The cold days of winter make our ocean swims colder. Our coffee seems hotter and our skin drier. The Wendy Christina Premium Skincare team loves chilly weather! To be wild in winter, we turn to the beautifully scented essential oil, Palmarosa. This is the season of bundling up, warm drinks, fireplaces and welcomed cuddles with loved ones. The late sunrises of winter inspire us to intentionally start our days in the first morning rays.
Awakenings of the body in the form of cold ocean swims, surfs, beach walks, grounding yoga or hitting the ski slopes all accompany our early morning reflections of the mind. So we encourage you, our lovely customers, to take advantage of these colder mornings and late sunrises. Wendy Christina Skincare is the nourishment for your skin. Mornings started off with gratitude, hope, and rejuvenation are the nourishment of our soul. We hope you enjoy the season.
Intentionality with Palmarosa
So why Palmarosa? During cold days, our skin needs protection from everyday elements. While we love winter, the cold air and lack of humidity often dries out skin leaving it dull and dehydrated. The chill in temperatures causes our natural occurring sebum levels to decrease. Sebum – in correct balance – protects our skin and locks moisture in. Without the nourishment it needs, skin is open to irritants and may become itchy due to dryness. Skin often develops minor bacterial infections due to the loss of protective layer and weakness in the skin barrier. Common problems from poorly nourished skin in winter include: itchy dry skin, cracked lips, exacerbation of pre-existing inflammatory skin diseases such as rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema.
Proper care is a necessity for mature or dry skin, especially during winter. This is why our highlighted essential oil ingredient of the week is Palmarosa.
Wild in Winter with Palmarosa
Palmarosa (also known as Rose Geranium) comes from a grass species native to India. The properties of Palmarosa include antiseptic, bactericide, digestive, hydrating and anti-fungal. When our skin is vulnerable in winter, using Palmarosa is the ideal tonic to protect against harmful microorganisms. This killer essential oil stimulates the regeneration of cells resulting in stronger skin on the cellular level and increased healing of scars and infections. The perfect ingredient for going wild in winter, Palmarosa is also hydrating to the skin and balances the levels of sebum.
Palmarosa is ideal for all skincare types, particularly problematic and sensitive skin. It aids conditions such as acne, dermatitis, minor skin infections, malnourished and dry skin. Our recommended winter products containing Palmarosa are:
POMEGRANATE & WHITE WILLOW BARK FACIAL EXFOLIANT
This gentle exfoliation for the face is gently detoxifying and nourishing to the skin. Sweet almond, camellia and jojoba oils are rich in omega fatty acids which can aid to nourish and assist healthy cell growth, while white willow bark and lavender oil can work to draw out impurities from the pores. Rose Geranium provides hydration and added antiseptic protection.
Currently available in 100ml & 230 ml**
MEDITATION BLEND – FACIAL MASSAGE OIL
The Meditation Blend is a facial massage oil intended to soothe and relax. It targets skin, mind, and emotions for a luxury unwind. Joining Australian Jojoba oil, Palmarosa and the other key ingredients penetrate the skin to deeply hydrate and heal. Extremely effective when used just before going to sleep; you will wake up refreshed from your overnight facial.
Currently available in 100ml**
ULTRA NOURISHMENT DAY AND NIGHT CREAM
Our Ultra Nourishment day and night cream is an ideal cream to use for skin that needs intensive hydration and nourishment. It is suitable for dry skin and cooler dryer climates. The focus of this cream is to deeply nourish dry and damaged skin through high levels of protein & fatty acid rich ingredients.
Currently available in 100ml, 230ml, and 500ml