There’s no arguing it: Winter is upon us and approaching rather quickly; more so than I am personally comfortable with, but such is life. My beauty regime is slowly shifting to creamier, heavier formulas, and these gems help prevent the dreaded dry, chapped and lifeless look winter can impart. Refusing to be robbed of moisture and luster, here’s my top arsenal of products, from tip to toe, that prevent just that.
Femme Fatale Collection Lip Elixirs
First and foremost, yum! These sophisticatedly flavoured, superbly-hydrating, mega-nourishing and ultra-protecting balms come in exquisite scents such as cherry bourbon, salted caramel and clove cigarette. Packed with aloe leaf and vitamin E, the only thing better than these balms are the chic, vintage-looking tins they’re housed in.
Crème Abricot Fortifying Cream For Nails
Deemed as Dior’s “Cult-favorite Magic Multi-tasker” since the early ‘60s, this dreamy, creamy salve is a one-stop-shop for strong, healthy, shiny nails and leaves nary a ragged cuticle in sight. Soothing and fortifying, it smells fantastic and feels ultra luxe; it’s pretty much the only thing you’ll need in your manicure kit this season.
Phyto Phytopolléine Botanical Scalp Treatment
One reviewer of this product stated, “After washing my hair twice, my hair still smelled like roast chicken seasonings. Which was kind of pleasant, actually, because I love roast chicken, but weird.” Despite her declaration of love for Swiss Chalet and the similar-scent that was imparted, she gave the product a 5-star review, as did 96% of all other reviewers. That “roast chicken smell” is more accurately defined as rosemary and sage, two main ingredients in the tonic, which accompany eucalyptus, cypress and lemon, formulated to balance and soothe the scalp and cure discomfort from itchiness, dryness, oiliness and irritation while increasing microcirculation.
Caviar Repair Rx Instant Recovery Conditioner
If there is one product that is a non-negotiable come winter, it’s a deep conditioning treatment for locks zapped of moisture in the frigid temperatures of the season. This leave-in treatment repairs, nourishes, strengthens and protects from the inside out, and harnesses the power of their “Strand-Building Proteins” to deliver vital nutrients to the core of each hair, leaving even the driest, most lifeless hair truly healthy and the shiniest you’ve ever seen.
Ginger Souffle Whipped Body Cream
Dry skin? Never! Not when you’ve got ORIGINS Ginger Souffle Whipped Body Cream on your side, er, body. As luxurious feeling as it is sounding, this lotion is packed with mega-moisturizing ingredients such as olive oil, grape seed oil, rice bran oil and apricot kernel to leave you smelling fresh and gorgeous and feeling all blissed out. (Yes, even in the dead of February).