We understand that there is no ‘quick fix’ for depression, and that daily life can be a struggle. With these thoughts in mind, we considered carefully what to put in our depression self-care box.
We wanted products that could be applied with minimal effort, but that would have an immediate effect. Things that could bring out the best elements of a person’s complexion, without the need to commit to a stringent, overwhelming daily routine. Our crème highlighter is rapidly absorbed into the skin, leaving a bright, dewy glow. Our sensuous perfume and nourishing face mist contain aromatic oils that act in synergy to calm the senses and relax the mind.
This luxury beauty box is a reassuring whisper, a comforting reminder of life beyond a clinical diagnosis. A thoughtful gift for anyone you know who might be struggling at the moment.
Curated in partnership with and fulfilled by Secret Skin.
Sitara is a lightweight, velvety crème highlighter that glides on and melts into the skin effortlessly for a sun kissed, radiant glow in rose-gold. Formulated with wild harvest supercritical oils, macerated Ayurvedic botanicals and natural minerals, it creates a nourished subtle sheen.
Suitable for all skin types. Size: 10 ml
Amberbee Eau de Parfum is a rich and luxurious fragrance, delicately enveloped with myrrh essence. This fragrance sparks a sunny and velvety feeling, that is long-lasting. Amberbee is a clean, vegan, cruelty-free and alcohol-free fragrance. Its moisturizing formula offers the perfect alchemy between perfume and skin.
Suitable for all skin types. Size: 50 ml
A revitalising face mist containing silver-rich spring water blended with organic flowers, Hedgerow fruit, native British herbs and exquisite essential oils. The deeply hydrating mist is strengthened with moisture-boosting Hyaluronic Acid and nourishing plant Probiotics. The uplifting scent will leave your senses fully awakened and your skin enlivened.
Suitable for all skin types. Size: 100 ml
Prunus armeniaca (apricot ) kernel oil, ricinus communis (castor) oil**, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil**, caprylic/capric triglyceride (coconut derived, non gmo), hippophae rhamnoides (seabuckthorn berry) oil, cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil, vitamin e tocopherol (non palm, non gmo), glycyrrhiza glabra (yashtimadhu) root extract**, moringa oleifera (moringa) leaf extract**, centella asiatica (gotu kola) leaf extract**, cassia angustifolia (sonamukhi) leaf extract**, urtica dioica (nettle) leaf extract^, ocimum sanctum (tulsi) leaf extract**, azadirachta india (neem) leaf extract**, steam distilled essential oils of pelargoneum graveolens (geranium), boswellia sacra (frankincense), jasminum sambac (jasmine). may contain [+/-]: mica [CI 77091]***, silica*** titanium dioxide [CI 77591]***, iron oxide [CI 77491]***, silica dimethyl silylate***, linalool, geraniol, limonene.
**Certified organic, ***eco cert certified, non palm, non gmo, ^sustainably wild harvested, + natural component of essential oil
Free of parabens, sulphates, phthalates, palm, petrochemicals, formaldehyde, carbomers, phenoxyethanol, silicones, glycols, PEG, DEA, TEA, GMOs, artificial fragrances, colourants and additives.
Aqua (Water), Pentylene Glycol, Parfum (Fragrance), Caprylyl Glycol, Glycerin, Limonene, Coumarin, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Cinnamate, Cinnamal, Citral.
Aqua/Water/Eau, ***Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli) Flower Water, Chamaemelum Nobile (Chamomile) Herb Water Distillate, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water Distillate, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Glycerin (Vegetable), ***Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Hibiscus Sabdariffa (Hibiscus) Flower Extract, Crataegus Monogyna (Hawthorn Berry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract, Hypericum Perforatum (St John’s Wort) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Flower/Leaf/ Stem Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris (Lady’s Mantle) Flower/Leaf/ Stem Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elderflower) Flower Extract, Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Leaf Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Selaginella.
*Natural Pure Essential Oils **Potential Allergens ***Certified Organic Ingredients ****100% Botanical Source.
Warning: Even naturally-sourced products can contain allergenic ingredients. If you have a known allergy, please check the product ingredients carefully before purchasing.
Many people associate depression with the notion of "feeling down", listless or apathetic. But in fact, the symptoms of depression are wide-ranging - encompassing everything from chronic fatigue to anger, restlessness, and poor quality sleep.
While our Banish the Blues package does not promise a solution to chronic or clinical depression, it does contain clean, toxin-free and ethically-sourced beauty products that will not contribute to further endocrine disruption (hormonal imbalances) and will encourage you to embrace healthy practices like self-care and a pre-sleep digital detox.
The Highlighter will give you a natural, sun-kissed glow - something we all need, but especially when we're feeling low - while the deliciously-scented Perfume will uplift you. Last but not least, the Face Mist will help to relax you and relieve tension pre-sleep.
We are open to suggestions about how to improve our skincare offerings, so please feel free to reach out to us directly on [email protected] or contact our customer services team directly using our on-site chat messenger.
Secret Skin was founded by Anisha Oberoi in October 2020 as a digital discovery platform for safe and affordable beauty and personal care in the MENA region.
“Secret Skin’s story is my story. In 2010 I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Breast Cancer. At the time, I struggled to find beauty products that were safe, toxin-free and wouldn’t impact my fertility or disrupt my hormones. My frustration became the inspiration to launch a brand that women could trust, and one that would have a positive impact on the world.
"I created Secret Skin with the intention of curating award-winning global brands for an inclusive, gender-neutral community of socially responsible beauty consumers, who also love the ecosystem enough to fiercely protect it.
"With Secret Skin, customers can support small sustainable businesses, provide microeconomies to communities that wild-harvest the ingredients, reduce their carbon footprint and give back to the community. Our mission is to raise awareness of womens’ health and mindful consumption through the narrative of Clean Beauty. Love Yourself. Protect the Planet. Shop Consciously."
Plant-powered actives using clean biotechnology
Free from sulfates, parabens, phthalates
Free from animal by-products