Dry skin? From bath cream to hydrating serums, here are our 5 head-to-toe beauty boosters to transform tired skin. By Rachael Mannell.
When it comes to beauty boosts, antioxidant serums sit at the top of the list. A good serum will penetrate quickly, delivering active ingredients to help prevent pre-mature ageing and promote radiance. ?The Australian brand Ivadore has one such serum combining coffee seed extract (known for its moisturising, softening, and toning properties) and Hyaluronic Acid (found in all of the body’s connective tissues) to rapidly repair of skin conditions while supporting the formation of collagen to help skin look youthful 24/7. It really is a winner.
Ivadore Nurture boost and protect antioxidant serum, $65.
Standing in the cold applying body cream is no ones idea of fun, so why not hydrate and moisturise your skin lying down in a warm bath? Skip the bubbles which have a drying effect on skin and enjoy a bit of me time using Weleda Wild Rose Cream Bath. The combination of jojoba, olive and rosehip seed oils keep the skin moisturised while it’s being gently cleansed. Essential oil of the Damascus rose not only smells beautiful but also has a therapeutic effect on the senses. Naturopath, Liezel Barnard, suggests adding 1 capful to a foot-bath if you dont have time for a long soak.
Weleda Wild Rose Cream Bath, $29.95.
Imagine the time youd save if you only needed to wash your hair once AND skip conditioner? Finally, theres a humble yet wonderful new shampoo, which allows you to do just that while giving hair a massive conditioning boost. Pureologys Hydrate Cleansing Condition Treatment has a unique one-step application combining a gentle, low-lather cleansing base with rich conditioning ingredients to create clean, healthy-looking hair in just one easy step. Genius.
Pureology HYDRATE Cleansing Condition Treatment, $36.95.
Feet are generally pretty neglected during winter, so get the jump on Springs skinny sandals and give tired feet relief by using a potent yet soothing foot balm. Koras Rejuvenating Foot Balm uses lavender essential oil to calm, peppermint to cool and orange to uplift, while none fruit extract and coconut oil along dose skin essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Miranda Kerr likes to massage the balm into her feet after an evening shower or bath whilst theyre still slightly damp so they absorb all the key ingredients. If they need an extra hydration boost she puts on socks overnight on for an intensive treatment. Well, if its good enough for Miranda
Kora Rejuvenating Foot Balm, $24.95.
Looking for an all-rounder for hands, nails and everywhere else? Look no further than all natural jojoba oil. This liquid wax is almost identical to the sebum in our own skin so its able to penetrate deeper than moisturiser to nourish and heal. Vicki Engsall, Cofounder & Product Director of The Joboba Company, not only recommends it to deeply hydrate hands and cuticles but also for a dry hair and scalp.
The Jojoba Company 100% Natural Jojoba $19.95.
The quality of your skin paramount to how beautiful you look. So strive as we do to keep in tip-top condition, no one said we cant cheat a little. Adding a bronze glow with an organic powder foundation is the easiest beauty boost without chemical nasties to harm skin. Antonym Founder, Valerie Giraud, recommends lightly dusting her certified organic Baked Foundation in Dark for an instant healthy, natural glow.
Antonym Cosmetics Baked Foundation in Medium Dark, $38.