Hydrate Your Skin
My kids, Sarah and Toby, loved the afternoon hike with the family. Stepping into the warm foyer off the backyard deck—It’s definitely winter, I think to myself brushing the snow from my coat. It’s getting so cold; I nearly cancelled our outing today. Taking off my winter gear, I gaze into the mirror and see a stranger staring back at me . . .
Windburn, harsh and cold, dry air—winter wreaks havoc on your skin, especially on your face. Before you expose your tender skin to the elements, use a daily treatment that will hydrate your skin and save you from drought-face.
WILDLING— Empress Sweet Fern Hydrasoothe Face Mist
Cold-pressed toning mist that de-puffs and detoxifies your skin while vitamin-rich sweet fern flushes the lymphatic system and protects the skin cells from free radical damage. Ingredients like damask rose help to hydrate the skin, and Douglas fir purifies the blood and improves circulation. Empress Sweet Fern Hydrasoothe Face Mist is certified organic, cruelty-, and essential oil-free, vegan and sustainable. wildling.com
NOURISH ORGANIC—Pure Hydrating Face Serum
Using certified organic ingredients like Moroccan argan, rosehip seed, apricot, and jojoba oil, Nourish Organic’s Pure Hydrating Face Serum helps to nourish and soften for smoother, more supple skin. Plant-derived vitamins A, C and E work together to restore moisture and boost your skin’s natural protective barrier. Cruelty- and gluten-free, and vegan. Available only in the United States. nourishorganic.com
SUKIN NATURALS—Hydra Eye Gel
Rehydrate the delicate under-eye area with Sukin’s fragrance-free water gel. Using a blend of bio marine sea algae, hyaluronic acid and maize complex, Sukin Hydra Eye Gel leaves your skin looking revived and fresh. Sukin uses only natural ingredients with no harmful chemicals in its water gel; it’s cruelty-free, vegan, and also carbon neutral (the planet loves you!). sukinnaturals.ca
PENNY LANE ORGANICS—Hydrating Day Cream
Penny Lane Organics uses 100 percent natural and certified organic ingredients like jojoba, coconut, and evening primrose oil, Ecocert certified emulsifying wax, vitamin E, and Geogard Ultra (an EcoCert Certified preservative for use in organic and natural products). Penny Lane’s Hydrating Day Cream is non-greasy and rich in nutrients, vitamins, and collagen, which helps keep your skin moisturized and looking and feeling beautiful—apply it in the morning before you start your day. pennylaneorganics.com
CARINA ORGANICS—Daily Face Wash
Wash your face every day with this synthetic- and scent-free natural face wash. Carina Organics Daily Face Wash is formulated with certified organic plant, vegetable, and fruit extracts to remove unwanted oils and makeup while restoring the natural pH of your skin. Created free of SLS, parabens, cortisone or steroids, it’s hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, vegan, 100 percent biodegradable, and soy-, gluten-, and dye-free. A wonderful way to start your day. carinaorganics.com
CLEMENCE ORGANICS—Repair Face Serum
Formulated by Naturopath Bridget Carmady, this face serum promotes skin repair and renewal using organic and all-natural ingredients including rosehip, calendula, and jojoba oils. Clemence Organics Repair Face Serum is ideal for skin that may be showing signs of aging, sun damage, scarring or pigmentation; it is also antiseptic, astringent and anti-inflammatory. It increases skin elasticity, moisturizes, and is made without parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate, petrochemicals, PEGs, artificial fragrances, or nanoparticles. Clemence Organics is also carbon neutral, which is awesome for the planet. Using it each day will leave your skin feeling nourished and rejuvenated—all without compromise. clemenceorganics.com