Baths can be a divisive topic. Some people
swear by them and others swear off them. For me, I used to be in the latter camp. I didn't love that my fingers would get so pruny and I found the whole process all a bit boring. But then I realized that a bath every now and then can be the ultimate form of self-care—and I learned that by setting the right scene (candles, music, maybe a glass of wine), it could actually be a great experience, pruny fingers be damned.
And if you play your cards right, a bubble bath can not only be a calming and cleansing experience, but it can also treat your skin to some TLC. It just depends on the type of bubble bath you choose. You see, there are some formulas out there that provide a whole host of skincare solutions, from
hydrating the skin to detoxifying it. And who doesn't love to multitask, especially when you're sitting in a tub, chilling out?
Below, you'll find some bubble
bath products that have skincare benefits, too. Check them out and zone out. This bubble bath is formulated with natural ingredients and leaves your skin moisturized. It has a delicious sweet almond scent, too. Maude's bubble bath also doubles as a body wash. It's pH-balanced and contains nourishing nutrients like omegas 3, 6, 0, and vitamins B3, B5, C, and E. This body wash works as a foaming bubble bath, too. The formula is enriched with purifying ingredients, from essential oils (eucalyptus, lavender, and sandalwood) to orange peel oil (which promotes radiance) to vitamin E (to nourish the skin). This product pretty much does it all—it's a shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath all in one. The gentle formula can be used every day to leave your skin super soft. Plus, it has a yummy lemon custard scent. For a deeply moisturizing experience, pour this bubble bath into your tub. It's enriched with avocado oil to soften and hydrate dry skin. L'Occitane's foaming bath will not only smooth your skin, but it will also soothe your mind thanks to Haute-Provence lavender. This fizzy and foaming bath contains gigartina seaweed as its prime ingredient—it's a red algae that's rich in vitamins and minerals and has hydration and collagen protection benefits. You already know a bath can be a super relaxing experience, but this bath foam makes the whole thing even more relaxing. It contains a blend of English lavender, sweet basil, and jasmine to help you get to sleep. Gentle enough for dry and sensitive skin, this 2-in-1 bubble bath and body wash relaxes the body and leaves your skin feeling smooth. It doesn't contain parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, or sulfates. Susanne Kaufmann's bath soak is formulated with mallow extract, which is super hydrating. It's also infused with calming lavender extract, rosemary and sage oil, vitamin E, and cedarwood oil. Frédéric Malle's Portrait of a Lady fragrance is beloved by so many, including some of our very own Who What Wear editors. So if you're a fan you'll be happy to know you can get the same amazing scent in bubble bath form. It will leave your skin soft and smelling good. The key skincare ingredient in this bubble bath is argan oil, which conditions, hydrates, and refreshes the skin. There are trace elements and minerals in Kneipp's bath salts that will nourish and smooth the skin. But most importantly, the formula is designed to sooth sore joints and muscles. Lalicious's bubble bath has both cleansing and hydrating benefits—it contains grapeseed oil and lipids for smoother skin. And there are specialized sugar molecules and topical probiotics to cleanse with anti-inflammatory benefits. Dry brushing is great for exfoliation so your skin is refreshed and smoother. This dry brush is made with biodegradable sisal fibers and features an ergonomic handle. And once you get out of the tub you can continue the luxe experience with this plush robe. Set the mood for your bath with a great-smelling candle. I'm obsessed with Boy Smells's scents so this set is on my list. It features five woodsy-scented candles (including my favorite, Hinoki Fantôme). These luxe towels are thick and super-absorbent. You'll be using them for years to come. If you plan on spending some downtime in the tub, you're going to need a tray to hold all your essentials, like a book, drink, candle, etc.
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