The April edit: Lather up

Turn your hand washing into a mini-pampering session with luxurious soaps and soothing hand creams from Bamford, Penhaligon’s and Jo Malone London

23 April, 2020

As we all seek ways to find positive moments in uncertain times, reimagining everyday habits as self-care rituals is a way to adjust to a new, slower pace of life and rediscover the benefits of finding pleasure in simple activities. With this in mind, we encourage you to turn the universal new ritual of regular 20-second hand washes into a mini-pampering session. From uplifting scents to nourishing lotions, treat yourself to some small luxuries to enhance the experience.


SOOTHE AND NOURISH

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Botanic Hand Cream, £22 for 75ml; Rose Pebble Soap, £18 for 250g, Bamford Grooming Department

Designed to reconnect us with the Earth and its resources, Bamford’s all-natural skincare products are made from organic, responsibly sourced ingredients and harness the power of botanicals to nurture the body, mind and spirt. The smooth shape of Bamford’s Rose Pebble Soap has a soothing effect as you hold it between your hands, while the essential rose oils and camomile released will have the same effect on your skin. Once clean and dry, massage in some Botanic Hand Cream, which contains aloe vera, honey and golden jojoba to nourish and heal skin.


REVIVE AND RESTORE

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Wood Sage & Sea Salt Body & Hand Wash, £32 for 250ml; Vitamin E Hand Treatment, £44 for 100ml, Jo Malone London

Jo Malone London’s evocative scents never fail to lift the spirits, and the refreshing Wood Sage & Sea Salt body and hand wash will revive the senses with its fresh and earthy fragrance. Enriched with meadow foam seed, the gel formula transforms into a satisfying lather that gently cleanses and conditions skin. For hands that need a little extra attention, apply a layer of Vitamin E Hand Treatment, a rich moisturiser scented with pomelo and cassis.


CLEANSE AND UPLIFT

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Blenheim Bouquet Soap, £30 for 3 x 100g; Savoy Steam Body & Hand Lotion, £42 for 300ml, Penhaligon’s

Let Penhaligon’s take you on a sensory journey with every hand wash. Its heady fragrances are designed to transport you to another world, and its Blenheim Bouquet Soaps are inspired, as the name suggests, by the magnificent Blenheim Palace and its glorious grounds. The triple-milled bars create a luxurious lather that will release the invigorating scent of lemon, black pepper and pine. Complete your imaginary escapade by cocooning your hands in the nourishing and uplifting Savoy Steam body and hand lotion, inspired by one of London’s earliest Turkish hammams and scented with fresh rose petals.


LIP SERVICE

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Passionate Papaya Lip Balm, £12 for 15g, Penhaligon’s; Vitamin E Lip Conditioner, £25 for 15ml, Jo Malone London; Botanic Lip Balm, £14 for 15ml, Bamford

With our hands getting so much attention, it stands to reason our lips may be feeling a little left out. Conclude your mini-ritual with a nourishing lip balm. Opt for Bamford’s botanic blend of arnica, cocoa and shea butters, infused with grapefruit, peppermint and rose; Penhaligon’s mouth-watering, papaya-flavoured balm; or Jo Malone London’s lip conditioner with vitamin E and honey.


Visit our boutiques page to see a full list of the luxury brands who call The Royal Exchange home, with links to visit their online stores. Customers can continue to order products from our exceptional retailers, for home delivery during this period while the physical stores must remain closed.