skin care

Winter beauty must-haves for skin and hair

winter beauty skin care hair must haves

Winter beauty must-have’s from top left: Aveda hand cream / Revive eye cream / Elemis face cream / Colleen Rothschild retinol supreme / Revive neck cream / LaVanila body butter / Tan-Luxe body drops / Tan-Luxe face drops / Chanel fall nail polish / Bobbi Brown crushed lip color / Aveda scalp cleanser / Aveda shampoo / Aveda conditioner

Despite the fact that is technically still fall, I have already started my winter beauty routine. The fall season here in the San Francisco Bay Area is half summer, and half winter. We don’t really have an in-between. This means my summer beauty routine continues until the cold front hits in November; and we are here!

My skin takes a beating during the winter season, not from sun exposure, but from the dry, indoor climate. The furnace in my house, combined with heaters everywhere I go, are really good at drying out the air. This leaves the skin on my face and body desperately thirsty. In order to ensure I don’t become a prune during the winter season, I need to make sure I am using the right skin care products.

For my face, I have been using Revive’s neck cream since I was twenty-eight years old. You read that right! It has kept my neck in a perfect state; and I won’t use anything else on it! I have fallen in love Elemis’s face cream. It gives my face the perfect amount of moisture and balance. For my eyes, Revive has a fabulous eye cream which does wonders for reducing fine lines, and adding just the perfect amount of moisture. Colleen Rothchild’s retinal serum is perfect for keeping my skin balanced and youthful.

When it comes to my body, my skin is ghostly white and dries out easily. Thank goodness for Aveda hand cream and LaVanila body butter! They keep my body from drying and flaking off like snow! As for the white part, have you tried new Tan-Luxe? O-M-G! It is a gift from God! These fabulous drops add just the right amount of tan to my legs. They also have a version for the face which is perfect for adding some sun-kissed color back to my cheeks. Love it and can’t live without it!

Hair also takes a beating during the cold winter months. The heater dries out my hair like crazy! In addition to my hair, it dries out my scalp; which is super annoying! To combat dry scalp, I use Aveda Pramasana scalp cleanser which gets all that extra yuck off my scalp, leaving it squeaky clean; and not dry! Shampure shampoo and conditioner by Aveda are great for keeping my hair clean during the winter months. It keeps my hair from getting greasy without drying my scalp or ends. Love it!

Now you might be wondering why I included Chanel’s fall nail polish and Bobbi Brown’s lipstick in a skin care slash hair post. Well, I can’t leave home without wearing these two beauty products, so I just thought I would throw them into my seasonal skin care post. I hope you don’t mind. 🙂 This lipstick is great since it holds color well throughout the day without drying out the lips. I’m addicted to it! And. . .well. . .Chanel needs no explanation 😉

Which products are you using to combat winter dry skin and hair?

Thanks for stopping by!



Perricone MD Travel skin care

perricone md travel skin care

products c/o Perricone MD; Travel Booster / Daily Brightening Moisturizer / Shower Mask / The Fixer Solid Oil

Whether I am traveling by airplane, or going on a family road trip, my skin takes a beating. It is so important to have the right skin care in my suitcase to get me though the trip without my skin totally freaking out! Thankfully, Perricone MD has a few fabulous skin care products which are simple to use, and TSA approved. Love that!

Perricone MD Travel Booster: This fabulous little supplement offers ten types of organic mushrooms found in different parts of the world. They have been chosen due to their ability to increase immunity and circulation; which we all need after being cooped up in a car or plane! The Travel Booster helps you look and feel fabulous from the inside out. Love that!

Perricone MD Daily Brightening Moisturizer: This is a lightweight moisturizer which offers SPF 30 while hydrating and minimizing lines. I love how it keeps my skin from drying out; because we all know how airplane air can wreak havoc on our otherwise moisturized skin! Ugh! This is a lifesaver!

Perricone MD Shower Mask: Who has time to do a full mask routine while traveling? Not me! That’s why I love this shower mask by Perricone MD. It is designed to be used in the shower. So, while you are soaping up your hair, or shaving your legs, your mask can work on your face. Now THAT, is multi-tasking! Love it!

Perricone MD Fixer Solid Oil: This is perfect for rough and/or dry patches of skin. It works overtime to fix dry skin, and it is great for dabbing on eyebrows to keep them in place. It works double duty! haha

These are great products for simple skin care while traveling. You can find them online here.

*thank you to Perricone MD for partnering on this post. all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Colleen Rothschild Retinol Supreme Night Oil review

colleen rothschild retinol supreme night oil review

pictured from top left: mug / Sleepytime tea / night oil c/o Colleen Rothschild “Retinol Supreme Night Oil” / cozy slippers / nighttime eye mask c/o Colleen Rothschild

Fall is here! This means it is time to start getting cozy and comfy before heading upstairs for some beauty sleep. I always end my evenings with a warm cup of tea, cozied up in fuzzy slippers, and with my nighttime beauty routine in check.

Before Colleen Rothschild sent me her fabulous new Retinol Supreme Night Oil, I was using a thick night cream on my face after washing it at the end of the day. Since my skin is prone to acne, using a heavy cream at night is considered “living on the edge.” Seriously, can we say “encouraging a break-out!?”

Colleen Rothschild’s new Retinol Supreme Night Oil is the perfect solution for my skin; it’s so lightweight! After I wash my face, I can apply a few drops of it to my face and neck; and voila! My skin enjoys “stabilized retinol” overnight which encourages healthy skin renewal. In addition to the benefits of retinol on skin renewal, this product has vitamin C which helps combat environmental toxins on the skin. There are also nine plant based essential oils in Colleen Rothschild’s Retinol Supreme Night Oil which help replenish moisture in the skin, as well as help to prevent skin irritation. Love that!

The fall season is the perfect time to use a retinol based  product for skin renewal. When using retinol, skin becomes more sensitive to UVA and UVB rays, so wearing suncreen when heading outside is a must. Since there is less time in the sun during the fall season, this helps lessen sun exposure.

Autumn is the perfect time to rejuvenate after a summer spent in the sun. It is also a great time to enjoy the cooler weather, and cozy up with some warm tea and fuzzy slippers while our skin is replenished overnight!

You can find the Colleen Rothschild Retinol Supreme Night Oil online here.

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*Colleen Rothschild Retinol Supreme Night Oil was gifted for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own

colleen rothschild retinol supreme night oil review