Hydrate winter skin with Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream

Dry skin be damned!  As I sit in a very snowy and cold part of the northeast, my skin is thanking me for bringing Vichy’s cult classic moisturizer: Aqualia Thermal Rich Creme.  Fancy hyarulonic acid ingredients draw moisture to your skin while the famous Vichy Thermal Water helps protect your skin against damage.  My recently very sensitive skin loves how gentle the cream is and it absorbs so fast I can throw sunscreen right on top.  Moisturized skin is happy skin………. and always makes you look younger.  Also… it comes with a wallet friendly price at about $31 per jar.

Aqualia Thermal

Stay warm!  xoxo


Lip Saver from… Dr. Lipp

I am currently suffering from massive dry lips (bad reaction to another product) and I just remembered this tube called “Dr. Lipp”  came in a recent Birchbox (btw- if you haven’t signed up yet DO IT!).

Dr. Lipp

The balm is fantastically thick and moisturizing- however not goopy.  It’s like putting a falvorless protective layer between your lips and the world.

Natural Lanolin helps to create the healing and hydrating balm. Free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates it’s one of the safest products to use on your lips, cuticles, dry skin, rashes, scars, sunburn… I might have even used this on a cut too… LOVE IT!

Don’t own it?  Grab it from Birchbox, Sephora or Amazon.  Stop reading and go purchase since the weekend is almost over.


Winter Skin Saver: Argan Balm

Hello all of my beauty Junkies!  Apologies for the hiadous, my day job has seriously kept me busy the last two months.  Shall we get down to business?

I always battle serious dry patches on my skin during the winter months, and this season I am toting around Josie Maran’s Argan Balm.  I LOVE  that Argan oil is loaded with essential fatty acids and Vitamin E; it nourishes the skin gently and effectively.

It’s been a life saver on my hands as well as the nose.  Last but not least, do not neglect your cuticles during the winter (or ever really)!  This balms fits perfectly in any makeup bag and won’t spill or burst like a lotion can.

Josie Maran Argan Balm

Josie Maran Argan Balm

Another dry skin product! This one is made from Olive Oil…

Alas, my hands have taken another beating while I was away on vacation this past week.  Incredibly dry conditions, different water, and foreign soaps depleted my already dry hands.

Now that I’m back in my own home with my own products, I pulled out an oldie but certainly a goodie.  Allow me to introduce to you McEvoy Ranch’s 80 Acres Body Balm.  McEvoy ranch is a Certified Organic farm located a short drive north of me, in Marin County, CA.  Their main export is olive oil, but there are a few products in their body care line.  This olive oil based balm is a natural moisturizing product that I use when it’s unbearably cold and dry. It’s my equivalent of pulling out the big guns. (yes I realize my interpretation of cold is skewed being that I live in San Francisco and no longer NY, Mama! )

Frequent travelers do not fear- there is also a travel size jar!

Ingredients: McEvoy Ranch Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil; Certified Organic Jojoba Oil; Beeswax; Vitamin E; Verde Fragance (Phthalate-free Blend of Synthetic and Natural Scents) Made with 97% certified organic ingredients. Olive oil content is 81%.