It’s Getting Cold Outside — Take Care of Your Skin!

My skin is so dry.  And I mean my face, hands, legs, feet — even my lips!  So I feel the need to hydrate a lot.

I was sent the following products to try for my honest opinion.  I have found that they are all very helpful in keeping me moisturized:

Lulah Body Lotion in Magnolia Fig
Lulah Body Lotion in Magnolia Fig

Lulah Body Lotion ($13.25 USD) — The colder season is quickly approaching and that means it is time to find the perfect body lotion for dry winter skin.  With Lulah’s Body Lotions, you can smell great while hydrating your entire body.  The Body Lotions come in Lulah’s signature scents including Peony, Magnolia Fig, Citron, Tamarind Ginger, and Vanilla Orchid, all of which are available for purchase on Lulah.com for $13.25 each.

What I think: I think it’s always a bonus when a really moisturizing body lotion also smells fantastic, and this one sure does.  It is perfect for moisturizing legs and feet at night.

Available at www.lulah.com

 

Eight Skincare Body Softening Oil Ginger Lime
Eight Skincare Body Softening Oil Ginger Lime

Eight Skincare Body Softening Oil Ginger Lime ($22 USD) — Eight Body Softening Oil is a luxurious blend of essential oils, specifically formulated to leave the skin velvety smooth, softened and toned. These essentials bring natural benefits to the skin.

Submerse yourself in the fresh, piquant blend of ginger and lime. This all natural aroma will not compete with your fragrance, as the scent of the essential oils will dissipate.

What I think:  I love using this right after my bath or shower.  It sinks right in and keeps my skin soft and smooth.  The scent is fresh and very light.  It disappears soon after application.

Learn more at www.eightskincare.com

Fake Bake Tanning Butter For Dry Skin
Fake Bake Tanning Butter For Dry Skin

Fake Bake Tanning Butter For Dry Skin ($20.99 USD) — Our Fake Bake Tanning Body Butter allows you to build a beautiful tan using the softest Shea Butter ingredients available. It¹s light enough to use daily and will build naturally so even the palest of skin tones need not fear! The buttery texture will rival any regular moisturizer and leaves skin with a subtle velvety shimmer and it smells incredible!

What I think:  I am loving this on my winter-white legs.  It gives a soft glow.  You can build it darker, but it never gets too dark.  Really cool idea!

Fake Bake is available at salons and top retailers nationwide and at FakeBake.com. Our Tanning Butter retails for $20.99.

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream ($4.49) — Give your hands some TLC by keeping Norwegian Formula Hand Cream within reach. It glycerin-rich formula relieves dry, chapped hands for hours.

What I think: A little goes a long way with this rich cream.  This is great (and affordable) to have on hand as it gets colder and colder.

Available at mass market retailers near you.

butter LONDON’s Stiletto Stick Hydrating Heel Balm
butter LONDON’s Stiletto Stick Hydrating Heel Balm

butter LONDON’s Stiletto Stick Hydrating Heel Balm ($30 USD) — Just because our feet are hidden beneath fuzzy socks and weather-slaying boots doesn’t mean they don’t need a little winter TLC. In fact, boots can be some of the worst offenders in the war against soft heels. butter LONDON’s Stiletto Stick Hydrating Heel Balm banishes dry and cracked skin that comes with the season. So no more excuses to procrastinate on that holiday shopping – you’ll be ready to tackle those door buster deals with the most fit feet in town.

What I think: This silky stick is great to use at night.  Roll it over your heels and wake up to soft feet!

You can purchase at www.butterLONDON.com, Ulta, Ulta.com

Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser
Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser

Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser ($8.99 USD)– The humidity and temperatures drop but that doesn’t mean your skin will stop producing oil. A cleanser with salicylic acid will exfoliate to remove dry skin and can prevent breakouts. For combination and dry skin, use Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser to remove dirt and oil while keeping the skin’s natural moisture barrier intact.

What I think:  This cleanser will work for anyone.  I love it because it is gentle on my sensitive skin and doesn’t strip it — which is important on my dry skin.

Available at mass market retailers near you.

