By Aoife Reilly

You're in love, but your skin isn't sharing in your joy? Give your visage some TLC with these made-in-the-PNW (or perfect-for-the-PNW) products that will help restore your natural glow just in time for your wedding.


IMAGE: Herbivore Botanicals

1) Herbivore Botanicals Orchid Facial Oil ($64)

If dullness is your main concern, a facial oil is a great investment. In contrast to heavier creams and lotions, this facial oil from Seattle brand Herbivore Botanicals, absorbs easily and doesn’t leave a greasy texture on the skin. Warm a few drops in your hands and massage in firmly. Skin is left feeling soft, plump, and refreshed.

2) Morihata Binchotan Facial Cleansing Mask ($50)

Charcoal-rich masks have been big news in skincare for a while now and for good reason. Great for partied-out skin, this mask absorbs excess oil and draws impurities to the surface of the skin. Plus, it contains no alcohol, parabens, or fragrances making it suitable for sensitive skin.

3) Ernest Supplies Protective Matte Moisturizer ($25)

Dryness and redness are just some of the cold weather skin problems men face in the Northwest. At this time of year, you need a face moisturizer that protects against the elements but also hydrates and nourishes the skin. This simple but effective moisturizer gives skin the perfect balance of hydration, yet absorbs easily without a thick heavy residue.

4) Kari Gran Hydrating Tonic ($35)

If you like to layer, this is the product for you. It’s made up of natural ingredients that soothe dry and irritated skin. It works great as a pick-me-up during the day when skin is feeling tired but for an extra boost of hydration, add it to your regime before your serum.

5) Susan Grace Skincare Illumination Collagen Boost ($60)

While moisturizers protect and nourish the skin, serums take care of specific issues such as hyperpigmentation, dullness, and discoloration. Developed for Northwest skin, Susan Grace’s Illumination Collagen Boost contains hyaluronic acid which works wonders on parched and weathered skin.

6) Teadora Rainforest at Dusk Nourishing Body Butter ($39)

Bodycare can often take a back seat during the winter so now is the time to give it some attention. Bellevue brand Teadora has an incredible range of nourishing and sweet-smelling body products but our favorite is the nourishing body butter. Packed to the brim with rich natural oils from the Amazon rainforest, it soothes tired skin and reduces the appearance of discoloration and imperfections.