Helps for Winter Skin

This time of year, you can hear the air crackling with dryness. The heating is on constantly in homes and offices. And the largest organ in our body and primary protector of our insides from the external environment, your skin, gets uber dry.

In the Wintertime, skin needs more moisture. That does not mean cleansing more frequently. It is all about proper hydration. See what some Rogue Valley businesses carry to get your skin glowing this season.

Blue Giraffe Day Spa
51 Water St.
Ashland, OR

The Blue Giraffe is located in downtown Ashland and has several estheticians on hand to evaluate your skin and make recommendations for customized regimes. They also carry two products that are sure to assist with stubborn and irritated skin.

Epionce Medical Barrier Cream – This product was developed by Epionce for sensitive skin that cannot handle standard ingredients or preservatives. Some of the botanical ingredients include Apple fruit extract and Beeswax and Rosa Canina Fruit Oil. It has lots of emollient ingredients but is paraben-free, sulfate-free and not tested on animals. This product retails for $48.

Epionce Restorative Hand Cream – This special cream does not just hydrate. It also reverses signs of aging. Those little lines and imperfections might go away. Raspberry seed oil and other botanicals are the key ingredients in this product. This item retails for $38

Ulta Beauty
25 Rossanley Drive
Medford, OR

Ulta Beauty stores are available across the United States. Medford also happens to have a location near Trader Joe’s.

Here are two products they carry for keeping your skin soft:
Murad Overnight Detox Moisturizer – Do you think that if you have oily or problem skin that you should not use moisturizer? Think again. Pollution and blue light from electronics can do a number on your skin. This amazing product filled with supercharged antioxidants goes on at night and when you wake up your skin barrier has been strengthened while you were sleeping. This product sells for $72.

Bare Haven Essential Moisturizing Soft Cream – This product is sold online only at Ulta (
It contains St. John’s Wort an “Intuitive Mineral Moisture Technology” that provides a 191% increase in skin hydration levels. This retails for $35.

The Spa at Club Northwest
2160 NW Vine St.
Grants Pass, OR

The Spa at Club Northwest is conveniently located inside Club Northwest which is a full-service fitness facility right off the highway. They offer skincare and medical aesthetics including these products for dry skin:

SkinMedica Replenish Hydrating Cream – This product is appropriate for all skin types and is applied both morning and evening. This product is specifically for facial skin. It retails for $66.

SkinMedica Ultrasheer Moisturizer – A lightweight moisturizer that not only hydrates but also improves the facial skin’s appearance over time. It is good for normal and oily skin types. It retails for $58.

-by Vanessa Newman

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