Treat Yourself For The Holiday’s
This time of year, my battle with parched skin gets harder to win. Dry indoor air and nasty weather make it harder than ever to stay ahead of the tight, parched feeling my skin can get. Today I’m sharing a special sale and my top City Beauty Products for dry skin.
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Back in August, City Beauty reached out to have me try some of their products. I agreed once I learned that they’re not only cruelty-free, they’re a Leaping Bunny and PETA-certified brand. Their pro-aging products offer science-backed solutions for so many of our beauty and skincare needs. Plus, all their products are free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, formaldehyde, or mineral oil which is important to me.
I’ve been using and loving their Invisicrepe Body Balm, which helps reduce the appearance of crepey skin with hydrating ingredients that protect our skin barrier. It contains natural jojoba, stabilized vitamin C, niacinamide, lipids, and a host of other skin-nourishing ingredients.
I slather this mostly on my upper arms. Even though they’re covered in clothes this time of year, they tend to get flakey, which, strangely enough, makes my sweaters feel itchy. This body balm works amazingly well and feels luxurious going on. I think I mentioned last time that I wish it came in a gallon-size tub to bath in.
Their Multi-Action Sculpting Cream has proven to be a favorite! It contains a lot of great ingredients, including powerful peptides, vitamin E, and one of my all-time favorite skincare ingredients, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract. Green Tea can improve skin regeneration through its anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and toning properties. This cream feels amazing going on and leaves my skin feeling very soft and highly moisturized.
I use it morning and night after my serums soak in. It feels very soothing, even when my Rosacea is acting up. They include a little spatula so you can scoop out just what you need and not contaminate what’s in the jar…very smart!
One of my wellness goals for 2023 is to make Friday evening a spa night at home, and these masks are perfect for it. The box includes five. I just unfold one, peel the protective layer away and apply it to my clean face, smoothing it to fit over my facial contours. I’ve tried tons of these sheet masks and can easily say these fit much better than most. Then I just relax for 15-20 minutes and let the ingredients soak in.
Don’t let the Freddy Kruger vibe fool you. These bio-cellulose sheet masks are loaded with a plumping serum that’s made with free-radical fighting antioxidants, collagen-supporting peptides, and skin-nourishing ingredients. After 20 minutes, I remove the mask and rub the remaining product into my skin. Easy-peasy, and my face feels wonderfully refreshed and hydrated.
This is the product that launched this company in 2002, won the prestigious Good Housekeeping Award, and has become a cult favorite. It’s a plumping lip gloss that provides deep hydration and long-lasting comfort while smoothing out the appearance of your lips.
I always avoid gooey lipsticks because they wick up the lines in my mouth. Because all lipstick sticks to my temporary crown, I often just wear lip pencils these days. The problem is they tend to make my lips look flat and dry. I tried adding this City Lips Plumping Gloss over just the lip pencil, and it stays put! My lips feel hydrated and moisturized, plus I must admit, lips with some shine look a lot younger than dry ones.
I’m anxious to try City Lips Matte, because it comes in this gorgeous Rosy Mauve, plus I know it will stay put.
It’s a great time to treat yourself for the holidays because we have lots of dry months ahead of us.
Thanks for reading, and be sure to treat yourself extra special this season.
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