For some reason, showers have become the less glamorous sister of the bath. (Maybe it's because you can't document your shower routine in the same way as a bath filled with dried flowers, crystals and glittery bath bombs.) However, there's really no denying that baths are a decadent way to tune out and add to your me-time quota.
But if you're short on time and props, you can still up your shower game with some luxe products to make the most of every single minute you spend in there. Whether you're jumping in before work or have a bit longer before bed, these products will give you a bath-like experience in a third of the time.
If you want to make your usual shower less routine and more of a ritual, we've compiled the best in-shower products to make that happen.
If the only change you make to your shower routine is switching up your bar of soap, then this is the one you need. Even if you're running late and don't have time to relax, this bergamot and lemon dream will trick you into thinking you're having a shower in a five-star hotel in Italy.
If Diptyque's L’Ombre Dans L’Eau is your signature scent, then this oil to foam cleanser is just crying out to be layered with it. Even if it isn't, we bet you won't be able to resist the complex mix of berry, rose and musky notes in this nourishing oil.
Showers are made for multitasking products, and this one will get to work on both your scalp and body. With exfoliating sugar crystals, probiotics and coconut oil, you'll get a gentle cleanse on your scalp to stimulate and remove product buildup. It'll also leave your skin feeling super silky.
One pipette of this miracle potion applied to your décolletage in the shower is all you need to get ready for a deep sleep. Filled with a blend of 19 relaxing and sleep-promoting essential oils, it proves that you can even add a moment of mindfulness to a quick shower.
It doesn't get much more decadent than a gold-flaked body scrub now does it? Black sugar exfoliates while honey leaves the skin feeling extra soft and smooth.
It's not easy finding a nourishing shower gel that works wonders on dry skin, but a bath milk actually does just that. This shea butter shower cream will fulfil all of your moisturising needs with its rich formula.
Three deep inhales of this uplifting blend of clary sage, frankincense and cardamom will give you all of the balance, focus and calm that you need to face even the most difficult of days. A pre-meeting shower essential.
This circulation-boosting brush is as luxurious as it gets. If you're going to be using glamorous products in the shower, then you deserve to lather them up on this expertly crafted tool.
You might as well start an Airbnb because you'll be receiving some stellar reviews if you have guests staying who use these soap leaves. Designed for single use, the heady woody musk notes combined with softening olive oil, shea butter and vitamin E make this a very addictive soap.
This isn't any ordinary scrub. The level of smoothness that this gives the shins can usually only be found after an intensive body treatment at a spa. However, this sachet filled with detoxifying Himalayan pink crystals is calming and spa-like. Rinse it off in the shower and alternate spritzes of warm and cold water onto the legs to add to the energising properties.
The worst part about showering is applying body lotion to damp skin in a cold bathroom. With this genius product, you quickly slather it onto wet skin in the shower and then towel off as usual. Miraculously it leaves skin feeling seriously soft and moisturised.
If the bar of soap that's melting away in its dish is starting to get you down, get one of these products into your shower for a whole new experience.