While we used to look at self-care as more of a luxury — you know, something we’d fit in when we could find the time — many of us now take the ever-popular wellness “trend” pretty seriously, making sure to prioritize it amid the hustle and bustle of our perennially busy lives. Why, though? Because for one, life can be stressful. And when it comes down to it, caring for oneself, whatever that may look like, is *key* to creating a healthy mindset and overall sense of well-being. Some might prefer reading, breathwork, or yoga, but for us beauty lovers, self-care means a night (or even just 15 minutes!) of pampering with some of our most sensorially-pleasing beauty products. We’re talking scrubs, face rollers, and… well, we won’t spoil it.
Ahead, a few of our ultimate favorites from Ulta Beauty — all of which we highly recommend investing in for your next night dedicated to self-care.
Osea Bestsellers Set for Face + Body
This skin-loving set features ultra-soothing formulas with ingredients inspired by the sun and the sea, so it’s basically like being transported to a tropical island. Soak away any tension in your body by adding a few drops of the Undaria Algae Body Oil to your bath water, and while you’re in there, give your face a cleansing massage with the Ocean Cleanser. Rehydrate post-soak with the Hyaluronic Sea Serum and nourishing Atmospheric Protection Cream; then slather on some more Body Oil for good measure.
Treehut Tahitian Vanilla Bean Shea Sugar Scrub
Nothing says self-care like a luxurious body scrub. This cushiony one harnesses sugar and shea butter instead of salt to soften skin, and the warm, comforting scent of vanilla bean melts away stress as soon as the lid comes off. Take your time as you intentionally work it in your skin, focusing on target areas such as feet, elbows, and knees. Spa-ahhh.
Ouai Scalp & Body Scrub
Two things: Head massages feel freakin’ amazing, and your scalp is skin too, so it needs care just like your face and body do. This fan-favorite scrub from Jen Atkin gently buffs away buildup from pollution and products like dry shampoo, while nourishing and balancing scalp skin with coconut oil and water-binding plant sugar. And, since hair starts at the scalp, you’ll find your strands looking healthier, bouncier, and shinier as a result. Oh, and did we mention it smells and feels utterly sublime?
Flawless by Finishing Touch Ice Roller
Melt away puffiness, inflammation, and muscle tension with this handy tool that combines rolling massage with ice therapy. Use it after applying your skin-care products to increase absorption, and enjoy the therapeutic effects of facial rolling, which is known to tame tension, quell redness, and stimulate lymphatic drainage. It’s also particularly nice on the back of the neck, collarbones, and shoulders.
Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch Original
A night of pampering is not complete without some sort of facial treatment, but instead of committing to a whole facial mask, spot treat instead. Just pop these invisible hydrocolloid patches on breakouts before bed and sleep soundly knowing they’re flattening out zits as you sleep for clear, zen skin in the AM.
TONYMOLY Moisture Hydrogel Eye Patches
Treat your delicate under-eye skin to a hefty dose of hydration with these restorative gel patches, which have an ultra-satisfying cooling effect on top of containing MVP ingredients like hyaluronic acid, sea water, and plankton. Stick ‘em on while you tune in to an episode (or three) of your favorite show to score smoother, brighter under eyes in no time.
Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Face Mask
Treat your complexion to some serious T.L.C. with this rich, creamy face mask infused with hero ingredients like glycerin, shea butter, algae extract, and hyaluronic acid. The silky, highly concentrated formula feels like your favorite moisturizer but delivers visible results that you can see after just one snooze. Use it as the last step in your routine to lock in hydration and set your skin up for overnight success.
Ahava Mineral Hand Cream
No self-care night would be complete without ensuring your hands are thoroughly hydrated — and with this one, you can rest assured they will be. The fan-favorite formula is enriched with the brand’s innovative ”Osmoter complex,” which protects skin from outside stressors, along with soothing allantoin, mineral-rich dead sea water, and mineral spring water. It leaves skin soft, smooth, and plump, with fine lines and dryness significantly diminished.
Baby Foot Moisturizing Foot Mask
Deeply hydrate and restore softness to the skin on your feet with this mega-moisturizing, sock-style mask made with collagen, hyaluronic acid, and 14 different natural extracts (including lemon, chamomile, and burdock root). After just fifteen minutes, your feet will feel silky soft and smooth, with any calloused areas eradicated. The best part? It feels incredible.