Welcome to Our Favorite Products, a monthly feature in which ITG's editors discuss our favorite products. These are the best things we've tried, reviewed, photographed and anthropomorphized throughout the month before we have the opportunity to get sick of them and move on to something new. This month we are just trying to get it right. Here are the ice creams and oils that help us make it to the other side.
This month I got a stomach bug which is terrible in itself, but I got a cold a day later. Four days in my bed, just like that. When I emerged from my sprout, my nose was the thing that was much worse to put on. At that point it was flaky and red and sticky, almost like a callus, so I put the man on it. Vital Balm Cream is not new to me, but I cannot stress enough how perfect it is to comfort the skin on the skin. It lives in the world of almost a balm and not quite A cream, in that the Play-Doh-like texture melts into a balm-like texture that dries completely to a natural skin finish a few minutes later. It's like putting Aquafhor on your face, but by no means or shine. I'm not a skin picker, but I'm willing to bet that this is a pretty good solution for the skin that is put on the skin and with a bust. Imagine! Protecting your favorite, goofy ointment without any glare or heaviness. Or don't think about it, and just get it. —Ashley Weatherford
& # 39; A very big part of my job is to try new skincare products, and I haven't really been able to do that since I received a Fraxel laser treatment two weeks ago – no acids, minimal to no scent , nothing cool or crazy that I wouldn't have otherwise start immediately. What I did is to avoid irritation by smashing my face in CeraVe's Moisturizing Cream morning and evening. I bought it specifically for the healing process right after the treatment, but my skin has since returned to (mostly) normal and is still on it. Of course, it has ceramides and hyaluronic acid, and no potentially irritating scent or essential oils. But do you want to know what is best? It comes in this giant bathtub with a pump, and while it's good for face use, it's so cheap and I have so much of it that I don't even hesitate to use it on my body. Do you know how Sir John uses eye cream on a whole face? It feels so, but for less than $ 20. My legs now feel like my cheeks and for that I am grateful. —Ali Oshinsky
I always try to find new ways to get more hydration into my routine during the colder months. An extremely moisturizing mineral sunscreen, a sly snail essence and a nasty cleanser have already entered the mix, but to promote my skin for a hydration marathon, I wanted a moisturizing toner that would keep my skin well after cleansing. Eveni Balance Toner from Epi.Logic removes everything I missed and leaves my skin with a nice, hydrated shine … though I prefer to splash it up and tap it like an essence. My skin liked the extra hydration, which made me think: what other moisturizing toners did I miss? Take recommendations for those who are trying during this moody season. —Utibe Mbagwu
My favorite season, cozy season, is in full swing. I got a new blanket to kick it off, and now I've switched to the season's fragrance element. Nine times out of ten I aim for & # 39; burning home smells & # 39; for my candles, but every now and then I think a less dramatic scent makes more sense. And does it really matter anymore? comfort, more cuddly, more polar to fire and drama than Donna Karan's Cashmere Mist? I'm less likely to use it in the original eau de parfum form, but as a candle I really can't get enough. It fits its name – delicate, luxurious, warm – with a powerful throw that extends from one side of my apartment to the other, and the way the candle blew out at night and through the next morning. But again, it's really about the flavor. It smells like a hug: soft and soothing. Perfect. -AW
What do you get when a team of editorial nail artists collaborates on a skincare line best known for its facial oil? It really is a good cuticle oil. It does not contain exactly the same ingredients as the face, but both boast the sacha inchi seed oil that is rich in essential amino acids. Are you thinking, "Do I really have to spend $ 40 on a cuticle oil?" To answer this, let me tell you a story: there was once a girl with fake stuff that she lost all but. hope (me). I was trapped in a vicious cycle – I pruned them for so long that the just push them back the option I knew was better for them was actually impossible. I had to cut off every cuticle, otherwise it would dry out and I would pluck it and leave myself with bloody and embarrassing nail beds. Seriously, pruning my cuticle at first glance was the only thing I could do not choose it – keeping my hands moisturized with cream did not work, and I never believed that kettic oil would do enough to really help. After seeing this incredibly elegant one on Instagram, I decided to give it a try and make a complete nail oil converter on the other hand. The beauty is that it's in a bowls, so it's easy to apply and easy to keep in my suitcase in case of emergency. If I'm in an emergency, I request it to be selected. My cuticle looks amazing, even without pruning regularly, and not only that, but it has also contributed to my dull and bright shiny past the normal expiration date. -AO
When we review Charlotte Tilbury's iconic lipsticks, I find Love trap and fasten tightly. It's a tone or two deeper than my perfect nude, but it's about almost every lip thing I own – brick red, dark brown, holographic lip gloss. Whatever the look, I can make my lips look finer, depending on the amount of liner I use. -um
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