My poor skin has been suffering in this crazy cold weather! I swear that my forehead was so dry at one point, it looked like I had scales!
I have been blessed to receive some great skin products to help me get through the winter. And I have more to review as well — a part 2 will be coming soon!
Maijan Nourish Healing Herbal Facial Steam for Dry Skin (Reg. Price: $23.95, Sale Price: $16.77) — gives skin a natural boost of moisture as it deeply cleanses pores removing toxins and impurities. The pure and natural blend of ingredients is naturally astringent, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. The nourishing steam restores elasticity and improves skin vitality, leaving skin healthier, moisturized and refreshed. Simply add to warm steaming water and take in the nourishment.
- 2 oz
- Helps to alleviate dry skin
- Add to warm steaming water
- Clarifies pores and promotes glowing skin
- Blend of nourishing herbs and essential oils
- Gives skin a boost of moisture
- Removes toxins & impurities
- Naturally astringent, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial
- Pure & natural
- Also available for Acne Prone Skin and Oily Skin
- Add two tablespoons to a bowl containing 4 cups of warm steaming water.
- Trap steam by covering head and bowl with a bath towel.
- Those with oily or combination skin should steam for 10 to 15 minutes; those with dry to normal skin should steam for 5 to 10 minutes; and those with sensitive skin should steam for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Use once weekly or every two weeks.
Ingredients: Organic Rose Petals, Organic Rosemary Leaves, Organic Peppermint Leaves, Fennel Seeds, Pelargonium Odoratissium (Geranium) Oil.
What I think: I love this aromatic steam. I have sensitive skin so I steamed my face for about 4 minutes. I noticed that afterwards, my skin was refreshed and soft. I did it at night and followed with a serum and night cream. I woke up with very soft skin the next day!
Available at www.stylebell.com
Kesh Beauty Moroccan Argan Oil with Rosewater Essence ($27.99 USD) — Infused with rosewater in traditional Moroccan fashion, this 100% organic cold-pressed argan oil has a fresh floral scent. Its high concentration of antioxidants offers head-to-toe protection from environmental damage, and its abundance of essential fatty acids instantly smooth and soothe dry skin and rough spots. This Moroccan beauty secret also doubles as a deep conditioning treatment and pre-styling product that repairs damaged hair, increases manageability and reduces frizz without greasy residue.
How to use: Apply to the face and body in place of moisturizer as needed. Apply to hair before styling, or as a finishing touch to enhance softness and shine.
Ideal for all skin types, Moroccan Argan Oil with Rosewater Essence will not clog pores. Made in Morocco.
Ingredients: 100% organic cold-pressed argan oil with Rosewater Essence
What I think: First of all this smells fantastic, it is very lightly scented with rosewater. This can be used on skin and hair — a great multi-tasker. I love using this oil after cleansing and exfoliating, it doesn’t irritate my skin. It is perfect for a night time treatment, as well. Skin is soft and smooth in the morning!
Available at keshbeauty.com.
Avon Avon ANEW CLINICAL SKINVINCIBLE Protect & Repair Duo ($59.99 a $72 value)– Protect. Repair. The #1 cause of visible aging is environmental aggressors, which can lead to wrinkles, sun spots and dryness. Now you can protect skin against environmental assaults. Repair the look of age damage.
This ANEW Duo includes:
Skinvincible Multi-Shield Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 – Lightweight lotion with our highest SPF available. Use AM. Can be used under makeup. 1 oz. net wt.
Skinvincible Deep Recovery Cream: Diminish the look of lines, wrinkles and sunspots. A moisturizing night cream formulated with the world’s 1st SmartRepair™ Technology. Intensive repair cream. Use PM. 1 oz. net wt.
What I think: I am loving both of these products, but especially the sunscreen. It is so moisturizing and I love the high SPF. It is a bit greasy, so a little goes a long way. The night cream is so decadent and feels fantastic on. These products are a great day/night duo and are affordable.
Purchase at www.avon.com or your neighborhood Avon representative.
Algenist Genius Cream ($110 USD) — Genius is a scientifically advanced formulation designed to address the signs of aging skin. Youthful suppleness and radiance is restored, skin density is increased, facial contours become more defined and deep wrinkles are visibly minimized leaving skin firmer, softer and smoother. Alguronic Acid is combined with the breakthrough Microalgae Oil to create a powerful and highly active formula which addresses the accelerated signs of aging caused by hormonal changes, environmental stress and the natural aging process.
