After several collective decades of living in upstate NY, the Saratoga Social team has weathered our fair share of brutally cold winters. We've also tried just about every product our there to ease our dry, chapped winter skin... here are our 7 absolute favorite, can't live without products to make it through the winter with your beautiful, glowing skin intact. From left to right.. (scroll over the images above for more info and to shop!)
1. Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil: The gentlest and most effective way to wash your face and remove any and all makeup, while leaving you skin soft and hydrated.
2. We have yet to try a Dr. Hauschka product we didn't like and the Rose Day Cream is a staple all year long. It richly moisturizes, heals and reduces redness and is particularly great for sensitive skin. Best of all.. you can pick it up right here in town, at 4 Seasons on Henry Street!
3. Cerave remains the best use all over moisturizer we've found... and the price point makes it a total win-win.
4. Nothing beats this Agave Lip Mask from BITE to heal seriously chapped lips.. put it on before you go to bed, wake up cured.
5. When we're out and about, you'll always find a tube of Kiehl's lip balm #1 in our pocket!
6. Weleda Skin Food is our absolute favorite more recent discovery - we are OBSESSED with this stuff and have used it on our face, lips, body and hair. Weleda Skin Food is a unique, ultra-rich, whole-body cream that deeply hydrates, restores and protects skin with nourishing plant oils and extracts. According to Weleda the most popular uses for their product are ..Dry hands, elbows & feet, Chapped lips, Cuticle care, Soothe scratches, Highlight cheekbones, Soothe skin irritations, Treat split ends. Seriously, this stuff is magic and better yet, $8 a tube!
7. A bit of splurge, but a jar of Natura Bisse the Cure lasts a long time and you will adore it... they describe it the best: "In a single step, it gives your skin a beautiful, radiant, even tone and keeps it completely hydrated and protected throughout the day. Its creamy texture melts into your skin, providing effective anti-aging and detoxifying action that purifies skin and minimizes expression lines and wrinkles. The cream also features SPF 20 and a unique, natural tone that diminishes skin imperfections and adapts to any skin type, providing a more luminous, healthy appearance."