Sunday Spa Routine

Our Associate Creative Director’s Indulgent 15-Product Sunday Spa Routine

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By: Meagan Wilson

My dream Sunday involves a stretchy class at my favorite chill Pilates studio in Toronto, followed by a thoroughly indulgent, multiple-step spa routine. I’m one of those people who, when given the opportunity, will take hours to get ready—listening to music, washing makeup brushes, falling into a YouTube hole—and Sunday feels like the one day where I have license to do just that. Here’s my whole enjoyable, laborious routine, starting in the shower.

Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Pure-Castile Soap in Rose: I’m not particularly diligent about sticking to non-toxic beauty products, but I figure body wash is kind of an important one to keep clean. I’ll start off a shower with a splash of Dr. Bronner’s—I love Jason’s Rosewater one, too.

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Body Wash: That said, I’m a sucker for a fancy soap (bonus points for the most beautiful bottle). This basically brings the Italian Riviera to your bathroom.

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt: What initially seemed like an indulgent extra step is now essential—nothing gives you that ultra-fine, fluffy, baby-soft hair quite like it.

R+Co Atlantis Moisturizing Conditioner: The perfect everyday conditioner for color-damaged hair like mine that makes it impossibly soft without weighing it down or leaving it greasy.

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Conditioner: The name on the old-school classic is no joke: This stuff is a damn miracle. So much so, I’ll schlep bottles back from Duane Reade, since it’s impossible to find in Canada.

Bumble & bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer: While I’m an air-dry type of gal, a few spritzes of this stuff on damp hair guarantees you’ll be frizz- and flyaway-free all day.

M61 Powerglow Body Butter: To be honest, I can get lazy when it comes to lotioning up unless said lotion is functional in some way—I need something that feels like it’s doing something beyond just moisturizing, you know? Enter this glycolic acid body butter that soaks in immediately and takes care of any weird dry spots.

Le Labo Rose 31 Body Lotion: Which brings me to my other body lotion of choice, functional in the sense that you’re covered in the most luxurious (seductive, even) scent. It’s rich enough to leave skin feeling soft all day, absorbs quickly enough that it’s not annoying to get dressed after applying, and is a little less ubiquitous (but every bit as delicious) as their Santal 33.

Tatcha Classic Rice Enzyme Powder: I’ve been obsessed with this TSA-friendly cleanser since it came out. It’s beyond gentle, but still leaves skin feeling thoroughly cleansed and refined. My favorite move is to remove the residue with a face towel soaked in steamy hot water. Ahhhh...

Biologique Recherche P50: I’ve written about this lotion ad nauseam, and with good reason. It changed my skin, and if I skip it, I notice immediately.

La Mer The Mist: Full disclosure: I tried this while on set for our collaboration with the brand and have been obsessed ever since. Plus, I love the idea of a face mist that *really* feels like it’s doing something—this one's infused with the brand's legendary Miracle Broth.

Shiseido White Lucent Anti‑Dark Circles Eye Cream: Let’s put it this way: Until I tried this, I was one of *those* people who thought eye cream was a low-key scam. Now, when I skip this cream, I can tell a difference immediately. It’s incredibly rich, and its brightening powers are not to be doubted.

Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum: I try to avoid fragranced skin care, but this stuff is undeniable. Every bit worth the hype (and the $180+ price tag). I alternate between this and...

Pai Rosehip Oil: Perfect for acne-prone types (sadface), I’ll use a jade roller to massage this in if I’m really feeling myself.

Verb Ghost Oil: I’ll run a pump or so of this unbelievably lightweight hair oil through my ends once they’ve dried. My hair’s super fine, but this never makes it greasy.

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