With the recent wave of freezing temps, careful attention to keep skin moisturized and hydrated is a essential. One of my favorite all natural remedies for the winter months is San Francisco-based In Fiore. I stumbled upon In Fiore’s storefront apothecary in San Francisco’s emerging Tender Nob district. In the cozy and fragrant space, In Fiore founder Julie Elliott hand blends organic, biodynamic and wild-crafted essences from around the world into glorious bath and body oils, balms, and complexion treatments.
I have been using In Fiore’s products for a few years now, and each time I dip into a jar or balm, lather on oil after a bath or apply a few drops of Complexe de Fleur to my face it is an indulgent treat. I love the subtle aroma of the Kashmir Body Balm especially. The In Fiore body balms are a true skin saver during these harsh winter months. I also tend to wash my hands frequently or apply anti-bacterial foam during flu season. At times I find the skin around my knuckles turning red and sometimes cracking. The Kasmir Body Balm quickly helps to relieve and restore the skin on my hands. I keep a jar close at hand on my desk and in the bathroom at home. In Fiore Kashmir Body Balm sells for $80 for 240ml at Beauty Habit and lasts many months. Only a tiny bit is needed at each application as it leaves the skin hydrated and dewy. The essential oils in this particular balm include blend of essential oils of Patchouli, Neroli and Sandalwood. The base of this balm is grapeseed oil for its antioxidant properties as well as Jojoba oil and Vitamin E. The scent is a rich and woodsy with a floral hint, perfect for unwinding and releasing tension during long stretches spent in front of a computer screen. This year I am vowing to treat myself to balms and skincare treatments from In Fiore, they indulge not only my skin, but my soul as well. A true luxury for 2013 and beyond.
For more dry skin remedies, check out winter beauty and skincare guide!