Snowed in: Winter skincare and haircare from P&G Beauty


It seems like we just got out of a cold snap here in Canada. Not sure how it was in your city or town, but in Winnipeg last weekend we saw lows of -40 C with the windchill. Literally the WiFi stopped working because it was too cold.

Because of the chilly weather, these past few weeks have been hell for my body. Everything is dry. My skin, my nails, my hair, even my eyes. I’m like a plant in the dessert, I need moisture. Stat.

Well lucky for me, the nice ladies and gents at P&G Beauty sent out a travel case of cold-weather necessities that is literally saving my hair and skin. I’ve used some of these products before but receiving them again definitely made me fall back in love with their use and benefits.


Starting with hair, the Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner combats harsh weather and hydrates hair with deep-conditioning formulas to protect strands from breaking. Hair feels so much softer and moisturized after use. If I want to do something really special, I swap out that conditioner for the Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner, which is a powerful formula that includes a higher concentration of conditioning actives for softer hair after three minutes. I actually use this product every Sunday for a hair recharge (I actually clean my shower while I wait the three minutes for this stuff to work – too much info?).

Once your hair is dry, make sure to use some styling products. If there is one hair product I absolutely need to use, it’s a split-end tamer. I was really excited to get the Pantene Pro-V Intensely Strong Repair Creme, not sure if this product is new or not, but it helps mend split ends and prevents future breakage. I use a dab of it and rub it through my hair mid-shaft to the ends. I finish off my hair routine with the Pantene BB creme for hair.


For skincare, I lather myself in the Olay Fresh Outlast Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash, which is made with essential oil fragrances. It works with your skin’s natural pH, leaving you with fresh skin.

For the face, start the night before with the Olay Regenerist Luminous Overnight Mask, which is a product I’ve also used before. This is a thick moisturizer that hydrates and repairs skin overnight. Once you wake up, do your morning routine, then apply some Olay Eyes Illuminating Eye Cream, which is a dual-swirl formula designed to deposit light-reflecting pigments to make tired-looking eyes more awake.

Finally, to keep you fresh all day, apply the Secret Outlast Xtend Completely Clean Clear Gel, which is a clear deodorant (no more white marks!) formulated to dry fast and go on clear. It provides continuous 48 odour protection as well.

Just because the weather drops to Antarctic temperatures, that doesn’t mean our hair and skin has to face the consequences. Stay warm and keep moisturized this season!!

What’s your favourite moisture-rich products?

Disclosure: I am a #BeautyUnited blogger. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Like what you read? Check out these related posts:, Inc.