Beauty and lifestyle expert Anna De Souza visited the FOX CT Morning Extra to share some beauty products that will help keep your skin in top shape during the harsh winter weather. See the products she recommends below.
CLEANSING KONJAC SPONGES
Julep Konjac Cleansing Sponge, $12
Konjac root is an Asian-cultivated, root-based vegetable that the Japanese have traditionally used as a calming, exfoliating sponge for delicate skin. It is naturally alkaline and balances the acidity of the skin’s impurities and oils while being enriched with protein, carbohydrate, iron, phosphorus, copper, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, and folic acid. BEST PART: You don’t even need a cleanser!
CLEANSING BUTTERS, POMADES and BALMS
This thick-as-butter cleanser is an indulgent make-up remover for the whole face. It gently and efficiently melts away make-up and impurities, leaving skin feeling clean, refreshed and petal-soft – without breaking you out.
Magically transforms with water into a silky, non-oily, non-comedogenic milk that really takes away all the dirt and makeup from the day and imparts a dewy glow without an oily residue.
Amarte Daily ExfoliPowder is a new, unique powder – to – liquid cleanser that is activated by water and gently removes dry, dull skin to reveal a smooth, radiant complexion. The delicate Korean formula uses botanicals, natural brightening elements and gentle plant seed based exfoliants. It’s awesome for traveling and a clever way to bypass the “3 Fl. Oz.” restrictions.
TAPIOCA / POLENTA STARCH / MUD CLEANSERS + MORE
This gently exfoliating polenta cleanser is made with maize flour and corn meal to gently exfoliate, and a dash of cinnamon powder to cleanse and warm cold winter skin.
Refresh your strands, water not necessary. With natural tapioca, this formula absorbs oil and rejuvenates dirty hair for a clean feeling without parabens or dyes.
Moroccan Mud-Poo Hair Wash, $16
Sounds counterintuitive, but trust me, Moroccans have cleansed their hair for centuries with mud! Mud-Poo Hair Wash is composed of organic aloe vera juice, Moroccan mud, Kalahari mineral salt and all-natural essential oil fragrance—and that’s it! Originating from the Atlas Mountains, Moroccans discovered that when mixed with a little water, the mud left hair clean and silky smooth.
GEL / CREAM BLENDS
Luminous Dark Circle Correcting HydraSwirl uses a distinctive dual-swirl formula with a gel to hydrate and a cream to instantly reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Now we know ingested Omega 3s in salmon is great for your skin, but what about topically applied salmon? When baby salmon are born, they release an enzyme, now dubbed Aquabeautine XL® which dissolves the egg shell without harming them. This natural enzyme provides the same benefits as glycolic acid but without the side effects of glycolic acid or Retin-A!