New York’s weather has been all sorts of schizo lately (one-day blizzards in October, anyone??). I’ve had to switch things up to find extra moisturizing products and luckily, these have come in handy for head-to-toe solutions to this cold. Here are some I’m loving right now:
MALIN+GOETZ REPLENISHING FACE CREAM, $72
I was turned on to Malin+Goetz by a friend who was raving about the line. Their products are formulated to be especially useful for people with sensitive skin issues (like moi). That’s kind of why I’m all sorts of in love with their new Replenishing Cream. I’ve been using it right when it started getting cold and it’s been serving me well. A little goes a long way with a dose of vitamins A, B, C, E and antioxidants like shea butter and jojoba. Once the temperature dipped, I randomly dealt with tighter skin and even a small dry patch that this easily took care of once I started using it. My skin practically drinks it up.
FRESH SUGAR ROSE TINTED LIP TREATMENT WITH SPF 15, $22.50
Where has Fresh’s Sugar Tinted Lip Treatments been all my life?! I went to a makeup event hosted by Urban Girl Squad last week (more on that in a post to come), which was held at the Fresh store in Union Square and walked out with this mini-sample of their lip treatment which feels like velvet against your lips. This one has a beautiful, healthy-looking tint that you’d love. What’s more, it has protecting properties like SPF 15 and softening apricot kernal and jojoba oil. And unlike the usual chapsticks, it won’t leave your lips feeling stripped of moisture hours later. Obsessed.
I wrote about argan oil before after my trip to Morocco and true to its reputation, it’s like liquid gold for your skin and hair. I switched to this heavier cleanser and argan oil for nighttime. It actually doesn’t leave my skin greasy – just ridiculously smooth. You can also use it on your hair for extra silky strands. These are also at a pretty reasonable price point. Other products that tout argan oil usually go for way more, and this has natural, organic oil (sulfate- and preservative-free) straight from the motherland. If you haven’t used pure argan oil before, you should be warned it doesn’t have the most amazing smell. I can tell you that for sure because the few bottles of pure argan oil I did get from Morocco when I was there had to take some getting used to. [NOTE! Zinn activated a special discount code for BATF readers: just enter ZINNBATF at checkout for 20% your purchase!!]
My mom had a cute hair moment when I went home to Chicago recently. She was lamenting over her frizz and then I actually watched her blowdry her hair. She just used a regular paddle brush and was brushing through it which would have been OK, except her hair is somewhere in between wavy and curly. The way she was blowdrying it was doing nothing to give her hair shape so I took out this conditioner that I gave her (a month ago mind you), but she never used it because she didn’t know how. Just a little seals the cuticle so instead of flyaways, you’re left with shiny locks. My mom couldn’t get over how fast her frizz was cured. Since then, I actually started using it myself when I know I’m going to use a dryer!
I cannot work with dry hands and I also happen to routinely get yelled at by manicurists for my excessive hangnails. I was actually sent this product to test out and found it to be AWESOME. It has 3-in-1 protection (moisturizes skin, strengthened nails with keratin, and softens cuticles with coconut oil. It was also developed by derms to bring your skin pH level back to 5.5 (which is basically the pH for healthy skin). It absorbs really fast too which I love. And PS, I never really cared for hand lotion until I also found Rilastil Intensive Hand Cream. It’s $30 but I promise you after two weeks, you won’t even recognize your own hands. Worth every cent.
I naturally start going on a rampage for warmer colors once the mercury starts to drop, and this week I’m loving Essie’s new Baubing for Baubles, a beautiful “deepest darkest” sapphire.
What products do you switch to when it starts getting colder outside?