As the weekend approaches, and Mother's Day falls on a Sunday this year, I can't wait to spend the day with my children and husband at the lake. All I've requested is my mother-in-laws scrumptious oven pancakes, mimosas, and plenty of cuddles.
A few of my personal favourite products I always take with me on weekend getaways. I can't live without the Overnight Watermelon Mask. Getaways usually mean more time spent outside in the elements and of course, sun. High levels of Vitamin C and amino acids in this hydration mask brighten and tighten, while supporting the UV-stressed immune system of the skin, and can be used to prevent photo-aging. The watermelon extract also helps to protect the skin from every day toxins and promotes cell-renewal, while natural silk protein softens and tones the skin.
This creamy pink concoction smells heavenly- so much that I wish I could climb into the jar. I love the way this mask feels on my skin, and the idea of sleeping with all these delicious nutrients on my face is a beautiful ritual in itself. In the morning, my skin feels firmer, smoother and glowing.
I also really love the Neroli Eye Ritual with rosehip oil and soothing aloe vera. Neroli has a fascinating history- In the 17th century, the princess of Nerola, of Italy, used orange blossom (Neroli) to perfume her stationary, baths, and most famously, her gloves. As she gestured to her courtiers and lovers, a gentle wake of blossom trailed her hands. According to myth, it was also the secret ingredient in the very original recipe for Coca-Cola. Go figure.
Now, a luxurious perfuming note and a powerful anti-aging skincare ingredient that is known for its ability to stimulate cell regeneration. We've formulated this eye care oil with a roll-on application for ease and comfort. I also sometimes like to use it as a perfume oil, instead of packing an actual fragrance. It smells so rich and enchanting. I love applying it behind my knees, and the nape of my neck.
A Pura body product I just adore is Petal Fudge. This luxurious, skin preserving body cream revitalizes and restores visibly healthier, hydrated skin. Our concentrated, handcrafted formula helps reduce the appearance of spider veins with regenerative rosehip oil and antioxidant vanilla absolute, while toning and renewing with ylang ylang, chamomile and coconut oil. Softening and protective ingredients help soothe and moisturize dryness while boosting the skin’s natural moisture barrier. My skin is always left feeling soft, youthful and rejuvenated.
A few other products that are always packed in my weekend bag are Mane Mist with rose, witch hazel and roasted sea-shell essence (this also doubles as a refreshing body mist), Botanical Bloom Essence Toning and Hydrating Mist, Sweet Face Daily Moisturizer, and the Pura Jade Roller to soothe puffiness and increase collagen production. (We will be getting more of these in stock soon!)
I always love to feel like I've taken extra good care of my skin while travelling, even if it's just a quick trip to the lake. There seems to be a little extra time here and there to indulge in the beauty ritual, even as a busy mama, my kids are usually immersed in playing and enjoying the great outdoors. It's a treat to sneak-in a few extras minutes here and there to pamper myself, especially with our non-toxic, supernatural beauty products.
Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Mother's Day.
In pure we trust.