Samples sent for review purposes, but opinions are all Anne’s own.
Right before the holidays, I unceremoniously dumped my old skin care regimen and publicly professed my love for a new-found skin care line called eraclea that simply rocked my world at first sight. And as it is with any relationship that’s meant to be, my love is only growing stronger with time.
So what’s so special about my “Mr. Right” of the skincare world? Well first, the products are so incredibly hydrating that it’s like my scaly winter skin stumbled upon hot springs containing the fountain of youth. And yes, I know that sounds dramatic, but isn’t love dramatic? Seriously though, my skin has never felt more nourished than it has over the past couple of months, and that’s saying a lot considering it’s been one of the coldest winters in years here in the DC area.
Here are a few eraclea products that are keeping my frozen parts from scaling and flaking:
Ever-moist Lip Balm
Who doesn’t love a good lip balm that nourishes but doesn’t feel waxy or sticky? This lip balm has all the best qualities packed into one tube retailing for $16, and it’s worth every pretty penny. My lips get particularly chapped during the winter, and this refreshing balm restores moisture and acts as a really good base for your lipstick, because it keeps lips smooth and silky.
Simply Perfect Hand Cream
Don’t you love it when the name says it all? If you suffer from dry, cracked hands that hurt and resort to “unique” solutions like my mother does (can you say “udder cream?”) then you can ditch your bovine remedies and try a more humanly salve like eraclea’s Simply Perfect Hand Cream ($20). It features eraclea’s signature HylaSponge®System (a combination of hyaluronic acid sponges and hyaluronic acids of various molecular weights) and is infused with lipids and vitamins to keep hands smooth all day.
Firming Lifting Mask
Your face won’t know what hit it (in a good way!) once it gets a hold of this ultimate age-defying face mask ($50). A little goes a long way with this gel mask, which you only need to leave on for a few minutes to see results (immediately smoothing skin like a powerful, wrinkle-reducing, pore-smoothing primer would). Of course, because I like to take things to the extreme, I tried leaving the mask on overnight, and while it definitely helped my skin look firm and supple the next morning, I learned the hard way that the gel doesn’t really dry, so my pillowcase was a bit tacky. Lesson learned. But in the end, I got the results I was looking for!
Now that you’ve heard so much about my new love, I hope you get a chance to go out and meet “him” for yourself. Let me know if you end up trying any of these incredible winter skin savers!
Photos: Anne Houseman/beautyxpose