精油的英文名稱 essential oil 帶有「essence」的精質、精華之意。
人們經常以「嗅覺」來感知精油的芬芳，嗅覺也因神經元的傳輸而影響人們的情緒，居家時刻變多了，當工作、學習、休憩、運動都在同一個空間中進行，更可以為不同的時刻挑選適合的精油，不僅能夠透過香氣轉換環境氛圍，更可以藉由不同植物的天然特性調整情緒，讓居家生活從「好」到「美好」。尼爾氏香芬庭園懷抱著對自然道德、 整體健康、美麗幸福生活的熱忱，在倫敦開設首家真正體現自然、有機的健康肌膚的保養品牌。其中專注定靜複方精油，揉合迷迭香、清新的薄荷以及甜橙，清新提振的香氣， 能夠幫助醒腦、給予活力與能量，同時釐清煩亂思緒。而靜心冥想複方精油帶來沉靜感的岩蘭草與檀香能夠安定煩亂思緒，具穿透力的阿曼乳香幫助深層呼吸，搭配帶來正向情緒與熱力 感的甜橙與黑胡椒，非常適合營造平靜而正向的氛圍。在居家環境中因應不同的需求來達到最高品質的生活饗宴。
在疫情之下，許多的人不僅重新檢視了自己的身體狀況，更是注重健康的飲食，適應恬淡的小日子，此風氣也正適於保養之道，開始注重起天然環保材質與質地，將最純淨的保養配方滿足肌膚，在小日子中仍然以深度呵護來照顧與愛護。瑞典護膚品牌 L:A Bruket從北歐的風土環境與品味美學孕育出溫柔保養之道，採擷天然與有機原料組成純淨配方，像是珍貴墨角藻、高度抗氧雪絨花，薈萃海洋與高山純淨成分給肌膚必要的關鍵養分。 L:A Bruket推出 2 款生物纖維面膜，採用兼具高度安全性、生物相容性以及 親膚性的椰子生物纖維製作,結合先進的乾式纖維製程確保成分純淨, 並可快速將精華帶入肌膚,促使有效成分充分吸收。另外擁有清新氣息的佛手柑精油結合具有高度抗氧化能力的胡蘿蔔萃取物，能夠滋養肌膚同時協助肌膚回歸健康本質。
唇部的保養更是不容小覷，居家的環境當中雖然少了彩妝的鮮明感，但修護的唇膜不能缺少，源於美國西岸的 Clean Beauty 彩妝品牌 ILIA 全新推出純淨修護嫩唇膜,，添加草綠鹽角草萃取、木瓜酵素、玻尿酸鈉、裙帶菜等純淨無毒的保養成分，柔嫩雙唇的同時還能感受到薰衣草、洋甘菊的舒緩氣息帶來寧靜感受。
Pure and natural is a major trend in beauty products nowadays, as it does not rely on fancy packaging, nor does it focus on being luxurious. The craze about gender neutral fashion has now spread to cosmetics like a perfect embodiment of the botanical extracts and environmental friendly features; a tender aesthetic beauty that resides deep in everyone’s heart.
Calming the Mind
The phrase essential oil derives from the word “essence,” meaning an intrinsic nature of an entity.
People often rely on the sense of smell to perceive the scent of essential oils. The olfactory is also known to be able to affect our emotions through the transmission of neurons. Now that we are spending more time at home, it also means that we’re working, studying, resting and exercising in the same space, which gives us the opportunity to pick out the perfect essential oil for the right moment. Not only can we set the atmosphere with different aromas, but we can also adjust our emotions through the natural properties of different botanicals and turn our stay-at-home time from “good” to “beautiful.” With a passion for natural ethics, inner health and the aspiration of building happy lives, Neal’s Yard Remedies is UK’s first certified organic health and beauty brand. Among its essential oil collections, the Aromatherapy Blend – Focus is a stimulating blend of rosemary, spearmint and orange that sharpens the mind and brings clarity of thought, leaving you with this natural energy boost. Meanwhile, the Meditation Aromatherapy Blend channels its relaxing base of vetiver and sandalwood to calm the mind and allows the finest frankincense from Oman to encourage deeper breathing. With a touch of orange and black pepper to inspire positivity and vitality, this meditation blend is the perfect choice for creating a peaceful atmosphere. Catering to fulfill the different needs at home, these essential oil blends will help us achieve the highest quality of self-care.
The Purity of Skincare
During this pandemic lockdown, many have not only begun to re-examine their physical health, but have also started to maintain a more balanced diet. Adapting to a quieter lifestyle, this trend is also seen in skincare and beauty products. People are paying more attention to all-natural, environmentally friendly materials and choose to use only the purest of all formulas to satisfy the skin. Even on the quiet days spent indoors, it is important to give our skin the proper care and nourishment it needs. Swedish skincare brand L:A Bruket turns to the beautiful Nordic nature for answers and inspirations and comes up with the formulas that are driven by nature, not chemicals. Offering skincare products made with all-natural and organic ingredients only, the brand extracts nutrients from botanicals like rare algaes and Edelweiss flowers to provide the skin with the purest nourishment. L:A Bruket introduces two natural bio cellulose sheet masks that are both made from ultra-fine fibres of cellulose produced by microorganisms during the fermentation of coconut juice. These face masks contain the purest of ingredients that allows immediate absorption and hydration. Meanwhile, the refreshing 100 Bergamot Face Oil allows the carrot extracts to protect the skin cells by strengthening the skin and resetting it to its original healthy state.
On the other hand, lip care routines are just as important as any other steps in skincare. Although it doesn’t seem necessary to put on colorful makeup during this stay-at-home period, the repairing and nourishing lip mask is a must. Originating from Los Angeles, a Clean Beauty cosmetics brand ILIA launches its brand new Lip Wrap Treatment Mask that works like a facial for the lips. This lip mask includes ingredients such as Salicornia, Papaya Enzymes, Hyaluronic Acid, Undaria Pinnatifida and other safe and potent natural extracts. As it cocoons your lips in its cushiony moisture, it will also leave a naturally derived lavender-chamomile scent that soothes and calms your mind.
A Delicate Skin Nourishment
Often overlooked, cleansing is actually the fundamental basis of all skincare routines. To promote a gentle, non-irritating cleansing method for the skin, Clé de Peau introduces the brand new Cleanser Collection. The formula includes starfruit, olive leaf and mangosteen extracts that are considered as the Clé de Peau Beauté IntelligentFood, which nourish the skin with antioxidant properties. After each deeply caring cleansing experience, the skin will be refreshed and left looking soft, luminous and healthy like a newborn baby’s. First step, apply the Micellar Cleansing Water, a rinse-free cleansing water that binds impurities and makeup with the power of micellar technology, making the skin appear revitalized and toned. Next, use the Eye & Lip Makeup Remover that easily removes any stubborn waterproof makeup that will leave the skin dewy soft. And lastly, the Makeup Cleansing Towelettes, a perfect choice for a late night out, as it effectively removes all types of makeup with one swipe, while still boosting the skin’s resilience and hydration.