The Winter Skin Program


Frigid temperatures and powerful heaters make for confused and challenged skin. Just like we dress for the cold by adding layers, we recommend this same tactic for skincare. Don’t go out without your coat! Products that may feel heavy in the warmer months absorb quickly into parched skin and create a protective barrier from environmental stressors like the bitter wind and the freezing cold. Read on to explore an excerpt from our book, High Vibrational Beauty to discover how to keep your skin protected, nourished and hydrated.

Depending on your level of dryness, this may mean applying and reapplying throughout the day. Adding nutrition at skin level is your baseline defense against damage. 


Perform: Twice daily, and as needed

What you'll need: Cleanser, toner and oil or moisturizer, plus an optional balm 

Duration: 5 to 10 minutes


Cleanse with an oil or cream cleanser, and massage it into your skin like you mean it. The more time you spend on this crucial step, the more benefits you’ll see and feel. During the colder months, when we move less, boosting circulation is vital. Think of it as a mini trip to the spa, indulge yourself and get into it. Massage benefits you physically and mentally and creates truly radiant skin. We make a practice in all seasons to always cleanse at night and recommend assessing your skin in the morning to see if you truly need to cleanse. Sometimes just a quick rinse with warm and cool water will do the trick.


While your skin is still damp, mist generously with toner. Today’s hydrosols are nothing like the astringent and stripping toners from 30 years ago. A good toner should hydrate, nourish and even, in some cases, exfoliate. And, they’ll allow your oils, balms and serums to penetrate more deeply. This is vital during these very dry months.


Alternatively, you can add your toner to an oil or moisturizer. Mix together in your hand and apply to your face while still damp. By emulsifying the two, you create a bespoke product that will sink more readily into the skin. Again, winter calls for deep hydration, and this is one of the best ways to get it.


Layer on as many sources of nutrients and hydration as you want or need. Including a balm is an option for very dry or mature skin. We also like to keep bottles of hydrosols close at hand, on the nightstand, in our bags and at our desks. Mist anytime inspiration strikes. It’s great over makeup, too. We mist ourselves all day. even during meetings. Let’s just call it research. Layer up. Your winter skin will thank you. 



Marie Veronique, Pure E.O. Cleanser

Love your microbiome. This barrier friendly oil cleanser from Marie Véronique and Kristina Holey removes daily grime, makeup and sunscreen without harming the skin’s precious lipid layer. Active flora and omega 6 oils dissolve congestion while feeding the skin, without the risk of sensitivity to essential oils. High science meets high nature to deep clean and deliver.



Marie Veronique, Balancing Hypotonic

This advanced formula is designed to balance the liquids and lipids of skin cells. Designed to mimic the skin’s own lipid layers, it protects against the leaching of water from skin cells and encourages deeply hydrated, healthy skin. With pre and probiotics to fortify barrier function and AHAs to balance pH, this toner earns a spot among the best and the brightest. A truly superior product from the crossing of nature and science.



CAP Beauty, serotoner

Our reimagined version of a toner—the serotoner—doesn’t strip our skin, but soothes, nourishes and calms. Inspired by the resilience of highly adaptive desert botanicals, this mist draws on succulents, shrubs, flowers and cacti to promote a calm and deeply hydrated complexion. Created specifically for sensitive, dry and reactive skin types, the serotoner utilizes cooling aloe, agave and prickly pear to reduce sensitivity all while drawing moisture in and encouraging deep hydration. Perhaps its most revolutionary ingredient, griffonia, contains a natural precursor to the “feel-good” hormone, serotonin, encouraging happier, healthier and more joyful looking skin. And rose, neroli and coconut work synergistically to protect against environmental stressors as well as make for a light, floral and calming scent. Keep this transformational mist on your desk, or in your purse, for a refreshing and soothing spritz as often as you’d like. Gone are the days of stripping our skin, welcome to the days of deeply nourishing your outermost layer with the intelligence and wisdom of our plant allies.



Marie Veronique, Barrier Restore Serum

When we heard that Marie Veronique had tapped renowned skin specialist (and creator of the CAP facial) Kristina Holey for a collaboration we knew the results would be astounding and incorporate their signature high tech approach to naturals. The Barrier Restore Serum is imperative for skin of all ages as it reestablishes and maintains barrier function for a radiant complexion. A cocktail of Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid and Sodium PCA flood skin with lasting moisture and protection from the elements while soothing inflammation. A crucial step for compromised skin, layer on daily and give your skin the love it deserves. High tech meets high nature. 



Marie Veronique, Barrier Lipid Complex

A thoughtful blend of lipids designed to replicate the skin’s own, this serum helps to restore integrity to the skin, most specifically to its barrier oils. Ceramides, cholesterol and fatty acids, blended in the proper ratio, deliver profound moisture that in turn protects from wrinkles, irritation and dryness. This bioavailable complex balances oil and counters signs of aging skin. Skin has finally met its match. 



Monastery, Attar

Attar Floral Repair Concentrate is an essential oil free nourishing balm that stars, Attar, the soothing wax of the Rose leaf. Hazelnut oil, Rosehip seed oil, rare rose extract, Jasmine Sambac and Indian Tuberose fortify our skin with vitamins A, B, C, E and essential fatty acids. And hazelnut and Tuberose are anti-fungal, making this balm an ally for blemish prone skin. With such a high concentration of botanicals present, this balm has been seen to stimulate cellular regeneration, repair UV damage and soften fine lines, protecting and boosting our skin's natural glow. Try Floral Attar Repair today, and experience the transformative power of nature's finest ingredients. 



Le Prunier, Plumscreen

The sunscreen revolution is here! Plumscreen is the first and only SPF 30+ to employ the all-natural power of plums. Three sisters — Alison, Elaine and Jacqueline — transformed their family's California plum farm by utilizing the precious oils found within the plum seed. Plum oil naturally boosts sun protection and hydrates, allowing for a silky sheer mineral-based formula that is deeply nourishing. Plum Superfruit Complex shields against UV light and environmental pollutants while Luxuiate Zonaria Tournefortii Extract reduces dark spots and fades wrinkles. Non-nano zinc oxide shields skin without the dreaded white-cast. Perfect for running errands, window shopping or lunching outside, Plumscreen is your ally for daily protection. We’ve never been more excited to share a sunscreen with you.



Nucifera, The Balm

For all you natural beauty minimalists out there we’ve found your ideal all-in-one product, The Balm from Nucifera. A blend of deliciously organic plant butters and oils from around the world, this whipped balm can be used in a myriad of ways and the scent is absolutely divine. Apply to the face as a cleanser, moisturizer or treatment that’s antibacterial and fights inflammation or massage onto the body as a daily moisturizer or to cure dry or irritated skin. Start with The Balm for a simple, quick and organic way to care for your skin. Because beauty doesn’t have to be complicated. 


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