Embrace the colder months with healthy, glowing skin
Our skin has seasonal needs, and it's important to change our routine accordingly. Winter brings frigid temperatures, dry air and constant exposure to indoor heating that can leave us feeling dehydrated, flaky and itchy.
Try these 15 eco-friendly beauty products to help nourish and soothe your skin and hair this winter...
1. 100% Squalane Oil by Biossance
Sustainably derived from sugarcane, this vegan oil works to keep your entire body hydrated and soft, which makes it a must-have for the colder months. It’s great for anyone who has irritated skin, and also includes natural goodies such as jojoba oil and sunflower oil. This brand also helps to save sharks worldwide.
2. Superfood Cleanser by Youth To The People
Green juice isn’t just for drinking. Made with superfood antioxidants from kale, spinach and green tea, this cleanser is perfect for daily use, both morning and night. I love that it removes makeup, prevents pores from building up, and keeps you pH-balanced without drying out your skin.
3. Skin Glow Duo by Saie
Achieve perfectly dewy skin with clean beauty brand Saie’s Glow Duo. The SPF-35 Sunvisor is a sheer, lightweight moisturizer that will hydrate and protect your face from harmful UV rays, which is important even in the winter. The Super Gel is a fabulous illuminator that can be worn as a primer underneath makeup or just on its own. Plus, I love that it’s recyclable: all you have to do is twist off the plastic pump to remove the inner pouch.
4. Power Move Hydrating Lipstick by Bite Beauty
Nothing is worse than chapped lips in the winter, so having a lipstick that is extra hydrating is a must. My favourite is the Power Move by Bite Beauty, which comes in 20 shades—everything from pinks and browns to berries and reds. What we love? Even though it has a matte finish, it doesn’t dry out thanks to ingredients like cocoa and tapioca pearls, and glides on super smooth.
5. Kiwi Seed Gold Eye Cream by Antipodes
Brighten your under-eye area and soften fine lines with Antipodes’ cream that is formulated with New Zealand kiwi fruit oil, vitamin C and gold flakes. It’s completely free of parabens, sulphates and synthetic fillers to make sure your skin is getting the best care. Gently apply a small amount every morning and night for best results.
6. Indigo Overnight Repair by Tatcha
An overnight serum is vital so that your cells can work to repair themselves while you’re sleeping. Japanese indigo, red sage root and hyaluronic acid are nourishing, soothing and strengthen the skin’s barriers, while mondo grass root balances the microbiome. Wake up with your face as radiant as ever.
7. True Skin Serum Concealer by Ilia
Ilia’s award-winning True Skin Serum Concealer comes in 20 different shades and provides medium coverage with lots of added benefits. Vitamin C, mastic and Albizia julibrissin bark extract brighten your complexion, keep the skin soft, and also protect against environmental damage. Apply under the eyes and to any areas where you wish to even out skin tone.
8. Charcoal and Tea Tree Cooling Scalp Mask by Briogeo
Taking care of your scalp is just as important as any other part of your body. If you’ve been feeling itchy and noticing flakiness, then Briogeo’s Cooling Mask will give you relief thanks to ingredients like tea tree oil, peppermint oil and charcoal. Leave it in your hair for about five to 10 minutes while in the shower and wash off. It’s purifying and instantly soothing.
9. Amethyst Exfoliating Body Scrub by Herbivore
Herbivore’s luxe body scrub is a little jar of wonder. Infused with crushed amethyst powder, jasmine samba oil, virgin coconut oil and Epsom salts, it will leave your feeling silky smooth and will get rid of any dullness. Massage all over, let it absorb for a few minutes, then rinse off. Great for all skin types.
10. Guava Leave-in Conditioner by Ceremonia
Not only is the fragrance incredible, but Ceremonia’s Leave-in Conditioner will keep your hair looking and feeling extremely happy. It’s made with organic ingredients—such as aloe vera, blue agave extract, avocado oil and guava fruit extract—that reduce breakage, soothe the scalp and boosts shine. Apply it mid-length down with extra attention to ends.
11. Turmeric Glow Moisturizer by Kora Organics
Combat hyper-pigmentation, dark spots and wrinkles with Kora Organics’s Turmeric Glow Moisturizer. It’s vegan, cruelty-free, and packed with organic ingredients like marine micro algae, desert date oil, rosehip oil, plus more. Gently massage it onto your face both day and night for best results. This brand uses only recycled materials for its packaging and is also climate-neutral certified with the goal to reduce future emissions.
12. Antioxidant Dew by Kypris
Use this Antioxidant Dew by itself or as the first step in your skincare routine to pack in long-lasting hydration. As beautiful as the bottle is on the outside, inside it contains nourishing ingredients inside such as vitamin C, vitamin E, sea algae extracts and more.
13. Purple Corn Grains Scrub by Loli
I love this gentle organic scrub because it can be used on your face, lips and all over your body. Peruvian purple corn is infused with blueberries, almond flour, pomegranate, hibiscus and more to soothe, detoxify, cleanse and soften the skin. This formula is activated when water, hydrosol or vinegar is added and safe for all skin types.
14. Watermelon Glow Pink Dream Body Cream
Get your entire body glowing with this lightweight cream that smells delicious and works wonders. Made for all skin types, it includes watermelon seed butter, watermelon extract, hibiscus, hyaluronic acid and bacuri butter. It’s luscious, soothing and perfect for everyday use.
15. Tru Earth Reusable Bamboo Makeup Remover Rounds
These super-soft bamboo makeup rounds from eco-friendly laundry brand Tru Earth are the perfect way to gently remove makeup from your parched winter skin. This pack of 14 comes with a mesh bag for easy storage and so that you can just throw them in the wash when necessary. A great alternative to disposable pads, these reusable rounds can be used over 1000 times.