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10 Pampering Products

After all that holiday shopping, baking and entertaining, it’s time to relax and put your feet up. Here are 10 treats to get you started. Go ahead, you deserve it.

FACE OFF If all you have is 15 minutes for a more radiant you, try Clinique‘s Turnaround 15-Minute Facial, which boasts all the benefits of microdermabrasion without the irritation. Sears, $44.50

MASQUER-AID The Body Shop‘s eye mask is two treatments in one. Soothe tired or puffy eyes with a cool mask from the fridge or de-stress and relax with a warm one after it gets a quick soak in hot water. $7-$10

THERAPY TO GO Crabtree & Evelyn‘s La Source Love Your Hands & Feet is all you’ll need to rescue those stiff fingers and tired toes. Hand recovery, hand therapy, foot smoother, extreme foot therapy, a nail file and a wooden nail brush with pumice stone all come in an easy-to-pack container. $39.95

PAINT YOURSELF TO SERENITY After softening your hands until they are supple and smooth, add some polish in a serene shade. Chanel‘s Le Vernis nail colour comes in a variety of hues, from violette and pink satin to ballerina and jasmin. $24
CUCKOO FOR COCOA Cocoa is more than just a drink to be enjoyed on a chilly day. Origins Cocoa Therapy Body-Buffing Scrub, made of pure cocoa extract, cocoa butter, walnut shells and apricot seeds, removes impurities from the skin, leaving behind ever-so-soft skin. The Bay, $31

HAPPY HOUR Now cocktail time can happen whenever you want it to—without the adverse effects. Philosophy‘s Senõrita Margarita Hot Salt Scrub is a refreshing take on the fruity beverage. Natural extracts moisturize and smooth skin. Sephora, $35

RECIPE FOR SOFTNESS Laura Mercier‘s Crème Brûlée Sugar Scrub is as decadent as it sounds. The ingredients read like the components of a savoury dessert: rich caramel, cream, French vanilla beans, macadamia nuts and sweet almond oils come together in this exfoliating scrub that sloughs off the old and leaves skin velvety soft. Holt Renfrew, $65

TROPICAL ESCAPE An island vacation is just a bottle away with Cake Beauty‘s Desserted Island. Creamy coconut and Tahitian vanilla are blended with virgin oil de coco crème for sinfully supple and exotically sweet-smelling skin. Blossom Bath & Body, $18

SCENT THERAPY Smell your way to relaxation with Fruits & Passion‘s Aromachology Massage Oils. Achieve the ultimate goal: moisturize, soothe, relax or reduce stress and anxiety with a 100 ml bottle containing sunflower, grape seed, sweet almond and rosa moschata seed vegetable oils and vitamin E. $22 each

SHINE SHINE SHINE Aveda‘s Smoothing Body Polish, made of finely-ground walnut shells, kelp, aloe, lavender and herbal extracts, banishes the dull, leaving silky skin behind. $31
—Linda Luong

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