December Beauty Fixes
Come December, there’s no escaping chapped lips, dry skin and dull complexion. But you can fight these nemeses with our selection of tried and tested beauty fixes! As you know, we are big believers in natural beauty, so we aim to find the best organic products out there.
Here are InstructorLive’s top beauty products this month.
1. Dr. Organic Mahuka Honey Rescue Cream
We are hooked on this cream! And the whole range too, actually. Dr. Organic is an award winning natural hair and skincare range which captures the bioactive properties of the finest organic ingredients from around the world and produces paraben, perfume, fragrance and petrochemical-free cosmetics.
The Mahuka Honey Rescue cream not only smells delicious but it really works in restoring a glowing complexion. It is a rich, thick cream containing honey and other nutrient ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Cocoa Butter, Beeswax and Liquorice root. Thanks to its soothing and emollient formula, our sensitive and irritated skin is instantly moisturized, soft, and healthier.
2. Holland & Barrett Perfectly Pure Coconut Oil
Lo and behold, the mutlitasking king. Everyone has been shouting about coconut oil lately and yes, you’d better believe the hype!
Coconut oil contains a high percentage of lauric acid, which helps treat acne, cold sores and herpes, but also contains a big dose of vitamin E, ideal for skin moisturisation.
Not only it is a lower-cholesterol substitute to butter and oil in dishes and salads, but when applied after a bath or shower it leaves us feeling ultra soft and squeaky clean. Plus, who doesn’t like the divine aroma of coconut? Close your eyes and you’re instantly in the tropics. It can’t get any better than that.
3. Organic Surge Lavander Geranium Hand & Nail Cream
There is a variety of hand creams we use and love, but we keep this one on our desk at work. Why? Not only it’s instantly moisturising, but it’s sooo relaxing!
The intensely nourishing formula lavishes our skin and the organic essential oil fragrance blend transports us to a meadow of wild flowers. It’s instantly absorbed, without leaving that very greasy residue that hand creams are known for. Inhale for an instant pick me-up.
4. Sanctuary 5min Thermal Detox Mask
Frankly, this is genius.
Slather this thick, mud-like formula on your face and neck and leave on for five minutes while you lay down and relax. The warmth of the self-heating mask helps to open up the pores so the charcoal and kaolin clay can help draw out the impurities from deep within the skin, leaving it clear, devoid of shine and extremely soft. Practically your very own at-home-spa-treatment! Trust us, your face will thank you for it.
5. Weleda Rosemary Hair Lotion
Made with extracts of stonecrop and horseradish and mixed with essential oils, this vegan product is packed with nutrients to leave your hair and scalp looking and feeling healthier. It normalizes the sebum excretions and keeps the hair follicles open. It also stimulates the scalp while strengthening the shaft, meaning hair grows strong and healthy, with a natural shine. So this is a godsend if you have permed, bleached or damaged hair.
6. Lucas’ PawPaw Ointment
This Australian cult-classic in the instantly recognisable red tube has finally reached our shores to banish chapped lips forever!
Made from fermented papaya, the ointment is packed with antinacterial and antimicrobial properties so it treats dry, flaky skin as well as burns, sunburns, cuts and open wounds, nappy rash, insect bites and splinters. It also relieves from dermatitis and eczema. Yes, really! The surfers love this stuff and we can’t help but love it too.