From dry skin and inflammation due to frigid temperatures, to the colds and flus that go around and around all season (we see you, guy who refuses to call in sick), it’s not uncommon to feel like a wreck this time of year, when winter just won’t quit. Natural grooming products can be the cure to all your skincare issues. The brands we love most are making products crafted out of more than just beeswax and shea butter. Infused with essential oils, healing botanicals, ayurvedic herbs, and other fancy-sounding, straight-from-the-earth stuff, these medicinal grooming products are far from mild. We can’t guarantee they’ll make the pain of sub-zero weather go away, but they just might keep you from using up all of your sick days before March. Here are the natural grooming products we trust most right now:
Hand Cream That Boosts Your Immune System
Heal dry skin—and ward off plague on airplanes—with this aromatic salve made with eucalyptus, Moroccan thyme, Australian lemon and other protective ingredients. Apply around your nostrils and inhale deeply for maximum impact.
Bar Soap That Helps You Wake Up
Exfoliating soap just makes sense this time of year, when sloughing off dead skin is crucial. The bonus with this one is that it’s infused with peppermint, eucalyptus, and caffeine to help invigorate your senses. Because getting out of bed in the winter is the worst.
Bath Salts That Ease Sore Muscles
Created by a surfer while healing from an injury, this brand (pronounced “Air” NYC), specializes in healing products for active people. These arnica-infused bath salts, for example, rejuvenate sore, achy muscles better than plain Epsom salt—though that’s in there, too.
Lotion That Heals Cuts and Rashes
Pick up this natural salve, made with medicinal herbs and essential oils to repair skin, soothe rashes, and even calm anxiety. You can use it on your lips, hands—pretty much anywhere that needs attention. Bonus: It takes up practically no space in your wash bag.
Cologne That Calms the Mind
If heavy cologne isn’t for you, this palo santo, Himalayan cedarwood, and quartz crystal-infused water will impart a subtler scent. The brand also claims it’ll inspire “meditation and transformation” and “amplify the positive vibes”. Hey, it can’t hurt.