Winter Beauty Report
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The Cure for Winter Skin
Is it me or does it feel like Winter here on the East coast is just getting started? I hate the way my skin feels in the winter! Today I noticed how dry my hands were even after I put on lotion this morning. Winter months may be dull and dry, but your skin shouldn’t be. Avoid rough, cracked hands, feet and lips with hydrating ingredients and good for you products. Rituals and PUR have you covered to keep your skin feeling smooth and soft in no time.Winter months may be dull and dry, but your skin shouldn’t be. Avoid rough, cracked hands, feet and lips with hydrating ingredients and good for you products. Rituals and PUR have you covered to keep your skin feeling smooth and soft in no time.
FOR THE BODY:The Ritual of Sakura Magic Touch Body Cream$33, rituals.com and Rituals Stores in NYCThis rich, velvety whipped body cream will deeply nourish your skin. Vitamin E, Antioxidants and Centella Asiatica combined with the sweet fragrance of Cherry Blossom and Rice Milk, will strengthen your skin, leaving it revitalized and silky soft.Rituals Heavenly Hammam Bath Oil$19, rituals.com and Rituals Stores in NYCTreat yourself to a relaxing, hot bath after a cold winter day. This calming bath oil is rich in Vitamin E and Argan Oil that will relax your body and purify the soul. It will soften and hydrate long after you dry off.
FOR THE HANDS:The Ritual of Dao Night Balm$17, rituals.com and Rituals in Stores in NYCGet your hands the beauty sleep they deserve. The new night balm contains Shea Butter and Yi-Yi Ren to transform your skin by the time you wake up, leaving them soft and ready to take on the day.
FOR THE FACE:PUR Blue Agave Mask$26, Purcosmetics.comKeep your face energized and hydrated with PUR’s Blue Agave Mask. Full of Green Tea, Ginseng and Vitamin B, this turquoise peel-off mask helps stimulate the skin’s metabolism for a look of plumper and refreshed skin. The cooling sensation and uplifting scent will leave your skin feeling totally revived.
FOR THE LIPS:PUR Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick$18, purcosmetics.comDump those dry matte lipsticks. PUR’s new Velvet Liquid Lipsticks provide lavish lip color in an innovative mousse texture and coats lips with a smooth flawless finish. The formula doesn’t flake or dry lips, keeping your lips soft and kissable through the winter.
Daily Facial Care Done Right: Alba Botanica
Lately, my skin hasn’t been feeling or looking as great as it should. Who’s to blame? Winter in New York! I have been looking for a new cleanser to help draw out the dirt and oil while moisturising my skin. I also have very sensitive skin, so I needed something that didn’t cause irritation. If you have been having the same issue here is my top suggestion: Alba Botanica.
Alba Botanica is cruelty-free, made with 100% vegetarian ingredients and without harmful ingredients. Each collection delivers concentrated doses of botanical ingredients that detox and act as a fast fix for your skin and body. Each mask is saturated with its key ingredient (coconut, Camu Camu & more!) to target specific skin concerns (from wrinkles to acne!)
Alba Botanica Hawaiian Detox Facial Care
Each product in the Hawaiian Detox facial care collection is formulated with Volcanic Clay, a mineral-rich natural substance that draws out dirt, oil, and grime from deep within pores before being washed away. This action helps clear problematic impurities which immediately brightens and refreshes skin. The clay’s unique physical texture also polishes away dead surface cells, leaving skin with a smooth, even, mattified glow. Each formula is powerfully effective, yet also hypo-allergenic.
Hawaiian Detox Cleanser (6oz., $11.99, Whole Foods)
Gentle yet effective daily detoxifier lathers away problematic impurities
Hawaiian Detox Scrub (4oz., $11.99, Whole Foods)
Distinctive black lathering scrub gently exfoliates, clears and brightens skin
Hawaiian Detox Sheet Mask (single mask, $3.49, Whole Foods)
Micro-extraction mask loosens stubborn impurities for intensive detox action
Hawaiian Detox Facial Towelettes (30ct, $5.99, Whole Foods)
Multi-tasking towelette whisks away makeup, detoxifies and tones without rinsing
Alba Fast Fix Sheet Masks (SRP: $3.49, Target, Wal-Mart, Whole Foods & natural food stores) Individually wrapped, serum-soaked fiber masks contour to your face to deliver concentrated doses of active botanical ingredients. In as little as 5 minutes, skin experiences a powerful beauty-enhancing treatment! 100% vegetarian ingredients, no animal testing, synthetic fragrances, artificial colors or parabens.
- Coconut Water Hydrate Sheet Mask: an infusion of coconut water, cucumber and chamomile provide a mega-moisture oasis to return skin to healthy, hydrated happiness
- Camu Camu Anti-Wrinkle Sheet Mask: Camu Camu, cocoa, and caffeine fight the good fight to help firm, tone and tackle those pesky lines and wrinkles
- Papaya Anti-Acne Sheet Mask: the zit-zapping trio of papaya, lemon balm, and salicylic acid penetrates pores to give pimples their proper punishment
- Grapefruit Even Tone Sheet Mask: grapefruit, charcoal, and turmeric vanish visible pores, soothe redness and help lighten shadows, to give skin a soft, even glow
Feel The Hydration with Burt’s Bees
Hydration is key to maintaining healthy, plump skin. Think about it this way – a desert is an area that lacks hydration which causes the land to become dry and eventually crack. Think of your skin as a piece of land. If there is no source of hydration your skin will eventually dry under harsh conditions such as weather change. When this happens your skin will begin to dry and form wrinkles. Here’s how you can feel the hydration!
Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Mask: Infused with Clary Sage, Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask instantly quenches parched skin. Clary Sage not only survives, but thrives in its harsh environment because of its fierce will and exceptional ability to trap and retain moisture. The mask is also Enhanced with Probiotic Technology and formulated with moisturizing Mafura and Tacuma Butters, leaving your skin feeling soft, totally revitalized and healthy-looking (Price: $18).
Burt’s Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm with Kokum Butter: Infuses exotic ingredients for an ultra hydrating lip conditioner that is clinically proven to provide long‐lasting moisturization. Ultra soft natural waxes, butters and oils combine to make this formula just melt on your lips. Kokum Butter, rich in essential fatty acids, helps deliver moisture, while antioxidant‐rich Marula Oil absorbs quickly, leaving lips feeling hydrated and super soft, naturally (Price: $4).