Stress – it never seems to end right? Body, mind and soul, it seems to be all encompassing. With the constant battle wearing down on our skin, using the last bits of your mental capacity to figure out what will actually help us make it through the sluggish week is just not that appetizing. Well what if you just hit all your senses at once with a de-stressing compilation? What about hitting it all with a de-stressing chocolate-y compilation?
In comes the soothing, sultry Chill Chocolate Vine Collection provided by Naturopathica. When you don’t know exactly what will be the key trick to press that relax button on the body, why not press them all. The Chocolate Vine Collection does just that by a selection of sensory chocolatey-esque products to take a stab at just some of the things that might be bothering you.
Using aromatherapy and clinical herbalism, the collection is not just chocolate themed for aesthetics. Naturopathica centered this at home spa set around the asian medicinal ingredient Chocolate Vine. When used as a herbal skincare ingredient, Chocolate Vine, also known Akebia Quinata, is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that also reduces swelling in the skin, irritation, rashes and can reduce pain. Using this chocolate scented star ingredient, the Chill Chocolate Vine Collection is designed to help you relax while the ingredients work on your skin for you.
Set the Mood – Chill Chocolate Vine Stress Diffuser and Candle
Before you dive in the skin itself, it helps to prep your mind as well. What works for me is changing the ambiance of my environment to indicate to my brain it’s okay to calm down. The Chill Chocolate Vine Diffuser can help shift the environment by utilizing the aroma of chocolate, vanilla and honey to add a calming scent to your space. This reed diffuser suggests calmer times in a spa far far away from the clustered city you might live in.
You can then layer this scent with the Chill Chocolate Vine Stress Candle. Compounding upon the same notes, it insists you indulge in the rich chocolate waves guided by its warm vegan soy wax glow as you settle into a slower – chiller pace.
Cleanse the Remains of the Day – Chill Chocolate Vine Detox Tonic
In our scenario of the after work de-stress saga, we have already used our favorite cleanser to initially remove the horrors of the day. By the evening, the day has already made its impact and we might need that extra boost to combat any irritation or breakouts caused by surviving it. Using the Chill Chocolate Vine Detox Tonic, you can treat these stressful stress symptoms no matter which stage they are at.
This gentle toner uses salicylic acid to fight breakouts and a light but not overpowering chocolate scent to treat your skin while reminding you with smell – it’s going to be okay. Use this in the morning if you need that reminder after you wake up as well.
Revive What was Lost – Chill Chocolate Vine Stress Mask
After you have cleansed yourself of the day you also need to give back to your skin. Stress causes our skin (and our general well being) to become fatigued, dull and sad looking. Which is why the next step is the Chill Chocolate Vine Stress Mask. Combining the healing and moisturizing effects of ingredients like niacinamide, squalane and cocoa butter along with that comforting chocolate vine chocolate-y aroma, this mask aids in your journey of relaxation and skin rejuvenation.
Don’t be afraid to lay it on thick. It’s meant to be a full-bodied blanket of healing on your face. Apply while avoiding the area around your eyes and take these 10-15 minutes to enjoy the moment and the changes you made for yourself – at least for today. After the time is up, rinse the mask off.
Never Forget Your Eyes – Chill Chocolate Vine Eye Balm
Fatigue affects our whole body but it can especially show up around our eyes. Aging is a factor but even more so is the smaller effects of the day to day activities. Stress affects cortisol in the body which contributes to the symptoms of aging. At the end of your session, don’t forget to take extra care of your eyes. With skin thinner than the rest of your face, your eyes need that little bit of TLC that’s so easy to forget in our skincare routines. The Chill Chocolate Restorative Eye Balm fits snugly at the end of our de-stressing session. This smoothing, creamy eye balm combines the properties of chocolate vine with avocado and babassu to reduce puffy eyes, dark circles and fine lines while hydrating the skin. To end your evening, gently pat a small amount around your eyes.
While taking care of ourselves never ends, it can be less stressful. The Chill Chocolate Vine Collection is Naturapathica’s answer to offering a holistic solution in treating stressed out skin by utilizing chocolate aromatherapy and clinically tested herbal ingredients.
You can learn more about Naturopathica and their approach to herbal skincare HERE