Winter is in full swing and so are the harsh realities of dry, cracking winter skin. Moisturizing is, of course, key, and what better way to soothe your skin than with shea butter, a naturally-derived fat that absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy feeling? From hair to nails, lotions to face masks, shea butter is a powerful dryness fighting ingredient found in many products.
No round-up is complete without a nod to the master of shea butter brands: L’Occitane. With a wide range of body care, from its cult classic hand cream to lotions, shampoos, and condi
Hyaluronic acid is one of those beauty stalwarts that has received a lot of press in the last decade as the key ingredient in many injectable fillers. Think Restylane®, Juvederm®, Perlane®, and Belotero®. But that’s not the only claim to fame for HA (as it’s familiarly called). Naturally occurring in humans and other living creatures, HA is a viscous, gooey substance that cushions joints, plays a key role in connective tissue and even sustains the shape of our eyeballs. Its biological properties and natural affinity with our bodies is what makes HA such a great filler. It’s also a readily used ingredient in topical beauty products including moisturizers and makeup. HA has the abili