Skin and spirits often need a little extra TLC during our long Boston winters. And while the weather has remained fairly temperate so far (...climate change...), spending more time indoors with artificial heat still takes a toll. Here are a few healthy, sustainable beauty picks for the season.
1. Boka Toothpaste
Too much exposure to cold and sun combined with repeated use of heavy creams can sometimes lead to perioral dermatitis. Flouride is also known to exacerbate these symptoms, so during the winter, try switching to a fouride-free toothpaste. Boka is a great choice because it is also made in the U.S. and comes in chic packaging. They even offer a subscription service!
2. Eminence Hibiscus Instant Line Filler
In the summer we focus on wrinkle prevention (sunscreen), so in the winter its only fair that we work on healing and repair. Eminence is a line of high end Canadian beauty products made from sustainably-sourced ingredients. Their line filler features antioxidants derived from ice wine, known to smooth wrinkles. Designed to be worn under a moisturizer, this gives the rest of your skin regimen an extra boost.
3. John Masters Organics Bearberry Skin Balancing & Toning Mist
Don't ditch the toner in the winter! It is still a key part of balancing oil production. Opt for a gentle balancing formula like this one from John Masters. Their healthy dose of rosemary helps boost circulation to the face, giving a brighter, healthier complexion. This product is a 1 on the SkinDeep database - meaning its one of the safest toner choices. This amazing toner can also be purchased as part of a set that comes with an ethically-made cosmetics bag!
4. Skin Owl Mangosteen Beauty Drops PM
A nourishing evening routine is key for healthy winter skin and LA-based Skin Owl's PM Beauty Drops are the perfect solution. This decadent blend of baobab and mangosteen oils help oxygenate and heal cells while antibacterial properties prevent breakouts. The generously-sized bottle should last you long beyond the winter months, making the beauty drops an economical choice.
5. Avalon Organics Wrinkle Therapy Cleansing Oil
Ever been curious to try oil cleansing? Winter is the perfect time to do so, because this gentle method of washing your face is particularly good for dry, sensitive skin. The wrinkle therapy oil by Avalon Organics is a great choice for first-timers because it is just $13 and packs a serious wellness punch. Based in super-soothing safflower seed oil, the formula also includes antiaging Co-Q 10 and vitamin E. Made with organic ingredients, this product has a rating of 1 (safe) on the Skindeep Database.