words by Frankie Rozwadowska
It’s that time of year again. Cupid’s in town, shops are full to the brim with chocolates and flowers, rom-coms are being watched left right and centre and there’s no escaping the red hearts and mushy cards. Needless to say, we’re feeling rather romantic. So what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with our pick of perfectly paired products – dreamy duos that will transform you from top to toe with the power of two. From hair to skin, baths to bodies, these paired partners do it all. So move over Brad and Ange, David and Victoria, Jay-Z and Queen Be – for these twosomes will tackle all your beauty needs.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser – £14.75 & Instant Boost Skin Tonic – £13.25
For the ultimate way to cleanse and care for you complexion, these two work together to transform dull, tired skin into a refreshed, radiant dream. Cleanse & Polish uses a plant based formula (including purifying eucalyptus and softening cocoa butter) to gently rid you of daily grimes, before the Instant Boost Skin Tonic can work its magic – softening skin with a blend of calendula, chamomile and cucumber whilst organic aloe vera, geranium and sweet orange leave you revitalised and revived.
REN Moroccan Rose Otto Body Polish – £32 & Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash – £17
Give your body some loving with this match made in heaven. Containing the amazing anti-inflammatory, hydrating and soothing Rose Otto Oil (one of the world’s most expensive and revered oils), they smell romantically rosey and make for one sensual shower experience. The Body Polish uses sugar granules to gently scrub off dead skin, whilst almond oil and olive extract work to keep skin hydrated. There’s caffeine too to boost microcirculation, revive and tone. Wash off with the Rose Otto Body Wash, which works to calm and protect new skin with chamomile extract and prebiotic Oligosaccharide, whilst neroli flower water cleanses, refreshes and purifies. Pure pair perfection.
Green & Spring Repair and Restore Hand Wash – £14.50 & Hand Cream – £16.50
For happy, healthy hands – look no further than this caring couple. Inspired by Victorian English Gardens, they’re nasty free and hand-crafted here in the UK. Both blend the reviving scents of bergamot, lemon myrtle and orange with the restorative properites of lavender and chamomile to protect against signs of ageing, encourate regeneration of healthy cells and to wondefully wash and moisturise mitts.
Pai Skin Brightening Perfect Match – £30
The best brightening beauties in the business, this dreamy duo offer a two-step solution to bright, radiant skin. First up is the Kukui & Jojoba Skin Brightening Exfoliator, which gently buffs away dead cells to reveal smooth, soft skin. Follow with a few drops of Pai’s award-winning Rosehip BioRegernate Oil (rich in Vitamin E, Trans-Retonic Acid and Rosehip to heal and increase firmness and elacististy) and you’ll be left looking luminously lovely in no time. (Available until 17th February so get in there quick!)
NEOM Real Luxury Bath & Shower Oil – £32 & Real Luxury Body Lotion – £25
Bathe your way to beauty with this lusciously luxurious bath oil, made with 30% essential oils and 70% organic ingredients. Containing lavender, jasmine and Brazilian rosewood, it will pamper you to perfection while you relax in a soothing soak. Follow with the Real Luxury Body Lotion, which has the same sublime scent and leaves skin soft and smooth with a rich blend of rosemary leaf, grapeseed oil and macadamia nut oil. It’s like wrapping yourself in a cocooning cashmere blanket – only better.
Byredo Rose Noir Eau De Parfum – £88, 50ml & Burning Rose Candle – £60
A perfumed pair that couldn’t be more romantic if it tried, what better way to get florally fragranced than with Byredo’s Rose Noir perfume and new Burning Rose Candle? (It is Valentine’s Day after all…) Rose Noir celebrates the classic symbol of love and devotion with a heady blend of dark, damascene rose, musk, moss, grapefruit and freesia. Forget the old-lady florals, this is a modern, decadent and dirtier rose scent with an intense and alluring draw. Combine this with the Burning rose candle – a smokey, woody scent enveloped into the deep smell of Rose Absolute – and not only you but your home will smell like a dream all day long.
Aveda Invati Exfoliating Shampoo – £20.50 & Invati Thickening Conditioner – £22.50
Give hair a helping hand with these lock-loving lovers. Made from an invigorating blend of Ayurvedic herbs (including healing tumeric and revitalising ginseng) they work together to nourish the scalp and heal damaged, tired tresses. Starting with the shampoo, massage gently into the scalp and allow the millet seed and milk thistle extracts to soothe dryness and tightness whilst equalising the lipid balance. This cleansing formula is clinically proven to remove the build-up of sebum and product residue whilst exfoliating and renewing the scalp. The conditioner then works to thicken hair with a blend of guar, palm and grapeseed, improve elasticity and reduce breakage with arginine and adds a natural shine with organic kukui nut oil. A mighty match for any mane.