As colder months and the holidays approach, it’s time to break out the best moisturizers, winter lip colors and more for the season. Of course, this winter will be unlike any other, so it’s important to prioritize self-care as we deal with the already hectic holiday season amidst a pandemic and darker daylight hours. Whether you want the best in local beauty and skincare for yourself or are shopping local for holiday gifts, we’ve rounded up a few top picks that will make whoever uses them feel beautiful and well cared for this season.
OCM Ritual by District Batch
Oil cleansing may sound counterintuitive, but it’s a godsend for delicate skin in harsh winter months. District Batch’s dry oil will work double time to remove impurities from your skin while keeping it moisturized – a must as temperatures continue to drop. With a soothing scent reminiscent of tea, you’ll actually start to look forward to your skincare routine each day thanks to this hardworking product. You can even try a smaller version before committing to the full size that works as a great travel option, too. $9-$34. Click here to purchase or to learn more. www.districtbatch.com // @districtbatch
Brow Fix from Glaminizers
If you’ve noticed a trend on Twitter, TikTok and the like of people spiking their brows with hair gel but balked at the thought of putting that stuff on your face, here’s a clean and plant-based solution that will still give you those luscious and fluffy brows. Glaminizer’s Brow Fix is lightweight and has a soft hold that won’t feel sticky or irritate skin. Use it alone or alongside your favorite brow pencil to frame your face and feel comfortable all season long. $14. Click here to purchase or to learn more. www.glaminizers.co // @glaminizers
#NYFW and La Vie En Rose Nail Polish from Mischo Beauty
Up your at-home manicure game with these 10 cruelty- and gluten-free, vegan polishes that are also free of artificial fragrances. While Mischo Beauty’s color range has something for everyone, we’ve picked #NYFW (a dark, inky blue) and La Vie En Rose (a cool-toned, subtle shimmer) because they make perfect fall/winter shades no matter what or how you’re celebrating this season. These two shades also complement each other perfectly, so test out your nail art skills by adding an accent nail or crafting a reverse French manicure with them. $20 each. Click here and here to purchase or learn more. www.mischobeauty.com // @mischobeauty
Nectar by The Sacral House
Your typical lotion not cutting it? Try a body oil to lock in natural moisture and avoid a sticky feeling under layers of clothes. This blend by The Sacral House has the added benefit of a sweet scent thanks to the moisturizing rose hip, strawberry seed, prickly pear and argan oils it’s made up of. Plus, the super-luxe packaging is sure to add some joy to your holiday – or just your everyday routine. $54. Click here to purchase or to learn more. www.thesacralhouse.com // @thesacralhouse
Whipped Sugar Scrub from Sugar and Spruce
Slough off dry and dead skin and add some extra care to your shower routine with this creamy and exfoliating blend. While Sugar and Spruce has a myriad of delicious scents, eucalyptus spearmint and vanilla frosting are bound to get you in the holiday spirit while prepping your skin for winter weather. Stock up for yourself and your loved ones – they make great stocking stuffers or care package additions. $15-$24. Click here to purchase or to learn more. www.sugarandspruce.com // @getsugarandspruce
Nourishing Nail + Cuticle Oil from Varnish Lane
Between the constant hand washing, sanitizing and the cold weather, it’s important to take care of your nails and cuticles in this particularly drying time. Use this nail and cuticle oil post-wash, before bed or any time your nails are in need of some extra care. With coconut oil, safflower oil and lavender oil that provides moisture and a relaxing scent, this all-natural blend will keep you and your manicure in tip-top shape all winter. $28. Click here to purchase or learn more. www.varnishlane.com // @varnishlane
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