Spring has sprung! Now it’s time to banish those winter blues and rehydrate, revive and refresh that wonderful skin of yours. Say goodbye to the dry, chapped skin of seasons past, and reinvigorate your look with a little help from the products below. They’re not only fun to use but feature some highly beneficial ingredients. If only skin could smile!
For the guys
Waiting on Martha Swedish Dream Sea Salt Soap ($7) tops our list for the guys. Mineral rich salts naturally obtained from sea water are used in the bath because of their tonic action and softening effect on the skin. Perfect for sensitive skin, this soap promises to be invigorating and refreshing in the shower. Or lather up and use for a skin-healthy shave.
Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil for Hair, Body & Face ($6) is one miracle product for hair, face and body that’s instantly absorbed — here, there and everywhere. Perfect for everyday use, it transforms the skin, making it softer with silky nutritive fruit oils from olive, avocado, almond, apricot kernel and shea. It’s rich and never greasy.
By combining the purest natural herbs with the healing and soothing powers of water, the plant and herbal formulas in Kneipp Zen10 Gift Set ($44) help restore and maintain the body’s natural well-being and provide the healthy benefits of nature. Two of my favorites are Rosemary Awakening Vitality — invigorates and energizes with improved circulation and Warm Embrace — ginger and cardamom relax the mind and promote a feeling of warmth. Inhale the steam and soak for 10– 20 minutes to absorb the herbal benefits! Breathe in… soak in….
Inspired by the Intoxicating fragrances of the South of France, Seductively French’s Lavande Vanillée luxurious body wash ($38), enriched with 98% organic ingredients, combines the superior antioxidant properties of green tea and moisturizing aloe with the fragrant botanical oils of lavender vanilla for a soft, clean feel. Heavenly!
If bare feet are your biggest fear, Herban Sole Soak will help get those feet sandal and flip flop ready. Sole Soak ($20) can be massaged directly on to your feet or used as a soak — scrubbing away dry, dead skin cells. Winter weather means your feet have been locked up in tight boots, craving moisture and rejuvenation. The anti-inflammatory Epsom salts and cooling essential tea tree and lemongrass oils help relax your feet while leaving them soft to the touch.
Get that body’s sheen back! Willa Born To Glow Lotion ($13) makes a lightweight tinted body moisturizer that hydrates skin and evens skin tone with natural SPF 15 coverage. A daily dose of glamour is added with the slight hint of shimmer in the lotion to naturally boost your glow this spring. Formulated to dry fast, with sunscreen to keep skin protected and Vitamin E to moisturize and fend off free radical damage, slather on daily to keep skin young, healthy and, of course, glowing!
Transition your skin from winter to spring with quenching Malie Organics’ Mango Butter Bun ($36). Revitalize dull, dry winter skin with this heat-activated blend of the nourishing fat of the mango seed, cocoa butter and vitamin E. Enjoy the sweet, intoxicating scent of mango nectar by applying the Bun directly onto cleansed skin in the shower — leaving skin silky, with no need for body lotion after!
Primavera Ginger-Lime Body Wash will help with all your nourishment needs. This creamy, foaming body wash wakes up the senses with a burst of vibrant, warming ginger essential oil, refreshing and awakening lime essential oil plus hydrating jojoba oil.
Wake it up
Wake up and smell the coffee — literally, with JUARA Invigorating Coffee Scrub ($37). It’s the perfect early morning refresher! Formulated with fresh ground Indonesian coffee beans, it pulls double-duty by both awakening the senses while exfoliating, providing antioxidant benefits, cleansing the body and sloughing dead surface skin cells and impurities.
OSEA Malibu Salts of the Earth Scrub ($40) softens and heals dry, dehydrated winter skin by way of certified organic botanical oils and aromatic mineral salts from around the globe to plump up the skin, enticing it to soak up nutrients and look more youthful and awaken your skin’s natural energy. Discover the healing and beauty benefits of salt, one of the oldest cosmetic ingredients. Alchemists thought of salt as the fifth element!
Osmia Organics’ Body Oil: Flower ($70) uses incredibly precious florals such as organic rose geranium and organic bulgarian rose otto to instantly soothe the senses and bringing you back to a feeling of timeless femininity. Use on damp skin right after bathing for the softest, smoothest, silkiest skin. Breathe in!
Pure Silk is a moisturizing shave cream designed specifically for women. At an affordable $2, it’s available in a variety of deliciously spa-inspired scented fragrances like Plumeria and Cherry Blossom. Its rich lather contains hydrating ingredients that give you a closer, long-lasting shave. The cream instantly forms a rich, moisturizing lather that hugs your legs. Plus, all Pure Silk Shave Creams contain enriching aloe to moisturize your skin, giving you the smoothest, most touchable legs without irritation.
Women may think they need to go to a salon to get a spa treatment to get their hands to look their best — not so! Keep your hands looking their best with (seed) Therapeutic Hand Scrub ($10). You can slough away dry winter skin and see and feel your new revitalized hands. Follow with award-winning (seed) Healthy Hand Cream ($8). Your hands are then treated, moisturized, nourished, and protected! Rich in vitamin E, antioxidants and phytosterols — an amazing combination of looking and feeling good.