As some of you know my Mum had to go into hospital last week (thank you for all your well wishes & thoughtful messages). I wanted to put together care package of products that would help her feel like herself so I took to Twitter to ask your advice and so many of you responded with suggestions for things I could include, you are a very clever bunch.
A great suggestion was face masks – so I included one of the new Garnier Moisture Bomb Sheet Masks and a set of the DHC Eye Masks. I thought when she felt up to it she could have a little pamper session and luck had it she was in a room to herself so she wouldn’t frighten the other patients in a sheet mask. I really like these Garnier Masks and they are very hydrating which is always good when you’re in quite a dry environment like a hospital.
A flannel is a must and I also thought this could be used as a cooling towel if she had a headache. Just a simple thing but if she was unable to fully shower for a few days at least she could refresh her skin.
Simple Cleansing Wipes – again just a handy thing to include and these ones are quite gentle and moist. Useful for a quick freshen up & I like to use them on my hands too.
Pureology Fullfyl Shampoo & Conditioner – my Mum has colour treated hair so I knew these would be perfect for her and if she wasn’t up to using both steps, the shampoo alone is still hydrating and leaves hair feeling soft and clean. I love these minis from pureology and I knew they would come in useful.
Being one of my favourite products I couldn’t give my Mum a pamper bag without including the Jurlique Rose Water Balancing Mist. This is a lovely product to keep your skin feeling refreshed and hydrated and I love the subtle rose scent and find it quite up lifting. This cute bottle will be perfect for my Mum to spritz throughout the day.
Aveda Hand Relief Hand Cream – This is a lovely, non greasy hand cream and it keeps skin feeling supple and soft for hours. It contains hydrating plant emollients, humectants, exfoliating fruit acids and anti-oxidants-including vitamins A and E-help diminish signs of ageing and provide optimal relief. Increases moisture levels and elasticity in skin with continued use
ESPA Skin Rescue Wonderbalm – This is quite a new release from ESPA and its a fantastic multi use product. It unites some of nature’s most renowned calming and antioxidant-rich actives including Blackcurrant Seed Oil, Manuka Oil and Balloon Vine Extract to intensely soothe, replenish and strengthen dry or sensitive skin. As I said it is a multi taking product and can be use on dry skin, lips, cuticles, knees, elbows or feet as often as required. A great product to include and I know my Mum will get so much use from this.
ESPA Instant Facial – sounds ideal for someone that isn’t feeling their best. This is a Tri Active product and gives you the benefits of a serum, protection of a treatment oil and revitalising effects of an essence in a single product. This is jam packed with skin loving ingredients and ones that will help your skin to glow and look its best including Combining antioxidant Macroalgae Cell and Winged Kelp Extracts with White Truffle Extract, stabilised Vitamin-C and encapsulated oils. This is lightweight but very nourishing.
One thing my Mum will be doing in hospital is sleeping so I had to include a good overnight cream and the ESPA Overnight Hydration Therapy is one of the best. A Tri-Active blend of replenishing plant extracts, restorative marine actives and soothing essential oils that feeds your skin with the essential vitamins, nutrients and minerals it needs to look and feel smooth, supple and energised.
To help my Mum to relax and feel calm I have included two of my favourite products one being the Origins On The Spot Relief. This has a lovely peppermint scent and you apply it to your wrists, back of the neck, earlobes and sit back and relax. Also the This Works Deep Sleep Stress Less this is a roll-on rescue remedy to aid calm days and restful nights.
Finally I have included a Dr Bronner Lipbalm and this one is super hydrating and smells minty, and a Hand Sanitiser.
I am hoping my Mum enjoys the products and that they help her feel more comfortable, refreshed and a little pampered.
Which skincare / personal care products would you take in with you?
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