When it comes to tackling winter’s whiplash winds, nose-nipping temps and slushy sidewalks, you’ll need to invest in some staples to keep you lookin’ fresh-faced. Take on the chilly season with the help of some don’t-mess-around products that stand up to all of winter’s biggest challenges. We’re talkin’ coatigans that layer like a dream, ride-or-die weather-proof boots and a couple of cold weather skincare hacks, like this one: using Waxalene, an all-natural beauty balm, for absolutely everything. This lightweight formula comes in a variety of sizes (choose from the lip balm, jar or tube) and stands up to the season’s harshest weather. The must-have scores bonus points for doing it all without a drop of petroleum.
1. Waxelene Flip Tube ($11): Waxelene, for those of you not in the know, is an all-natural alternative to petroleum jelly. It’s made from just four of mother nature’s best ingredients — organic GMO-free soy oil, raw beeswax, vitamin E oil and rosemary oil. This velvety smooth balm allows the skin to breathe, and it’s the answer to pretty much all of your winter beauty woes. There’s no denying it will become the hardest-working product in your makeup bag.
2. Waxelene Lip Balm ($4): First and foremost, the lip balm version of this formula totally lives up to the hype of its tagline — it is, quite possibly, the best lip balm we’ve ever tried. As far as skincare goes, this salve works miracles on eczema flare-ups, wind-chapped skin, peeling cuticles and dry, tissue-rubbed noses during cold and flu season. Looking for more ways to fall in love with this natural beauty gem? Use it to remove mascara or as primer for your perfume, or even as a barrier on the skin around your nails so that you can easily paint “inside the lines.” Rub a little Waxalene all over a spoolie brush to tame flyaways (take that, hat hair!) or set your brow pencil or powder.
3. Waxelene Petroleum Jelly Alternative Jar ($7): This silky smooth salve is moisture-packed and incredibly versatile. At just a few bucks a pop for a purse-friendly tub, we suggest stocking up for the season ahead. Stash them everywhere; in your purse, your desk drawer, your winter coat, at your S.O.’s apartment and in your car. Trust us — once the inevitable winter weather swoops in, you’ll never want to be without.
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