How to win the Winter woes: A beauty guide

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It’s officially fall here in the Northern hemisphere. While each of the coasts see varied fall weather, it’s time to start thinking about tweaking your beauty/skin care routine to brave the elements.  Here are a few items to help you banish those winter weather woes from head-to-toe.

Maybe it’s your diet or maybe it’s the wind chill factor. No one likes talking about white flaky stuff, unless they are talking about snow falling in the distant mountain. amika’s Reset Pink Charcoal Scalp Cleansing Oil is a gentle, weekly, pre-shampoo scalp treatment that detoxifies and invigorates to encourage a balanced, healthy scalp. The French pink clay and charcoal exfoliate and absorb toxins from the hair and scalp while the menthol blend leaves you with a cool tingling sensation as you let it set in (my favorite part).  Follow up with the cleansing oil with the Reset Exfoliating Jelly Shampoo. The gentle shampoo has a jelly-like consistency that’s infused with refined sea salt to deeply cleanse, rebalance and soothe even the most sensitive, itchy or oily scalps.

Help banish those signs of waking up early with AZN Labs Hydrogel Eye Patches.  The eye patches diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet with the use of Astaxanthin (AX), a powerful antioxidant. The AZN Labs Hydrogel Eye Patches also contain 24 karat gold with 6,000 times the potency of Vitamin C to help lift and firm the delicate eye area in just ten minutes. This luxurious eye treatment gives skin a warm, dewy glow and minimizes dark circles for a revitalized, youthful suppleness under the eyes.

Exfoliate that winterized facial skin with Li Organic’s Obsidian Renewal Charcoal Scrub.  It’s lightly grainy consistency and mesmerizing spa-like smell will help remove any dirt and toxins built up on your skin. Don’t worry – with the main ingredient being Shea Butter, it’s moisturizing without stripping your skin of nutrients. Obsidian Renewal Charcoal Scrub is gentle enough to use daily as part of your skincare routine.

As walking outside becomes more and more like walking through a walk-in deep freezer, our delicate facial skin needs a helpful slathering of moisture. LANEIGE Water Bank Moisture Cream provides skin-deep hydration while strengthening the skin’s moisture barrier. The moisture cream contains Green Mineral Water™, which has a potent supply of Zinc, Manganese, and Copper. The minerals are extracted from Brussel sprouts, artichokes, and lima beans to help you benefit from the healthy greens without the diet overhaul.


From the brand that brought skincare fans the award winning Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, Sol de Janeiro has re-launched the improved Coco Cabana Cream.  This moisture rich whipped body cream absorbs well into the skin and provides up to 72 hours of hydration. The Cheirosa ’39 fragrance with irresistible notes of young green coconut cream, orchid and toasted praline will immediately transport you to your next tropical holiday.

An overlooked area, especially during the winter months – The Perfect V looks after the bikini line and other visible, delicate skin that we wax, shave, laser, sugar, trim and dye.  Founded by Avonda Urben, combining her American and Scandinavian lifestyle, she has developed an 8-product line with focused essentials and specialties.  The entire collection uses Scandinavian sourced ingredients high in Vitamins A,B,C,E, antioxidants and anti-inflamatories as arctic cloudberry, bilberry, lingonberry, rose hips, sea buckthorn and elderflower.

As we move into closed-toe shoe weather, we forget that there is no need to shy away from polish completely. Besides, our naked toes still can use some color while on display in yoga class. At Emilie Heathe, the focus is on expression; based on the belief that beauty is not just an art, but more that it is a part of the art of living. These longwearing nail polishes are formulated with top-grade, Asian inspired ingredients like Bamboo Extract, Coconut and Rice Bran Oil, which are clean and nontoxic.  Developed for fashion and function, the polishes are contained in beautifully designed Japanese bottles that magnetize together in pairs for easy travel and storage.

Finally, while the smell of Pumpkin Spice always connotes the season of fall, why not try something different? Demeter’s new Churros Foolproof Blending Trio may have you reaching for something more decadent. The trio doesn’t disappoint, with the Churro fragrance that captures the delicious smell of cinnamon and sugar in a bottle perfectly. Wear Dark Chocolate and Caramel separately or layer them for a fragrance that is rich, sweet and sensual.



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