Call it a primer, foundation or a base we’ve found the best products for hair, skin, lips and nails to use FIRST to insure no chapping, breaking, burning or splitting this winter.
Applying lip balm in the winter can seem like full time job. I’ve always been a Blistex fan and as I’ve mentioned before they launched TWO NEW PRODUCTS last year. Since we are covering “base camp” let’s talk about the Conditioning Lip Serum that’s infused with oils and vitamin E to deeply condition lips with just one drop. The formula is best described as a weightless, velvet cushion that absorbs fast leaving a soft hydrated lip.Blistex Conditioning Lip Serum @ CVS $3.99
Our skin suffers a drought this time of year. Whether it’s our hands, itchy legs, or feet- winter wreaks havoc. Some body creams can bandaid the itch but this new skin soother treats, heals and drenches and can be used from head to toe. NEW! La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+ Intense Repair Moisturizing Cream (SRP: $19.99 for 13.5oz, www.laroche-posay.us) @Target– For Extra Dry Skin: Clinically shown to reduce dry, rough skin. Re-establishes and stabilizes the skin microbiome to prevent the reoccurrence of extra dry skin. Replenishes lipids and provides up to 48 hours of hydration. Contains exclusive Prebiotic Thermal Water and patented Aqua Posae Filiformis. Creamy, comforting balm that can be applied all over the body year-round. Received the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.
Hair is a mess with static, fuzz and breakage. Make sure you’re using a conditioner even if you have fine or thinning hair- just use it on the ends. Fine hair is the most compromised for breakage in winter months. Once out of the shower invest in a superhero styler that will condition, protect and smooth your locks. No surprise my favorite product is Alterna Caviar 10-in-one CC Cream. Think of this tube as a primer, static fighter, heat protector…the list goes on and on. In fact, it has 10 hair saving tasks all packed into one dallop of product. Alterna Haircare Caviar CC Cream $26 at Sephora / Sephora.com Styling primer that delivers 10 benefits in one simple step. *Allure Best of Beauty Award winner
Speaking of multi-tasking beauty products…Have you heard about Venn Age-Reversing All-In-One Concentrate? The new beauty darling is a plant-based elixir that alleviates the need for separate applications of toners, serums, lotions, creams, essences, ampules, and oils. The cream works on a cellular level to heal wrinkles, prevent oxidation, reverse and prevent discoloration, hydrates, all while increasing production of collagen and elastin for a more youthful look and firmness to skin. So yes, she’s busy and was recently written up by VivaLuxury.com as creating “Skin so good you don’t need foundation”.
Nails tend to be the last thing we think about. The peeling, cracking and general stunted growth appears to be a winter reality. Beyond massive amounts of cuticle cream (which I never seem to remember to apply even though its visually prompted in front of my computer screen) what’s a nail art diva to do when she gets tired of her blunt, peeling claws? Use MAXUS Nails!!! The base coat has some magic fairy dust in it (amino acids) and crazy mending mojo (Tea Tree Oil) and is actually non-toxic. Just check out the Insta love going on and you’ll be sure to snap up some of this game changing base coast. The brand is even offering a 15% discount when you put in Sharetheglam15 at checkout. MAXUS NAILS STRENGTHENING BASE COAT – WITH AMINO ACIDS AND TEA TREE OIL $18.00 @ WWW.MAXUSNAILS.COM