I use face oils all year round, but in the winter I am more rigorous about using them in the morning and at night (in the summer I'll use a lighter moisturizer in the AM). Some of my favorites: Ole Henriksen Truth Oil, Argan oils (trying this new one from Shea Terra Organics), Weleda Almond Oil. I also break out the FAB Ultra Repair Cream for dry patches - especially when I get a cold and my nose is all raw from tissues (yeah, that's a sexy image, right?). And the Ole Henrisken Blue/Black Berry Enzyme Mask is a soothing, cooling indulgence, a couple nights a week. I find that it helps keep my face hydrated; the dry red patches that I used to have along my jawline have mostly disappeared.
I am trying to find an equally indispensable lip balm, but so far, I've tried a bunch of different ones and most of them leave my lips feeling even worse than before. I ordered some Osmia Organics goodies during their sale, and I have high hopes for that Lip Repair, so we'll see how it goes.
More FAB love. Dry patches - especially feet and elbows and knees - are saved by this beauty. It doesn't seem to work well for anyone else, so apparently I have strange skin. Solstice Scent's Burnishing Glacé is also still surprisingly effective in the colder weather (I don't know why I'm so surprised - it is an oil), so I've used that up and am debating more - it made an excellent bath oil, as well!
|This bottle of Kendi oil has lasted me over a year (and I use it daily). Also. I store my body emulsion upside down.|
I also have a Haus of Gloi pumpkin butter and body emulsion to luxuriate in this winter. Skin saviors, the both of them. (Also: pro tip. Layer Haus of Gloi's Earl Grey perfume oil over their Elevenses body emulsion. INSTANT TEA PARTY.) And finally, let's not forget hair. I use Alterna's Kendi Oil all year around, but I think it's especially important in cold weather (and with color treated hair).
Perfuuuuume. My cold weather favorites don't change too much from year to year. I like cozy scents, usually with a comforting vanilla core, like Solstice Scents Snowshoe Pass and Prada Candy. In general, I also tend toward scents with a slightly medicinal or herbal twist, which both of these possess (the peppermint in Snowshoe Pass and the benzoin in Candy). Other things that keep me happy in the cold weather: Adagio Teas Lavender Earl Grey, Lupicia Teas Honey and Pear Green Tea, scarves, colorful coats, BOOTS, knitting projects.
|I've been wearing Prada Candy every day since S. bought it for me. And I live for vampy shades like Chanel Taboo.|
What are your cold weather weapons?