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2020 Winter Hydration Skin Care Guide

2020 Winter Hydration Skin Care Guide

Winter skin care is synonymous with moisturizers and hydrators!  The weather changes and becomes cooler and dryer so the skin can loose vital moisture to the environment much faster.

It’s important to make sure that clients are hydrating their skin as well as moisturizing their skin and YES there is a difference!

Moisturizing vs Hydrating

Moisturizing the skin is when there is something applied to the skin to attract, bind and trap moisture. Look for 3 specific types of moisturizing ingredients in your winter skin care products.  Humectants, Occlusives and Emollients.

Hydrating the skin is when your skin actually pulls moisture from the environment and then funnels that H2O into the skin cells, it also comes from drinking water and from eating hydrating food sources that are high in fatty acids:  fish, avocados, nuts, seeds and certain vegetables. Our Nutrition For Healthy Skin article will give you a good idea of what foods hydrate the skin.

Types of Moisturizers 

Humectants – Attract Moisture

Emollients – Bind Moisture

Occlusives – Trap Moisture

4 Methods To Hydrate + Moisturize Skin
15 Homecare + Treatment Options

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Barry + Jenni’s PRO TIPS Below

Want To Learn More About Hydrating + Moisturizing Skin?

We will have special guests on L+A NOW with Barry + Jenni that will be educating on seasonal skin care topics. Look for webisodes on hydrating skin in the Winter.  You can tune in LIVE via Zoom and learn with our guests and enjoy time to ask questions.  You can also catch the replay on the L+A Mobile App.

Barry + Jenni's Winter Skin Care PRO TIPS

Drink Up Moisturizer - Color Up

Drink Up Facial Moisturizer with the clean scent of lemongrass and eucalyptus is the perfect addition to any daily skincare routine. Organic Hemp CBD improves skin tone and moisturizes without clogging pores, or leaving the skin feeling oily. Hydrolyzed Hemp protein restores natural balance while moisturizing and reducing dry, flakey texture. Hemp seed oil and oat kernel oil hydrate and protect all skin types, effectively allowing your skin to “drink up”!

Calendula Creme Cleanser - KM Herbals

“It’s the creamy texture and heavenly scent in the winter skin care hero, Calendula Creme Cleanser for me!  This cleanser is so hydrating!  One of my favorites.” Barry

“Once you start working with KM Herbals, you understand the amount of love that goes into every product they formulate.  It’s a family owned and operated business…we love that!” Jenni

Formulated with naturally hydrating ingredients, this rich moisturizing cleanser is great for drier climates, making it a favorite for mature or damaged skin. Our blend of Lavender Hydrosol, Calendula CO2, and Coconut Oil leave your skin feeling clean, calm, and protected. This product is also a wonderful makeup remover, and will gently lift away even the heaviest foundation and eye makeup.

Luscious Berry Fruit Oil Serum - Dawn Lorraine

“It’s the incredible fragrance in the Luscious Berry Fruit Oil Serum for me! This serum is power packed with fruit oils to help ensure your skin has all the moisture it needs in the winter!”  Barry

“If there is one serum I can always get my husband to use, it’s this one.” Jenni



~ Our newest product and sure to be a cult favorite! 

~ Ultra rich, deeply nourishing, fruit oil based serum.

Drenches skin with luscious moisture.

~ Power packed with antioxidants.

~ Delectable super fruity blueberry scent.

Face Serum Oil - Immunocologie

“It’s the exotic desert date oil and shea butter in the Face Serum Oil for me!”  Barry

“Clean.  Everything in this line smells clean and earthy, and their packaging is gorgeous on your vanity.” Jenni

Hydrates | Firms | Nourishes

Perfect for winter skin care!

A nourishing dry oil formulated for daily use. Combines nutrient rich essential oils to plump, hydrate, and soothe the skin for a firmer, younger-looking, more radiant complexion.


  • Hydrates the skin with a complex of elegant oils & extracts
  • Leaves a visibly plumper, firmer complexion
  • Contains anti-inflammatory properties to soothe irritation
  • Smoothes and softens fine lines and wrinkles
  • Nourishes the skin to help it perform at its best

Pro Tip: Face Serum is the perfect primer for seamless foundation application

For Men: Face Serum makes an excellent beard oil

Desert Date (Balanites Roxburghii) Seed Oil
Shea (Butyrospermum Parkii) Seed Butter
Protium Heptaphyllum Resin Extract

Restorative Balm - BiON Skincare

“It’s the cold pressed organic hemp in the Restorative Balm for me.” Barry

“I love lathering on BiON balms and lotions at night and waking up to softer skin.” Jenni

Restorative Balm is a product that was requested by the BiON distributors in Finland for the extremely dry winter conditions causing cracked, dry skin. BiON uses the moisturizing and healing benefits of olive oil and cold pressed organic hemp, which also helps to retain essential fatty acids, reduce itchiness and preserve vitamin content. The rich butter texture melts into the skin without a greasy feel. It can also be used for stretch marks, as a barrier cream for babies, rough heels, knees or elbows and as an excellent hand cream for workers, who cleanse hands often, to prevent cracking. The calming Yuzu scent is enticing.

