In the winter months, cold temperatures, harsh winds, and indoor heating all conspire to dry your skin out. To keep it glowing throughout the season, it is crucial to prioritize hydration and moisture. As a conscious consumer, how do you give your skin extra TLC while keeping sustainability in mind? Here’s the lowdown on switching up your skincare for winter with eco-friendly products:
Find a good double-duty cleanser
If you have a normal or sensitive skin type, the Marine Facial Cleanser by conservation-minded skincare brand Haeckels is an exceptional all-rounder product you’ll wish you’d known about sooner. Crafted from sustainably-sourced, natural ingredients, and delivered in recyclable packaging, this low-foaming formula will not only purify your skin but it will also provide nutrients to heal and replenish thanks to its restorative minerals from the sea. A little bit goes a long way so this product will keep you covered for a long time.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
The right moisturizer will seal in the moisture and shield your skin from the elements while preserving the well-being of our planet.
Formulated with traceable and responsibly sourced ingredients, the Neroli & Petitgrain Body Cream by organic skincare brand Austin Austin will give your skin the hydration it needs with a delicate scent. Apply right after your shower while your skin is still damp.
Complete your morning and evening routine with Haeckels’ best-selling Eco Marine Facial Cream: Rich in omega 3 oils and plant sterols, this powerful, environmentally-friendly product offers anti-inflammatory, repairing, and protective properties — including against UVB rays — that will restore suppleness and radiance to dry skin in need of extra nourishment. For oily skin, try Haeckels’ Kelp Bioferment to moisturize without adding excess oil. Just apply a few drops to your face after cleansing.
And moisturize some more
Ready to step outside and brave the wind chill? Don’t leave your house without your Natural lip balm by Haeckels. Made with carrot, lavender, and shea, this nourishing balm will ensure your lips stay silky soft all day without compromising your values.
Another earth-friendly skin saver you can use on the go, the Eco Marine Hand Balm relies on a blend of seaweed extracts and coastal flowers to keep hydration locked into your hands. Keep one at your desk, in your medicine cabinet, and in every bag or pocket.
Finally, adding an intensive hydrating beauty mask to your winter skincare mix is always a good idea, especially when it is made with sustainable ingredients and free of harmful chemicals. With its creamy texture and botanical-rich formula, the In-Depth Hydration Face Mask by ethical beauty brand Circumference NYC is the weekly treat your skin craves (and serves as the perfect relaxing ritual at the end of a long day.)