6 Warming Beauty Products For Surviving Six More Weeks of Winter
I propose a movement to do away with Groundhog Day. I know it's a long-held tradition and all, but our winter morale is critically low enough without a groundhog scurrying out of its burrow to call the seasonal shots. This winter's prognosis is especially dismal, seeing as we've already weathered almost a month of the polar vortex.
Punxsutawney Phil be damned, I'm unwilling to accept that we have six more weeks of this weather to get through. In the meantime, though, the best way to seek solace from bitter winds and icy rain is… not to go outside at all. Why not spend some quality time with these six toasty warming beauty products instead?
The bumps on this massage bar aren’t just for show — the raised texture creates extra pressure to target and soothe sore muscles. Jojoba oil and butters cocoa and shea moisturize, soften, and saturate skin in sweet vanilla absolute, with spicy black pepper and ginger oils to turn up the heat.
Hottie, $9.95, lushusa.com
Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser
A facial cleanser that comes out of the bottle black only looks intimidating. This luxurious foaming gel gets its color from charcoal powder, which works double duty to both draw out excess oil and impurities and terrify the unsuspecting face-washer. It heats up on contact to open and declog problematic pores while refining skin texture and boosting clarity over time.
Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser, $28, sephora.com
The Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask
Not your ordinary clay mask: this deep-cleansing kaolin treatment is infused with just enough ginger root and cinnamon oil to revitalize skin and vacuum the dirt out of pores without overdrying, making it suitable for even the most sensitive of wind-burned faces.
Warming Mineral Mask, $17, thebodyshop.com
Molton Brown Warming Body Scrub
If a hot bath is your preferred method of making rough winters more tolerable (if it isn’t, it should be), Morton Brown’s hot salt body scrub will take your relaxing ritual to the next level. The exfoliator incorporates cleansing eucalyptus oil, potent menthol, and fiery ginger to add spice to your skincare below the neck.
Warming Eucalyptus & Ginger Body Scrub, $48, moltonbrown.com
Josie Maran Argan Hot Oil Hair Treatment
Make the most out of your shower with these self-heating oil pods — they’re like a pumped-up (read: fancier) version of the VO5 hot oil treatments everyone’s mom used to use. Josie Maran’s beloved argan oil formula reverses styling damage to leave dry and damaged hair softer and silkier.
Josie Maran Argan Hot Oil Self-Heating Hair Treatment, $36, sephora.com
Diptyque Eau Duelle
Okay, so it isn’t exactly a warming product, but Diptyque’s spicy, smoky vanilla is the fragrance personification of a hot cup of tea in front of the fireplace. It also goes without saying that, for beauty lovers and aesthetes, there’s nothing like a beautifully packaged French perfume to cheer you up on a day with wind chills in the negatives.
Eau Duelle Eau de Toilette, $88, diptyque.com