Vanity Affairs: The Microluxury Bathroom Essentials Every Chic Space Needs
Here at Albert Review, we’re fans of imbuing even the most quotidian acts with a sense of wonder. And what better way to do that than through the art of the microluxury; everyday items with a luxurious, yet understated touch. Whether it’s an Aesop body wash that almost acts as a form of aromatherapy or a beautifully scented Circa Home candle that transports you to the seaside, the beauty of the microluxury lies in their ability to provide the user with a luxurious personal experience. In essence, microluxuries sit on the opposite end of the luxury spectrum to the concept of buying a logo laden shirt with the intention of posting street style pics on Instagram.
With the bathroom being the locale in the home where the most personal care takes place, it makes the ideal place to incorporate some microluxury items. With that in mind, here are our favourite luxury bathroom essentials to make even the most mainstream acts magical.
The best luxury bathroom products
1. Aesop Rose & Rejuvenate Duo
Blending efficacy with sensory appeal, Aesop’s bath and body products epitomise microluxury, turning every shower into a beautiful ritual. The Aesop Rose & Rejuvenate Duo combines the brand’s universally loved A Rose By Any Other Name Body Cleanser which features rose petal oil, cardamom, and a hint of black pepper, with the luxuriously moisturising Rejuvenate Intensive Body Balm; a formula perfect for dry, thirsty skin.
Featuring an uplifting blend of orange blossom, bergamot, patchouli, and sandalwood that evokes memories of summer nights spent by the ocean, the Circa Home Océanique Classic Soy Candle is the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing bath.
Whether it’s luxury toothpaste or heritage mouthwashes, here at Albert Review we’re always looking for ways to elevate our oral care routines. A new player in the dental hygiene game, the Archie Toothpaste range is designed with fun and flavour in mind. Featuring delectably innovative flavours like Magic Mint, Shocking Rose, and Lemonade Storm all Archie Toothpastes are clean and natural, made without any potentially toxic ingredients. Plus, they’ve done away with the conventional toothpaste tube, opting for an environmentally-friendly (and very aesthetically pleasing) glass bottle with a pump dispenser that looks perfect sitting atop your bathroom vanity.
Scented with mandarin and rosemary, this body cream by botanical brand Grown Alchemist is crafted with nourishing, hydrating ingredients like shea butter and jojoba, almond, and grapeseed oils, designed to deeply moisturise dry skin and restore skin suppleness. For best results, apply this luxury bathroom essential to damp skin straight after showering.
The pinnacle of luxury in the haircare space, Oribe formulas deliver high-quality results, utilising ingredients typically found in skincare (like niacinamide and salicylic acid) in their formulas. Plus, they all come with the Oribe signature scent; a multifaceted floral, fruity, herbaceous fragrance. We love the classic Oribe Signature Shampoo & Conditioner, however, the brand also produces an array of tailored formulas suitable for curly, fine, coloured, and dry hair types.