Winter Must Haves: Viva La France!
This relentlessly cold and windy Chicago winter sucked all the hydration out of my body in late December. My skin, hair, and even nails transformed into brittle replicas of themselves turning me into nothing more than a walking electrical current ready to (literally) shock whoever has the poor sense to come near me.
I add insult to injury every week, by hopping on airplanes, taking in ridiculous amounts of caffeine, and working long, stressful hours – all which further my dehydrated situation.
We live in a world configured to wring every last drop of water out of our souls, so this week I provide you with a brief list of my winter beauty must-haves from our lovely French beauty compatriots. So, put down your can of Static Guard and read on!
98.1% of the ingredients in this Dry Oil are of natural origin, it is a unique combination of 30% Precious Plant Oils and Vitamin E to nourish, repair and soften your face, body and hair in a single step.
I travel with this little powerhouse – where I go, a bottle of Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse goes too.
This velvety moisturizer gives skin the ultimate silky finish, thanks to generous amounts of soothing shea butter and aloe vera. It’s rich without being heavy, and can be used on all skin types. Plus, it doubles as a makeup remover, post-shave soother, and baby cream.
I use this as a day cream, with my Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream over it. My skin glows!
And, last but not least Avibon Retinol Palmitate. This mega-dose of Vitamin A serves as the perfect solution for fine lines and wrinkles. According to Avibon.com,
Avibon is pumped full of skin-clearing wrinkle-blitzing Vitamin A…. a must purchase while in Paris to keep wrinkles at bay.
This multi-function product serves as my nighttime serum, treatment, and moisturizer without imparting the harsh drying effects of typical retinol products.
Ladies, I admit. When the proverbial going gets tough, I turn to the French for my dry-skin beauty solutions. C’este la vie!
Until next week –