How to Winterproof Your Skin

Whether it’s the harsh blizzards of New England, the chilly rains of the Pacific North West or the comparatively mild, cool days of LA, winter weather conditions can do a serious number on your skin. You might find that your rest-of-the-year skin care regimen isn’t cutting it, but not to worry—we have everything you need to keep your skin looking its best, even in some of the most inhospitable conditions.

Extra Hydration is Key

Cold temperatures cause our pores to close tight as surface moisture is bled away, leading to dryness, itching, chapping and even cracking. Your regular moisturizer might not cut it so we recommend something a little more emollient like the Super Shape Skin Recharge Cream with its rich, hydrating complex of botanical oils, glycerin and natural humectants. These ingredients strengthen the lipid barrier—your skin’s natural defense against dryness—while promoting firmness, elasticity and a healthy-looking tone.

Don’t ignore the rest of you though—hands and lips can become dry, chapped and cracked so they’re definitely going to need an extra layer of protection. The Hydro Salve Hand Cream and Lip Balm hydrate and nourish with plant-based oils, rich in Omega fatty acids which help create a layer of insulation from the cold.

Take Your Time When Shaving

For shaving, we’d recommend putting in in a little more prep and post work to keep your skin on an even keep. This means starting your shave right after exiting the shower while your pores are still open. Start with our Shave Tonic to wake up your skin before shaving. Follow with the Super Close Shave Formula with its soothing blend of peppermint oil, tea tree and menthol crack down on any potential inflammation before it has a chance to begin. Finish with our alcohol-free After Shave Balm to get that extra layer of hydration between you and the elements before you step out of your door.

Other Tips and Tricks

Just like in the summer months, it’s important to stay hydrated so that your skin has an emergency reserve of moisture it can draw from. The aloe vera in many of our products draws moisture up to the surface of the skin while our botanical humectants keep it locked into the lipid barrier to keep skin looking soft and healthy.

If your skin is more on the oily side, you may still find yourself in need of an extra layer of moisture when the temperatures dip and your pores go into survival mode. Odds are your skin isn’t going to be producing too much sebum if it’s really cold, but that doesn’t mean the moisture can’t be sapped from it by the environment. But if you’re worried about breakouts, we’d recommend exfoliating with our Facial Scrub first to help keep your complexion clear.

In the Beatles song, “I Am The Walrus,” John Lennon writes about “getting a tan standing in the English rain.” That wasn’t just a cool bit of lyrical poetry. UVA rays pierce even heavy cloud cover as if they weren’t even there, causing redness and premature aging. So it’s always a very good idea to wear a sunscreen even on a cold and gloomy winter’s day.

Apply these changes to your skin care regimen for a noticeable improvement in your skin’s behavior during the colder months.

Ice, ice, baby.

Get Your Skin In Super Shape

Okay, so you’re a guy, but you’re also concerned about aging and that’s totally cool. You’re definitely not alone these days with more men taking better care of their skin while they’re young, which can really pay off later on in life. With this in mind, Baxter of California looked to our own past to draw inspiration for our new Super Shape line, with specially designed anti-aging solutions for today’s modern man.

Going back to our roots, we started with a brand new take on the flagship product that put Baxter of California on the map back in 1965; the original Super Shape Skin Conditioner was specifically formulated to combat the effects of weather, shaving and environmental aggressors on men’s skin.

Keeping to that, we’ve taken the best of the old formula and combined it with cutting-edge science and revitalizing plant-based ingredients to develop the Super Shape Skin Recharge Cream, presenting a revolutionary approach to anti-aging skin therapy. The men’s skincare and grooming market continues to grow and evolve to meet the demands of men’s anti-aging needs. Looking for new and innovative ways to fight back against the march of time on our skin is precisely the way we intend to meet those needs.

We’re also proud to announce that the new Super Shape Skin Recharge Cream is our first product to feature advanced technology aimed at visibly reducing fine lines and wrinkles as it evens out skin’s tone and revitalizes skin at the cellular level. All the while it’s working overtime to undo the damage your skin gets put through on a daily basis by hydrating, protecting and repairing it for an incredible look and feel.

Every guy’s skincare regimens are different and not everyone has the time for multiple products, so we worked hard to create a multi-tasking, well-rounded moisturizer that recharges your skin morning, noon or night. Its unique gel-cream texture melts easily into the skin without leaving behind a greasy residue.

Its paraben- and fragrance-free formula features some serious anti-aging ingredients including caffeine, plant extract, and soy protein.


While the Super Shape Skin Recharge Cream works great on its own, we recommend pairing it with our Daily Face Wash and Herbal Mint Toner to really take your skin regimen to the next level.

Go get your skin in super shape.


Vitamin Cleansing, Party of 4

We at Baxter of California are very excited to announce the release of our 4th Vitamin Cleansing Bar scent to really help you up your shower game.  We took the Citrus and Herbal Musk essence from the ever-popular Deodorant and infused it into our invigorating bar soap for a bright, yet masculine scent. Maybe you’re into body washes, and that’s cool—body washes are great and they get the job done (we carry those too). But this isn’t just any ordinary bar of soap; not only does it remove dirt, oil and impurities from your skin with a rich lather, it rinses off easily without drying skin out or leaving behind a heavy residue.

Its nourishing paraben-free formula does it all, from hydrating to softening and conditioning thanks to a revitalizing cocktail of skin-boosting active botanicals, plus it’s gentle enough to use multiple times a day for those of you who shower day and night. It features soothing aloe vera extract to cool irritation while sunflower seed oil boosts firmness and elasticity as it softens the skin. But it doesn’t stop there; the orange stripe down the center of the bar is packed with glycerin to fight off dryness all day long. To be frank, it looks cool AF so you won’t mind displaying it for your bathroom visitors to see.

And don’t forget, Citrus & Herbal Musk is simply the latest additional to an already happy Vitamin Cleansing Bar family:

  • Bergamot and Pear Essence – blends dry citrus aromas with cool notes of pear and a crisp base of cedar wood for a subtle and appealing scent

Be a vitamin specimen.