Eye Mousse - Hale & Hush

“It’s the fluffy, light and velvety texture of Eye Mousse for me!”  Barry

“You had me at ‘sleep deprived’. ” Jenni

Packed with wrinkle-fighting peptides, antioxidants and brightening effects to revive and enliven stressed delicate eye skin, Eye Mousse is velvety and soothing moisture. This is an ideal addition to winter skin care.

Eye Mousse also rehabilitates sensitive and fragile skin around the eye area with two revolutionary ingredients: Chronopeptide to revive sleep-deprived skin, and Carnosine (L) Benfotiamine, a patented anti-glycation complex.

Illuminating Neck - E.F. Tropics

“It’s the intense amount of antioxidants in Illuminating Neck for me!”  Barry

“I’ve been testing this product out on my mother in law and can’t wait to see the results!” Jenni

How does it work? You can make it a part of your clients winter skin care home care program!

1. Lifts and tightens sagging neck skin. 
A combination of 3 active molecules in 1 solution:

  • Aminopropanol Sulfonic Acid.

  • Calcium Hydroxy methionine.

  •  Plankton Extract marine.

  • Induces adiponectin release from adipose tissue (in vitro) that signals the skeletal muscle to enhance metabolism of type I muscle fibers. Helps to enhance the appearance of more toned and defined slender neck and more defined V shaped face.

2. Reduces Neck skin wrinkles:
Contains resorcinol derivatives, resveratrol and 20  KD hyaluronic acid – all work as anti-wrinkle actives.

3. Decreases the appearance of double chin contour, Resulting in a slenderer neck:

  • contains 0 Tetrapeptide – 4, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Darutoside, Leontopodium Alpinum callus Culture Extract, Acetyl \ dipeptide – 1 Cetyl Ester.

  • Activity based on dual-action approach. Illuminating neck treats the global contour of the neck

  • Lifting the fold of the neck side crow’s feet wrinkles on the sides, by strengthening the dermal structure and increasing its contractile properties.

  • Clinical studies have demonstrated the positive effect of the product, on the dropping sagging neck skin surface, both of which have been reduced respectively by up to 61% and 91% after 2 months of treatment

4. All around: skin lightening:
resorcinol derivative plus resveratrol, niacinamide & other ingredients also contribute to skin lightening.

Hydra Dew Pure™ Eye Contour Cream - Repêchage

“It’s the… ‘Reduces Puffiness & Wrinles’… for me! I love the Eye Contour Cream!”   Barry

“Sinks right in, no greasy or sticky feel at all.  I’ve really been enjoying so much from this new collection!” Jenni

It’s part of the new Hydra Dew Pure™ Collection that was newly released in 2020! This eye cream is a perfect addition to a winter skin care home care routine.

Eye Contour Cream

This gentle but effective eye cream combines ingredients such as Caffeine extracts to reduce the appearance of puffiness while Peptides help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Our exclusive Seaweed extract combined with Water Lily and Camellia Japonica extracts help renew and revitalize the appearance of the eye contour area.

Want to learn more about Eye Countour Cream? Register as a Repêchage Professional. 

Hand + Body Lotion - SilcSkin

“It’s the way the Hand + Body Lotion sinks into the skin and is not even a little greasy on your hands for me!”  Barry

“Tired of your phone screen getting greased up from hand lotion? Then you need to check this one out!” Jenni

Hand & Body Treatment treats wrinkles as if they were scars, pulling the skin’s natural moisture to the surface, hydrating the skin and improving the collagen structure. Made using medical grade silicone, our Hand & Body Treatment has been made with the hands in mind, though it can also be used on your arms, elbows, knees, legs and the skin under your arms. Made in the USA. This is ideal as part of a winter skin care collection for hands and body! 

Perfecting Pumpkin Mask with Bakuchiol - Circadia

“It’s the sheer perfection of the way the skin looks after using Perfecting Pumpking Mask for me!” Barry

“This ingredient, Bakuchiol, is popping up everywhere! Leave it to Circadia to combine it with a seasonal favorite!” Jenni

Circadia’s Pumpkin Perfecting Mask with Bakuchiol is formulated to deliver powerful antioxidant protection while boosting collagen, similar to Retinol without sensitivity.  This mask is designed for all skin types and defends against inflammatory stress. This is an incredible fall and winter skin care treatment!

Blue Moon Retinol Overnight Sleep Mask - Herbal Skin Solutions

“It’s the retinol in the Blue Moon Retinol Overnight Sleep Mask for me!”  Barry

“Sleeping mask? YES! Anything to multitask.  Anything.”  Jenni

Giving a whole new meaning to the word “beauty sleep,” our Blue Moon Retinol Overnight Sleeping Mask goes to work while you rest your head to deliver intense moisture that leaves skin smooth, supple, and fresh when you wake.  Sleep away winter blues with the Blue Moon Sleep Mask as part of a winter skin care treatment!

