Even though we didn't have a particularly bad winter this year (fingers crossed that it's truly over now that March is upon us), it certainly wreaked havoc on my skin. By mid-January I think I became indistinguishable from a lizard. I spent all winter looking for ways to heal my ailing skin, and of course now that winter is coming to an end I've finally found the solution. Enter Skinfix Inc. - a brand originally from Canada that aims to fix skin irritations using an impressive number of active natural ingredients. I've gotten the chance to try out a few things from the brand, and they've totally changed my bodycare game.
Skinfix Daily Lotion | I mentioned this last weekend in my February Favorites. As my introduction to the brand, I could not have been more impressed. I picked this up with an Ulta coupon when I decided I wanted to try a thinner lotion rather than a body butter. This is phenomenal as an everyday body moisturizer. It contains sunflower, jojoba, and grape seed oils, so it delivers lasting hydration while still being super lightweight. It sinks in quickly without leaving a greasy residue, so it's one I like using right after I shower so I can get dressed right away.
Skinfix Ultra Rich Body Butter* | On days that I've needed something a little (ok, a lot) more heavy duty than the lotion, the body butter has been a godsend. It's got the most incredible texture - a thick, rich cream that's still easily spread over the body. Whereas something like the body butters from the Body Shop have a stiff consistency, this has a smooth, slightly more liquid one. I've spoken briefly about my struggles with my legs - they just get so dry and itchy that it's unbearable, and sometimes I can't even sleep because I can't stop scratching. This body butter has solved that problem completely. I slather a healthy dollop all over my legs every other day, using the lotion mentioned above on the off-days, and I haven't had an itchy leg episode since.
Skinfix Ultra Rich Hand Cream* | I've paid much more attention to hand moisturization this year than ever before - they usually get so dry they crack and bleed, and this year I decided I'd try my best to prevent that. I've been using this offering from Skinfix every night before bed, and I think it's really been working wonders. It's super thick and rich, like the body butter, but it sinks in quite quickly so you're not left with sticky or greasy hands afterward. It uses coconut oil and Vitamin E to keep the skin nourished, and I've noticed my hands are still nice and soft when I wake up in the morning. I like that it doesn't have a scent too, since I'm using it before bed - no smells to distract me while I try to drift to sleep.
Skinfix Lip Repair Balm* | Again, I've spoken about my troubles with dry lips on the blog before. I always have to have a balm with me, because if I let them get too dry I'll develop a nice rash on them that'll last for about a week (I'm really making myself sound great in this post, right?). This new balm has been the perfect addition to my handbag. It doesn't stick around as long as my beloved Glossier Balm Dotcom, so I'll still pick that one on really dry days, but for every day use it's been perfect. It uses coconut and jojoba oil to moisturize, and it really does soften the lips as it sinks in. I also love that it's got one of those slanted tips so you can apply it straight from the tube - I can grab it in a pinch at work without even having to take my lab gloves off.
Have you tried anything from Skinfix before? How are you healing your winter skin?
*Some of the products in this post have been sent to me for consideration, but all opinions are my own. See my disclaimer for more information.