Knowing that I was about to spend almost two winter weeks in the colder climates of Japan (comparatively speaking – but it did snow one night in Kyoto!) I brought along my most hydrating skincare from L’Occitane. I never board an airplane without my Shea Butter Hand Creme (and yes – I make sure Lucia and my husband use it too!), but I also brought along products from the rest of the nourishing Shea Butter line: Shea Butter Ultra Rich Comforting Cream (formulated with 25% shea butter), Shea Butter Light Comforting Cream (formulated with 5% shea butter) and their newest Shea 3-in-1 Cleansing Water.
It’s sometimes easy to forget that I don’t have the oily skin of my 20s any more. As I’ve aged, my skin has gotten drier and it desperately seeks moisture, especially in colder weather. I also used to never understand the need for different products for different days based on how my skin looks and feels – my skin used to feel the same year round (or perhaps I never paid enough attention?).
The Shea 3-in-1 Cleansing Water takes the place of both my makeup remover and toner (another product that I used to use year-round and now find that it strips me of the moisture my skin has in the morning – not good!). This product, though, is ultra-gentle and hydrates while it cleans and softens. I then layer on the Shea Butter Light Comforting Cream or the Shea Butter Ultra Rich Comforting Cream, depending how dry my skin feels that day). It’s the perfect boost of rich moisture I need right now.
Happy Friday and thank you so much for stopping by!
Thank you L’Occitane for partnering with me on this post!
Shea Butter Hand Creme (here)
Shea Butter Ultra Rich Comforting Cream (here)
Shea Butter Light Comforting Cream (here)
Shea 3-in-1 Cleansing Water (here)