Cotton is no longer confined to our sheets, towels, and favorite tees. Now this staple fabric is one of the most sought-after cosmetic ingredients on the market. And with its ability to rival Ryan Seacrest as the ultimate multi-tasker, it’s no surprise that cotton is being woven into many of our favorite beauty products.
Find your best fit in one of these latest innovations.
Decleor Crème Démaquillante
Rough, dehydrated skin is never a pretty sight. If you’re having to constantly cover-up dry spots, try cleansing your skin with a rich, aromatic cream like this one by Decleor. Crème Démaquillante boasts essential cotton water as a key ingredient, which works to soothe and nourish your complexion back to its most beautiful self. $33, Beautyhabit.com.
L'Occitane Ultra Comforting Cream
Is your skin as selective as Soho House? L’Occitane Ultra Comforting Cream holds a universal key. Effective on even the most sensitive of skin, this facial moisturizer is free of fragrance, dyes, preservatives, and alcohol. It also helps to reduce redness and increase your natural resistance to environmental stressors through its use of organic cotton extract and Shea Butter. $38, Loccitane.com.
Carita Masque de Coton
Has your skin ever felt so parched and irritated that you just wanted to wrap it in cotton wool? Carita Masque de Coton is a much more effective alternative. This miraculous mask not only soothes your skin through its use of cotton cells, but it also strengthens the hydrolipid barrier, evens skin tone, and increases radiance in just five minutes flat. If only dating were this simple. $67, Fredsegalbeauty.com.
Fresh Cotton Shampoo
From the runway of Versace to Viktor & Rolf, fall '09 is all about fabulously full locks. To evoke your inner Gisele try using this volumizing shampoo by Fresh, which utilizes cotton powder for added texture, as well as cottonseed extract to help smooth and condition your hair. $26, Fresh.com.
Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Cotton Blossom Body Lotion
If work, relationships, or kids have you feeling a bit overwhelmed, close the door and coat yourself in this little bit of sunshine. Fragranced with the fresh, clean scent of cotton and grass, this body lotion instantly transports you to happy place. Prozac not included. $9.50, Bathandbodyworks.com.
Marc Jacobs Cotton Splash
Marc Jacobs’ Cotton Splash wears just like your favorite white tee. Its classic composition includes both cotton flower and cotton musk to give you that warm, familiar feeling. Use this uplifting fragrance on its own to refresh, or layer it over a crisp, green-floral scent to create your own unique eau de toilette. $65, Neimanmarcus.com.