At the very top of every list of resolutions I have ever made in my adult life sits the hopeful, pleading reminder: “Make Time For Myself.” I am surely not the only person that starts each year with this vow, and across the world in the month of January, women everywhere embark on their new fitness routines, regular massage commitments, or brand-new Transcendental Meditation mantras, brimming with hope for the year to come.
And with these new promises comes a new slew of products to help us along, which leads me to the addendum on this year’s Me Time goal: my Me Time will be supported by beauty products that leave a smaller carbon footprint on the world, and a support the natural, chemical-free comfort of my own body.
Here are the Seven Green Beauty products I’m investing in this winter to bring my Me Time to the next level.
Goop Replenishing Night Cream
This luxurious cream has a nourishing formula that reduces the appearance of wrinkles while also increasing brightness. Sandalwood nut oil helps improve elasticity, while linen seed extract and hyaluronic acid hydrate, lift and firm. This Replenishing Night Cream is formulated with USDA certified organic ingredients.
We’ve chosen this because: we really like the texture.
This smoothes the skin’s surface and brings new light to a dull, irregular complexion, thanks to two natural sources of BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole), an antioxidant that gently exfoliates and improves the absorption of fruit enzymes, and vegetable extracts which purify skin and counter enlarged pores. Also, beetroot extract helps tone the skin while willow bark extract, a natural source of salicylic acid, eliminates dead skin cells. Finally, Bergamot essential oil adds a citrus scent.
We’ve chosen this because: it contains 100% natural ingredients, 83% of which are organic.
Weleda Renewing Eye Cream Your eyes will always reveal exactly how you feel. For tired eyes, this cream is the solution. It contains Rose seed oil, rich in essential fatty acids that are excellent for sensitive skin.
We’ve chosen this because: it fights swelling and moisturizes skin. Also, it doesn’t contain preservatives, and is fragrance-free.
With an organic algae and natural hyaluronic acid-based formula, this product protects skin thanks to its addictive texture. It has an antioxidant effect, and fights early aging by providing daily protection against external aggressors.
We’ve chosen this because: once you’ve tried it, there is no living without it.
This concentrated oil provides vitamins, amino acids, minerals and essential antioxidants to bring new brightness to skin.
We’ve chosen this because: its natural nutrients are efficient in fighting dry winter skin.
This elegant bottle contains a rich oil that gives off a lovely rose scent. With just one gesture, it hydrates and provides skin with a surge of energy.
We’ve chosen this because: after one use we could truly see the difference.
I’ve known about this serum for a long time now, and despite having tried other products over time, this remains one of my favorites. It is very effective against spots, it helps fight free radicals and protects skin from external aggressors.
We’ve chosen this because: it is easy to bring along when you’re travelling.