Desert Oasis: Beauty Ingredients Found in The Desert
If images of tumbleweeds and dust storms are all that fill your mind when you think about the desert you’ve clearly never been to a desert oasis. With bright colors, prickly cactus, and palm trees as far as the eye can see, a desert oasis is truly a slice of heaven. And while we all can’t pack our bags for a poolside getaway, by incorporating a few desert-inspired products into your routine you can bring a little slice of that heaven home. Below we’re sharing a few of our favorite products—from the L’Oréal portfolio of brands—that are formulated with ingredients typically found in the desert!
Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist
Any avid reader of Skincare.com will tell you, the editors here are obsessed with face mists. You can store one in your purse, your gym bag, and at your desk and use it to give your complexion an instant burst of hydration anywhere, anytime! One mist we love happens to be formulated with cactus flower, a resilient desert flower that flourishes in extremely dry conditions—which is exactly how we’d like our skin to react to dry climates and environments. The cooling facial mist from Kiehl’s helps to purify and hydrate the skin to improve overall texture for a revived, healthy-looking appearance. In addition to cactus flower the mist’s formula boasts Tibetan ginseng, a mountain plant known to thrive in high altitude climates, and essential oils of lavender, geranium, and rosemary that give it a beautiful earthy scent. Use it anytime to help your complexion maintain its essential moisture throughout the day and to leave you skin feeling soft, smooth, and refreshed.
The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Body Butter
In many desert oasis locales aloe vera plants grow wild. In the skin care world, aloe vera is known for its soothing abilities—let’s face it, how many of us would slather it on after a little too much time in the sun as a kid? This Body Butter from The Body Shop is like an upgraded version of that goopy aloe vera gel you’d keep in the fridge. The soothing body butter is formulated with pure, hand-filleted aloe from Mexico. What’s more, the formula is fragrance-free, colorant-free, preservative-free, and alcohol-free making it a great pick for sensitive skin. Massage it onto your skin after every shower and allow the butter to sink in before getting dressed.
L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius
While aloe vera gel is well-known, aloe water—or aloe vera juice—is just starting to rise up the ranks as a popular skin care ingredient. Like the aloe vera gel, aloe water is hydrating and has been making an appearance in skin care through product formulas like L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius. With hyaluronic acid and aloe water, Hydra Genus is available in three skin type-specific formulas: Normal to Dry Skin, Extra Dry Skin, and Normal to Oily Skin.