Algenist Overnight Restorative Cream
Algenist Overnight Restorative Cream

Sleep tight with visions of sugar plum fairies dancing in your head and wake up with baby soft skin thanks to Algenist’s Overnight Restorative Cream ($90. USD). The Alguronic Acid in this miracle elixir works overtime to promote cell renewal while peptides nourish skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Add a couple drops of the uber hydrating Algenist’s Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil ($79 USD) into the moisturizer and this potent combination will give cracked winter skin some much needed “oomph” and serious angelic radiance, all while you’re sleeping off that giant holiday meal. Double tasking at its finest.

What I think: Talk about a 1-2 punch of hydration!  These two products combined leaves my skin so soft.  It’s a fab overnight treatment.  Believe me, you will wake up with softer skin in the morning!

WHERE TO BUY: Algenist.com, Sephora, Sephora.com

 

Chapstick Gingerbread
Chapstick Gingerbread

Introducing new Limited Edition seasonal ChapStick® Gingerbread Kiss ($1.99). It is also available in Candy Cane.

What I think:  These are fun, seasonal flavors that also keep lips soft and smooth.  I especially love the Gingerbread Kiss.  It’s really yummy!

Available at mass market retailers near you.

 

So, dear readers — does your skin get dry in the winter?  Leave a comment and let me know what you use.

 

 

 

 

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During the summer, I love using lighter scents for bath, fragrances and hand wash.  Heavier scents don’t feel right for hot summer days.

The products below are perfect for this time of year:

The Lulah Collection, Citron
The Lulah Collection, Citron

Lulah is a new bath and body collection created by the parent company, Thymes.  Inspired by today’s stylish woman, Lulah features a fresh, flirty, fun assortment of strikingly luxe aromatics and skin-enhancing ingredients. Thoughtfully crafted and wonderfully irresistible, Lulah provides sophisticated fragrances at everyday prices.

The Lulah Collection includes lushly enticing body wash, body lotion, body mist and hand cream.  Available in Peony, Magnolia Fig, Vanilla Orchid, Citron and Tamarind Ginger, this collection ranges from $9-$13.

What I think: I like this new line by Thymes.  I have tried the Citron, which is very refreshing. The lotion is very moisturizing and smells amazing!

Available at http://www.lulah.com

St. Ives Nourishing Vanilla Body Wash
St. Ives Nourishing Vanilla Body Wash

 

St. Ives Nourishing Vanilla Body Wash (Approximately $2.99 USD). Indulge your skin and your spirits with the warm, calming scent of vanilla. This moisture-rich body wash, with Vitamin E and Swiss botanicals, nourishes your skin as you cleanse to keep it soft and smooth.  DIRECTIONS:  Pour onto moistened pouf, sponge, washcloth or hands. Work into lather and rinse. Avoid contact with eyes.

What I think:  This affordable body wash is creamy and smells great!  This is a really good buy for the money!

Available at drugstores and mass market retailers near you.

Eau Ravissante
Eau Ravissante

L’Occotane’s collection of Eaux de Provence fragrances is inspired by the beautiful fountains that can be found across the villages of southern France, bringing life and refreshment to all.

Eau Ravissante offers a dazzling bouquet of floral aromas with fruity citrus notes.   Formulated with the essential oils of Mediterranean bergamot and Damascena rose, this mischievous eau de cologne combines the sensual softness of rose petals with the sparkling freshness of citrus scents.  Our generously sized bottle, modeled after the architecture of Provençal fountains, will provide a long-lasting aromatic escape!

What I think:  This is a fresh fragrances.  Yu can really get the citrus notes along with the rose petals.  It is unusual and light.

Available at www.usa.loccitane.com.

Crabtree and Evelyn Citron, Honey & Coriander Conditioning Hand Wash
Crabtree and Evelyn Citron, Honey & Coriander Conditioning Hand Wash

Crabtree and Evelyn Citron, Honey & Coriander Conditioning Hand Wash ($18 USD) —

Who would have thought that hand washing could be such an enjoyable experience? Our rich-lathering, pH-balanced Citron, Honey & Coriander Conditioning Hand Wash is infused with skin-softening botanical extracts for gentle everyday cleansing. And between washes, it still stands out by adding a splash of eye-catching colour to your living space.

  • Lemon, honey and coriander extracts help condition the skin
  • Soap-free formula is less drying than traditional cleansers
  • 100% naturally derived surfactant

What I think:  I have set this hand wash in my kitchen.  The scent perfect for the kitchen (or any room) and it leaves hands really soft.

Available at Crabtree & Evelyn stores and www.crabtree-evelyn.com.

Enjoy!