Winter is a time for restoration. The nature of winter asks us to do the opposite of what our modern world demands. While the modern world asks us to rush and exert ourselves with the pressure of the holiday season, winter asks us to rest, to nourish, to tend to our nervous system and find our center again.
As the earth goes quiet and dark, life retreats into itself to rejuvenate and prepare for the rebirth of spring. The abundance of night that winter offers is an invitation to slow down, sleep, dream, and repair. It is an ideal time to create space in our lives for stillness and rest.
Winter skin reflects this state of stillness and asks for similar care —
Simplicity. Rest. Deep Nourishment.
If your winter skin is often characterized by dryness, dehydration, sensitivity, irritation, dullness and flakiness...or if you want to bring biodiversity to your skin care through cyclical nourishment, then this winter skin ritual is here to provide the comfort, moisture and hydration you need to survive winter, and glow with vibrancy during the depth of the darkest days.
Winter Ritual includes:
Cleanse. Refresh. Calm.
Our creamy Rose Cleansing Milk is blended with our special reserve of patchouli to create a decadently deep chocolatey floral cleansing experience. This creamy plant-milk cleanser will purify, calm and soften skin without disrupting the skin’s protective hydrolipid barrier.
Hydrate. Tone. Balance. Soothe.
A quenching drench of resinous hydration to soften, refine and protect.
Nourish. Moisturize. Enliven.
A silky and luxurious, omega-9 rich (a fatty acid that is often deficient in chronically dry skin) serum with frankincense and sandalwood to soften, soothe and illuminate dry, dull, flaky winter skin.
Seal. Mask. Cocoon. Comfort.
With fresh plant infusions of olive leaf, sweet violet and calendula blossoms in olive oil and Madagascar vanilla in jojoba oil. Provides an excellent source of essential fatty acids, vital phyto-nutrients and antioxidants to soothe, protect, and lock in hydration and moisture.
Rejuvenate. Soothe. Protect.
Moisturizing occlusive layer and on-the-go skin care in stick balm form. Patchouli and frankincense unite in this creamy, multifunctional facial balm to moisturize, nourish and fortify, while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and sun damage.
In the mornings cleanse skin simply by misting the face with HydroSoul, and gently removing with a clean, dry washcloth.
In the evenings, cleanse with Patchouli Rose Cleansing Milk. Half a pump mixed with a few dribbles of warm water, massaged into skin, and then rinsed thoroughly.
Hydrate. Moisturize. Nourish. AM + PM.
To create a base of intense moisture and hydration begin by misting your face with an ample saturation of Frankincense HydroSoul. In the palm of your hand add one to three pumps of Argan Intensive Serum. To that add a few more sprays of HydroSoul. Blend the two together, then gently and slowly press the warmed emulsion into skin. Mist face with a few more sprays of HydroSoul and press in again.
Seal. AM + PM.
While skin is still dewy and plump from your thorough moisture and hydration infusion, melt a pea-sized amount of Whipped Shea Butter between palms, and then gently massage into face, neck, and decolletage. This final layer seals in the beautiful hydration you created, and prevents transepidermal water loss, while softening, nourishing, and protecting.
Soften. AM + PM
As the final step, glide a comforting layer of Patchouli Frankincense Rejuvenation Balm over lips, around eye area, and anywhere else if you need the extra moisture.
Shea Masking. AM or PM.
Take two fingertips of Whipped Shea Butter with Olive Leaf and Calendula and melt between your palms. Massage melted butter into clean skin. Allow to rest for ten to thirty minutes. Take a warm, steamy washcloth and drape it over your face, pressing your hands steadily and slowly against your cheeks, forehead, chin and nose. Repeat this process 3 or 4 times or until your skin has completely absorbed all the shea butter.