Winter (Skin) Blues.


This time last year, the country (well, part of it) was taken over by something we’d all love to forget: The Polar Vortex. Ooph. What a winter it was. The winter where I actually swapped out iced coffee for hot (I don’t usually do this) because I could no longer feel my fingers, where I bought my first down parka (yes seriously – I’d been holding out), where I wore leggings under my jeans, and actually moaned about my ten minute commute (who does that!?) Oh, and the winter where my skin hardened + fell off. Ah.. memories.

Lucky for us, this year, there’s a new brand of skincare in town, and it’s amazing. Meet Skinfix. While it can’t carry your iced coffee or warm your toes, it will make a noticeable difference in your skincare routine.


There are three products in the line. Since getting home from Cape Cod, I have been using them religiously and my skin is already noticeably softer. But let’s be honest… this is preventative as come mid-January, it’s going to get cold.

  • First, there’s the Daily Lotion. I slather this on all over my body every morning after showering and love it. It’s luxurious + silky, but also designed specifically for eczema prone skin (free of irritants and fragrance) and packed with sunflower, jojoba, and grape seed oils. I love it because it’s lightweight and not-greasy, but still super hydrating.
  • Then, there’s the Body Repair Balm. The balm is the bomb. My skin has always been prone to little rough patches. Besides the usual suspects (knees, heels, elbows) I’ll get rough patches on my cheeks when it gets really cold (making me a real boy magnet!) and in weird places like the waistband of my jeans. This goes anywhere that’s extra dry, red, or itchy and provides instant relief.
  • And lastly, there’s the hand cream. I’ve had to train myself, but now I carry my hand cream everywhere. I love that this tube is small enough to fit into my little crossbody bag so that I never forget it. My hands took a beating last year, this will save them this year!





Shop the Post: Elie Tahari Coat (also here) // Kate Spade Saturday Hat (c/o) // Kate Spade Saturday Gloves (c/o, sold out) // Old Navy Crossbody // Dana Rebecca Rings

photos of me by Lydia Hudgens, other photos taken by me.

Trusted for generations, Skinfix’s award-winning products ensure head to toe happy and moisturized skin. Available exclusively at Target.

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  1. Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl:

    I go through loads of hand lotion this time of year…my skin gets so dry with the cold weather! Oh, and love that blue coat on you!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  2. Jess Zimlich:

    I just saw another review of this and I’ve heard great things! My poor boyfriend’s hands get so dry that they crack. He’s also super picky about his hands feeling greasy. I’m wondering if he should give this a go because everything else just isn’t cutting it!

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  3. Rachel:

    I have this cream at my desk at work. I love it!

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  4. Citizen of the World:

    That jacket is amazing and I love the hat!
    -Adrienne. xo

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  5. Alexandra Puffer:

    Such a sweet look! I adore that polka dot set 🙂

    Warm Regards,

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  6. kate // always craving //:

    think i need to buy this IMMEDIATELY. the cold has ruined me haha, my hands are disgusting.
    also really love that hat. i’ve heard you say before you have a large head – your words not mine 🙂 and wondering if it fits as well as this looks?
    from, a fellow big head reader

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    • Grace Atwood:

      haha yes, my words indeed. huge head over here. it fits great. I never have a problem with beanies as they’re nice and stretchy… it’s the structured felt hats that can be a problem 😉

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  7. christin:

    it must be because it is so much drier here, but when it first started to get cold my lips were so incredibly chapped, like bleeding. it was terrible and my skin was worse. so excited about this! going to pick these up at target this weekend!

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