My Winter Skin Essentials

Happy Wednesday, sweet friends! There has been a heat wave in Chicago this week. It was 37 degrees today and I almost pulled out my shorts. (Kidding. Kind of.) Anyway, back to reality and the dead of winter. So, let’s talk winter skin essentials, shall we?

As you may remember, my new year’s resolution is self care and most of the time, that comes in the form of one these products. These are the small ways I can feel like I’m taking extra care of myself, my skin and my body, even without taking a lot of extra time (which I just don’t have). 

Most of winter skin essentials are from my favorite skin care line, Beauytcounter. If you’ve been following my Insta-Stories, you’ve seen a lot of this stuff. The masks, lotions, facial oils, moisturizers, body oils…. I could go on and on. Even better, they are committed to safer beauty and their products are free of toxins, hormone-disrupters and 1500+ other harmful ingredients listed on this NEVER LIST.  My skin has never looked so good, and it’s all because of these products. (I’ll be sharing my Daily Skin Care Routine soon, so be on the lookout for that!)

What make your winter skin essential list? I’d love to hear…let me know in the comments! 

OK, time for caffeine…

As always, thank you for stopping by! 


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Beautycounter Peppermint Lip Conditioner

This is like lotion for my lips and I LOVE it. I keep it by my bedside table and use it before I go to bed each night and when I first wake up in the morning. I’m a sucker for anything peppermint because it always feels like it’s working. (Does that make sense to anyone else?)

Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer

When you think of winter, “dew skin” doesn’t exactly come to mind. But, why not? Why can’t my skin be dewy all year long? Yes, please. I use this under my foundation if I’m going all out and wearing jeans (ie. getting dressed up); otherwise, I will wear it alone with a swipe of my favorite blush. 

La Mer Moisturizing Cream

Use this baby once and you’ll understand the whole cult following thing. It’s luxury in a tub and is totally worth every single cent. It’s much thicker than any other moisturizer I’ve ever used, so you don’t need a lot. Also, be sure to warm up the cream between your fingers before applying it to your face.

Beautycounter No. 3 Balancing Facial Oil

This facial oil is a blend of 7 natural oils and let me tell you: it does the job. A little goes a long way, yet it never feels greasy. I mix 2-3 drops in the morning with my La Mer, and use 5-6 drops at night with my Nourishing Night Cream.

Beautycounter Citrus Rosemary Body Oil

If I could bathe in this stuff, I would. The smell is glorious and it makes my skin SO soft without feeling greasy. 

Beautycounter Citrus Mimosa Body Butter

I can’t say enough good about this stuff. I’m getting ready to order a second tub because I can’t stop using it. It’s so moisturizing and not at all sticky. And the smell is amazing, but not overpowering.

No-Crack Super Hand Cream

And now, for THE most luxurious item on the list. Mamas, this ones for you. My sweet husband found this for me, since I have been complaining about my dry hands all winter. I blame dirty diapers and washing my hands 306 times a day. I had tired everything and my knuckles were still dry. This has been the only thing that has worked like a charm. (Thanks, babe.)