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It's that time of the year again -- temperatures are dropping, and dry skin will be upon us before we know it. But don't worry, we saw this one coming. We've been testing new products all summer to make sure soft, dewy skin will last all year long... and we've found some winners.
For face, Earth tu Face's Hydrate + Repair face balm will hydrate even the driest of skin. A little of this thick, buttery formula will go a long way. Scoop some out and dab in areas that need it most, then gently rub into skin. It contains immortelle, which is gentle and nourishing for the delicate eye area.
We've become religious about applying toner with a spray bottle-- no cotton pads necessary. Little Barn's Apothecary Aloe + Rosewater balance mist refreshes and preps skin for moisturizer. The pretty pastel pink color doesn't hurt, either. The gentle formula contains rose, aloe, hibiscus, and witch hazel. Pro tip: keep it in your bag as a refresher during the day. It keeps your skin hydrated and won't mess up your makeup.
When the temperature drops to 0 and the wind chill makes it feel like negative 17. It has us reaching in our bag for some relief -- Grown Alchemist Watermelon & Vitamin lip balm combats chapped lips. It's also packed full of vitamins that leave lips supple and smooth.
On the go: The Earth tu Face skin stick is a solid formula that comes in a compostable tube (works like a push pop), which makes it great to toss in your bag for daily use. It quickly remedies dry areas on the face, lips and/or body. We like to think of it as a body chapstick.
For body, L:A Bruket's Bergamot / Patchouli body lotion can do no wrong. The Swedish brand is organic and only uses natural ingredients from the spa town of Varberg. Another great option is the Earth tu Face Rosemary + Salt lotion. We love the bold scent and food grade ingredients.
And for those extra dry problem areas, we swear by body oil. When lotions and creams just don't cut it, oil comes through. Herbivore Botanicals Citrine or Little Barn Apothecary Lemongrass + Mint are unisex. For a feminine, floral scent, try Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine or Little Barn Apothecary Honeysuckle + Grapefruit. These natural formulations don't include any fragrance, only essential oils.
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