It's that time of year when our skin feels as arid as the desert. But fear not, Filippa Berg has some sweet stuff that might make you moist enough to actually appreciate the wonders of winter.
Coming up is that time of year when the skin you’re in feels as arid as the desert and the glow has gone surfing. But fear not, for I have some sweet stuff here that might make you moist enough to actually appreciate the wonders of winter.
Resolute Hydrating Body Balm by Aesop is a Patchouli and Pepper scented smoothening sensation, spiked with the healing and hydrating proprieties of Wheat germ oil, moisturizing Sweet almond oil and supple Shea butter. I use it to sooth and soften my shins, elbows and hands when they feel like sandpaper. I also don’t mind having it hanging around as an arty paper weight.
Argan Oil by Kahina Giving Beauty. Argan oil is one of the beauty worlds most precious ingredients. It can only be obtained from the Moroccan Argan Forest on the desert shore of The Sahara. This Argan oil is the real deal. It’s 100% organic, fair trade and extremely rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants which makes it a perfect shield for the war on winter dryness. I dab a few drops on my face in the morning and before bed to restore lost moisture. It absorbs instantly and gives a luminous glow. Whatever is left on my hands I’ll massage in to my cuticles and hair.
All you need is me by True Organics of Sweden. This versatile all-purpose balm is an organic alternative to Arden’s Eight Hour Cream. With ingredients such as Blueberry oil and Vitamin E it reverses the dryness in the skin, especially during cold weather. I use it on everything from chapped lips to rough heels, even as an eye brow fix, to give glow on my cheekbones and to tame split hair ends.
Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream by Aesop. Simply the fact that Camellia oil has been praised for centuries as the beauty secret of the Geishas makes me enthusiastic enough about this one. Add cold-pressed mega moisturizing Macadamia Nut oil and calming Chamomile to the mix and we have a comfort cream one wishes to slather on all through the depths of winter.
Rose Moisture Plus Moisturizing Cream Mask by Jurlique. This rose scented moisture mask is my skin savior on long flights (I know jet fuel is bad and I wish for other alternatives). I massage it in before boarding and leave it on without rinsing. Naturally it works just as good on the ground, especially if you leave it on over night. It’s full packed with antioxidants from Green tea, Grape seeds and Tumeric, mixed with a decent dose of moisture makers, such as Shea butter, Avocado oil and Macadamia Nut oil.
Carrot Butter Cleanser by The Organic Pharmacy is the crème de la crème of organic cleansers and the application process is a beauty ritual in itself. I massage it on to dry skin and let it interact with dirt and makeup (it even removes mascara), then I wipe it away with a muslin cloth soaked in hand hot water. Carrot and Calendula provides the antioxidants while Rosemary decongest the daily build up of impurities. The muslin cloth helps to remove dead skin cells and leaves the skin soft, smooth and radiant.
Words, selection and photomontage by Filippa Berg
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