The actives harnessed in Genius are delivered in a luxurious, emollient formula that instantly absorbs into the skin, softening and smoothing upon contact. Results are apparent in just 10 days, and even more visible after 28 days of usage.
What I think: I love Algenist and really love this fantastic cream. It is super rich and soothing on my chapped, scaly skin. I have been using it for a couple of weeks now and my skin is noticeably softer and younger looking. I will keep using it and hopefully will see even more results!
You can purchase at Algenist.com, QVC, Sephora and Sephora.com
Lierac HYDRA-CHRONO+ Rich Moisturizing Cream ($48 USD) A rich and sensual cream that works to durably regulate hydration and to protect, nourish and comfort dry to very dry skin deep down. Protective and softening effect.
Ideal for dry to very dry skin, this velvety cream contains LIERAC-exclusive moisturizing & multi-protecting technology:
- 11% hydration reprogramming botanical complex: based on the latest discoveries made by LIERAC research, this complex results from the combination of 2 complementary active ingredients (a natural amino acid and Ophiopogon japonicus extract) with NMF. This complex is capable of complementing and stimulating the skin’s two types of water channels.
- 2.5% anti-oxidant rich water hyacinth: this botanical active ingredient is capable of protecting the skin from environmental assaults thanks to its anti-oxidant, detoxifying and purifying abilities.
- 2% rose and cherry flower extracts: these two flower extracts were selected for their moisturizing, anti-oxidant and nutritive properties
What I think: This is another great night cream (or day cream under SPF if your skin is very dry). It is so silky and quickly absorbs into skin. It has a nice light scent and leaves skin so soft.
Out of Africa Pure Shea Butter Charity Hand Creams ($1oz ($6.99) and 2.5oz ($10.99) — With an ultra-rich creamy feel and the healing nutrients, vitamins, and valuable phytonutrients of pure unrefined shea butter, these hand creams will revive parched dry hands, providing a silky smooth finish that absorbs quickly and is never greasy to the touch.
As pure hydration helps to heal dry and damaged skin, this luxurious natural formula is made with 20% of the finest pure and unrefined shea butter for the ultimate skincare treatment. Most other brands contain 1 or 2%, Out of Africa’s Pure Shea Butter Hand Creams provide the highest percentage of pure, unrefined shea butter on the market. Naturally rich in vitamins and antioxidants A, E and F, these creams provide exceptional dermatological and cosmetic healing properties, deeply penetrating to moisturize and nourish the skin. Your hands will instantly feel soft and supple.
The shea butter in Out of Africa’s Hand Creams can also help to prevent premature aging and other skin ailments like blemishes, wrinkles, eczema, psoriasis, sunburn, stretch marks, scars and dermatitis. No Parabens, Sulfates, Petrolatums or Phthalates.
Your purchase will contribute 15 cents to help provide education to women and children in West Africa.
What I think: There are three scents available; Vanilla, Olive with Aloe or Lemon Verbena. I really love the Lemon Verbena, it is light and fresh. And the hand cream is perfect! Softens skin instantly without any greasy feeling at all! It has the look and feel of an expensive cream.
Purchase at www.outofafricashea.com
butter LONDON Hydrating Balm ($24 USD)– Formulated with shea butter and infused with the highest concentration of nature’s most powerful emollients, this fragrance free, non-greasy balm is sure to take permanent residence in your handbag. The Hydrating Balm knocks out chapped lips, dry cuticles, fly-away hair, freshly waxed or chaffing skin, sunburn, and other skin irritants.
What I think: I have been smoothing this on my cuticles, elbows and the ends of my hair. It is easy to throw in my purse or keep in my desk — and it can be used everywhere! Awesome product!
Available at www.butterlondon.com
Don’t forget your feet! Zim’s Heels & Feet Foot Cream ($8.99 USD) — From the #1 Pharmacist Recommended Zim’s CRACK Creme comes Heels & Feet Foot Cream. A NEW blend enhanced with L-Arginine for dry, cracked, tired feet.
What I think: This natural foot cream has a very strong odor. It may be the tea tree oil, but it is a little strong for me. I do like how light the cream is. It is not greasy at all and leaves my feet soft and refreshed!
Purchase at www.zimsusa.com.
What are you using to combat the cold air? Leave a comment and let me know!