Oh baby, it’s
cold absolutely arctic
outside (well, maybe not so much in the south but it’s getting there), and as
we enter the colder winter months, it’s important to take the proper steps to
help protect your skin from the winter chill. While the humidity from the
summer months can help hydrate our skin, the dry winter air can actually dehydrate skin, leaving skin often
feeling parched for much-needed moisture. But, have no dry skin fears—butter
LONDON is here! We’ve rounded up 6 of our favourite butter LONDON products to
integrate into your skin and nail care routine that will help prepare your skin
for the winter season ahead.
1. HANDS & FEET
Some of the first places you may start to notice dry skin occurring during winter is on your hands and feet! Whether you chalk it up to plenty of time out of doors or dutiful handwashing, it always seems like dry skin sneaks up on us when we least expect it.
We Recommend: Premium Body Duo
A top exfoliating and moisturizing lineup, Premium Body Duo features 1) So Buff Hand and Foot Polish with Glycolic Acid and 2) Extra Whip Hand and Foot Treatment with Shea Butter. So Buff is a dual-action hand and foot scrub that uses Glycolic Acid and Apricot Seed Powder to gently exfoliate away dull, dry skin for baby-soft skin! It also helps buff away calluses and rough skin, helping to reduce the look of age spots and uneven skin tone.
Follow So Buff with Extra Whip, an indulgent hand and foot crème that deeply hydrates skin with Shea Butter and Cocoa Seed Butter to help create visibly smoother, firmer-looking hands.
Pro Tip: The travel-sized packaging makes this duo perfect for sticking in your bag or car to help tackle dry skin.
Cuticles, like our feelings, are often extremely delicate! The lack of moisture in the air, combined with dry indoor heat, can cause cuticles to dry and crack easily, potentially accelerating how quickly your cuticles need care. If only there were a skin-loving product specifically designed to help bring relief to dry cuticles… Oh wait! There is.
We Recommend: QuickFix Moisturizing Cuticle Balm
QuickFix Moisturizing Cuticle Balm is formulated with Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Vitamin E and moisture-rich Phospholipids to help deliver much-needed moisture to dry cuticles. The no-mess cuticle massager features a non-greasy formula and massager tip that hugs dry cuticles and deeply conditions them with an ultra-moisturizing, spa-like treatment.
Exposure to winter air can cause nails to become brittle and more likely to flake or chip, putting a dull note in your manicure.
Our entire Jelly Preserve Strengthening Treatment is formulated to help nails become stronger, healthier-looking and more hydrated with every use! We love our award-winning Strawberry Rhubarb Jelly Preserve Strengthening Treatment because it’s formulated 7 powerhouse skincare ingredients, including Calcium and Vitamin E, that help condition, strengthen and rejuvenate the look of dry-brittle nails. With a gorgeous red-pink tint, this nail care treatment is the perfect break your nails need from polish, gels or acrylics, providing a perceivable improvement of nails in only 10 days.
In addition to winter air drying out skin, winter wind can also take a toll on your daily makeup routine. We suggest shifting to a beauty routine that’s formulated with hydrating skincare ingredients at every step to help protect your complexion from over drying or flaking.
The connector between your skincare and makeup routine, primer helps prep and smooth your skin for makeup application. We fancy LumiMatte Cool Blue Blurring Makeup Primer because it’s infused with Vitamin E and Sodium Hyaluronate (a derivative of Hyaluronic Acid) to instantly blur the appearance of pores, while giving skin a rush of cooling hydration. This will help extend the wear of makeup and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for an undetectable, luminous-looking finish.
5. LIP CARE
We are all too familiar with the dry, chapped, cracked lips that the winter months bring along. A lip exfoliator is a much-welcome addition to any winter skincare routine, as it helps polish away flaky dry skin for a smoother-looking pout.
Set in a twist tube for mess-free application, LIPPY Lip Scrub exfoliates lips with 100% natural sugar, helping to relieve dry, cracked lips while providing a boost of instant hydration. After surface skin is sloughed away, deeply moisturizing ingredients like Jojoba Esters are able to absorb more easily into skin. With a transparent finish, this sweet lip treatment leaves lips feeling soft—prepped and ready for colour application.
6. LIP COLOUR
This winter, we’re after vibrant lip colour that keeps our lips soft and hydrated. Look for creamy formulas that not only look luxe but are also infused with moisturizing skin care ingredients.
We Recommend: Double Up Plush Rush™ Tinted Lip Treatment
Formulated with Murumuru Seed Butter, Shea Butter and Castor Seed Oil, Plush Rush Lip Tint features a unique outer and inner layer that seamlessly work together to deliver a rush of conditioning lip hydration. This berry lip balm coats lips in a sheer wash of colour with a cushiony feel that is *positively* indulgent for lips this winter.