These are a couple of our winter skin essentials. They keep our complexion moisturized in these very dry harsh months. It's important to amp up the moisturize, exfoliate, and hydrate with a serum.
A Big Tub of Hyaluronic Acid
We are HUGE fans of DECIEM (maker of The Ordinary). This is another one of their slightly pricier brands. The directions for this say: 'Apply evenly to hands and body twice or more daily for well hydrated, happy skin.' HOWEVER, we use this on our FACE. Shocking we know. But, honestly it's one of the most enjoyable parts of our skincare routine. The gel feels so nice and cooling as you put it on and it absorbs SO FAST without leaving a trace. Your skin just feels so plump and satisfied.
Description: Contains an extraordinarily high concentration of nature-like hyaluronic acid, suspended in a base of skin-supporting red algae and tamarind. Continued use helps retain hydration, while enhancing visible texture and delivery of actives.
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
A gentle, natural, rice exfoliant. This will allow those with sensitive skin to get a deep exfoliation without striping moisture. This unique Rice-based powder formula activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes that micro-exfoliate dead cells, instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter. It's on the expensive side, but this 2.6 oz bottle will last you forever. It's completely powder so you mix it with water in your palm and apply in circular motions to your face until it dries up on your skin and starts to pill. You just keep rolling it off and then rinse any remaining product off. Your face feels SO SMOOTH, almost as if theres a layer of moisturizing silicon protecting it.
Plant Apothecary Moisturizer for Oily Skin
This light oil is a great moisturizer for oily skin. We are always looking for an oil that doesn't make our skin breakout but gives that deep silky moisturized feeling only an oil can. This one does the trick and it' great for winter or summer. We always do a winter skin blog and we noticed one our favorite blogs (Because I'm Addicted) also recommended this product recently and we couldn't believe it! She also suggested dry brushing in the winter time which we would have to agree with! Dry brushing can even get rid of cellulite. If you would like to know more about it, read our post 'Dry Brushing Demystified'. In addition to making fantastic skincare and body care products, the company who makes this oil has incredible values. PLANT works in partnership with BKLYN UNLTD, a nonprofit organization in Brooklyn that gives work to mentally and physically disabled adults—who help with production and distribution.
Farmacy-Honey Drop Moisturzier
Honey is probably our favorite natural product to put on our skin. It has so many benefits for your skin and it's beneficial for every skin type. It moisturizer and protects while preventing and repairing. We could go on and on. It's especially great for acne prone skin because it has natural anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. This moisturizer combines the benefits of honey with other amazing skin care ingredients like soothing echinacea, cupuaçu butter beads and hyaluronic acid (3 densities for maximum absorption to different layers of the skin). From a purely superficial standpoint, this packaging is adorable and the little spoon it comes with makes this feel special and luxurious.