A paralyzing blizzard in the Midwest and pounding ice pellets in the Northeast make Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction for an early thaw seem questionable at best. Just the mere thought of bikinis and bare limbs makes us want to crawl under a cashmere blanket and not come out until mid-April. But, because it’s difficult to be depressed while slathering on a good self-tanner or submerged in a frothy bubble bath, we’re opting to self-medicate with a new crop of all-natural beauty products that take on the worst winter has to offer. From frog-shaped bath bombs to luxurious lotions and hair products, here’s our top ten list of winter-blues-busting beauty booty:
LUSH Frog Prince Bath Bomb ($4.95)
Whoever said you had to kiss a lot of frogs to find true love was wrong. Turns out you just have to bathe with one. Scented with white jasmine and rosewood, this effervescent amphibian will make loved ones smitten with your skin. And its almond oil and coconut butter pack a nourishing punch.
Sheago Butter Butter ($16.99)
These Fair-Trade sweet creams contain raw, unrefined shea butter (read: mega-moisturizing). Temporarily transport yourself to the tropics and spackle yourself in flavors including pineapple and mango pulp.
RAHUA Conditioner ($34)
This intense formula is to hair follicles what Gatorade is to football players during the Super Bowl. Your parched locks will soak up this luxurious formula’s moisturizing goodness. To truly capitalize on its softening skills, apply during tub time.
Suki Exfoliate Foaming Body Cleanser ($30.95)
Exfoliation is like flossing. Quick and easy, yet we never do it quite as much as we should. Encourage the beneficial behavior with this vat of sloughing magic, which helps all skin types. Plus, this product is vegan-approved.
According to LEAP, when life hands you wintery mixes and snow days, make a beautiful bar of soap. Combat a raging case of Seasonal Affective Disorder by retreating with this citrusy salvation. Bonus points for the pretty, 100% recyclable box.