August 14 2020 – Erin Mawhinney
We’re all familiar with the debilitating stress that can be back-to-school season. At grace & stella, we’re all about relieving that stress and coming in hot with self-care products that will rid you of all that academic anxiety. That’s why we’ve curated a fresh bundle for this exact event: The Back-To-School Beauty Kit.
Let us tell you what motivated us to put together this bundle for you: because you deserve it. Whether you’re in middle school, high school, university, or beyond, high-quality skincare that gives you even the smallest bit of comfort should always be a priority.
So, what’s in this Back-To-School Beauty Kit, you may ask? Well, we hand-picked our most popular, most calming products and put them in a cute little bag for the ultimate convenience. Let’s break it down:
Our Back-To-School Beauty Kit contains:
1. Our Anti-Wrinkle and Energizing Eye Masks - for all the inevitable lost sleep over late-night cramming, 8 AM classes, and last-minute assignments, we’re here for you. School is draining, but our eye masks are here to save the day, jam-packed with nourishing ingredients to make you look like you’ve had a full 8 hours of sleep (when we all know it was really closer to 3)...and “you look tired” is not something someone ever wants to hear.
The skin under our eyes is delicate and sensitive, highly prone to fine lines and dark circles, and our Eye Masks are filled with nutrient-rich minerals to revitalize and rejuvenate this area, giving you a youthful, awakened glow. They’re pumped with collagen, strengthening our skin by increasing skin elasticity and hydration that we lose as we age. With more hydration comes fewer fine lines and wrinkles. Say goodbye to those damn dark circles.
The vitamin C in our eye masks aids in your skin's natural regeneration process, which helps your body repair damaged skin cells. It is an antioxidant that eliminates neutralize radicals! On top of that, grace and stella eye masks are formulated with hyaluronic acid - the holy grail of hydration. Hyaluronic Acid effectively restores skin and lock in moisture, defending the skin against environmental age-factors and pollutants. Trust us, you’ll be hooked - you’ll definitely want to grab the 24-pack after you try them once.
2. Our Rose Spray in the cutest mini travel size - a true cult favorite. There’s nothing like spraying this stuff on your face to get a full freshness reset. Whether it be in the morning as a wake-up-mist, to be used as a setting spray, or to just give yourself a moment to slow down, this stuff is the definition of a stress reliever. Rosewater’s anti-inflammatory properties assist in reducing redness. It helps maintain the skin’s pH balance, helping with acne, dermatitis, eczema, and healing scar tissue. It also controls excess oil, so you’re always glowing, never shiny.
Perhaps the most significant benefit of rosewater is the mental health impact - amazingly, rosewater helps to relax the central nervous system. The olfactory nerve connects to our brain, which sends signals to the amygdala and limbic system - this part of our brain controls mood & emotions and is said to be relaxed by certain scents. Research has also shown that rose water has antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties, and is believed to induce sleep. It has been used to treat depression, anxiety, grief, and tension as the fumes of rosewater improve mood. For all the exam stress, the anxiety of that assignment worth way too much of your final grade, the group projects that make you want to pull your hair out...we’re here for you, and we have your back.
3. Our Dead Sea Mud Mask in a travel size - because online school means masking during class. Thank god we can turn the camera off on our Zoom calls because our mud mask is the best for a self-care good-skin moment. You can think of the mud in these masks as a magnet, or even a sponge, drawing impurities like dirt and oil out of your clogged pores for a clearer complexion.
Of course, mud and clay are also packed with nutrients for your skin. So, as they are drawing out the bad stuff, they’re also supplying you with plenty of the good stuff - mud is packed with nourishing minerals, salts, and natural elements. They’re highly absorbent for oils yet gentle enough to ensure that they are not drying. Soft skin is good for the mind.
4. The cutest grace & stella holographic cosmetic bag to keep it all together.
So yeah, our Back-To-School Beauty Kit is kind of the best. It’s important to take care of ourselves when faced with overwhelming academic responsibilities. To do this, make sure you get a good night’s sleep. Sleep is vital and it helps you recharge! If you struggle with winding down at night, try out our Lavender Essential Oil in an oil diffuser, or our Hot + Cool Gel Bead Eye Mask to help block out all light and create the perfect sleeping environment.
Ensure you're looking after your skin! Staring at a computer screen all day or reading & studying for long periods of time can have a huge impact on your skin health. Our eye masks are perfect to brighten, depuff, and hydrate. You can use them while doing almost anything. Even more, grace & stella’s Rose Quartz Roller is great for relaxation - it has been proven to help deal with stress as it improves blood circulation & lymphatic drainage in your skin - plus, it feels really nice.
It’s crucial to make time for self-care time, during back-to-school season, and always. At grace & stella, we’re here to give you that space, and we’re honored to provide you with the highest quality products to do so. Our Back-To-School Beauty Kit is made with that exact intention.