It is definitely not cold where I live yet, but it will be coming soon! When it does get colder, my skin and hair will need extra love and hydration!
Below are my current favorites that may hydrate, but don’t leave my skin or hair, exactly what I need:
StriVectin TL Advanced Light Tightening Neck Cream ($95 USD) — Formulated with the same powerful technology as the best-selling original, the lighter formula of the peptide-rich TL Advanced Light Tightening Neck Cream delivers gravity-defying tightening and lifting benefits while also diminishing the appearance of horizontal lines (or “tree rings”) around the neck that often develop as a side effect of Tech Neck – a term that defines these lines and an overall loosening and sagging of skin cause by repeatedly looking down at mobile devices. With scientifically-proven NIA-114™ technology at its core, the lightweight cream efficaciously fights tech neck, rebuilds skin architecture that is often weakened over time due to recurrent movement, and imparts generous moisturization to strengthen skin against further breakdown.
What I think: I’m so happy that they made this amazing neck cream in a lighter formula! It still works as well, but it isn’t greasy. So, it can be used easily in the day time as well as as a night time treatment! Neck creams are so important, but I know I’m not going to use one if it makes my neck oily. This one is perfect and it firms the neck nicely.
Available at StriVectin.com
SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque ($55 USD) — Fan of the cult-favorite Phyto Corrective Gel? This new masque packs twice the cooling, calming and hydrating power of the original formula, in a soothing new gel-masque formula. Optimal for sensitive or problematic skin, this light masque contains botanical extracts with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties to soothe, hyaluronic acid to hydrate, and a new calming dipeptide to reduce the perception of heat sensitivity. Ideal for treating skin post-laser or post-sunburn, or for soothing reactivity after any other aggressors. Clinical studies showed an average 4oF reduction in skin surface temperature after just 15 minutes of use, immediately post-Fraxel.
What I think: I have sensitive skin and this is a wonderful masque to use when my skin is irritated. It cools down my skin and that helps the redness. My skin is hydrated after use and calm and smooth, too!
Available at LovelySkin.com, SkinCeuticals.com and dermatologists nationwide
Shaveworks Pearl Luxe Lotion ($29 USD) — Indulge in a luxurious experience with Pearl Luxe, a rich, hydrating body lotion that will leave your skin touchably soft and supple. This unique, ultra-hydrating and fragrance-free formula contains essential oils that nourish skin, as well as Capislow™ to slow hair growth, resulting in less frequent shaves. Pearl Luxe also acts as a skin conditioner and soothes irritation caused by shaving or waxing with ingredients like bisbalol to reduce inflammation and allantoin to moisturize and minimize itching and flaking.
What I think: I LOVE this luxe lotion! It is unscented, which many people need because of fragrance allergies. I like a fragranced lotion usually, but this one is so nice! It is moisturizing, but sinks right into the skin leaving it very soft. Great for after shaving, or just after a nice shower. I also like to apply it to my feet at night.
Available at Ulta.com
Garnier Whole Blends Repairing Mask Honey Treasures ($6.99 USD) — This rich reconstructing system, blooms with a delicious fragrance of royal jelly, honey and propolis, bringing to life their wholesome care that helps mend damage and brittleness, and strengthen strands for renewed, healthier hair. After shampooing with their Repairing shampoo, apply a generous amount of treatment to hair. Gently work through hair, making sure to cover ends. Wait 3 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
What I think: This smells amazing! I use it as my moisturizer a few days a week, because it is so quick to use and leaves my hair so soft! I love that it has natural ingredients in it, too.
Available at mass retailers nationwide or garnierusa.com