This is the perfect time of year for us to pamper our skin and give it a little extra, tender-loving-care that it desperately needs! The Coconut Crème Body Whip by Lather does exactly just that. Lather, as a company, takes a holistic approach to their skin care by using natural ingredients and essential oils in their entire line of products. Other body butter type moisturizers that we’ve used in the past, which are thicker in consistency, can leave the skin hydrated but with a greasy finish. This body crème, which is silky in texture, provides light moisturization due to the coconut oil and still manages to keep the skin hydrated without the greasy residue. The aloe vera will calm the skin. If you suffer from a sunburn, sensitive or irritated skin, this will provide comfort and soothe the skin. We applied directly after showering to lock in the hydration. The scent is also very light with tonka bean, patchouli, vanilla, and geranium, which initially drew us the product in the first place. We also found that the product works very well as a hand lotion because it absorbs so quickly into the skin. Knowing this moisturizer passed the test of a cold and dry winter, we are anxious to see how much better it performs for our skin in the upcoming seasons! Click on the following to read exclusive posts on how to relax and treat yourself!
Ahh, now we can smell the roses everyday with Vibrant Sexy Hair Rose Elixir by Sexy Hair. A spray oil with the lovely scent of a rose that we can use from our heads to our toes! You know that we are suckers for a good fragrance. So many times, the scent alone is enough reason to purchase a particular product. Talk about reaping the benefits of an oil, mist, and elixir all from one simple spray. Our hair care and body care this time of year definitely needs a little TLC, so the timing of being introduced to this product couldn’t be better. Let’s start with the hair. As you already know, Karen and I have two different textures of hair, with Lauren’s being thick and Karen’s more fine. Due to the cold winter season, our hair is feeling dryer than normal. We both sprayed The Rose Elixir with Rose & Almond Oil to the ends of our damp hair. It provided just enough moisture to keep it looking healthy and full of life, with the sexy scent of a rose and just a hint of almond. After styling, and another spray on dry hair, the finish was smooth and silky, not heavy or greasy in any way. Surprisingly, it did not weigh down the hair, which was a concern for Karen. We’ve now incorporated Rose Elixir into our daily skincare routine as well. For that extra boost of hydration to the skin, we apply directly after towel drying. It’s so easy, just spray and go. Plus, the scent is fresh and amazing! It is definitely our new essential that will carry us well beyond winter!
To keep her skin looking young and healthy, Karen selects body care products that pamper, protect, and moisturize. When it comes to the anti-aging process, body care is just as important to her as the face. If you want to keep your body fit and relieve muscle tension, you should give a try to Deep Tissue Massage. Lathering up with well scented body washes that clean and hydrate the skin, without leaving a residue, make Karen’s skin feel soft and supple. The mixture of warm sweet cream and peony fragrance in Dove’s Purely Pampering Body Wash nourishes and soothes her skin, leaving her feeling relaxed. The body wash is thick, rich, and creamy. Always on hand, she rotates her routine with a seasonal scented body wash from Bath and Body Works. The L’Occitane Shower Oil banishes dry skin and is wonderful for shaving. The almond scent is delicate and addictive! For a spa-like treatment at home, Karen uses The Body Shop Spa Of The World Himalayan Charcoal Clay Body Mask. Applied once or twice a week, this mask draws out impurities and toxins in the skin for a deeper cleanse. The Peter Thomas Roth Firm X Peeling Gel serves a dual purpose for her face and decolletage which rolls, lifts, and sweeps away dead skin cells. Moisturizing is so easy when using Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer. A real time saver, Karen can apply this coconut oil-infused lotion directly to her damp skin after showering, and before towel drying, to lock in hydration. Hands and feet are prone to drying and cracking. To smooth and soften hands, Karen uses Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment. For her feet, Avon Foot Works Healthy Intensive Moisture is a thick, rich moisturizer and Earth Therapeutics Intensive Heel Repair tackles dry, cracked heels. Finally, to achieve a bronze healthy looking glow, Karens turns to Tarte Brazilliance Maracuja Self Tanner for an all over glow!
Pampering myself with body care products that make my skin feel soft, smooth, and healthier looking are the best way to nurture my skin. I like to rotate my body washes between different brands which currently are Tone, Caress, Soap & Glory, and Bath & Body Works. I normally choose products that moisture well, have inviting fragrances, and clean my skin without stripping. Fresh Sugar Acai Age Delay Body Cream is a luxury anti-aging cream that is a bit more expensive, but well worth it. The scent is exhilarating with luscious ingredients like bergamot, caramel, and exotic acai fruit with undertones of white and green tea. This cream improves the texture of my skin, firms and leaves it feeling like silk. I concentrate on my decolletage area or anywhere I feel I need to turn back the clock. The Body Shop Body Butter and Soap & Glory Body Buttercream are both good moisturizers that hydrate my skin without that greasy feeling. A thicker consistency, the body butter is perfect for times when using a sunless tanner or when my skin needs a boost of extra moisture. Climate changes can sometimes wreak havoc on my skin, so adding a few extras like L’Occitane Almond Oil and Milk Veil along with Josie Maran Argan Oil help to replenish and restore. Often neglected are the hands and feet. Your hands can give away your age and nobody wants to look at cracked heels. To tackle both of these issues, I grab my Perfectly Posh Big Fat Yummy Hand Cream and Avon Foot Works Healthy Intensive Moisture Cream. For evenings, I opt to sit back and relax in a nice warm bath. I drop a Lush Bath Bomb into the water to upgrade my experience. Finally, if there is one thing I can’t live without this season, it is the Tarte Maracuja Rainforest Glow. It glides on nicely giving my skin a natural, healthy glow!
Although my morning skincare routine is slightly different than my nightly one, I still have one goal in mind and that’s to use products that offer key ingredients to fight the signs of aging. It’s important to remove all traces of makeup before I go to sleep. In order to do that I turn to Neutrogena Cleansing oil or the Garner Micellar Skinactive, which both do great jobs removing stubborn eye makeup. The CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser does a deep clean on my entire face with drying it out. The Neutrogena Hydro Boost is a water gel with Hyaluronic Acid which hydrates my skin within minutes. I usually apply this after the cleansing process and before my night cream I can leave more products on my list just click here. My skin is left feeling smooth and refreshing! Nighttime is the perfect time to add moisture to your skin, so I definitely gravitate to products with powerful ingredients that can fight those wrinkles and repair my skin while I sleep. CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream is non-greasy and absorbs quickly into my skin. The Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid, and Niacinamide work together to hydrate, repair, and restore my skin barrier.
Now, let’s talk eyes! I definitely don’t mind splurging when it comes to eye cream. In my opinion, the eyes show the first signs of aging. Most of you can agree that we will eventually suffer from fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, or dark circles from a lack of sleep. Plus, the under eye skin gets thinner as we age, so finding the correct anti-aging eye cream is essential. The TNS Eye Repair by SkinMedica moisturizes leaving skin smooth, protects and brightens due to its antioxidants, and rejuvenates for a rested appearance. When my skin needs an extra boost, I grab one of my Tony Moly masks for an at home, spa-like treatment. Finally, for my neck and decolletage, Sugar Acai Age-Delay Body Cream by Fresh has firmed and improved my skins texture, plus the scent is wonderful! Slather on those good quality products, eat right, hydrate, and get plenty of beauty sleep!