Skincare

Five ways to keep skin hydrated in the winter

By on November 19, 2017
Keeping skin hydrated with cleansers, toners, lotions, creams, oils, and balms

I have combination skin that’s very prone to dryness and dehydration, particularly around my eyes and cheeks. About two weeks ago my skin started getting hit hard by the changing weather and colder, drier air and I’ve needed to adjust my skincare in a big way. Dry skin generally requires more care than just a heavy face cream, and I’ve developed a handful of strategies for alleviating tight, irritated, and generally sad winter skin. Here are five main ways I approach dry skin, and a bunch of my favorite products I’ve found in each category.

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Bath & Body

Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Cocktail Body Wash

By on July 6, 2014
Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Cocktail Body Wash ($8.95 for 12 fl. oz.)
Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Cocktail Body Wash ($8.95 for 12 fl. oz.)

Now that I’ve told you about my thoughts on the Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Body Cream, I thought I’d also talk about the other Alba product I’m using at the moment, the Natural Hawaiian Cocktail Body Wash. My body is really prone to dry skin and so I keep an eye out for body washes that don’t include normal sulfates and are meant to be used with dry or sensitive skin, and it appeared that the Creamy Piña Colada formulation would fit the bill.

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Bath & Body

A recent favorite: Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Body Cream

By on July 5, 2014
Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Body Cream with Kukui Nut ($13.99 for 6.5 oz.)
Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Body Cream with Kukui Nut ($13.99 for 6.5 oz.)

I’m feeling guilty for taking a bit of a break from the blog, but I’ve been traveling and visiting with my family and generally relaxing. I’ve been using some really fantastic skin and body products lately, one of which is this rich body cream from Alba Botanica’s Natural Hawaiian line of products. There are three different versions of it – Nourishing Coconut Milk, Rejuvenating Papaya Mango, and Deep Moisturizing Kukui Nut.

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