Used as an age-management and preventative/corrective cream, our Blue Moon Retinol Overnight Sleeping Mask is silky and buttery to the touch and contains a potent blend of botanicals, including the star ingredient Blue Tansy Oil, which increases cellular turnover and aids in minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores as well as brightening any uneven pigment.

Known as Moroccan Chamomile, the rarity and exclusivity of Blue Tansy Oil due to it’s seasonal crop in Northern Morocco makes this ingredient even more special alongside it’s unique benefits and qualities including the blue undertones created by the formation of Chamazulene, which naturally occurs when the plant’s material is exposed to heat from steam during the distillation process.

The resulting Chamazulene from this process is the active magic that enriches Blue Tansy Oil with soothing, anti-inflammatory properties that calm the skin almost instantly.

Retinol is the other powerhouse ingredient you’ll find in the Blue Moon Overnight Sleeping Mask and pairs beautifully with the Blue Tansy Oil, which immediately counteracts the retinol’s irritating nature and allows its best qualities to shine forth for promoting collagen production and youthful cellular turnover

Aligning with its name, the Blue Moon Overnight Sleeping Mask works best when applied at sun down and at the end of your P.M. skin routine (cleansing, toning ritual, corrective Vitamin C + EGF serum cocktail, et al). Yes, the closer to dusk, the better!

Finally, those who enjoy this formulation will notice a distinctive scent of sweet sage with a light herbaceous aroma that washes one’s being with a sense of peace through connectedness with the Earth’s ingredients.

Hydro-Lock Sleep Mask Royal Peptide Treatment - HydroPeptide

“It’s the Royal Peptide Treatment in this Hydro-Lock Sleep Mask for me!”  Barry

“Sleep your way to radiance…I’ll take it! Royal Jelly has always been a favorite of mine.” Jenni

This pillow-proof overnight treatment beautifully smooths and perfects your skin with a soothing blend of HydrO18™ Activated Water ™ and calming licorice root. Royal peptides mimic and enhance the regenerative powers of royal jelly to benefit cell turnover processes and provide vital nutrients to the skin. The result: skin will look and feel radiant, refreshed, and soft.

This product is vegan and cruelty free and does not contain any gluten, parabens, phthalates, soy, or sulfates. Sleep your way to radiance with this winter skin care winner.



“It’s the way the fine lines under my eyes plump up after I combine MYSKINBUDDY with eye creams and moisturizers!” Barry

“A device that works with nearly every single thing on my vanity, and with so many steps in my routine.” Jenni

MYSKINBUDDY is the revolutionary facial device that utilizes four proven technologies to help you achieve a clearer complexion, brighter and even skin tone, and a more youthful appearance.

Neptune Hydro-Infusion Machine - DermaJEM

“It’s being able to offer the HOTTEST treatment around with the Neptune!”  Barry

“Having DermaJEM as a partner is a major perk of purchasing their devices.  The business guidance and support you receive is like having a personal coach!” Jenni

The Neptune 6 in 1 Hydro-infusion System a perfect blend of modalities that can take your Spa or Esthetics practice to the next level. The most popular treatment right now on the market is Hydrodermabrasion. It is a deep but gentle exfoliation of the skin using both mechanical and chemical exfoliation to really bring out bright refreshed skin. But the Neptune gives you so many more options than that. It allows you to really customize your facial treatments to give your clients so much more than just hydrodermabrasion. With 5 other essential functions to an incredible facial.

Neptune Functions

  1. Hydrodermabrasion
  2. Oxygen Jet
  3. Ultrasound infusion
  4. Hot Therapy
  5. Cold Therapy
  6. RadioFrequency

Can you imagine the custom and signature treatments you can create with the Neptune Hydroinfusion system? The possibilities are endless.

Myolift 600™ - 7E Wellness

“It’s being able to boost ATP in clients skin with the Mylift 600™ for me.”  Barry

“The education provided by 7E Wellness on their device technology is so helpful if you are new to using machines in your treatment room, and such a great refresher to the seasoned esthetician.” Jenni

If you’ve been looking for more information on the 7E MyoLift™ 600 Professional True Microcurrent™ machine this blog post is your one-stop shop for all details, including:

  • About the Device
  • True Microcurrent™ Technology
  • Treatments and Benefits of MyoLift™ 600
  • Who is it for?
  • How often you should use it?
  • How soon will you see results?
  • Features
  • What’s included with a purchase?
  • What’s the deal with the ATP Booster Gel Mask?

Thanks to KM Herbals, Dawn Lorraine, Immunocologie, Color Up, BION, Hale & Hush, E.F. Tropics, Repêchage, SilcSkin, Circadia, Herbal Skin Solutions, MSB, HydroPeptide, DermaJEM and 7E Wellness  for sponsoring this article.

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