This winter has been insane. We’ve gone from seasonally normal temperatures to below zero and up into the 60’s all in one week. From moisture in the air to its complete depletion once the thermostat and wood stove are turned on. My skin is typically combination, with it being oily in my T-zone, but for the first time since I can remember, my skin is very dry. I am so not a fan.
While I have successfully managed to keep blemishes at bay for several months now due to incorporating lemons into my beauty routine, hydration has been a major issue. Not only has the weather wreaked havoc on my skin (via whipping winds, sub-zero temps), but I also live in the mountains (Poconos) where there is less moisture the higher the elevation. My normal skin care regime involves Pevonia Spa Clinica, but despite how rich their moisturizer is, it just isn’t cutting it this winter.
Enter StriVectin LABS new Extreme Cream ($99). Simply put, it is made for dehydrated skin. “The formula is infused with StriVectin’s patented NIA-114 technology, along with an energizing oxygen complex that works to absorb deeply into skin and helps hydrate and infuse skin with moisture.” While I’m not sure what this NIA-114 technology is, I can see from the ingredients that it does contain ones that are known to retain moisture such as glycerin and dimethicone. It also contains olive and jojoba oils, which are known to hydrate skin.
There is no fragrance to this cream and it glides on smoothly with no greasy residue. Also, due to the dimethicone (often used in makeup primers and scar treatments), it works great under makeup, creating a more flawless appearance. My skin feels nice and I’m beginning to see the dry and dullness fade away.
Have you tried this yet?
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Shannon began A Girl’s Gotta Spa! beauty blog in 2005 to morph her love of beauty and in educating women on what truly works and what does not. In 2013 she launched a bath and body line as an extention of the beauty blog. One thing she always has on her at all times? Lip balm.