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2017-12-28 18:44:09 Pubslished In Journal

Winter Skin Essentials

The cooler, drier months of winter call for transitions in your skincare regimen. During this time of the year, our skin is vulnerable to all sorts of damage when the air outside is cold and dry. The lipid barrier that protects the skin from moisture loss is more easily compromised, which can result in irritation, dryness, and a decrease in radiance and glow. 

Conventional dry-skin moisturizers most often use petroleum, mineral oils, and silicones to preserve moisture in the skin. Petroleum and mineral oils seal off the skin, forming a barrier on top of the skin, preventing anything from getting in or out. Wherever they're applied, they form an invisible film on the surface that blocks the pores and the skin's natural respiration process.

It's easy to boost moisture in a healthy, toxin-free manner! Green Bar offers three rich body balms that provide luxurious moisture to your parched skin. Natural balms are healing, hydrating, and rich with oils, have been used for centuries to soothe the skin. Gorgeous natural fragrances combined with cold-pressed botanical oils are the perfect remedy for winter skin.

Kashmir Butter is a limited winter edition body balm, with a wonderfully rich consistency and comforting seasonal scent. White cacao butter and sweet almond oil are rich in antioxidants and healthy skin building fats. Helichrysum (also known as the Immortal or Everlasting flower) promotes healthy skin cell regeneration. Propolis beeswax and cardamom are anti-bacterial and aid in purifying the skin. This butter is solid, and melts in your hands for easy application.

Blue Green Tulsi Balm is an algae-rich balm that is incredibly nourishing for both the hands and nails. Washing our hands in the dry winter months can lead to brittle nails and chapped skin. Topical castor oil slows down the aging process, by penetrating deeply and stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. Tulsi (also known as Holy Basil) is super-rich in antioxidants, and is anti-bacterial. Macha (finely milled green tea leaves) helps to create the beautiful color of this balm. This lighter balm, with it’s uplifting lemongrass scent, is the perfect winter remedy.

Our velvety and luxurious Black Vanilla Balm is a beauty essential any time of the year. Our vanilla is pure, and smells delicious! The exciting benefits of vanilla in our body balm go far beyond the signature scent- containing natural antioxidants that help protect against environmental stressors. Cold pressed coconut and sweet almond oils bring deep moisture to the skin. A hint of Bitter Orange is calming and cleansing — without stripping the skin, as can some harsh over-the-counter synthetic formulas. Black Vanilla Balm can be applied anywhere for moisture, and can be placed on the wrists and behind the ear as a perfume.

All of Green Bar’s luscious body balms are 100% chemical-free, and contain 100% active ingredients. Available to purchase on our online store, or in our retail shop. Apply our balms anywhere you feel dry, as our plant-based formulas are safe for face and lips too. 


2015-02-12 14:28:20 Pubslished In Journal

Let Your Skin Exhale

The skin is the largest organ, with pores that breathe in and out; it inhales and exhales with us.