A Maine winter is hard on the skin — and that’s an irresistible challenge to makers of natural skincare products.
Seaweed Body Cream
A member of the Maine Seaweed Council, Michele Gilfoil is convinced of seaweed’s nourishing powers. “It has lots of vitamins and minerals and moisturizing qualities,” she says. Her light-feeling body cream is loaded with the stuff and other natural ingredients as well.
Floral Body Oil
Wild roses, lavender, and garden geraniums perfume the air of North Haven island in summer. Islander (and former Down East digital editor) Laura Serino has captured that fleeting moment in a lotion that both brightens a winter day with its light fragrance and soothes dry, chapped skin.
Snowflake Lip Balm
Flavored with brandy and cocoa, Snowflake will put you in mind of your favorite winter libation while you’re shoveling snow. Made with beeswax and unrefined shea butter, it softens and protects your lips. Like many Long Winter products, its name packs a little subversive political humor too.