Moisture bound: Winter beauty staples from P&G Beauty

The first part of this month I couldn’t wait to get away.  Since I didn’t have any real vacations booked, I was banking on a work trip to Vancouver to get me out of my “I want to get out of here” funk.  Well, after a week of gloomy, rainy weather, I’m kinda happy to be back in snowy Winnipeg, where although it’s colder and whiter here, at least the sun comes out on a regular basis.

But with snow and winter comes dryness and dullness.  P&G Beauty sent me a care package of some of their new products from Olay, Pantene, Head & Shoulders, and Secret back in December and since I was so busy with holiday beauty, I hadn’t really gotten the chance to go through it.  Some of the products in the box are actually items that I use on a regular basis since they work so amazingly.  Take for instance the Olay 4-in-1 Daily Facial Cloths for Sensitive Skin, which are cleansing wipes that clean your face, tone it, and act as a mask and scrub.  I love using these on nights where I am out at an event and have a ton of makeup on. When I get home the last thing I want to do is wash my face. These make it so easy to take everything off, fast. Just wet them and go to town on your face, then apply your favourite moisturizer.

Another fave is the Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash, which not only moisturizes your skin but also makes it feel incredibly clean. The formula gives you long-lasting moisture that absorbs to help treat dryness at the source (hello, winter), rather than just having the product sit on your skin’s surface. As a result, you’re left with clean, moisturized skin that radiates.

Winter beauty staples from P&G Beauty

Speaking of skin, do you ever get stress sweat? I do, but thankfully Secret Clinical has a deodorant that will give you lasting odour protection throughout the day. Secret Clinical Light & Fresh is perfect for pretty much any occasion, whether it’s at the office, at the gym, or on a date (especially a first one).

Another pre-date-night item? A good hairspray. Whenever my boyfriend and I go out, I always make sure to curl my hair, to set it, i’ve been using the Pantene Pro-V Style Series Airspray for a year now and was happy to get another bottle of it since I’m almost out of my first one. This hairspray is a lightweight, alcohol-free hairspray designed to provide a flexible hold for healthy, shiny hair. Best of all, your hair doesn’t feel stiff, sticky, or look weighed down. My curls stay in tack and my hair feels soft and silky, to boot.

Other products I’ve been digging is the Head & Shoulders Nourishing Care Shampoo and Conditioner, which is awesome for the dry weather, since I find my scalp tends to flake in the winter months. This duo has the 3 Action Formula, which cleans to remove oil, protect your scalp from dandruff, and moisturize.  After my hair is washed, I use the Pantene Pro-V Smoothing Combing Creme, which hydrates hair strands for effortless detangling and adds moisture and shine. I always use a serum and a split end tamer, so this is great to use instead since it helps detangle my hair and add in the benefits of a serum.

Head & Shoulders Nourishing Care Shampoo and Conditioner

My skin and hair has been loving me lately since everything has been nice and moisturized, thanks to these goodies from Olay, Pantene, Head & Shoulders, and Secret.

What are your winter skincare and hair staples?

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.

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