By Anna Griffin, Editor in Chief
One of the lessons I have learned this past year is to find things that make me feel good, and it’s become a natural habit to seek joy in each day. February is always a month where I want to hunker-down and be cozy, waiting for the first, glorious signs of spring and as life now begins to feel more positive again, I am inspired to make self-care a daily priority. Admittedly I have felt a little on edge recently, and in those moments I know I need to stop, breathe, get present, and do something that will effortlessly snap me out of it. These twelve products all contribute to lifting my spirits, whether it’s a spritz of my favorite toner, boosting my complexion with a brilliant serum, a great shower with my favorite gel, or putting on a glamorous pair of earrings just because. A little of any of these and I’m feeling good again.
This delicately, rose-scented balm makes my skin happy, as it leaves it silky soft and makeup free. Effective at removing stubborn cosmetics such as waterproof mascara and liquid eyeliner, full-coverage foundation, lip stains and eyelash glue, Makeup Assassin washes away the debris leaving skin clean and dewy. Vegan, cruelty, gluten and paraben-free, its creamy consistency is gentle yet powerful, leaving a light layer of oil to protect skin’s mantle, for a radiant and healthy complexion.
There is something soothing and uplifting about spritzing Immortal Mist while taking a deep breath in, inhaling its beautiful scent while it hydrates and revitalizes my sometimes-stressed skin. Infused with Helichrysum, also known as Everlasting or Immortelle plant, which is highly regarded for stimulating collagen production and reducing inflammation, aloe and other rejuvenating botanicals help soothe for visibly refreshed and radiant skin.
Anything rose-scented takes me to my happy place and especially this nourishing moisturizer, which is intensely hydrating, restoring vitality and radiance. This light yet nutritious cream promotes cell regeneration and makes skin glow with rose, ginger, rose hip and calendula, while clinically proven to smooth and reduce wrinkles for a healthy, nurtured and youthful complexion.
PC: The Organic Pharmacy
100% Pure is one of my favorite brands, for their clean, effective products and uplifting scents, and whether first thing in the morning or last thing at night, my shower is a positive experience that immediately lifts my spirits. Richly hydrating while washing away dirt and impurities, my skin is moisturized with coconut oil, soothing aloe and mineral-rich, red algae, and left with a gentle aroma of fresh blood oranges that remind me of sunny days in the Mediteranean, and happier, carefree times.
PC: 100% Pure