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Saving Your Skin and Hair from the Ravages of Winter

By Hillary Stone

coldWinter can wreak havoc on our hair, skin, and immune systems, so we suggest a few products that can help combat the effects of the season.

C.O. Bigelow Cold and Flu Soak Herbal Formula No.122  Breathe easy with this herbal formula cold and flu soak. C.O. Bigelow blends pure revitalizing essential oils ~ including eucalyptus (3.5%) and peppermint ~ with immune-supporting extracts of willow bark (extract 5%), echinacea and ginger to create a comforting therapeutic soak. This cure-all soothes the discomfort associated with body aches, pains and congested nasal passages.  $18, available at Bath & Body Works and www.bathandbodyworks.com.

Amika Obliphica Nourishing Hair Mask  Sea Buckthorn Berry (Obliphica) Nourishing Hair Mask with omega 7 + vitamin c hydrates, smoothes and protects tired winter hair. The Obliphica berry, for centuries renowned for its healing powers, has an arsenal of antioxidants, vitamins, healthy fatty acids, Omega 3, 6 & 9, and the rare Omega 7 (usually only found in fish oil). These potent vitamins ~ combined with the powerful properties of the Argan nut oil, native to Morocco ~ come together to form a line that replenishes, moisturizes, and brings out hairs natural balance. The Nourishing Hair Mask deeply conditions and restores hair. $40,  Available at www.loveamika.com

C.O. Bigelow Derma Remedy Intense Dry Skin Body Lotion No.1603  No. 1603 Derma Remedy Intense Skin Therapy Body Lotion  ~ lactic acid 6%, vitamin E 0.5%, borage oil 0.5% ~ increases the moisture in skin instantly by 75% then works continuously to cure the signs of severely dry skin within 3 days. Formula 1603 provides more than 24 hours of protection, working to break the cycle of chronic dryness, reduce scaliness, rough texture, and dry patches, and restore the overall health of your skin. $18

C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve No. 012  Bigelow’s famous Rose Salve has been a favorite since the early days due to its ability to care for lips and beautify skin. It’s emulsified with extra-soothing rose extract, which helps ease irritation and condition the skin, and can be used on lips, face, cuticles, elbows, knees, chapped or very dry skin patches.  $5.50

Pick up both these products and more at C.O. Bigelow and www.bigelowchemists.com.

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