Aveda Beautifying Collection

There is something that happens to us when we get near an Aveda product.

It's called b-r-e-a-t-h-i-n-g.

The aromatherapeutic blends somehow never fail to soothe, calm and make us feel generally more grounded in a world in which we mostly 'live in our heads', staring at screens. It just feels so darned good to reconnect with our senses.

Two new launches within Aveda's Beautifying range are making it a sheer pleasure to do that right now. Beautifying Creme Cleansing Oil is fab; we're seeing a trend for this skin-softening style of body cleanser, right now - but few are as soothingly-scented as this, with its blend of organic rosemary, lavender and bergamot.

That same scent infuses Beautifying Body Moisturiser, which is a winter skin wonder, frankly: in a tube (making it easy to apply), it's thicker than the thickest whipped cream, very nourishing (that'll be the lashings of shea butter, safflower and olive oils) - and again, with that fragrance, a joy to use, especially before bedtime as part of the wind-down process.

Apply, sniff - and just b-r-e-a-t-h-e... It's something we don't consciously do often enough, but these two innovations are helping.

UK readers find Aveda Beautiying Cleansing Oil and Aveda Beautifying Body Moisturiser at www.houseoffraser.co.uk/£22 each for 200 ml