If you’re looking for a way to treat your skin right this winter, you may want to go natural. There are a million reasons to use naturally-derived, green products on your skin instead of ones laden with chemicals and petroleum-derived byproducts, but I won’t bore you with the details here. Instead, I’ll inspire you with these fantastic facial care products that will quench your skin without harming it.


Andalou Cleanser

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Cleansing Foam

Most women I know prefer a foaming cleanser, because it leaves your face feeling “cleaner,” but many foaming agents can actually strip your skin and dry it out unnecessarily. Made with rosewater, hyaluronic acid, and aloe vera, this is a cleanser that will remove makeup gently, while helping the skin retain moisture.

Lip Balm

Weleda Lip Balm

Weleda Everon Lip Balm

Honestly, this lip balm is the best thing that’s ever happened to my lips. I use it every night before going to sleep, and I pretty much never get chapped lips anymore. If I do end up with chapped lips (because sometimes I lick my lips a few too many times, when I’m writing. It’s a weird habit.), I only need to apply it once, and my lips heal within a few hours. Rose wax, shea butter and jojoba oil will nourish your lips like you’ve never experienced.

Moisturizer – Skin Oil


Living Libations Sea Buckthorn Best Skin Ever

Okay, hear me out: there are a lot of people out there who still haven’t experienced the magic of a natural skin oil, and every single one of them is missing out. When used properly (meaning, not too much is applied), they can repair, nourish and rebalance your skin in a way that a regular moisturizer just can’t.


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 What makes this particular skin oil (which won’t clog your pores, FYI!) so fantastic is that it’s great for all skin types. Sea buckthorn oil is great at balancing and healing the skin, whether you’re suffering from environmental damage, oily skin, rosacea or other skin troubles. Jojoba oil contains a high amount of vitamin E, which has wonderful anti-aging properties. The essential oils in this blend also have nourishing, healing properties, but I’ll leave you to visit their website to read the paragraphs upon paragraphs Living Libations has written about the ingredients.

I won’t lie, these guys come across as serious hippies, and if that’s not your thing, it can be off-putting. They know what they’re doing, however, and their customer list is filled with celebrities who are fans.

Staying Beautiful in the Winter Naturally