Chris Pond's Beauty Essentials for the Fall and Winter Seasons

Chris Pond's Beauty Essentials for the Fall and Winter Seasons
Most of the time people give me a funny look when I tell them that I actually prefer fall and winter to summertime. I’ve always been warm-natured and it’s rare for me to feel cold. Chalk it up to being a hot-headed Aries, I guess. Either way, I look at cooler temperatures as an opportunity to use products that focus on replenishment and repair. It’s great for a product fiend like myself because I can get away with using things that deliver more glow-inducing moisture, and maybe even an extra layer of skincare or two. Here are some of my essentials for the fall and winter seasons
1. Zelens Power C Treatment Drops

When daylight becomes fleeting, we can all start to look a bit grey and lackluster. To combat this dullness and to keep my skin protected from free radical damage, I’ve been using the Zelens Power C Treatment Drops. Some Vitamin C products can be quite astringent, which is perfect for summer, but I tend to need a bit more cushion on my skin as the temperatures decrease. These drops are nourishing but not heavy, and contain a potent 20% Vitamin C plus lipid-rich fatty acids and plant extracts. I’ll either apply a few drops directly after toning, or mix a few drops into a water-based serum if my skin is feeling particularly parched. The glow it gives is immediate, and the strengthening and brightening qualities of this potent formula follow suit. 

Power C Treatment Drops
Zelens
Power C Treatment Drops
$210

A high potency concentrate containing 20% Vitamin C to provide maximum efficacy. This silky treatment supports natural collagen production to promote skin’s firmness and elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Brightens and evens skin tone to reveal a visibly radiant and youthful complexion. Fortified with a proprietary botanical blend with antioxidant extracts and oils rich in vitamin C to help protect from environmental aggressors and free radical damage.

Size: 30 mL / 1 Fl.Oz

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2. Fellow Everyday Tonic

During the summer I can get away with using face powders and dry shampoos to minimize unwanted shine, but the cooler months require a different approach. If I find that my skin or hair is veering on greasy, I’ll spray a bit of the Fellow Everyday Tonic to take away excess oil without drying or stripping. It has the most incredible frankincense and geranium scent that, when applied to skin or hair, also delivers soothing and regenerating qualities. There’s no alcohol or absorbent powders either, so my skin and hair maintain moisture and balance. Plus, it’s kelly green. Come on!

Everyday Tonic
Fellow
Everyday Tonic
$25

Everyday Tonic is often a new experience for our clients. In the shop, we use it with every service. It is a skin care product that lifts dirt, removes grease, tightens pores, promotes healing, and smells good. Our barbers adopted it for hair because it removes surface residue and preps for styling.

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3. Saya’s Lime & Bergamot Hand Wash

As a New Yorker who takes public transit, I’m also a frequent hand washer. Every once in a while, I love to indulge on an elegant hand wash as a treat. It’s something that I’ll use every day, and I’m a sucker for elevated essentials. I’ve been using the Saya’s Lime & Bergamot Hand Wash, which has been citrus bliss amidst the brisk of late fall. The slightly bitter green tang from the lime sizzles with the tangy bergamot. The cedar note really blooms once you start to lather the gentle gel in your hands. The texture is more frothy than foamy, and leaves my hands feeling clean but not stripped. And let’s be honest, there’s something so timeless about an oversized brown bottle on a countertop.

Lime + Bergamot Hand Wash
Saya
Lime + Bergamot Hand Wash
$40

Infused with botanicals of Aloe Vera, Kakadu Plum and Desert Lime that cleanse without drying or irritating the skin. This gentle hand wash is naturally perfumed with fresh and uplifting essential oils of Lime, Bergamot, Cedarwood and Ylang Ylang. Enriched with Australian native botanicals, this luxe hand wash is free of harsh detergents and suitable for all skin types.

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4. Sachajuan Leave In Conditioner & David Mallett Hair Serum

This time of year, my hair’s biggest enemy is the static electricity cloaking the air. It makes my hair frizz up and fly away, only worsened by the cold temperatures. To combat this, I’ve been using the euphorically-fragranced Sachajuan Leave In Conditioner on wet hair before combing through and putting it up to dry in a turban. Once my hair is only slightly damp, I’ll add two pumps of David Mallett Hair Serum and work it through to smooth the ends and add a sleek shine. I usually prefer to air dry my hair to completion, but have found that this serum pairs particularly well with heat styling from a blow dryer. This duo has kept my locks feeling smooth and manageable, without adding any extra weight to my already thick hair. Consider me winter-proofed!

Leave In Conditioner
Sachajuan
Leave In Conditioner
$36
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Hair Serum
David Mallett
Hair Serum
$80

An indispensable beauty gesture for resplendent hair in all circumstances. Brings definition, texture and protection to the hair, giving it vitality, freshness and natural silky shine. It smoothes or accentuates the curls, protects the coloring and facilitates the brushing.

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Written by Chris Pond

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