Say Hello to Hydration With These Winter Beauty Essentials
Transitional beauty can be a challenge. With shifting temperatures and weather, our hair and skin can feel dried out and dull, leaving our overall look (and feel) a little less than. But never fret, beauty babes! Ahead we've got our favorite new finds to keep you hydrated, moisturized, and looking luminous (even if only via Zoom) as heck — all winter long and beyond.
Iris & Romeo Best Skin Days 5-in-1 Skincare + Dewy Coverage Broad Spectrum SPF 25 ($64): For the babe who does it all but doesn't actually want to *do* it all to get ready. This is your one product, acting as a daily serum, moisturizer, coverage, SPF, and blue light/pollution protection. Mic drop.
Onå All Eyes On Me ($30): Instantly lift and cool those puffy, morning-after eyes with these slip-free eye gels. Packed with the good stuff — like vitamin C, cucumber, and arnica — and none of the bad, this 5-pack will help keep you puff-free for the season.
Kiehl's Avocado Nourishing Hydrating Mask ($45): What's better than avocado toast? Almost nothing. But this ultra-nourishing face mask is a close second. Rich and creamy, this fragrance-free formula takes just 15 minutes to give you the full, moisturized effects.
John Masters Cleansing Balm with Kokum Butter & Sea Buckthorn ($36): Not that many of us are wearing much makeup these days but this cleansing balm helps take it off without stripping your skin of essential moisture. It's not greasy too and great for all skin types, but especially us dry skin gals!
OSEA Undaria Algae Body Oil ($48): Seaweed has leaped from our plates to our beauty routine by packing a punch of antioxidant minerals to hydrate, softens, and firm. Say so long to dry skin and it even reduces the look of stretch marks.
Maria Nila Silver Shampoo ($28): Summer may be long gone, but your bright blonde doesn't have to go anywhere. Violet pigment and blackberry extract are the secrets to this 100% vegan and Swedish-made shampoo that's formulated to make your golden locks shine their lightest and brightest.
Alfie Firming CBD Facial Serum ($68): Buh-bye pesky wrinkles! This serum does it all with the help of a few friends. Hyaluronic Acid, plant stem cells, and organic CBD are blended to firm up your face, hydrate lost moisture, improve blood flow, and reduce tension.
Saint Jane Bright Repair CBD Eye Cream ($65): Start the day literally bright eyed (bushy tail optional) with this mix of vitamin C, collagen, and CBD to help reduce dark circles and fine lines.
Each & Every Worry-Free Deodorant ($15): Calling all sweaty Betty's, this 'Everlane of deodorants' is 2019's all-natural answer to your stinky woes. Made without aluminum, parabens, synthetic fragrances, gluten (yes, that's a thing), or baking soda, this cruelty-free stick comes in eight fab fragrances to keep you feeling dry and smelling fresh all day long.
Terra Beauty Bars Floral Infusion Multitasking Oil ($24): Give your hair, skin, and/or nails some moisture and shine TLC with this vegan blend of coconut oil, collagen-boosting jojoba oil, lavender essential oil, vitamin E and botanicals.
Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado Kiwi Mega Moisture Superfood Mask ($36): Briogeo, a POC-owned brand, offers the vegan + cruelty-free hair mask we've been waiting for all our lives. It's perfection for dry, dull and parched hair (even safe for keratin and relaxed hair).
Moroccan Magic Lip Balm ($25/8-pack): Soothe chapped winter lips with this set of 8 balms made with organic beeswax, Argan oil, and rosemary extract.
Kitsch Jade Crystal Facial Roller ($24): ICYMI, gemstone rollers are all the rage right now, and we can see why. This Jade beaut will gently massage away tension and stress to reduce wrinkles and help circulate blood.
Save Me From Chemical Conflict Tip To Hair Reboot ($78): Is your hair broken and therefore your life feels a little broken, too? Repair bleach damage and overprocessed locks with a scalp and hair treatment we can't stop raving about. Your radiant reboot begins NOW.
Milèo New York Amber Fort Elixir Oud ($62+): A little facial oil can go a long way, especially when it's packed with vitamin C, alpha hydroxy acid, and Indian pink lotus flower. Brighter, smoother, more luminous skincare is here.
UMA Oils Flawlessly Firming Neck, Chest & Decolletage Serum ($105): Your skin deserves to feel smooth and firm — no matter how old of a millennial you happen to be. Worth the extra buck, this antioxidant-rich serum is fast-absorbing and gives a more ageless appearance to your most delicate areas.
Tweezerman Lash Assist ($18): Lash on, lash off. From the pros who brought us a really good brow tweeze comes a one and done for your fake lashes. Seamlessly and precisely apply either individual or strip lashes for that glam effect you've always wanted — sans stress!
Verb Curl Kit ($48): Calling all curly gals! This four-part kit is just what your locks will love. Clean, hydrate, restore, and define and keep those curls lookin' and feelin' healthy year-round.
SLMD Body Seal ($32): For those who suffer from eczema flare-ups this rich body cream uses colloidal oatmeal to relieve dry, itchy, eczema-prone skin.
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Our undergarments might have taken a backseat in 2020, but with a new year upon us, we're feeling inspired to reprioritize our most intimate clothing layer — especially in time for Valentine's Day. Because hey, what better way to kickstart a season of self-love than by treating yourself to a confidence-boosting set of lingerie?