To override the icy conditions, here are some products that will nurse skin and hair back to health.
By Paula Conway
Originally posted on NYDailyNews.com
I don’t know about you but my hair and skin are just plain thirsty. The effects of winter’s icy chill are undeniable, so this week’s Beauty Craves offers some lush and gorgeous products to calm the cracks, fill those crevices and nurse your skin and hair back to health.
GLAMGLOW ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment
Jennifer Lopez is one of many Hollywood devotees to the GLAMGLOW Mud treatments. Here’s the dirt: It’s a top secret technology made from mud dredged from the waters off Cannes, France. It’s good for all skin types and instantly smooths, calms, energizes and conditions the skin and every celebrity has a jar in his or her trailer. Leave it on overnight, wake up with a J-Lo glow. $69;www.glamglowmud.com
Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk
The hydrating and skin-plumping benefits of water are combined with the nutrients and skin cell protection of Josie Maran’s lush wonder ingredient, Argan Oil. The micro-droplets work deep within the skin to deliver anti-aging benefits at a cellular level, leaving your skin incredibly smooth and soft as silk. $56.00; sephora.com.
Philip B. Russian Amber Imperial Dry Shampoo
Over-shampooing your hair can lead to extreme dryness because it strips it of your natural essential oils. And this cold, dry weather sucks the moisture right out. Skip your traditional shampoo every other day for the Philip B. dry shampoo for a fresh pick-me-up between cleansings. Price: $28.00;www.philipb.com
Miss Jessie’s Super Sweetback Treatment
If the dipping temperatures and super-dry air is cracking your curls, run for a tub of Miss Jessie’s Super Sweatback Treatment. Billed as essential for curly, kinky hair, this decadent treatment soaks deep on all hair types. Shea butter being one of the main ingredients, it’s no wonder your hair will feel soft as butter on the other end. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes to let all the loveliness soak in. $32; www.missjessies.com
Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Day Lotion
Tested in the windswept hills of the Mediterranean, this intense day lotion absorbs quickly and the non-greasy formula means you can layer up without oily buildup. For cracks and crevices, the clary sage hydrates helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. $17.99; available at select natural, grocery, drug and mass retailers, and via www.burtsbees.com.
Burt’s Bees Hydrating Coconut and Pear Lip Balm
Like a tropical vacation in a tube, the flavors of coconut and pear are so yummy you’ll forget that you’re not under a palm tree on a white sandy beach – a little Aloha! for your lips. $3.29; available at select natural, grocery, drug and mass retailers, and via www.burtsbees.com.