Who doesn’t know? Short days, long nights. Heating air, cold wind and wetness. In winter you have to be prepared for a lot of things, especially when it comes to care and beauty issues. That’s why I decided to show you my absolute favourites, on-the-go products and life-savers to help you get through the cold season. For me, finding good products is always a bit difficult, as I try to use (certified) natural cosmetics and mostly do without silicones, mineral oil or parabens. Sadly, most products from the drugstore or even higher priced cosmetics contain at least one of these ingredients. That’s why it’s so important to me to share my experience with my own cosmetics. Let’s get started right away!
1. Lush R&B Hair Cream and Moisturiser: Protective organic avocado butter and strengthening extra virgin coconut oil are sure to be a moisture hit with your hair. Use a little (or a lot) to define curls, tend to ends and enrich all over. Fair Trade olive oil helps to improve the tensile strength and combability of your hair.
2. Aesop Rose Hair & Scalp Moisturising Masque: An intensive, conditioning treatment to restore vitality, lustre and softness to the hair, while soothing dry and flaky scalps.
3. Vaseline: Yes, vaseline – the one product everybody knows but nobody uses. Except me! It sounds so simple but believe me, I use vaseline for almost everything. Dry lips, red spots and outbreaks, to fix my eyebrows or to moisturize my dry elbows. Just try out what works best for you! By the way, I introduced another great lip balm for dry lips here.
4. Roger Para hairbrush: I haven’t used this brush for long but I already love it and recommend the whole brand of Roger Para, you will know them by their red colour. Throw away all tangle-teezers or other “trendy brushes” and go for a professional one – it’ll be worth it, believe me.
5. Bioderma Sensibio H20: This toner is probably the best one I ever had. Sensibio H2O is the 1st and only dermatological micellar water that is perfectly compatible with the skin: its fatty acid esters, the constituent elements of micelles, are similar to the phospholipids of the skin cell membranes and naturally help rebuild the skin’s hydrolipidic film.
6. Avène Cold Cream: The rich, creamy formula offers intense hydration to seal in moisture and restore the skin’s natural barrier. Perfect for cold days spent outside! I even use it as a foundation for my make-up when my skin is in a really bad state and my skin already starts to peels off.
7. Aveda Hand Relief Night Renewal Serum: As I belong to the group of persons who absolutely hate the fatty feeling of hand cream, this serum which you can leave in over night is the perfect solution for me. It doesn’t only fight dryness but also prevents it from occuring in the first place.
8. La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Hydrating Cleansing Cream: This cleansing cream gently cleanses and purifies the skin without drying it out – I even feel like it kind of moisturizes my skin during washing. It also removes all of my make-up completely, I almost never need any toner after using this one. It’s also non-comedogenic, which means you won’t get any breakouts from this, and contains no soap (physiological pH).
You’ll get most of the products I listed in the pharmacy, I would recomennd checking the prices online (e. g. Shop-Apotheke) as you can safe lots of money compared to in store. There are lots of blogs and articles online that deal with natural cosmetics and how you can master the transition from conventional products to organic ones. The best thing you can do is invest your time, read a lot about different products and basically try yourself out. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to drop them down here as a comment. In this sense: Have yourself a nice winter time!