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Beauty Potions for the Dead of Winter

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Winter is almost upon us once again. A time to revel in dressing in layers, hunkering down in front of the hearth with an obscure book, and gazing out the window as snow gently drifts past still, gray skies. Unfortunately, it’s also the time for indoor heating, and the curses of dry skin and chapped lips that go with it. Never fear: We’ve put together a list of cruelty-free indie products that will soothe your affronted skin and become a lux part of your daily beauty ritual.

Fortune Teller Solid Lotion

Image via 1898 Bathory Co

It’s hard to resist the Victorian charm of this tinned solid lotion with insect design embossing. 1898 Bathory Co. //$5.50

Luna Overnight Face Serum

Elders will appreciate this overnight moisturizing serum for aging and mature skin containing argan, primrose, and other essential oils. ‘Keven Craft Rituals//$26-$85

Rebels Refinery Capital Vices Skull Lip Balm 3-Pack

The perfect charm against chapped lips. One for your vanity, one for your coffin bag, and one for a friend. Rebel’s Refinery//$20

The Hair Oil


Don’t forget a concoction to pamper your tresses. Available in 15 different scents to match your mood. Three Ravens Co.//$24

Death by Chocolate Decadent Sugar Scrub

Shed your mortal coil. Or at least the flaky bits. The Bubbling Cauldron//$9-$18

Royal Stars Tattoo & Body Balm

Image via Occulux 

Dry air can be murder on new ink. Protect your skin and your tats. Occulux//$25

Whipped Lip Scrub


Image via Bloodbath

Your lips will say, “thank you” for using this buttery, vegan whipped lip scrub. Bloodbath//$11.95

The Raven Banner Bath Salts

The cure for what ails you: Dead Sea salt and minerals help regulate the body’s moisture levels, improve skin barrier function, and reduce redness. Strange Charm Design//$6-$21

Familiar Fairy Tale Silken Reverie Luxury Lotion

Moisturizing, vegan luxury lotion that doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy? It must be magic! Dreaming Tree Soapworks//$14

Witch Balms

Enchantingly flavored balms in classic twist-up tubes soothe and condition dry lips with coconut oil and shea butter. Crimson and Conjure//$3

Featured image by Three Ravens Co.

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About The Author

Rachel Runyan is a darkly inclined alternative beauty enthusiast from the Pacific Northwest. She has degrees in Journalism and English. When not writing about makeup, she enjoys using makeup, looking at makeup, buying makeup, and talking to people on the internet about makeup.

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