It’s no surprise that an office full of makeup junkies would be hooked on all kinds of skin care products. When the Z Palette crew isn’t melting makeup in a de-potting frenzy, we’re checking out skin savers that keep our skin looking radiant and healthy even without makeup.
Cold winter weather brings skin stressors that require special treatment, and the Z Palette team is on top of the most effective complexion-coddling concoctions for withstanding chilly temperatures. Here are a few of our faves.
Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer: This pampering lip moisturizer plumps up your pout while providing lasting hydration. The ultra-rich shea butter, Vitamin E and jojoba oil formula also protects lips and minimizes the look of fine lines. It comes as a transparent treatment and also in six lightly tinted shades. A win-win!
Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel: This gentle yet effective cleanser washes away makeup and impurities, exfoliates and helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin soft, smooth, refreshed and radiant. Talk about multitasking!
Another Peter Thomas Roth pick, Max All Day Moisture Defense Sunscreen Cream SPF 30 is one of Zena’s must-haves. The creamy, oil-free moisturizer/ sunscreen combo provides major hydration and serious sun protection. And we’re all over a time-saving two-in-one product during the morning rush.
Ultraceuticals C23 Firming Concentrate: With 23% pure Vitamin C, this Australian super serum is a potent skin rejuvenator that helps firm and restore radiance to dull skin while providing antioxidant protection. It produces dramatic results in just two weeks, and the tingly sensation when you apply it means it’s working.
Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser: This soothing, nourishing cleanser removes dirt, oil and makeup, hydrates, and offers stronger-than-average anti-aging benefits to boot. And the citrus scent is delicious!
Ole Henriksen knows what he’s doing when it comes to aromatherapy as well as skin care. His Rub N’ Buff Salt Scrub is a do-it-yourself spa treatment that revs up your senses with the fragrance of lavender and lemongrass essential oils and revs up your body with energizing sea salt exfoliation. He’s a real Wizard of Aaaaahs!
Farsali 24k Rose Gold Elixir: Beauty mavens everywhere are absolutely obsessed with this stuff, and our operations manager swears by it. A multipurpose miracle worker, it isn’t just a lightweight moisturizer — the rosehip seed oil formula is also a makeup primer, lip balm, serious anti-ager, stretch mark treatment, and the secret to a natural-looking dewy glow. And it contains real 24 karat gold!