5 Beauty Products to Get You Through the Winter
Tried-and-true hair and skin treatments for cold, dry, windy, snowy, slushy swear-word Calgary.
By mid-February, even people who love winter are totally over it — especially the way the cold, dry air does a number on your hair and skin. Here are five tried-and-true products (used for real by Avenue staff) for surviving life on the god-forsaken windswept tundra:
The Body Shop Brazil Nut Define & No-Frizz Conditioning Cream
The Body Shop, various Calgary locations, thebodyshop.ca
Bumble and bumble Quenching Mask
If your hair has gone beyond being merely dry, to the point where you'd actually describe it as "terribly thirsty," this super-concentrated hair mask ($48 at Sephora) can help with that.
Sephora, various Calgary locations, sephora.com
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm
When you come down with a winter cold and the skin around your nostrils is all red and raw from blowing your nose, slather on this soothing balm ($34 from Kiehl's) for instant relief and renewal.
Kiehl's, Chinook Centre, 403-252-4456, and Market Mall, 403-247-2284, kiehls.ca
Lowen's Natural Skin Care Butter Balm
This locally-made skin treatment ($20) is free of petrochemicals, artificial preservatives, colours and scents. It's good for everything from rashy baby bottoms to hard-working hands, which, during Calgary's winter, means pretty much anyone will benefit. You can also use it to soften and protect the pads of your dog's feet.
SunnaTan Coconut Oil
Not only is this super-moisturizer ($22 at Vanity Vault) a skin-saver in the winter, but it will make you smell like the beach (a happy tropical beach, not a gross dead-fish beach).
Vanity Vault, 2920 23 Ave. S.W., 403-457-4960, vanityvaultcalgary.com