Beauty Features

Defend Yourself

No matter your thoughts on cold weather— you love its briskness and occasional snow, or you despise its numbing effects—everyone needs to take extra care of their skin in the harsh conditions. Wind, freezing temperatures and lack of sunshine can deprive your skin of its moisture and vibrancy. Invest in products for your face, lips and body that will maintain your glow and prep you for spring!

chocolate sun lip treats
With all-natural ingredients like hemp seed oil, sweet almond oil and shea butter, this balm offers loads of moisture and locks it in. The California brand’s formula creates a barrier against hard environmental elements (St. Louis winters!) to protect the delicate skin on your lips. At $5, you can get every flavor, from crème brûlée to vanilla mint! $5, chocolatesun.com

chocolate sun tanning cream 

To combat the white of winter, sunless tanning creams are a great solution. This all-natural, botanically based option has some street cred. It’s been used on celebs for countless films and television shows (Wonder Woman, Grey’s Anatomy, Sex in the City, Fifty Shades of Grey), and here’s why: It’s handmade in small batches using organically grown and wild crafted botanicals and herbs, pure essential oils and natural preservatives. Available in light, medium and dark. $40, chocolatesun.com

chuda healing hydrating cream
It’s printed right on the box: ideal for dry, damaged or compromised skin. The formula is rooted in the centuries-old Remedea Compound (made of indigenous ingredients from Georgia’s Caucasian mountain range), providing skin with a moisturizing blend of antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids. Results are said to be seen within 40 minutes. $150, chudaskincare.com

hydropeptide uplift eye
There is a solution to tired, dull eyes in the winter, and it comes in a bright teal tube! This gentle firming gel has lifting peptides and triple hyaluronic acid that soothe, restore hydration, reduce puffiness, and minimize fine line and wrinkles. $72, hydropeptide.com

ola tropical apothecary rainforest body lotion & taro mask 
What better place than Hawaii to rejuvenate your skin from the dreary cold? For those who can’t make the trek across the Pacific, it can come to you! The handcrafted skincare line uses the island’s own natural, sustainably grown amenities—organic, locally sourced botanicals, oils, fruits, sea elements and flowers—to create rich, moisturizing products. The quick-absorbing body lotion comes in five scents and hydrates skin with tropical oils, plant extracts and hydrosols. Organic honey in the Aina Taro Honey Mask provides antibacterial and conditioning properties to replenish, tone and renew. Body Lotion, $29 | Facial Mask, $52 | hawaiianbodyproducts.com

 

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