Let’s be honest, cold weather does strange things to our skin. As temperatures drop, our faces, bodies and even scalps become dry and flaky, which means it’s time to double down on the hydration. When it comes to moisturizer, not all formulas are created equally. To achieve optimal results, we recommend cocktailing products-in multiple formats- that deliver natural extracts and potent high-tech ingredients to penetrate skin, and leave it looking healthy and glowing, regardless of what is going on outside.
Let’s start with the beautiful face of yours. First, spritz your visage with Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist (found in our December Box), for a blast of neroli, rosewater and a proprietary concentrate comprised of minerals found in Hungary’s healing springs. Once this sets into your skin, it’s time to layer on some cream moisturizer to protect it from a day in the cold. We recommend Lumene’s LÄHDE Intense Hydration 24H Moisturizer for its unique ability to keep your skin soft and supple for an entire day. Also containing Nordic birch sap and pure Arctic spring water, just a little bit of this lightweight cream goes a long way.
The benefit of using oils (on face, body and even hair) during winter months cannot be stressed enough. Although many may fear them, oils have the unique ability to penetrate skin and deliver essential ingredients straight to the epidermis. There are two particularly potent oil formulas we wanted to share, and they come in the form of Dr Botanicals Neroli Facial Oil and NCLA’s multipurpose Cuticle Oil. For its part, Dr Botanicals’ formula is a medley of healing extracts and neroli oil, which helps regenerate skin and improve elasticity. Meanwhile NCLA’s cult-favorite cuticle hydrator delivers vitamin E and sunflower seed oil to those delicate hands of yours.
And speaking of oils, If you’re looking for an extra dose of rest and relaxation during chilly winter evenings, try Sunday Riley’s Luna Sleeping Oil, which is currently a Glossy favorite. The healing retinol oil will not only fight dryness throughout the night with soothing blue tansy and German chamomile essential oils, but it will also help plump skin and smooth skin’s overall texture. You’ll wake up refreshed with more a luminous and even-toned complexion.
Talk about a beauty sleep!
By Belisa Silva