By Gerrie Summers
Winter is almost here. So, before anything else, pack these skincare products in your winter skincare arsenal to fight the signs of aging, dry skin, and to look great for the upcoming holidays.
Serum and Night Cream
Emepelle is a cosmeceutical skincare line that addresses the cause of skin aging in mature skin. It restores estrogen loss and restores hydration and firmness using MEP Technology that stimulates estrogen receptors, without the use of hormones. The line currently consists of a Serum and Night Cream. The oil-free and fast-absorbing serum that is used in the morning contains niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, peptides and antioxidants to firm and smooth skin, while the Night Cream combines retinol, emollients, humectants, peptides and niacinamide to help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and provides hydration for all skin types. Info: emepelle.com.
Total Eye and Lobe Serum
This magic serum has caffeine, marine elastin and collagen, and full-spectrum hemp CBD to address signs of skin aging that can come from environmental stressors like pollution and dehydration. Total Eye and Lobe Serum helps decrease dark under-eye circles, bags and puffiness, restore firmness and elasticity and rejuvenates dull skin. The serum also targets the ear lobe, another area that shows early signs of aging. Who knew? Info: chilyo.com.
It’s been clinically proven that red light therapy can be used as a natural skin treatment and has anti-aging properties to boost collagen, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, enhance skin tone, decrease inflammation and possibly treat skin conditions. But red light therapy treatments in spas and medical facilities can be pricey. Joovv Go is a convenient and less expensive way to deliver red light and near-infrared light to the skin to stimulate new skin cells without damage to the skin surface. The compact size also makes it convenient for travel. Info: joovv.com.
MORGAN TAYLOR LACQUER
Morgan Taylor’s fall nail collection introduces Forever Marilyn featuring six shades evoking the timeless glamor of the screen legend. Look for Some Girls Prefer Pearls (White Shimmer), All American Beauty (Sheer Soft Nude), A Girl and Her Curls (Eggplant Shimmer), That’s So Monroe (Cool Brown Shimmer), Flirty and Fabulous (Teal Creme) and Classic Red Lips (Tomato Red Creme). Info: morgantaylorlacquer.com.
Iconic Rose has all you need to create your makeup look for fall and beyond. The makeup has 3-tonal color technology that balances cool, warm, and neutral tones to create universally flattering colors that look great on all skin tones. The Art of Seduction Eyeshadow Palette has 18 mattes, shimmers, and blendable glitter shades so you can create your unique look. The Face Palette contains contour powder, blush, and highlighter for a glamorous glow. Info: iconicrose.com.
Resist Skin Restoring Moisturizer SPF-50
We tend to forget about using sunscreen as we enter the cold weather months, but winter rays from the sun are just as damaging to the skin. This moisturizer has skin-loving and nourishing ingredients like niacinamide, shea butter, and licorice to help prevent premature aging and protect the skin against environmental stressors, while hydrating dry winter skin and shielding it from UV rays with broad-spectrum SPF-50. Info: paulaschoice.com.
LA BLOOM BEAUTY
Cocoa Vanilla Lip Scrub/Rose Hand Scrub
Two areas on the body often neglected during the winter months—lips and hands. Both need gentle exfoliation and moisturization to keep them healthy and protected from wind and cold, to prevent dryness and chapping. La Bloom Beauty’s Cocoa Vanilla Lip Scrub with organic moisturizing butters and oils, gently exfoliates lips, making them soft and hydrated. Rose Hand Scrub nourishes hands with rose essential oils, coconut oil, and sweet almond. oil. Info: labloombeauty.com.
Sustainable Hair & Body Care Products
Keep your hair and body healthy while protecting the health of the earth. This eco-friendly company eliminates the use of plastic bottles that end up in landfills. Products include shampoos, conditioners, and body care which can be purchased individually or through a subscription service. When you run low, you can order a refill (or through the subscription service products are sent automatically). You just swap out the bottles for the new ones and return the empty containers using the return label. The products are free of sulfites, parabens, phthalates and palm oil and are vegan, non-GMO, and cruelty-free and are also available in travel sizes. Info: plaineproducts.com.
Portable Facial Humidifier
Colder air and dry heat can cause the skin to lose moisture. Replenish it by adding humidity to your surroundings. The Hey Dewy Portable Facial Humidifier can be used in the office, home, or as you travel to hydrate hair and skin, by sending a cool mist into the air. It can also be used in a car and will fit into a standard cup holder. It has a USB power cord that can connect to your laptop, computer, or in the car to last up to 10 hours. Info: heydewy.com.
ELLA + MILA
Don’t Flake On Me Body Scrub
When skin gets too dry it begins to look dull and gray. Exfoliation can help remove the dead cells, revealing fresh skin—which improves skin to absorb moisture. The Ella + Mila Don’t Flake On Me Body Scrub has five nourishing oils— jojoba seed, castor, coconut, sunflower seed, and grape seed oil—to restore moisture for soft, smooth skin. Info: ellamila.com.