We took a break from the holiday hub-bub to check in with some of our favorite green-beauty experts. Find out what they told us they’re into right now. You’ll get ideas for weathering the season’s stresses beautifully, and for gifting yourself a well-deserved treat.
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Hullosam — Make your skin happy with the blues
Canadian green-beauty blogger Sammie of hullosam is a firm believer in the importance of a good hydrator in colder, drier weather, and she has really been into blue tansy lately. “It helps calm down my sensitive skin, not to mention that it has a beautiful scent and color — blue!
“May Lindstrom Blue Cocoon is my absolute favorite. And, yes, Herbivore Lapis Facial Oil is great too! I also love Khus-Khus Modern Herbal Fusion Sans Age Face Serum which has some blue tansy in it.”
Sammie’s happy-skin blues:
Gurl Gone Green — Keep winter skin supple
Suzi, the American, licensed esthetician and green-beauty explorer behind Gurl Gone Green, has been using a few hyper-rich favorites to keep skin hydrated and healthy in the dry winter air.
“I’ve tried a ton of eye serums but I always go back to Kahina’s Eye Serum. I also can’t get enough of Maya Chia — from The Super Couple Serum to the Waterless Wonder Balm — all their products speak for themselves. And I haven’t been able to leave the house lately without a vanilla or coconut Hurraw! Lip Balm in my purse. It’s the perfect antidote for dry lips in the winter months.” She adds, “My self-care indulgence as of late has been Mahalo The Bean Antioxidant Mask — a serious skincare treat!”
Suzi’s winter picks:
Small Bits of Loveliness — Find winter beauty treasures
Sometimes reacquainting yourself with an old beauty favorite can be just as gratifying as making a new find. Says Jana, Slovenian green-beauty blogger of Small Bits of Loveliness, “I recently rediscovered 100% Pure Pretty Naked Blush in my makeup stash and have fallen deeply in love with it all over again. It’s one of the most beautiful blushes I’ve ever had, using fruit pigments to give my cheeks a natural flush.
“Another product I’ve been reunited with is the one-and-only White Chocolate Truffle Moisturiser from MuLondon. This moisturizer has THE best scent. I could just sniff it all day long. It’s also very moisturizing, making it perfect for this time of year.
“Two new-to-me products I’ve been swooning over are Khus+Khus Bleu Body Wax and Tigress Face Balm from Earthwise Beauty. The body wax is a dreamy deep moisturizer that brings moments of serenity and peace. Tigress, on the other hand, gives a kick of energy. I love that this small-batch balm, with its unique vegan ingredients, is actually beneficial to oily and acne prone skin.”
Jana’s discoveries and re-discoveries:
Sagekat — Protect your face from harsh, polluted air
Sagekat founder Heidi is big on protections for the environment, and these days she’s also big on protection from the environment. Located in San Francisco, she’s extremely thankful to have (so far) evaded this year’s tragic scourge of California fires. The City’s already dry and windy air, however, is giving skin an extra beating with smoke and more pollution creating dermis-damaging free radicals.
“I’ve been slathering up around the clock to create a sort of protective skin shield. During the day, I’ve been using the antioxidant-rich Keys Solar Rx Moisturizer with SPF 30 Sunscreen. At night, it’s uber-emollient Josh Rosebrook Vital Balm Cream. 100% Pure Coffee Bean Eye Cream has been great for warding off crepey dryness.
“I’ve been avoiding unnecessary dry-out by gently washing and exfoliating my face with One Love Organics Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil. In the morning, I apply it to my neck and face before stepping into the shower and then rinse it off when I’m done. It helps prevent water from stripping the lipids.”
Heidi’s protective face shield:
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