Is frigid weather leaving your skin cracked, your lips chapped and your scalp flaky? Just because the temp is hitting all-time lows doesn’t mean your look has to! It’s time to fight back with moisture-packed products designed to keep flaky skin and distressed hair at bay. Here are some of my picks to get you out of the winter beauty blues and into the winter hues!
Amarté Daily ExfoliPowder – Dull, lacklustre skin is an unfortunate winter trademark. That’s because during cold winter months, cell turnover is sluggish which causes the accumulation of dead skin. Exfoliation is the quickest way to help! This refined, plant seed-based polishing cleanser lathers up into a rich creamy foam and removes dry, dull skin to reveal a smooth, radiant complexion! The advanced Korean formula uses a unique combination of botanicals and gentle natural exfoliants, making it suitable for all skin types and gentle enough to use every day. I love that the powder formula doesn’t feel gritty like other exfoliants and won’t leave the skin irritated or inflamed. Another plus is its summer fruit fragrance that’s delightfully refreshing! ($35; amartecosmetics.com)
Neova DNA Barrier Accelerator : This new, hyper-active facial moisturizer rehabilitates and fortifies the skin’s essential protective barrier. The multiple action formula with combined benefits of four key ingredients – Copper Peptide Complex, DNA Repair Enzymes, Ceramides and botanical extracts, preserves moisture and significantly increases water retention to lock moisture in and environmental stressors out. It calms and defends skin against the signs of damage, such as fine lines, dry skin, and uneven skin tone. ($105, Neova.com)
Sebamed Anti-Dry Hydrating Body Lotion – Ditch the winter itch with this soothing body lotion that contains Phytosteroles, shea butter and other plant-derived lipids to calm dry, irritated skin.Formulated at pH value of 5.5 (the exact pH of hydrated, healthy skin), not only does this lotion protects skin’s natural protective barrier against dehydration but also repels environmental irritants that exacerbate dry skin. Despite being ultra-hydrating, the formula absorbs quickly without a heavy/sticky feel and leaves skin smooth and supple. ($22.95, sebamedusa.com)
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask – Formulated with olive, meadowfoam seed, and sweet almond oils, this is a concentrated conditioning mask that treats your hair to intense moisture. Use it once or twice a week as a deep conditioning treatment to soften and moisturize extra-dry and over-processed strands. Also great for for color treated hair! With a budget-friendly price tag of just $7.99, this is definitely a great pick! ($7.99, ulta.com)
Elemental Herbs Zinc Sunscreen SPF 33 – Just because the temperatures have dropped doesn’t mean you don’t need to worry about sun protection. Skin cancer, aging and sun damage know no season. Did you know that snow reflects up to 80 percent of the UV light from the sun, meaning that you are often hit by the same rays twice which double your risk of sun damage. Translation: keep sunscreen handy, even in the winter (especially if you are planning to be a ski bunny for some winter snow fun on the slopes!)
The Elemental Herbs Zinc sunscreen shields skin from harmful UV rays with pure non-nano zinc oxide. Plus, you get the benefits of green tea and rose hip antioxidants along with jojoba and extra virgin olive moisturizing oils to keep your skin well-hydrated. Slather on and don’t worry, you won’t find a white residue left behind! ($15.99, elementalherbs.com)Disclosure : Some of these products were provided for review.