January 2014 Favorites-Skin Care

Hello, ladies! Welcome to Part 2 of my January favorites–Skin Care!

The picture of skin care and makeup was just too crowded for this month’s faves, so I decided to write two posts. Skin care has been CRUCIAL this month as I just feel like I am really noticing the lack of fresh air and sunshine and exercise! I am holding onto hope for a ridiculously lovely spring, aren’t you?

Here is the round-up of skin care favorites:

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Masks

Since I’ve been stuck indoors with plenty of time to ponder how lackluster my complexion is, I’ve used a lot of masks to combat the effects of winter: dry air, lack of sunlight, less exercise, snow snacking (it’s real, and it’s a problem!!). I’ve alternated the following depending on needs.

Dermalogica Multi-Vitamin Recovery Masque: Great for super-dull skin that is showing signs of aging. Promotes healthy tissue regeneration and loaded with vitamins A, C, E and F–all the good skin vitamins.

Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask: I use this when my skin needs a quick boost. Helps hydrate and reduce the look of wrinkles, thanks to collagen boosting lychee. Smells comforting and delicate and you can use a thin layer as an overnight mask. Fresh is available at Sephora now and they will create samples of the products for you to take home.

Fresh Rose Face Mask: My favorite when I just want to indulge in some pampering–super hydrating and calming. Smells like real roses, not fake or perfumey.

Moisturizers

Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream: My daily moisturizer for this arid, indoor apartment climate. Really quenches my skin but absorbs quickly. My go-to Simple face lotion was not cutting it once January hit. Dermalogica is sold in salons click here for their store locator.

Kiehl’s Rosa Artica Cream: I’m using this as my night cream. It was too rich when I picked it up in early Summer, but for this time of year, it’s a godsend.

Fresh Lotus Eye Gel: Have I mentioned I have a teething 11 month old? This means I don’t sleep as much as I’d like. This eye gel keeps me looking presentable. Helps de-puff and prevent dark circles. A new mommy must!

Oils

Josie Maran Argan Oil: I pat this all over before I apply makeup. Absorbs easily and doubling up on hydration during the day is keeping me from looking like a hot mess. I am loving the Josie Maran products I’ve used so far…check out a full review on more of her line here.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate: I use this oil at night to seal in my Rosa Artica cream and add another level of moisture. It’s a wonderful concoction of oils and I wake up looking much better when I use this. Kiehl’s is really lovely with samples and if you stop by a stand-alone store or department store counter, they will hook you up so you can try a variety of products before purchasing.

So those are my skin saviors–I love hearing what you used last month and continue to love! We’ll survive this winter ladies, just wait and see!
Stay pretty, and thanks for reading!

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