As much as I wish it were true, you can't douse yourself in a gallon of lavender oil and expect to become a zen master overnight. Pity, I know. That said, it never hurts to tap into the calming and stress-relieving powers of targeted beauty products. We can't all escape today's health climate with a 12-day silent retreat à la Jared Leto, so I think it's safe to say we can use all the help we can get right now.
Some products are designed to alleviate overall stress, while others are made to calm the inevitable breakouts that occur while you're under pressure. (Cue the David Bowie and Queen song.) Whether you're into body oils, cleansers, face mists, bubble baths, or more, you can look for relaxing, soothing ingredients like lavender, chamomile, vanilla, cucumber, aloe, rosemary, or white lotus if you could use a little help in the stress-relief category. And isn't that all of us right now? Scroll down to shop the best calming beauty products right now.
This mask helps reduce redness, calm skin inflammation, brighten, reduce oil, and promote collagen production thanks to ingredients like matcha green tea, willow bark, and jojoba seed extract.
This bath soak has rave reviews on Dermstore's website, with shoppers noting its soothing and tension-relieving effect thanks to the vanilla oil. Sign me up.
This cooling gel face mask is incredibly soothing and moisturizing thanks to aloe leaf juice and rose-hip seed oil. You'll get glowy skin in no time.
"What it is: An ultra-hydrating mask with natural THC-free cannabis sativa seed oil to instantly calm skin, reduce irritation and de-stress senses," per the product description.
Lavender oil is known to soothe the senses and help with a restful night's sleep. This product also includes jojoba oil and olive oil to provide moisture for your skin.
This gentle mask is cool to the touch and great if you're dealing with redness, rosacea, dryness, or overall stressed-out skin. "Calming cucumber, chamomile and aloe blend together to soothe and hydrate," the description explains. It's like a tall glass of ice water for your skin.
Stress often leads to breakouts, but those with sensitive skin won't be able to tolerate harsh acne products. Enter this treatment gel that's made with breakout-busting salicylic acid along with maritime pine and thyme complex to soothe the skin.
This bubble bath is formulated with white lotus—considered to be an especially calming scent—as well as moisturizing Yi Yi Ren, a Chinese herb.
This body spray is also formulated with calming white lotus and can be sprayed on your sheets to encourage a good night's sleep.
Aloe, chamomile, and lavender combine to make a refreshing, soothing face mist at an affordable price. What's not to love?
Essential oils like lavender, ho wood, and chamomile help you relax in the shower and prepare for a restful night's sleep.
This affordable moisturizer is racking up amazing reviews because of its ability to soothe and calm skin with green tea extract and aloe leaf juice.
"The Current Mood Moodpatch Kit features a range of products that work to contribute to both your mental and physical well-being," according to the product description. "From stress relief to mood boosters to energy lifters, the products in this kit are infused with floral aromas to activate all of your senses."
This cleanser contains willow herb, which is "a natural skin-calming botanical that helps to alleviate inflammation and redness," per the product description. It also boasts jojoba leaf, an antioxidant that addresses free radical damage.
The best cleansers are gentle, non-drying, and effective at removing makeup. This affordable one by Versed checks all of these boxes and more. Eucalyptus oil is responsible for purifying and toning skin, while vitamin E works hard to moisturize.
The key calming ingredient in this bath soak is vanilla, which is known to have a relaxing effect on the brain.
Origins formulated this serum with Persian silk tree to de-stress skin. Other ingredients also target dullness, pores, roughness, and uneven texture.
This cream is formulated with caffeine to help with puffiness and under-eye circles.
"It deeply nourishes and protects with a blend of jojoba, grape-seed, and marula oils while lavandin, lavender, and Moroccan chamomile essential oils help calm skin," per the product description.
This cream packed with chamomile, rose-hip, jojoba, and thistle oils is made to help with redness and dryness