Being by Sanctuary Spa


Unashamedly, this isn't aimed at us. (Actually, we are old enough not only to remember The Sanctuary skincare being launched, but the day spa itself – one of London's first – on Floral Street, complete with palms, pool and swing!) Pretty much any young beauty-hound we've shared this with, however, just adores it. They're loving the fresh and fruity scents (some with a decidedly gourmand twist). And the textures – particularly of products like the luscious, shea butter-rich Body Butter, and the zesty sugar scrubs. There's a Hand Cream, too, plus Bath Bombs (which always seem to enrapture anyone under 20), along with Body Sprays for anyone who falls for the good-enough-to-eat, mouthwatering scents.

Just for the record, those are: Cloudberry and Lychee Blossom, Water Lotus and Pomelo, Hibiscus and Coconut Water, Chilli Mango and Tonka Bean and Salted Caramel and Macadamia.

We ourselves are loving the packaging, meanwhile, with its cheery, cheeky fruit illustrations on the bath and body products – and the really fun, wipeable bags to carry them in.

Looking to reward a young woman who's done well in her exams? Or console one who hasn't?

These would make a great gift – and we can almost guarantee an A* for you.

Being by Sanctuary Spa/from £4-10 at