In the dead of winter, indoor heating, cold and chill winds can cause dryness and chapping. The skin needs more intense moisture, and these new products will help.
Kora Organics 3 Step Process
Beautiful Miranda Kerr—supermodel, mother and wife to Orlando Bloom—has finally debuted her natural and organic skincare line in the U.S. (It was previously launched in her native Australia.) We love the kits that include a cleanser, mist and moisturizer, tailored to dry, sensitive or oily/combination skin. $59.95, koraorganics.com
Derma e Oils
We are thrilled to see beauty oils finally taking off, especially since we have been using them with great results for years! Hydrating Facial Treatment, Soothing Facial Treatment, and Skin, Hair and Nail Oil all contain argan, marula, kukui and jojoba oil to keep skin super-soft and supple. $15-$23.50, dermae.com
JUICE BEAUTY Stem Cellular Cleansing Oil
Some of the hottest and most effective green cosmeceutical ingredients—organic fruit stem cells, vitamin C and resveratrol—team up in this light, luxurious and highly absorbent oil to gently cleanse, brighten and moisturize the skin. $32; juicebeauty.com
“lilikoi” means “passionfruit” in Hawaiian, according to June-wei Sum, founder of this zesty beauty lifestyle brand. Made with citrusy ingredients, the exfoliating face wash, moisturizing mist (hibiscus and hyaluronic acid) and priming serum are geared toward active women on the go. A percentage of proceeds go to globalgiving.com, to support women in sports. lilikoiliving.com
DID YOU KNOW that a landmark study, published 10 years ago in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, found that the American obesity epidemic paralleled the rise in use of industrial chemicals in the environment?
NOW researchers are finding that exposure to common endocrine-disrupting chemicals—not only lifestyle choices—could be hard-wiring us for weight gain, diabetes and more. Phthalates, hormone-disrupting chemicals tied to obesity, are a major culprit, commonly found in some—but not all—nail polish and synthetically-fragranced personal care products, air fresheners and scented candles that list “fragrance” or “parfum” as an ingredient.