Spring has arrived, and even though the cold weather is (nearly) behind us, your skin may still be feeling dull and dry from the winter. What better way to moisturize and rejuvenate your skin than with local products made by people who understand the Lowcountry climate? Here are our favorite picks from our own backyard.
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Deep Steep Body Butter
($11; 888/577-8337; DeepSteep.com)
From this John’s Island-based company dedicated to all-natural body care products comes a mixture of shea and cocoa butters that leaves your skin moisturized but not greasy. Scents include lavender-chamomile, tangerine-melon, rosemary-mint, honeydew-spearmint, and grapefruit-bergamot.
Luca Lips SPF 30
($8; 843/856-3336; LucaSunscreen.com) Coax your lips back to pucker perfection and protect them from the sun with this bee balm from the Lowcountry’s own “Dr. Karl.”
Secret of the Islands
($25; 877/929-7258; SecretOfTheIslands.com) This sea salt and oil scrub from Columbia is tough enough to make winter heels sandal-ready. Use it on your feet (and your hands, elbows, and anywhere else) for a silky finish to any shower.
Aroma Bella gentle
Moisture Replenishing Mask
($38; 843/559-7541; AromaBella.com)
Look like you’ve just woken fresh from a long winter’s nap with this facial mask from the Aroma Bella spa on John’s Island. With
soothing and nourishing ingredients, it leaves tired, dry complexions soft and radiant.
Maximizing Lip Gloss
Add long-lasting moisture—and color—with makeup artist Andrew C. Petersen and Dr. Christy Cone’s five lip glosses. We love “Doing the Charleston.”
creamy Body Wash
($8; 800/203-5151; MyOrganicIndulgence.com) This luxurious antioxidant-laden body wash hydrates while leaving scents of French lavender and plumeria, orchard pear and fig, sweet cherry and almond, and white nectarine and orange blossom in its wake.