowery notes bring a comforting sensation. It’s one for those who prefer a creamy lather, that’s still easy to wash off, with no remaining residue. The body wash leaves skin extra soft with a gently happy fragrance.
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO – Shampoo and Shower Gel
Salvatore Ferragamo recently launched its eponymous fragrance. And with these accompanying shampoo and shower gel, you can enjoy the aroma through your locks and all over the body. The Italian label rose to fame in the 1930s, known for bold, stylish creations, such as these bath products.
LE LABO – Another 13 Shower Gel
This innovative New York-Italian perfumier brings us Another 13, a scent commissioned in 2010 by Jefferson Hack, Editor-in-Chief of AnOthermagazine. It features a heady and unique concoction of jasmine, moss, ambrette seeds, ambroxan, a synthetic animal musk. It’s presented in an uber-contemporary, urban-cool, apothecary-style bottle.
SHISEIDO – Deep Cleansing Scrub
If your skin’s in need of a more intensive exfoliation, choose this deep cleaning solution. It removes dead surface cells and prevents ingrowing hairs, leaving you glowing and radiant looking. For perfectly smooth skin, use Shieseido’s deep cleansing scrub once or twice a week.
KIEHL’S – Pour Homme Bath and Shower Liquid Body Cleanser
A favourite on the high-end of the high street since the 19th century, Kiehl’s offers luxurious and unique scientifically based formulas. This cleanser contains humectants to aid maintenance of the skin’s natural moisture levels. Buy the brand’s matching men’s moisturiser too, to get the full experience during and post-shower.
JO MALONE LONDON – Velvet Rose and Oud Shower Oil
This deeply feminine and sensual shower oil contains notes of rose, clove and oud wood. Sunflower and castor seed oils, along with praline help to make the skin more supple. It’s a nourishing and conditioning formula, well-suited to dry or stressed-out skin.
ACQUA DI PARMA – Colonia Futura Hair and Shower Gel
If you’d rather not take two bottles into the shower, opt for this all in one hair and shower cleanser. A regal bottle contains an infusion of eau de cologne, with a combination of citrus, herbs and woody scents. Choose this if you want an air of classic glamour and sophistication.
GIVENCHY – Gentleman Shower Gel
Presented in a striking monochrome tube, Givenchy’s Gentleman Shower Gel blends the masculine and the feminine. Woody notes are offset by florals, lingering on the body long after you’ve left the house. The gel can also be used on the hair, making it a handy option for the gym or your overnight bag too.
DIOR – Miss Dior Shower Gel
Create your own mini foam party, with this super lathering, foaming gel from an iconic couture fashion house. It carries the flirty, feminine, yet gentle Miss Dior scent, an evergreen bestseller. It also contains rose oil to condition tired skin and comes in a beautiful bottle, reminiscent of the eau de toilette.