The fall weather is upon us and winter will be approaching soon. That can mean only one thing: dry skin. We understand the stress and discomfort that this causes, so we compiled a list of the top 8 skin care ingredients for dry weather. This makes it easier to find the right right products for you to search for so you can save your skin from the harsh weather and feel like your radiant self all fall and winter long!
1. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is the ultimate antioxidant for your skin that fights against the oxidative effects of air pollution, helps to fight inflammation, and helps prevent dark spots. We infuse our products like our Body Scrubs, Body Butters and Shower Soufflés with Vitamin E to ensure that you feel amazing every time you step out of the bath or shower!
2. Aloe Vera
Well known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits that can help alleviate pain and promote healing, aloe vera is also especially beneficial for dry skin types. Using the raw form of it or using products that contain this ingredient, such as our Strawberry Cheesecake Soap, may also result in softer skin, acne prevention, reduced signs of aging and improved skin integrity.
3. Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil is an effective exfoliate to ensure smoother, healthier skin and is full of antimicrobials to kill bacteria on the surface of your skin. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by keeping connective tissues strong and supple because of the rich medium-chain fatty acids it is made of to help you retain the moisture content of your skin. This is why you will find it in many of our soaps and body care products!
4. Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid is a natural humectant ingredient that is derived from our bodies and draws water to the surface of the skin to keep it hydrated and give it a fresh, dewy glow. Much like Avocado Oil, it penetrates the skin quickly and deeply to give your skin a firmer, plumper, more youthful appearance. It is commonly used in skin care products due to the effectiveness of the ingredient and is another ingredient included in our Body Butters and Shower Soufflés!
5. Avocado Oil
Full of Vitamin E, potassium, lecithin, and other nourishing nutrients, avocado oil is a quality ingredient for fighting off the signs of aging due to its ability to protect your skin cells from oxidative damage created by free radicals. It has a high absorption rate which makes it quick and effective for those with extremely dry hands.
6. Shea Butter
This ingredient is an emollient which creates a barrier that helps combat signs of aging and maintain moisture, which results in that smooth texture we crave during the winter. Additionally, it is perfect for relieving the uncomfortable and itchy feeling that those with skin conditions suffer from. Therefore, Shea Butter is another ingredient you can find in most of our soaps and body care products!
7. Green Tea
Green Tea diminishes the signs of aging, calms irritation and discoloration, diminishes the appearance of cellulite, soothes redness and swelling, repairs damage, reduces blackheads, and eliminates pollutants from the surface of your skin. This is why you’ll find some of our products, such as the Body Butters and Shower Soufflés, with Green Tea Extract in them!
As a natural antibacterial and antiseptic, Honey will help prevent the breakout of acne when used on the skin. It is also known as a humectant, which is a substance that draws moisture to the skin. If you have a dry skin condition like eczema or psoriasis, honey can help alleviate some symptoms. That is why we chose to make it a key ingredient in our Honey Cake Soap!
Try Some of Our Products to Help Keep Your Skin Hydrated this Fall and Winter!
Take the first step towards towards protecting and soothing your dry skin! If you are excited to try products with one or more of the top 8 skin care ingredients for dry weather, we have a large selection of soaps and body care products that we think you would love. You can also visit one of our stores to browse our selection in person or follow us on social media to keep updated on all things La Savonnerie Divine (listed below).