The ‘Winter Is Coming’ Starter Pack
If you’re glued to your phone pretty much 24/7 (and we know you are), then you’ve scrolled past (and likely double-tapped) a #StarterPack or two. While many of these viral memes often focus on fashion and lifestyle choices, we thought it was only appropriate that beauty got in on the fun too. Every month we’ll launch a Brit + Co beauty starter pack so whatever situation you find yourself in, you can have an Instagrammable skincare, haircare, and makeup roundup to match.
The days are getting shorter, radiators are starting to rattle, and the puffer coats are coming out. Ready or not, winter’s looming presence is hard to miss. When it comes to beauty, the cooler months of the year often feel like an endless fight against chapped lips and split ends. But, with the right beauty products, there’s hope. Ahead you’ll find eight winter-proof haircare and skincare goodies (clockwise, from the top) that will keep you happily hydrated all season long.
Capri Blue Body Scrub ($24): There is nothing better than a warm shower when you have a chill. And, when you pair it with an exfoliating body scrub, it’s even better. This nourishing sugar scrub is infused with aloe and coconut oil, and it polishes away dead skin and delivers deep hydration that lasts long after the hot water runs out.
Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Strength + Moisture Leave-In Mask ($28): After you’ve given your body some TLC, cozy up in a towel and spray damp hair with Briogeo’s leave-in mask. Blended with argan oil and biotin, this reparative deep conditioner prevents split ends and protects hair from heat damage.
IGK No More Blow ($29): Another tragic by-product of the cold? Air-drying on your commute to the office is a no-go. This spray cuts air-drying time in half which means less heat, less frizz, and less breakage. The lightweight blend is ideal for damage-prone hair and those of us looking for a hassle-free morning routine.
SKINRx LAB MadeCera Cream ($36): After you’ve tamed your tresses, it’s time to wipe the condensation from your bathroom mirror and start tending to your face. Made for sensitive skin, this cream calms redness and soothes inflammation (a given after braving the wind chill). Its balm-like texture restores hydration with the help of moisture-rich ceramides, combined with the brightening power of niacinamide, for a glow that looks lit from within.
Supergoop! 100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40 ($38): Even though the forecast predicts gray, dreary weather, harmful UV rays can still mess with you. To protect your skin (and blur your pores), reach for this non-greasy matte SPF.
Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Collagen Lip Cushion ($30): This nourishing treatment heals dry, cracked lips with a healthy mix of hydrating hyaluronic acid, soothing marine algae, and anti-aging centella asiatica. Pack it in your clutch for some much-needed moisture on the go.
It’S SKIN Cookie & Hand Cream ($10): Another purse staple? Hand cream. This dessert-inspired treat has a delicious texture that will keep your palms soft and touchable all winter long. Infused with peppermint extract, the hand hydrator smells like mint chocolate chip ice cream and provides a soothing, cooling effect on application.
St. Ives Nourish and Soothe Oatmeal Sheet Mask ($3): This cotton sheet mask harnesses oatmeal’s naturally calming properties combined with hyaluronic acid and soothing aloe leaf extract to nourish tired skin and lock in moisture.
Are you stocking up on winter-proof products this season? Tell us about it @BritandCo!
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