There’s something about the holidays that makes us want to feel glamorous. Maybe it’s all the parties, maybe it’s actually having the time to treat ourselves to blow-outs, manicures and long soaks in the tub, maybe it’s a reaction to the stress some of us feel around buying presents and scheduling visits. Whatever your reason for wanting to indulge in beauty routines, the perfect ingredient for the season is ginger. It’s reminiscent of holiday baking but lacks the sugary-sweet scent of the actual cookie. It’s spicy, sexy and energizing, leaving you feeling ready for small-talk at your office party, last-minute get-togethers and marathon shopping trips. Ginger is also an antioxidant, meaning your skin is protected from damaging free radicals so it looks youthful through whatever the holiday season throws at you.
The Pull: GO Energy for the Skin Ginger Facial Moisturizer, $21, amazon.com
From the same people who bring you crystallized ginger, ginger beer and other snacks, The Ginger People have developed a skincare line called GO. This moisturizer promises strengthened, firmer and detoxified skin.
The Pull: Lush Star Light, Star Bright, $7, lush.ca
Both festive-looking and smelling, this bath melt has a turquoise centre that turns your bath water a soothing shade of caribbean sea. It also features moisturizing shea butter and extra virgin coconut oil.
The Pull: Organix Awapuhi Ginger Repairing Instant Recovery Mask, $9.99, well.ca
Perfect to use while you soak in your tropical bath courtesy of Lush, this hair mask features super moisturizing oil extracted from the Hawaiian awapuhi ginger plant.
The Pull: Origins Incredible Spreadable Smoothing Ginger Body Scrub, $35, sephora.com
Slough off dry winter skin with Origins’ ginger-infused body scrub. Ginger is the perfect ingredient for a buffing scrub as it’s an anti-irritant that will help soothe skin while it polishes.
The Pull: Darphin Nourishing Satin Oil with Red Ginger Essential Oil, $56.00, murale.ca
Darphin’s Nourishing Satin Oil is a combination of moisturizing oils including sesame seed, sweet almond, safflower and of course, red ginger and promises softer, more supple skin with a warm, energizing scent.