Frosty temperatures, dry air, and severe wind chills can make it challenging to keep skin looking and feeling healthy. The benefits of using natural skin care products (Ours!) transcend the seasons, but are especially critical in the winter months.

During a time of year when you’re surrounded by dry air - cold outdoors and hot indoors - it’s important to review your skin care products carefully for ingredients that might be hurting rather than helping your skin. Ingredients like Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), a well known foaming agent found in many products, strips the skin of its natural oils drying out the surface layer and potentially leading to deeper dermal level dehydration.

You can trust that our winter skin essentials are full of natural ingredients that pack a powerful punch in the battle against dry skin. Because of our less-is-more philosophy, all you need is a few essentials to take your skin from dull to glowing even while it’s still snowing.

1. Gently Cleanse & Exfoliate

sugar scrub

Body
Dry, flaky skin acts as a barrier preventing all of the good stuff in your lotion to penetrate the skin. Our natural Sugar Scrubs are made with alpha hydroxy-rich organic cane sugar which gently exfoliates dry, dull skin improving texture without stripping the skin of natural oils. Cocoa butter and sunflower seed oil leaves skin feeling smooth.

Face
Some facial exfoliants can be harsh on dry for the face, especially if you have sensitive skin. Enter our Face Polish. This ‘choose your own adventure’ exfoliant contains natural Bamboo Stem Powder and Coconut Shell Powder and can be used with a variety of bases including water, coconut oil or the Transformative Cleansing Oil (our combo of choice) for a gentle exfoliation that nourishes the skin.

2. Moisturize and Hydrate

body lotion

Body
The Daily Oat Lotion is jam packed with all your moisture must-haves. Shea butter is an excellent emollient and emulsifier to protect against skin dryness, and antioxidant-rich oat oil is full of vitamin E and B, amino acids and calcium to nourish your skin all day long and prevent moisture loss.

Face
The same way we take our vitamins and our omega 3 capsules to keep our bodies healthy and our immune system strong, adding a natural face serum to your skin care ritual gives your skin a boost of nourishment. Made with a good dose of antioxidant rich Rosehip and Sea Buckthorn oil, these serums are filled with a high concentration of vitamins and essential fatty acids to rejuvenate your skin. Apply post-exfoliation before bed to lock in moisture and wake up with a glowing complexion.

3. Protect

Body

After exfoliating and moisturizing, lock in all the goodness with our Organic Body Butters. Your best defense against winter weather, our body butters are made with organic cocoa butter and sesame oil which penetrates deep into the skin to keep skin hydrated when it’s needed most. The beeswax is our not-so-secret ingredient which forms a natural barrier on the skin to protect it from environmental assaults, while also holding in moisture and reducing dryness.

Face
Body butter for your kisser. Our Lip Butter is made up of a blend of cocoa butter, beeswax and sesame oil which provides rich moisture, an easy glide application and a protective barrier from nature’s elements.

Originally published February 21, 2019



Also in Blog

rocky hand treatment
Our Soft Hands Experience

October 17, 2019

If you’ve visited one of our Rocky Mountain Soap retail locations, you may have already experienced a famous Rocky Hand Treatment. Not near a store? You could also do this...

Read More
Fabulous Hair in Every Season
Fabulous Hair in Every Season

October 15, 2019

Canadians like to joke that we never get four distinct seasons. More often than not we jump right from hot summer days to thunder and lightning, or from frigid winter...

Read More
what we are grateful for
At Rocky we are grateful for...

October 12, 2019

Here at Rocky we are grateful for so many things — from the amazing place we call home to the people we meet everyday in our stores and workshop. We’d...

Read More
More Than Just A Bar Of Soap...
More Than Just A Bar Of Soap...

October 10, 2019

“Be kind whenever possible, and it’s always possible.” This is the philosophy we live by here at Rocky when it comes to our core value of kindness. It guides our...

Read More