Oct 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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When the cold winds of winter blow, you need a roster of bodycare ammunition to help you beat back dry skin and hair.
The industry’s top beauty brands are creating antioxidant-rich formulas to help fight against nature’s harshest and coldest climates – to help seal in moisture, stop that pesky cold-weather itch and turn back the hands of time.
Intriguing ingredients such as murumuru, kokum butter and boise oil give the skin lush, supple results.
Here, a roundup of some of the top products to help you say hello to a softer more supple you. You’re welcome.
Are you tired of your growing cemetery of products piling up in your bathroom cabinet? Here’s a 99% organic balm that triples as an exfoliating cleanser, a balancing mask or deeply nourishing protective balm thanks to protective rejuvenating geranium, starflower, rosemary, hemp and its main miracle-working ingredient, rosehip oil. Now that’s a beautifier that goes a mile.
Neal’s Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm, $70, nealsyardremedies.com
This three-in-one soft-skin system gives you essentials to help polish and hydrate. The Conditioning Body Wash helps clean with refreshing botanical ingredients. The Exfoliating Body Scrub polishes you to a fine, smooth finish. The Body Hydrating Cream conditions you to perfection. The Climate Control Lip Treatment keeps your pucker flake-free and ready for your favorite lipstick. There you have it – you’re all taken care of. And for those who love a good soak, the Hydro-Active Mineral Salts are a sea-salt-infused miracle worker.
Dermalogica Body Therapy Kit, $37, dermalogica.com
Leave it to one of my favorite Melbourne-based beauty brands to create a rich, wonderful-smelling balm to help slick away dry, itchy skin. Vanilla and sandalwood smell sweet while helping to soothe and soften excessively parched skin suffering from extreme hot and cold temperature changes. Also doubles as a perfect after shave moisturizer to calm irritated skin. Brilliant.
Aesop Rejuvenate Body Balm, $35, aesop.com
This all-in-one oil can be used on the hair, body and face and makes for the perfect skin and scalp saver for the multitasker. It’s a hair oil to smooth away frizzies, a nighttime face moisturizer and a lush body oil all at once. Combined with the brand’s signature scent, it’s a must-have in your winter-weather beauty arsenal.
NUXE Love From Paris Huile Prodigieuse, $45, nuxeparis.com
Vegan and certified organic, this duo’s report card reads like a beauty A+. They say the fastest proof of age is a quick peek at the top of the hands. Make sure yours look wonderfully young with this serum-cream combo, made with vegan, 72% certified organic ingredients and Swiss apple stem cells. Talk about guilt-free beauty!
SpaRitual Handprint Hand Serum and Hand Salve For Slow-Ageing, $50, sparitual.com
Whipped to peaked perfection, this rich body cream soaks your skin with shea, cocoa and mango butters blended with the brand’s signature antioxidant-rich argan oil for “abundant nourishment.” And how! Best applied to damp skin (after a bath or shower) for dreamy, velvety results.
Moroccanoil Body Butter, $52, moroccanoil.com
– Glynnis Mapp, Stylesight Beauty Editor
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