We live in a northern country and being bound to a mercurial climate full of extremes and daily changes takes a toll on our bodies. The cold cuts through our bones, making us tense up and our skin feeling dry and taut. The contrast between outside and inside does not help the comfort of our fragile epidermis; heating dries it out and so do icy winds.
That's why it's important to take care of your skin all year round, and even more so in winter.
There are many ways to do this. At LISA NOTO, we like to simplify our lives by using a few products that are multi-purpose, i.e. that moisturize but also protect, nourish and soothe the skin.
Basically, the skin, in addition to being moisturized, must also be nourished and protected so that the moisture stays on skin. Adding wax to a moisturizing formula is optimal as this key ingredient forms a shield that keeps the moisture inside and protects against dust and other polluting particles in the air. In addition, beeswax, for example, has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe the skin and injuries such as reactions to cold. It nourishes and as it is occlusive, it retains water and forms a waterproof layer on the skin.
You can find beeswax in our moisturizing lip glosses and our tinted moisturizing cream. These are makeup products, naturally, but they are also skincare products; a two-in-one option that gives us an instant healthy glow, so why go without!
We use other vegetable waxes in our products, such as candelilla wax, which has a great nourishing and moisturizing capacity.
Vegetable butters are also highly recommended for the skin, especially in winter, thanks to their strong emollient properties. They reinforce the skin's hydrolipidic layer and improve its elasticity; moreover they protect from external aggressions. They also participate in slowing down skin aging.
Too rich for some when utilised in their 'pure' form, especially during the summer season, shea, tucuma and cocoa butters are the ideal skin softeners.
Almost all LISA NOTO products contain vegetable butters thus guaranteeing a healthy-looking skin.
Finally, we can't pass up our favorite moisturizing ingredient that is also our signature product. You guessed it, it's pure organic Moringa oil.
Extracted from the pods which contain collagen, its composition is comparable to that of olive oil. This pure, precious and beneficial oil, with its rich and silky touch, contains monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins A, B, C and E and minerals that act as a moisturizing shield, capturing moisture and protecting skin from harmful external factors and pollution. It penetrates skin, nourishes and repairs damaged cells while preventing fine lines and leaving it feeling supple and radiant. An age-old beauty secret, this natural oil is rich in antioxidants and is ideal for slowing down skin aging and preventing pigmentation spots.
In addition to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, moringa oil softens and soothes dry areas of the body and any type of irritation. LISA NOTO Moringa oil, organic and fair trade, is the ultimate wellness oil. Its rich texture calms sensitive skin and protects combination skin. Non-comedogenic, nourishing and protective, it alleviates tightness or itching caused by dry skin. The skin regains its radiance and is prepped for makeup that lasts longer.
By choosing natural cosmetics that contain pure waxes, butters and oils, your skin and your health in general will be grateful.
There's no need to carry around multiple skin care products. All you really need are a few that do more for you, using natural formulas and key ingredients that nourish, soothe, moisturize and protect all in one.
It's possible! And it feels so good. Happy beauty and wellness routine :)