It’s that time of year again, Wimbledon has arrived! We already have the Prosecco chilling in the fridge at Bath & Unwind HQ and the strawberries at easy reach. It’s one of those sports that makes us all feel very proud to be British. So we couldn’t help but treat you to something special…
From 27th June – 10th July we are sneaking some winning tennis balls into your orders, if you are lucky enough to find one inside your package, all you have to do is email the unique code on the card to firstname.lastname@example.org to discover which fantastic prize you have won.
Use your winning tennis ball to channel your inner Wimbledon player, whether you throw it for your furry friend or take the kids to the park for a game of catch, whatever you choose to do, please make sure it’s fun!
Don’t forget to share your adventures with us on Instagram @bathandunwind
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We just wanted to share our newest beauty Bag with you, we have worked so hard getting 22, yes 22 products together for the ultimate travel bag (all products are under 100ml so perfect for flights). We had so many products we struggled closing the bag – it is jam packed full of products. We are so grateful to all of the brands who have taken part in this bag – we are very proud of it and hope you like it too.
Our new brands Thalgo and Balance Me are in the bag so it gives everyone a great opportunity to try them out for the first time.
Safe travels :o)
(have a look here to see what is inside)
We have picked out our must have travel sized products suitable for all your holiday needs…
- Trilogy Everything Balm –
Everything Balm is truly for everything. Use on specific areas to provide intense moisture and protection from dehydration, or melt gently in your palms and rub all over the skin to relieve and relax muscles. Suitable for all the family, even the baby!
- Ultrasun Family SPF 30 –
An all-round perfect sun cream for any type of holiday. Whether you are in and out of the water all day, wind surfing or lying down topping up the tan, this product suits all.
The formulation is great for sensitive skin and helps to prevent prickly heat. Free from perfume and emulsifiers this product absorbs well with a non-greasy texture, perfect for all the family.
- Dr Bronner 18-in-1 Hemp Green Tea Pure-Castile Soap 59ml –
Completely biodegradable and vegetable based, these old-world quality liquid soaps are the best multi-functioning cleansers we know. Perfect for a road trip, or camping holiday, strangely enough, they can be used as a body wash, general cleaner, shampoo, laundry wash and even an alternative to toothpaste. With its super gentle blend that is free from basically everything, it’s suitable for all the family and definitely helps reduce the packing load.
- Caudalie Beauty Elixir –
The Caudalie Beauty Elixir is a cult product. Formulated with extracts of grape, and refreshing mint, it instantly perks you up, whether you are flying, or just feeling a little overwhelmed during a sightseeing trip. We are unsure whether it really has any out of this world skin benefits, but it works wonders when nausea hits, and the potent essential oils may even deter those pesky mosquito’s.
Olverum is by far the Bath & Unwind team’s favourite bath oil. With just a few drops in your bath, it instantly soothes tension, and helps to bring you back to your complete and natural self. Founded in 1948 by Franz Klein, a regular spa goer, it is formulated with a luxurious blend of pure essential oils from pine, fir needle, rosemary, lavender, lime and eucalyptus. It is especially great relieving cold and flu symptoms, and with an unusual and refreshing scent that fills your bathroom…and house, it makes the perfect pick-up treatment when you are just not feeling quite right. It is also great for use post exercise as it effectively relieves aching muscles and rheumatic pain, whilst helping to promote a deep and restful sleep. It is the ultimate bathroom SOS product that we couldn’t live without.
Using your sun screen correctly and effectively is really important, after all, our skin in our largest organ, so we need to take care of it.
Top tips & facts
- Make sure you choose a sunscreen labelled broad-spectrum to help protect against both UVA & UVB rays.
- Re-apply every 2 hours, after swimming, sweating and towel drying to make sure you are protected.
- An SPF 15 product blocks about 94% of UVB rays; an SPF 30 product blocks 97% of UVB rays; and an SPF 45 product blocks about 98% of rays.
- Sunscreens degrade in hot temperatures. If left in a sunny window in your bathroom, or in a glove box in the car this might cause your sunscreen to loose its effectiveness well before the expiration date. If there is no expiry date on the product, throw away after one year.
The difference between UVA & UVB
- UVA (Aging rays) penetrate the skin deeper than UVB rays, and play a major part in the aging of skin. By damaging the skin cells in the basal layer of the epidermis, UVA rays contribute to and may even initiate the development of skin cancers.
- UVB (Burning rays) are the main cause of sunburn and tend to cause damage to the skin’s more superficial epidermal layers. UVB rays play a key role in the development of skin cancer.
My top two SPF’s
Free from nasties, smells amazing and with all the protection you need. What more can you ask for?!
Keeps your face protected without that shiny, sticky residue. Perfect.
We love a brand that has just one product, sometimes too much choice makes beauty shopping overwhelming. Pommade Divine just gets it right, suitable for all skin types, even babies, it’s a desk staple at Bath & Unwind HQ, and here’s why…
Described as the 300-year-old beauty secret, this multi-tasking gem has been taking care of families since the 1800. Combining natural restorative properties of benzoin, liquidambar, nutmeg, clove and cinnamon essential oils, it helps to soothe, nourish and protect dry, sensitive skin.
With a medicinal formulation, and scent, it helps to heal bruises, burns, scrapes, grazes, rashes and sports injuries, making it a must-have for all the family.
If it’s good enough for Marie –Antoinette’s great grandmother, it’s good enough for us.
Pommade Divine – Nature’s Remedy Balm.