Hey you. On behalf of your skin we have a message for you: IT’S WINTER! AND YOUR SKIN IS REALLY PARCHED! It said a few other things but we thought it best to censor, it’s just being emo. Suffice it to say though, your skin has had enough of playing second fiddle to your job, your kids, your partner, your dog, Netflix...
We get it. If you’re like us (busy) you don’t think about winterizing your skin care game until you realize you’re tight, chapped and likely a little dull. It’s your skin’s SOS because what worked in milder temperatures and moderate humidity isn’t cutting it now.
Here’s why: Winter has us going from one moisture-sucking environment to another. Frigid outdoor air constricts our blood vessels (meaning less moisture reaches the surface) and the dry indoor heat evaporates what moisture is left on top. Throw in the daily skin-parching hot shower and well, here we are (cue to scratch).
But knowledge is power and your skin is in good hands 🤲. First, let’s start with a reminder of good habits . Working from the inside out, your skin needs you to be getting plenty of sleep ✓ eating the right foods ✓ and you need to HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE ✓✓✓! Sorry to shout. We can hardly help ourselves. We feel strongly about your skin.
Now, the topical arsenal. First, you should know that all of Clark’s Botanicals products are engineered to be BOTH gentle and highly effective; because one does not preclude the other.
For winter cleansing, two words: no suds. Our Soothing Herbal Face Wash is nourishing, non-foaming and infused with cucumber, lavender, aloe, jasmine and vitamin E to get you clean without stripping your skin.
Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you can’t exfoliate. Once or twice a week, our Dual Charcoal Detox will renew your skin AND rehydrate it. It’s a multi-tasking, detoxifying mask and exfoliator that uses two types of charcoal, encapsulated Jojoba oil, botanicals and fruit enzymes to help brighten, nourish and restore your skin.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. Your winter skin probably has you contemplating a Retinoid product to reboot your glow but this proven anti-aging ingredient - while effective in revealing radiant skin - is notoriously harsh. Enter Retinol Rescue Overnight Creme a mask that employs microencapsulated Retinols and Vitamin C, designed to burst when rubbed into your skin and deliver the most potent version of Retinol ... while Colloidal Oatmeal, supercharged botanicals and Glucosamine help counter irritation by simultaneously calming and soothing.
For many of us, the area under our eyes is the first part of our face to ‘out us’ when we’re not taking good care of ourselves. This super sensitive skin needs special care - it has to be powerful without being too weighty. Our Anti-Puff Eye Cream minimizes the appearance of puffy eyes and wakes up tired-looking skin with a caffeinated cocktail of vitamins, plus Hyaluronic Acid to replenish moisture, and peptides to soften lines.
And of course, our moisturizers are here to help. Smoothing Marine Cream is an award-winning daily moisturizer that is strong enough for many, even in the coldest months. It delivers energy, luminosity and hydration through a complex of botanicals, plus Glycolic Acid to soften fine lines, and plant-derived Atelocollagen to help firm skin. But, for the rest of us with skin that would like us to reside in the tropics after October, our Deep Moisture Mask is a creamy super-bomb of moisture with Jasmine, Comfrey Root, Algae and Japanese Green Tea, to deliver powerful antioxidants and revitalize and deeply hydrate dry, dull, stressed skin. It was designed to be used as a mask but in desperate times, it’s a powerful daily barrier against the harshest conditions. OK, you’re armed. Don’t forget your scarf 😉