5 Best Skincare Products to Revive Your Skin This Winter

Saturday, December 7, 2013

As the days grow shorter and colder, our skin is left longing for the warmth of the summer sun. With the change of the season, our skin care routines should shift accordingly. Whether it’s harsh weather conditions or the drying properties of the season’s air, our skin requires a nourishing revival to properly prepare for the colder months ahead. Skin routines are often times lighter in warmer months and require less maintenance. While the same cannot be said for the fall and winter seasons, skin requires a different measure of care and attention in the opposing seasons. From cleansing to treating and every protective boost in between, I've rounded up the best skincare products to help you revive your skin during this seasonal transition.

Cleanse & Exfoliate 
Light enough to use everyday, Goldfaden MD's doctor scrub is an ideal skincare product that heals skin in a multitude of ways. Coveted among many, GF's scrub features perfectly round ruby crystals which promotes cell renewal by gently exfoliating away dead skin. Consisted of a rich blend of hyaluronic acid, seaweed and organic red tea extract makes for a luxurious scrub that soothes, hydrates and promotes long-lasting skin benefits.
Goldfaden MD Doctor's Scrub, $75, goldfadenmd.com
A cure for distressed skin, FAB's Oatmeal Mask is formulated to reverse battered skin and restore the radiance that was previously lost. A soothing blend of oatmeal and oat bran with botanical antioxidants help repair damaged skin and helps achieve a healthier, smoother appearance of skin.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask, $22, sephora.com

Along with moisture, cold weather is known to strip the skin of its radiance. While restoring nutrients and hydration is essential to parched and battered skin, Bliss labs have created a an exceptional product that revives the glow skin lost in the winter months. Infused with both Vitamin E & C, Bliss Triple Oxygen cream helps restore skin's youthful radiance and heals rough skin.
Bliss Triple Oxygen Ex-‘glow’-sions, $64, blissworld.com

We all know taking care of skin is just as important at night as it is in the daytime. Arbonnes's innovative genius pads have taken nightly skin care to the next level. Clinically proven to enhance skin's elasticity and firmness in two weeks, this brilliant product helps skin behave in a more beneficial fashion. Focused on diminishing stubborn dark spots and fine lines, Arbonne's pads also work to eliminate uneven skin tones.
Arbonne Intelligence Genius, $95, arbonne.com

Prided on being a fully natural skincare brand, Tata Harper's Restorative moisturizer is a natural skincare solution to tackling dry, cracked skin, Upon application, skin is left feeling supple, soft and radiant from within. Natural ingredients like cocoa, mango butter, raw honey and rose heal weak, distressed skin and promote healthy skin regeneration.. A true skin ally that is a must-have this upcoming winter season.
Tata Harper Restorative Moisturizer, $100, tataharperskincare.com

Winter Beauty Staples - 5 Must-Have Hair Products You Need Now

Friday, December 6, 2013

Hair is a tricky thing to manage all year long. Whether it’s hot or cold, hair is likely to get damaged by harsh weather conditions. In the summer, hair becomes a victim to humidity, sun damage and heat, whereas wind, unpredictable snow falls and low temps damage strands in the winter. When transitioning from one season to another is important to prepare your hair for the season ahead. The best way to help hair maintain good hair heath all season is to treat the damage experienced in the previous season, treat weakened strands and mask hair for a season long worth of luxurious locks. I’ve rounded up the best products you need to revive your hair and keep it looking its best all through the fall and winter seasons.

Moving into the fall, it is important to revive hair and restore the moisture that was lost early one. Keratin Complex’s INTENSE Rx revives damaged hair from the inside out. Using pure Keratin protein, INTENSE Rx penetrates hair and work’s to rebuild its strength whilst reducing breakage.
Keratin Complex INTENSE Rx, $61,keratincomplex.com

The hair mask you’ll need to prepare hair for the seasons ahead should be both moisturizing and effective in restoring damaged locks. Alterna Hair Care’s Anti-aging Replenishing Moisture Masque does exactly that and so much more.
Alterna Hair Care Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Masque, $52, alternahaircare.com

Outside of hair masks, treating hair with oil prior to styling or washing can greatly benefit hair’s health. Biolage’s Exquisite Oil Strengthening treatment gets into hair and boosts its ability to build a resistance against breakage.
Biolage Exquisite Oil Strengthening Treatment, $22, matrix.com

To keep hair fortified and resistant to winter damage, styling hair with a product rich in protectants is essential. Keranique’s Amplifying Lift Spray combines beneficial treatments (keratin) and technologies (hydrolyzed rice protein, keratix cilqua seed extract) to help hair maintain its strength and richness throughout heat styling with texturing products.
Keranique Amplifying Lift Spray, $19.95, Keranique.com

The Must-have Set You'll Love Throughout The Season 
Keratin Complex’s Holiday Getaway Tote will keep your hair in tip top shape all throughout the holidays. Featuring their coveted vanilla bean deep conditioner, the travel tote also houses a travel sized shampoo and condition and their Infusion Keratin Replenisher. My favorite bit in the set is their 2” Thermal Round brush which makes for super smooth blowouts on the run.
Keratin Complex Holiday Getaway Tote, $34, keratincomplex.com

The Makeup Show Announces Exclusive Luxury Holiday Pop-up Shop

Owner and beauty mastermind behind The Makeup Show, Shelly Taggar has taken beauty trade shows to the next level. For the past seven years, Shelly and her creative team have brought together the greatest in the beauty industry for special trade shows specifically targeted to industry professionals. Having begun in the home of fashion and beauty, New York City welcomes yet another glamorous event produced by The Makeup Show. Beginning December 7th, The Makeup Show is excited to present a holiday pop-up shop featuring a number of note-worthy products and favorites from celebrated beauty brands. The exclusive luxury sample is one of the hottest beauty shopping events to hit the city in quite some time. Open to the public, the ticket-only event is to run the full weekend (Dec. 7th and 8th) and is to feature far more than just shopping.

The Makeup Show Holiday Pop-up Shop is to feature exclusive seminars that help attendees nail that holiday look and featured holiday trends, get the scoop on insider secrets, and can sit in on an informative class detailing the proper building of a makeup kit and cosmetic bag. Attendees can shop over forty beauty brands in glamorous style while sipping on cocktails and witnessing runway/celebrity beauty secrets shared throughout the event.

Read more about this exciting event here!

You can purchase tickets to the event on their websiteTwo day passes are listed at $50, single day tickets are listed at $25
Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 West 18th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 1001

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