Homes have begun to twinkle with lights, the birds are flying south and stores are decked out in holiday attire. The signs of winter’s approach are here. But the joys of winter also bring a seemingly inescapable chill to the air—a cold reminder of the faded tans and dry skin the season forces on us. While doing your holiday shopping, pick up some of these skincare goodies to relieve the cold-weather blues.
Created in 2013 with their signature coffee-based scrub, Frank Body has evolved to include everything one could need for detoxifying, brightening and softening skin from head to toe with naturally-derived ingredients and caffeinated products. Sample their body scrubs with The Out of Towners kit, a set of four deliciously-scented, vegan, and paraben- and cruelty-free coffee scrubs that leave skin smelling as good as it feels. Tucked in a canvas bag, this kit featuring original coffee, coconut, cacoa and peppermint mini scrub packets will make your next shower the most refreshing one yet.
$39.95 at www.FrankBody.com
You’ve heard of K-pop, but now try out K-beauty with Innisfree’s delightful cream products. Pick up their Perfumed Hand Cream Miniature Set ($19) for six refreshingly scented travel-size hand creams including fragrances like autumn leaves, guest house laundry and wild berry. Fast-absorbing, these creams will leave hands feeling soft and supple without the grease. For extra hydration, try the holiday-designed, jumbo size of their Intensive Hydrating Cream ($35). Amino acids, minerals, Jeju green tea extract and green tea seed oil help replenish and maintain moisture in the skin.
Available at www.innisfree.com.
It may be December, but it’s never too early to start thinking about summer or a mid-winter tropical getaway. Get sun-ready with Coola’s line of self-tanners and sun protectants. Try one of their gradual sunless tanners like their Firming Lotion ($46) to build a tan over several days and their Express Sculpting Mousse ($48) for a tan you need before going out for the night. Both of these vegan products feature 70 percent or more of certified organic ingredients, sweet scents of pina colada an are streak- and transfer-free.
Available at www.CoolaSuncare.com.
For the ultimate skin renewal experience, try One Love Organics Detox + Glow Kit. Containing four of One Love’s bestselling and most highly-rated products, this kit guarantees naturally radiant skin for any skin type. Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil (cleanse and moisturize), Love + Charcoal Mask (clarify and extract), Skin Savior Multi-tasking Wonder Balm (remove dirt and makeup, moisturize and illuminate), Skin Dew Coconut Water Cream (intense moisturization) and an 18-page Detox Glow Guide are all included to help you achieve your best skin yet.
$159 at www.OneLoveOrganics.com. Also available separately.
Repair, soothe and glow with Teami’s line of Tea Infused Facial Oils. Each oil is designed to perk up skin in its own special way. Use Repair to fade dark spots and scarring, protect the skin from free radicals and accelerate cell and tissue regeneration. Try Soothe, with its relaxing lavender notes, to cleans and purify skin, reduce tension and reverse signs of aging. Pick up Glow to relieve inflammation, even your complexion and promote glowing skin.
With winter’s usual focus on fixing dry skin, don’t forget about your teeth. Try this whitening kit from Lumineux Oral Essentials to boost your pearly whites’ glow this season. Bleach-free, Lumineux uses a patented blend of certified non-toxic and naturally-derived ingredients, like coconut, sage and lemon peel oils, dead sea salt and aloe vera, to whiten teeth. Included is 28 whitening strips, which lightens teeth by up to 12 shades, toothpaste and mouthwash, which lightens teeth by up to seven shades.
$39.99 at www.OralEssentials.com
Replenish the delicate skin on your face with the Intensive Moisturizing Rubber Mask from Masqueology. The two-step mask system includes a serum to hydrate and sooth dry skin and then a moisture-holding rubber mask to ensure nutritious ingredients are fully absorbed. Then try their Under Eye Rose Gold Gel Mask to tighten and brighten the fragile skin under your eyes. Each packet includes four hydrogel pieces loaded with rose extract, collagen and gold.
$4 per mask at www.masqueology.com