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Seasonal Hydration for Thirsty Skin and Hair

by Abbie Kozolchyk

Falling temperatures rank among nature’s most effective dehumidifiers. And while crisp autumn days are generally considered a thing of beauty—celebrated in verse and song—your ever-thirstier skin and hair might take exception. Thus the fall finds below, each proof that nature can be just as effective at restoring moisture if you know where to look.

Rōz Willow Glen Treatment Oil

A blend of organic sesame, jojoba, sunflower and macadamia seed oils, among others, this elixir from celebrity stylist Mara Roszak can be used to gorgeous effect on both hair and skin.

(See: Zoe Saldaña at the London premiere of Avatar: The Way of Water)

Odacité Green Smoothie Quenching Crème 

The ingredient list for this cream could just as easily appear on the menu board of any given juice bar—think cucumber, pomegranate, apple, seaweed—with the notable exception of the hyaluronic acid, one of nature’s most heralded moisture magnets.

Augustinus Bader The Face Cream Mask

Though this mask works in as few as 10 minutes, you can also leave it on overnight, and your skin will thank you to go with the latter. Perhaps given the wine on the ingredients list, the indulgence is palpable. 

Osea Undaria Algae Body Oil

Sometimes the instant gratification you crave from an oil leaves you with more of a slick than you’d bargained for. Not so this fast-absorbing favorite, which blends the titular seaweed with a host of botanical oils: sunflower, grapefruit peel, passion fruit and bran, for starters.

Grown Alchemist Hand Cream Vanilla & Orange Peel

The moisturization vs. greasiness conundrum may be hardest to solve for on your hands, but this is another favorite that manages the balancing act. In this case, the oils come from rose petals, wheat germ and orange peel, to name a few.

Lavido Thera Intensive Foot Cream

Whether you use it overnight or under the boot socks that are going back into heavy rotation, this blend of shea butter, jojoba, avocado oil and other botanicals is noticeably softening and smoothing.

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