When Alicia Keys launched Keys Soulcare, a category-defying magnificence model in partnership with E.l.f. Beauty final yr, she got down to widen the overlap between magnificence and wellness.
Now she’s taking her model — and its feel-good philosophy — beneath the neck. Available for preorder and to launch each on the model’s web site and with Ulta Beauty, the assortment contains the Renewing Body and Hand Wash, Rich Nourishing Body Cream and Sacred Body Oil. Prices vary from $24 to $35.
Each product within the vary comes with a prescribed mantra for shoppers to repeat upon utility: for the physique cream, “my body is a vessel for love, light and strength”; for the cleanser, “I love myself as I am”; for the physique oil, “Everything I do is an act of creation.”
For Keys, and lots of a client, psychological well-being and wonder are inextricably linked. “Soul care is about every single part of you. It’s about mind, body, spirit and emotion,” Keys — whose acclaimed album “Songs in a Minor” marked its twentieth anniversary on June 5 — instructed WWD. “There’s no real limit to the way that we can continue to nourish, nurture, fulfill and love ourselves. We talk so much about skin care, but the body is such a powerful, huge part of us.”
One of Keys’ inspirations got here from a Buddhist meditation she realized, wherein she needed to study her personal physique with out judgment. “I found it was such a powerful practice, just to try to focus on what you look like with no judgment and to be so connected to your body. With the oil and hand and body wash, it really feels like that continuation of that. It’s so easy to fall into what you don’t like about yourself, but the rituals are part of changing your mind-set around how you think about yourself, or even just spend time with yourself,” Keys stated.
Keys’ earlier product introductions additionally comply with a theme of ritualization. When the model launched late final yr, it debuted a candle alongside a face curler and a variety of skincare merchandise — which Keys refers to as “offerings” — all meant for use conjunctively.
“With the Sacred Body Oil, the mantra is ‘everything I do is an act of creation.’ That’s powerful, and you nonchalantly get out of the shower, and you turn this thing that you would normally do to feel more fulfilled in this tiny way. It’s not even a big chore you have to overthink, it’s just part of your routine,” Keys stated.
Although Keys’ personal routine didn’t change all through quarantine, the previous yr did give her perspective on the significance of rituals. “I’m enjoying the little moments so much more, and I think Keys Soulcare gives you the opportunity to connect with yourself on a daily basis,” she stated. “That’s how I feel like my routine has changed in the past year, I’m enjoying these little moments that lift me up, whereas before I was so rushed. Now, I feel good about paying attention to myself more.”
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