I love trying new products and with winter here, I decided to share my favorites for this season! All of these products can be used all year ’round but they’re extra beneficial during this cold harsh weather.
Peach & Almond Shea Butter Body Scrub- When I say this smells amazing, I really mean it! I purchased this at Bath & Body Works and instantly became obsessed with it! It is a thick scrub that you can use everyday if your prefer or a few times a week like I do. Apply it all over your skin in the shower, scrub in, then wash off. The scent of it stays on your skin even after you’re out of the shower which is a major plus! For some reason, this item is really hard to find online and in stores but I have seen it floating around e-bay for $9.99 lately. Not pictured here is the matching body creme ($12.50) which is just as amazing and can be found easily. It’s nice to apply after using this scrub because it keeps the scent on your skin longer. The body creme is thick and works well for the winter time!
Aromatherapy Lavendar Vanilla Body Lotion-I enjoy aromatherapy and if you walked into my apartment, you would know right away because I have candles everywhere. I came across this line in Bath & Body Works and I love it because it actually is used for aromatherapy versus just smelling good like many other products. I love to use this lotion when I get out of the shower at night and am getting ready for bed. It’s lightweight but nice enough to use before going to sleep and the scent is perfect. It’s not overwhelming but it’s just right to help you relax. The bottle is $8.00 and it does last a long time. (If you have a cat, watch out. For some reason, whenever I use this lotion, my cat LOVES it and won’t stop trying to lick my skin. So if I love this product and my cat loves it, it’s a good sign!)
Santa’s Lip Scrub- This lip scrub is from Lush ($8.95). I know that lip scrubs can easily be made at home but it’s fun to treat yourself to a nice scrub every once in a while! Lush is a brand that hand makes all their products and they do NO test their products on animals! So this lip scrub is a fun cherry coke flavor and it was part of their Christmas line. All their lip scrubs are pretty similar, just different flavors so this applies to all of them. Use it a few times a week and your lips are nice and smooth. This specific one leaves a red tint to your lips so be careful to keep the scrub on your lips and not the skin around your mouth because it will leave a little bit of a red color on the skin. If you do not plan to go out right after using it, then go ahead and go crazy applying it!
Clinique Moisture Surge- This product actually inspired me to write this post. I bought it a little over a week ago and I just can’t get over how well it works! At first, I was a little hesitant because I really just wanted a face lotion. I bought one from the drug store and my skin did not react well to it at all. So I decided to spend a little more money ($38.50 for the 1.7 oz size) and pick up something that I am almost guaranteed will be ok for my skin type. I found this in Macy’s and I was a little weary about the fact that it was a “gel” and not necessarily a “lotion” but I decided to try it out anyway. First application and I was sold! It leaves your skin feeling so smooth, there is no yucky greasy look to it after applying, and it can be used under or over makeup. I apply it at night before bed and in the morning before applying my makeup and it works well to just hydrate the skin and keep my skin smooth. Absolutely my favorite face product and this size seems like it will actually last a pretty long time because all you need is a small amount of it.
Freeman Super Fruits Facial Mask- I came across this face mask when shopping in Duane Reade one day. I honestly just liked the look of it and it was very affordable ($4.29) so I bought it on a whim. Turned out, I love it. I use it once a week. It’s a cool, minty, thick paste that you apply all over your face, allow to dry, and then you wash it off with warm water. It works well to just help rejuvenate your skin and get rid of all that dirt that has been lurking around despite washing your face with face wash. It is strong so I don’t recommend it anymore than once a week! Save this for your Sunday night pampering regimen!
What are your favorite skin care items for the winter?