This year’s unbelievably long winter has no doubt left you with at least a mild case of Seasonal Affective Disorder, and we’re betting your skin is looking pretty SAD, too—from wind-burned cheeks to chapped lips and general where-did-my-glow-go skin.
But with the start of spring (we swear!) comes the launch of a slew of new natural beauty products that want to help you slough off dead winter skin and hydrate the heck out of it, so you can greet the new season with a bright, sunny glow.
Pair them with a walk-to-work vitamin D infusion and you’ll start to look (and feel) like November through March never even happened. —Lisa Elaine Held and Melisse Gelula
Skin-balancing argan oil is Kahina’s signature ingredient. And in the luxe line’s new medium-weight night cream, it’s paired with resveratrol, the potent antioxidant from grape seeds and skins. It’s one of skin care’s most vetted and effective ingredients for helping you restore (and keep!) your radiant, smooth skin.
Jurlique’s new calming, calendula-infused line is all about reducing redness caused by cold, windy streets not just in the moment, but over the long-term, by restoring the skin’s natural defenses. And the cucumber-chamomile mist gives your complexion a fresh, dewy look for spring.
With this spa-like kit, you play facialist, adding a few drops of the popular plant-stem-cell and vitamin C eye serum to half-moon-shape eye pads that are laced with marine extracts. In 10 minutes, the combo lightens your dark circles and de-puffs your peepers, making you look like you just slept 8 hours. Eye Lift will no doubt be touted as a red-carpet-ready item, but most of us sans celeb galas to attend will just swap it for cucumber slices during a soak in the tub or use it on date night.
Intelligent Nutrients’ newest line is formulated with summer lilac plant stem cells that help combat oxidative stress and calm skin. This gentle exfoliator gets rid of dull surface cells while doubling as a deep hydrating mask, leaving skin instantly softer.
There are balms that lock in moisture, then there are treatment salves that repair lips that can’t catch a break. This one does both, and then some. It contains peptides, omegas, antioxidants, and (bonus!) a lip-plumper, so your lips look and feel healthy again. Think of it as an advanced moisturizer for your future kissable lips.
Sulfate-free cleansers like this one let your skin keep its natural, protective oils while they wash away your workout grime. Hemp seed oil, calendula, and nettle don’t hurt either. And Sciote (Shoh-tay), which hails from Denver, comes in three crisp (not cloying) Italian-inspired scent blends. Say ciao to your dry skin, bella!
The newest product from Restorsea is the ultimate fix for course, dried-out hands. It includes an enzyme that “digests” dead skin cells, algae to reduce inflammation and moisturize, soothing cocoa butter and oat extract, and vitamin C to brighten skin. Plus, who doesn’t want to use the same products as Gwyneth?