October 28, 2016

Hot! Gallery Beauty Buys: #PolarVortex Edition

We are all for winter and its fabulous seasonal styles, but as far as single digit temperatures go, we are so over it. Dry, itchy skin? Over it. Over a foot of snowfall every other week? Over it.

As much as we all have our favorite beauty products, skin reacts accordingly to this unusually frigid weather, even when it’s normally not particularly sensitive. Check out our round-up of beauty buys with serious moisturizing power – everything your skin needs from head to toe to be taken care of during the Polar Vortex.

Garnier Clean+ Nourishing Cleansing Oil
Clairvoyant Beauty Cucumber Cooling Mask
Vichy ProEVEN Daily Eye Corrector
Karin Herzog Chocolate! Face Cream
Johnson's Baby Baby Oil Gel
Perlier Shea Butter Hand Cream with Lavender Extract
OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go
Giovanni Cosmetics Ultra-Moist Touch-up Hair Towelette
JULEP Mint Condition Pedi Creme
KORA Organics Energising Citrus Mist

Garnier Clean+ Nourishing Cleansing Oil

Introducing one of the newest offerings in the Garnier Clean+ line: the Nourishing Cleansing Oil, an oil-cleanser packed with jojoba and macadamia oils especially formulated to treat dry skin. The cleansing process with this product is pretty cool… once exposed to water, the formula transforms into a milky texture.

Rest assured that removing your makeup won’t strip your face of its needed moisture, ever again. $7.99 at Walgreens

Clairvoyant Beauty Cooling Cucumber Mask

We featured this powerful mask by eco-friendly brand Clairvoyant Beauty as one of our hot beauty buys back in August, and what’s awesome is that it works wonders for skin now in the heart of winter just as much as it did in the summertime heat. It’s a skin-saver on the driest (and in our current case, most frigid) of days.

Apply a thin layer of the mask to your face for a pick-me-up within minutes. A tingling sensation is typical and helps awaken skin. We love that the residue of the mask after it dries is not “cakey” or bone dry; instead, even before the mask is washed off, skin feels baby soft.

$30.00 at Clairvoyant Beauty

Vichy ProEVEN Daily Eye Corrector

Trust Vichy Laboratoires and its $ProEVEN Daily Eye Corrector for the care of your delicate eye area. Just one pump from the dispenser morning and night will maintain hydration under the eyes, simultaneously working to brighten dark spots. The formula is gentle enough for seriously dry skin.

$40.50 at Vichy USA

Karin Herzog Chocolate! Face Cream

We’ve raved about this luxuriously creamy product before. Karin Herzog Chocolate! Face Cream made with real Swiss chocolate feels thicker than most face creams upon application, but within a few minutes, dry skin eats up (ha) and absorbs the nutrients. Perfect to soothe skin overnight.

$55.00 at Karin Herzog

Johnson’s Baby Baby Oil Gel Aloe & Vitamin E

Baby oil ain’t only for babies! This new take on the classic baby oil from Johnson’s Baby infuses Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to pump up the moisture levels maintained in skin after application. Consistency of the formula is noticeably different and thicker than a typical body oil. The resulting finish is a super concentrated layer of hydration. Tip: for proper application, make sure to work into damp skin, like right after the shower.

$4.29 at Walgreens

Perlier Shea Butter Hand Cream with Lavender Extract

This Italian, organic hand cream is so popular that it has sold out on HSN. Made with as much as 15% shea butter and lavender extract, the cream leaves a silky finish on hands with no oily residue. The scent is a very subtle and soothing lavender aroma. We find ourselves reaching into our bags for this several times a day! $35.00 (for 200 ml) at Perlier

OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go

This has become one of the go-to items in our bags during the Polar Vortex. The cuticle oil (conveniently designed as an on-the-go product) is formulated with avocado, vitamin E, and a mixture of nut oils to deliver concentrated moisture to dry, irritated cuticles. The soft pen brush makes application accurate, easy, and drip-free.

$7.50 at Ulta

Giovanni Cosmetics Ultra-Moist Touch Up Towelette

Organic brand Giovanni Cosmetics has dreamed up the perfect eco-friendly pick-me-up for hair with its moisturizing towelette. Designed to save dry, damaged hair, the avocado and olive oil packed formula provides nourishment and shine to hair with a smooth wipe. Pop a few of these into your purse to replenish hair in an instant while you’re out on the town.

$6.99 at Giovanni Cosmetics

JULEP Mint Condition Pedi Crème

The power ingredients that are found in some of the other beauty buys that made our list make their appearance here in JULEP’s Mint Condition Pedi Crème. Shea butter, vitamin E, and coconut oil are among the soldiers fighting cracked, dry skin to leave you with a smooth (but never oily) finish on your feet.

Tip: both the scent and sensation after application are both slightly minty – if you love it, you can also use on more severely dry areas of the body like elbows and knees.

$20.00 ($16.00 for Mavens) at JULEP

KORA Organics Energising Citrus Mist

Supermodel and KORA Organics founder Miranda Kerr won’t leave home without it (and includes it as part of her in-flight/travel essentials), so why would you? This Energising Citrus Mist combines Noni Extract (a powerhouse ingredient), orange, and aloe vera for a formula gentle enough for all skin types and great for use throughout the day. Use it to refresh skin and set makeup.

$44.00 at KORA Organics

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