Taking care of your skin can feel like your last priority in fall and winter, when you're just trying to maintain a reasonable body temperature, but we're all aware of the changing weather's impact on our face and body. We're determined to keep scales and dryness at bay with long baths this season — best enjoyed while surrounded by candles and with a face mask on.
Click through to find our pick of products to keep skin in tip-top condition during the colder months. We'll happily take any excuse to make bath time a little more luxurious...
Chamomile, sandalwood, and vetiver are combined to relax, soften, and soothe — and that luxe bottle will look pretty nice on your shelf, too.
Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Bath and Shower Oil, $73, available at Space NK.
This exfoliating scrub is paraben-free and smells like a fruity cocktail.
Being by Sanctuary Chilli Mango and Tonka Bean Body Scrub, $15, available at Ulta Beauty.
We don't need an excuse to add anything Aesop to our beauty routines, but we will say that this spicy rose-scented body wash is super relaxing after a 45-minute commute spent shoulder-to-shoulder with strangers in puffer coats.
Aesop A Rose By Any Other Name Body Cleanser, $45, available at Net-a-Porter.
This therapeutic concoction of peppermint, fennel, fir needle, and sweet birch is like a breath of fresh air in your bathtub — and your overworked brain. (Plus, the bottle is cute.)
Moa Fortifying Green Bath Potion, $50, available at Luckyscent.
This gentle sulfate-free body wash is ultra nourishing, thanks to a blend of rosehip oil and fatty acids.
SUNDÃRI Omega 3 & Rose Hip Body Cleanser, $18, available at SkinStore.
The natural boar bristles of this body brush will buff away dulling dead cells and help increase circulation for smoother, brighter skin from head to toe.
Mio Skincare The Mio Body Brush, $20, available at Dermstore.
With a featherlight, non-greasy whipped texture and creamy, soothing fragrance, this generously sized pot of soufflé always has a place on our shelves.
Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Soufflé Body Crème, $60, available at Laura Mercier.
Applying body oil just got a lot easier with this spray-on dry version, which warms up as you rub it into skin for an experience that's both relaxing
and rejuvenating. Yuni Beauty Wind-Down Wonder Warming Body Oil, $35, available at Yuni Beauty.
Sure, you could give these as a lovely present for someone you really like, or you could keep them artfully displayed around your own bathtub...
Tom Dixon Materialism Gift Set, $230, available at Net-a-Porter.
This balm is super luxurious post-bath — and it's loaded with rose butter, rosehip oil, and rose flower essential wax to keep your skin soft.
By Terry Baume de Rose Body Cream, $95, available at Dermstore.
On peeling cuticles or chapped lips, slathered on your face before bed, massaged into your dry, scaly elbows and knees — there's no wrong way to use this versatile, efficient balm, which melts into skin on contact, locks in moisture, and acts like a shield against the elements. A little goes a long way, so the generous four-ounce jar should get you through the entire season unscathed.
Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream, $39, available at Egyptian Magic.
Hydrating, soothing, lightweight yet deeply moisturizing, smells good enough to eat — this body lotion checks all the boxes.
Sachajuan Body Lotion in Ginger Flower, $26, available at Net-a-Porter.
These luxurious mineral-rich bath salts, sourced from Africa's Kalahari Desert, hydrate, ease muscle tension, smooth your skin, and clear your mind... so, basically, all the things a good soak should do.
African Botanics Desert De-Tox Bath Salts, $75, available at Net-a-Porter.
Still longing for summer? You're out of luck for now, but here's the next best thing. This moisturizing shower gel is infused with nourishing cupuaçu butter, antioxidant-rich açaí, and skin-conditioning coconut oil to leave skin incredibly hydrated and smooth, not to mention smelling like a straight-up tropical beach day.
Sol De Janiero Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel, $25, available at Sephora.
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