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. Ideally apply more thin layers rather than clumping on thick products.
Youth to the People-Hydrating Overnight Mask
An overnight mask that deeply hydrates, plumps, and brightens with powerful, antioxidant-rich super berries and THD ascorbate (vitamin C).
What Else You Need to Know: You leave it on and sleep with it (but it wont’ dirty your sheets). It contains four vital hydrators—squalane, hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and betaine—plump and seal in moisture to repair dehydrated skin. Antioxidant-dense super berries and THD ascorbate, the latest clinically-proven form of stable vitamin C, target dullness and uneven skin tone for brighter, more radiant skin. It’s part of the new Clean at Sephora line of products. When you spot the Clean seal, you can be sure they’ve checked the brands’s product is made without the ingredients most millennial don’t want on their skin.
Clean at Sephora™ is formulated without:
Sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban. All skincare, hair, and makeup brands with the Clean Seal have less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.
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.
Go To Skincare’s Face Hero Oil
We discovered this splendid and adorably branded company called ‘Go To Skincare’ on Instagram and we then fell in love with their face oil and the company in it’s entirety. Of the 73 reviews they have on their website for this product 64 of them give it 5 stars (and for good reason). We’ve never seen such complementary comments (which prompted us to try it and agree). The best part is that it’s really great for all skin types (from acne prone to sensitive or dry).
DID WE MENTION THEY LAUNCHED A SIDE BRAND CALLED ‘BRO-TO’ FOR MEN!! WE LOVE IT!!!
Here’s how they describe it:
Featuring 10 potent, purposefully selected plant and nut oils, Face Hero boasts a bucket load of essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, as well as anti-inflammatory properties and write-home-about-it nourishment. It leaves zero residue and penetrates deeply and quickly to hydrate, revive, brighten and insure your face against fine lines, dark spots, dryness and ageing inflammation. To be used after cleansing and before face wash.
Go-To was founded by Australian beauty editor and author Zoë Foster Blake. The pure, plant-derived ingredients in Go-To were selected because they actually do something. They protect, nourish and strengthen the skin, ensuring it is healthy, happy and calm. Go-To products do not piss your skin off.
Go To Skincare
Mario Badescu Lavender Facial Mist
A lavender and chamomile-infused face mist that comforts and hydrates skin. This facial mist replenishes skin as antioxidant vitamin C combats skin-aging free radicals— encouraging a brighter, more balanced complexion. Mist whenever, wherever to de-stress skin and soothe the senses with a blend of floral essential waters, botanical extracts, and lavender oil. This product is a steal and it’s also the winner of Allure magazines Best of Beauty award. It’s the perfect companion for a long flight or a day at the office.
- Lavender Oil: Known for its relaxing aroma.
- Lavender Essential Water: Provides hydrating and calming properties.
- Chamomile Extract: Boosts calming properties.
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 Superlight Oil Moisturizer
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.