These days, it’s not enough for skincare products to be effective–the packaging has to be cute, to boot. While I love myself an ugly product or two (Aquaphor and Eucerin are two of my so-not-chic-in-a-shelfie standbys), I totally support the pretty packaging prerequisite. It’s like filling your home with fresh flowers or artwork you love; there’s no shame in surrounding yourself with beautiful things!
In my quest to dress up my bathroom shelves, though, I’ve acquired an inordinate amount of pink products–and judging from my Instagram feed, I’m not alone. Scrolling through image after image of rose-colored bottles got me thinking: Different colors carry different energies...so what kind of energy are all of these pink products giving off? And thus, skincare aura readings were born.
I’m admittedly obsessed with the concept of auras–the energy fields that emanate from people, places, or objects–and the prospect of pairing them with my other obsession–glowing skin–was too good to pass up. Everything has an aura, and every aura has a color, but not everyone can see said auras and colors. And while I admit the color of a product’s packaging might not exactly match the color of its aura (I’m not an energy reader, unfortunately), the same principles of color psychology (which is a real science, people!) and color energy apply.
Pink is a nurturing color. It represents compassion, kindness, unconditional love, and femininity. People with pink auras tend to be artists and healers–so it’s not completely crazy to think that your beloved pink-packaged products could carry some of that healing energy, too. (Only a little crazy.) Keeping pink objects around your home–or more specifically, in your beauty cabinet–can boost positivity and calmness and give you feelings of hope.
A few shades lighter than red, which represents the root chakra–think support, grounding, passion–pink carries a lighthearted version of that energy. It’s passion mixed with play, foundational with a fun twist; perfect for the basics of your skincare routine, right?
Most of all, pink is the color of romance. And since skincare is a function of self-care is a function of self-love, pink can take the “treat yourself” vibe of slathering on a face mask or indulging in a luxury face oil to the next level.
So basically, keeping your bathroom skin rich in millennial pink isn’t just good for your decor aesthetic–it’s good for your stress levels, can make you feel more joyful, and can amplify the healing properties of your fave products. Here are some of my top pink picks.
Pixi Rose Cream Cleanser: A rose-scented face wash that’s creamy and calming.
Glossier Body Hero Daily Body Oil Wash: Take the oil cleansing trend to your body care routine.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Moisturizer: All the juicy goodness of the brand’s Sleeping Mask in a daily moisturizer.
Origins Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay: After 15 minutes of this, your skin will feel like baby’s butt (from what I hear, that’s really smooth).
Pixi Rose Caviar Essence: Flower oils suspended in a serum. Yup, it feels just as luxe as it sounds.
Bliss Mighty Marshmallow Bright + Radiant Whipped Mask: The weightless texture of this brightening mask feels like a literal cloud.
Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich: Smells like lavender and keeps your skin insanely hydrated through the coldest, driest nights–no humidifier necessary.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask: My energy healer told me to buy this one, and she was right. Seriously.
Coconut Religion Coconut Oil: Organic, cold-pressed, and so much better for your skin than that jar from Trader Joe’s.
SkinRx MadeCera Cream: Reduces fine lines, redness, dryness...everything, really.
Skin Gym Rose Quartz Gua Sha: A Traditional Chinese Medicine must-have–it’s the new jade roller.