8 Beauty and Personal Care Products Featuring Your Favorite Yuletide Ingredients
From frankincense bath salts to lavender mint shampoo and luscious nutmeg lip liners, cranberry extract toner, and peppermint twist toothpaste these 8 natural beauty and personal care products feature your favorite yuletide ingredients!
The Scoop: All-natural ingredients in this dentist created oral care line include grapefruit seed extract, menthol and xylitol to cleanse the mouth, silica to polish the teeth, and sage oils to help prevent gingivitis and reduce/prevent plaque.
Best Use: After holiday parties and meals
What I liked: The peppermint zing left my mouth feeling fresh and clean--without the burn. Plus there's no sodium lauryl sulfate, an ingredient that is known to irritate skin in some people.
Bonus points: Toothpaste caps and rinse bottles are 100% recyclable and there's no box (saves virgin forest trees!).
2. Nutmeg Lip Liner and Cranberry Spice Crème Lipstick
Holiday Ingredient: Nutmeg, Cranberry Spice (in name only)
The Scoop: Both the Nutmeg Lip Liner and Cranberry Spice Crème Lipstick are "holiday flavors" in name only, but I thought it would be fun to include them because they are such terrific products. Made with 100% organic natural ingredients, the colors are rich, long lasting, smudge-proof!
Best Use: On your lips under the mistletoe
What I liked: Rich colors that compliment many skin tones
Where to Find It: Beauty 360®, SEARS Beyond Beauty,
Mineral Essence, and select salons and spas
Bonus points: No parabens, talc, bismuth oxichloride, preservatives, or other additives
3. Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lavender Mint Moisturizing Shampoo™ and Conditioner™
Holiday Ingredient: Mint
The Scoop: Lavender, mint, and tea tree oil are the key ingredients in this line of shampoos and conditioners that is sure to soothe the senses during this busy holiday season.
The Scoop: Founder and chief formulator Laura Lamun offers up a wonderful little gift pack with all the essentials you need to ensure sweet dreams all night long. Contains a salve and body lotion whose ingredients include essential oil of clove, along with a sleep mist and bath salts both formulated with essential oil of frankincense.
Best Use: Before bed
What I liked: The earthy fragrance and the way the four products worked together, plus the fun and funky packaging!
The Scoop: Formulated by plastic surgeon Christine Rodgers, M.D., this toner contains a mélange of natural plant extracts such as ginger, ginseng and witch hazel, but the star ingredient is cranberry extract that enhances your skin's natural radiance, restores your skin's natural pH, and helps soothe irritated skin caused by stress or environmental factors.
Bonus points: Paraben and sulfate-free, made in the USA
7. Sweet Marrakesh Anti-Cellulite Massage Oil
Holiday Ingredient: Clove, mint, cinnamon
The Scoop: The anti cellulite massage oil is a complex mix of 100% pure argan oil, cactus oil and castor oil combined with essential oils of lemon, clove, eucalyptus, thyme, oregano, green mint, mint pouliot, and cinnamon.
Best Use: Massage after a long day
What I liked: The subtle clove scent that changes to mint as it warms on your skin.