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Cold Weather Beauty Essentials
Don't let the wintry mix of cold, dry weather or sun take a toll this year
A spectacular winter is here! Temps are getting low....low...low...low....low [sing it with me] and the snow is sparkling, so don't let your skin + hair down! These picks will ensure there are no dry, cracked or irritated areas anywhere to be found on your haute bod.
FOR THE FACE
Tata Harper, but of course. Their Nourishing Oil Cleanser is a super gentle cleanser that cleanses without stripping the skin. It can be used on its own or as a makeup remover. Next, the Moisturizing Mask is best worn overnight whenever your skin needs a serious moisture boost. You'll wake up with soft, glowing, plump and hydrated skin. Now, onto the Replenishing Nutrient Complex, this face oil is packed with nutrients to nourish your skin while giving it essential moisture, helping to minimize dry rough patches or irritation. And...all day everyday....her Hydrating Floral Essence is lightweight and refreshing hydration that you can apply throughout the day, and even on top of makeup, whenever you need a hydration boost.
Plume Serum for Lashes + Brows needs to be on your dance card. We often have serums for around the eyes -- but it is important to condition lashes and brows too. Ingredients like aloe vera, honey extract and watercress protect lashes and brows from breakage.
Glossier’s Coconut Lip Balm Dotcom is chock full of the glossy goodness, like castor seed oil, a natural plant extract. This thick emollient has unique water-binding properties that keep moisture locked in. Also, the bees knees is beeswax which acts as a protective barrier. Oh, and that hautie extract darling: cupuacu fruit extract, which is an organic moisturizer with Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids that melts into skin on contact. This lippy cocktail is topped off with rice bran and rosemary leaf extracts which are lush antioxidants to combat free-radical skin damage.
FOR THE BODY
Oribe's Cote D'Azur Restorative Body Crème is indulgently rich and loaded with essential oils to soften rough patches. This body creme delivers the deepest hydration with oils such as sweet almond, meadowfoam & starflower oils, It replenishes, rejuvenates and softens skin while protecting against dryness and damage.
Kopari’s Coconut Body Oil + Body Milk are fast absorbing, so perfect for everyday as they quickly absorb and restores skin to its former supple self. Both are luxe lightweight must haves to hydrate your bod and take you on instavacation. Coconut-oil is the one-step, multi-tasking wonder for skin moisturizing, under eye rescuing, hair deep-conditioning, belly-balming, baby skin soothing, beauty in a bottle for your whole bod.
Guys can use any of these products, though I also wanted to share Formulary 55 Clay + Coconut Milk Shaving Bar which is perfect for all your shaving needs! The scent is a blend of over 8 different botanicals and their signature 100% essential oil scent blend - and best described as fresh, invigorating and herbal. Packaged in a round tin that can be used as a shaving cup with brush.
If you want an all-in-one set...
This Winter Warming Spa tower from Waxing Cara will definitely rejuvenate as it includes: Peace Soak, Sea+Tea Mask, Strength Scrub, Strength Body Butter, Good Night Tea. A healing blend of natural emollients and Waxing Kara honey mingles with a warm and spicy mix of essential oils to warm, restore balance, and prepare skin for abrasive weather.
Ursa Major’s Travel Kit is a must have for clear, healthy skin wherever the trail may take you. This gift-ready assortment of on-the-go skin care essentials includes: Fantastic Face Wash (2 oz), 4-in-1 Essential Face Tonic (2 oz), Fortifying Face Balm (0.5 oz) + Essential Face Wipes (5 singles)
FOR THE HAIR
IGK’s Smoke & Mirrors Conditioning Cleansing Oil is a new innovation that takes the place of both shampoo and conditioner - all while leaving hair intensely moisturized with the help of key ingredients: coconut oil and sweet almond oil
OUAI Treatment Masque is a deeply hydrating repair mask and includes tamarind seed extract and amino acids for maximum hydration, and artichoke leaf extract to protect the hair from the sun’s UV oxidative damage.
R+Co High Dive Moisture + Shine Crème is the perfect styling product to lock in moisture, as it contains Sunflower Seed Extract.