Know Your Moisturizer: Ultra Dry/Seasonal Flakiness
Sometimes your skin needs moisture and I mean MOISTURE. Like clockwork, the moment the weather starts to turn cold here in Chicago, the skin on my nose becomes incredibly dry and flaky. If you too experience this familiar annoyance, then fear not, because there are heavy-duty moisturizers that can help! Think of these moisturizers as the secret weapons in your beauty arsenal.
Here are a few favorites:
Therapi Propolis Ultra Radiance Cream – This moisturizer is utterly decadent and dubbed by Therapi’s founder, Tanya Hawkes, as an “all-natural miracle cream.” With organic propolis, honey, rosehip oil, shea butter, and rose extracts, this cream is a one-stop healing and repair shop. Those experiencing chronic dryness can apply this cream nightly, while those with seasonal dry skin may find that once or twice a week is enough. You can even apply a thick layer of this moisturizer as a mask and then rinse after 10 to 15 minutes. Propolis Ultra Radiance Cream is guaranteed to get your glow back!
AS.AP Face Cream #5 – For those with ultra dry skin that desire something a little lighter, look no further than Face Cream #5. This gentle, gorgeous moisturizer relies on the power of potent essential oils to hydrate and heal. Labdanum soothes dry, damaged skin, Clary Sage stimulates and regenerates the skin and Benzoin reduces redness and improves elasticity, all while enveloping skin in an earthy, herby, and enlivening scent. Massage on day and night and enjoy a happier, more hydrated complexion!
CAMP Filthy Rich Face Cream – Okay, okay so this water-less moisturizer breaks the rules a bit, but it feels so much like a thick, luscious cream to me that I had to include it. Though it does not contain water, it still leaves skin feeling insanely hydrated. Containing shea butter, mango butter, rosehip oil, evening primrose oil, and borage oil, this fancy cream softens, increases moisture retention, stimulates skin cell regeneration, and works wonders on UV-damaged skin. This cream can be applied both day and night, though I prefer a nighttime application so I can slather on a thick, rich layer!