February is officially in full swing, which means the most romantic holiday of the year is almost here. If your plans consist of throwing a pity party and wallowing in loneliness, tears, and too much ice cream, we invite you to remember that your relationship with yourself is one of the most sacred relationships you'll ever have. Don't get us wrong—boyfriends and girlfriends and gifts are great—but whether you have a SO or not, Valentine's Day is the perfect occasion to practice self-care, because showing yourself a little love is just as important. So in the interest of treating ourselves, we rounded up a list of self-care splurges that are way more worth your time and money than the half-off Valentine's Day candy you were planning on buying. From indulgent face creams and candles to bath oils and beauty sleep essentials, keep scrolling to shop the products topping our Valentine's Day wishlist and grab a few for yourself. Because you're worth it, single or not. Opening image: @laneige_us
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Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream
WHAT IT DOES: What separates this luxurious cream from the rest is the groundbreaking stem cell technology. With natural amino acids, skin-essential vitamins, and synthesized molecules, the formula activates the regeneration of the body's own stem cells to visibly reduce signs of aging. According to rave reviews, this product alone is good enough to replace your entire skincare routine.
Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Bath And Shower Oil
BEST FOR: After a long, stressful day, this bath and shower oil is the perfect product to wind down with. It contains plant extracts and essential oils that lull and comfort, ensuring sound sleep and super smooth skin, too.
HELPFUL TIP: If you're not a bath person, massage it into your skin before hopping into the shower to reap the same relaxing benefits.
Vitruvi Porcelain Essential Oil Diffuser
LOVED FOR: Essential oil diffusers aren't always attractive, but Vitruvi's is. It looks more like a stunning piece of home decor, and even the brand's oils are super Instagrammable.
USERS SAID: "I've been lusting after a Vitruvi diffuser, and I am so glad I finally pulled the trigger. It looks like a decorative object on my nightstand and diffuses beautifully."
Tatcha Indigo Soothing Silk Body Butter
WHAT IT DOES: Thanks to colloidal oatmeal (an extremely gentle hydrator often found in moisturizers for babies), this super soothing body butter is incredibly moisturizing. Best of all, it somehow manages to sink into the skin without a trace of greasiness or stickiness—just silky-smooth goodness.
BEST FOR: While this body butter is great for all skin types, it's particularly ideal for those with sensitive or eczema-prone skin because it's so gentle.
Slip Ultimate Beauty Sleep Collection
WHY YOU NEED IT: This set of mulberry silk essentials has everything you need to achieve your best beauty sleep yet: a pillowcase to help discourage hair breakage and leave your skin smooth, a sleep mask to soothe your eyes and skin as it blocks out light, and three scrunchies to gently pull your hair back without ponytail dents.
FUN FACT: Every item in this set is machine washable, so there's no need to worry about a monthly dry cleaning bill here.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum
WHAT IT DOES: While there are tons of hyaluronic acid serums out there, this one is different because it contains both long- and short-chain hyaluronic molecules in order to penetrate every layer of this skin. This means it delivers both short-term and long-term improvement to the skin, plumping and boosting glow instantly and fighting fine lines and wrinkles in the future.
USERS SAID: "I had used hyaluronic acid before, but not by this brand. What a difference! It goes on thin and easy—not sticky—and it hydrates dry areas on my face while plumping lines and wrinkles. A little goes a long way! I love it!"
Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois de Balincourt Candle
LOVED FOR: The warming scent of amber wood, sandalwood, and vetiver
FUN FACT: This candle is sulfate- and cruelty-free.
Nécessaire The Body Essentials
ABOUT THE BRAND: Nécessaire strives to make the body care experience more about self-care than cleansing. That's why this set of essentials—body exfoliator, body wash, and body lotion—is pH-balanced and packed with high-quality, skin-loving ingredients, and dreamy scents. They're simple, but so good.
USERS SAID: "I first heard about these products on Twitter through @LaBeautyologist, and I absolutely love them. I definitely noticed a difference in my skin right away. It’s made my skin so much smoother and brighter, and I love the smell of the sandalwood one. I even bought another set in the eucalyptus scent and got the serum too—can’t wait to try that."
Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask
BEST FOR: If your hair could use a little self-care, this intensive weekly treatment is your fix. Infused with nourishing oils, biotin, and keratin, all it takes is five minutes to restore essential hydration and natural vibrancy to lackluster locks.
FROM THE EXPERTS: In an independent clinical study, hair treated with this mask showed an 81% reduction in breakage after just three treatments.
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
WHAT IT DOES: Just like it's equally fabulous lip counterpart, Laneige's Water Sleeping Mask works with your body's natural reparative process while you sleep to drastically improve your skin by morning. We're not surprised one is sold every 12 seconds (no, we're not kidding).
USERS SAID: "I tried a sample of this and it was AMAZING. It instantly reduced the redness on my skin, for one. And when I woke up and washed it off, my skin was so soft and hydrated. It's such an effortless mask, and it doesn't get all over your pillow!"
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