The Advice You Need to Hear on Having Gorgeous Winter Skin
Chapped lips, raw and wind-ravaged hands, skin that's begging for an extra hit of moisture — you know the drill. Winter always takes its toll on our skin. Some women, however, seem to stay in tip-top beauty shape all year long. Their secret is simple: they know who makes the good stuff, what skin care and body products stand up to cold-weather conditions, and when to make the switch to a more heavy-duty beauty arsenal that leaves them feeling protected, nourished, and pampered. Fortunately, these beauty bloggers are willing to share this wisdom by revealing what's on their bathroom shelves when Winter hits. Ready to make a store run?
Sisley Paris Nutritive Lip Balm
"Nothing keeps your lips hydrated and protected from howling icy wind or the dry air from your heater like this oil-based balm. When my lips are too dry for lipstick, I fill them in with a creamy lip liner and then pat a small amount of Nutritive Lip Balm on top. The end result looks like a satin-finish lipstick."
Tom Ford Intensive Infusion Concentrate Extreme
"If you want dewy, glowing, lustrous skin in the dead of Winter, this is the product. It's a luxurious (of course, it's Mr. Ford), oil-based serum that is perfect layered under a heavy night cream or in the day under your makeup. For a jealousy-inducing complexion, I pair it with the Tom Ford Traceless Stick Foundation ($80)."
Clarins Super Restorative Décolleté and Neck Concentrate
"People have a tendency to forget about their chest and neck, but these areas get a lot of exposure to the elements. They also have very thin skin and are subject to aging more quickly. This cream has a mixture of plant extracts that moisturize, firm, and brighten your skin, plus it leaves a lovely dewy sheen."
Stacked Skincare by Kerry Benjamin TCA Multi Acid Face Peel
"When my skin is dry and flaky, I paint on a thin layer of this self-neutralizing peel before bed. In the morning, my skin looks completely refreshed! It gently exfoliates flaky bits, lifts hyperpigmentation, and hydrates your skin. Kerry is my 'secret weapon' for great skin. I was looking for a good esthetician in LA and Kerry was suggested by several women with enviable skin. Her new product line is amazing!"
Stacked Skincare by Kerry Benjamin TCA Multi Acid Face Peel ($213, originally $250)
Sisley Paris Confort Extreme Body Cream
"This is the ultimate dry skin savior. It's on the pricey side, but it will take your legs from ashy to glowing in an instant. The brand makes a hand lotion in the same line (Confort Extreme Mains Hand Cream ($105) that I stash in my bag to combat cold weather, long flights, and the excessively dry heated air."
Brynn Elliott Watkins
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NUDE Skincare Perfect Cleanse Omega Cleansing Jelly
"Not only does this amazing cleanser get all my makeup off with ease, but it also smells like delicious oranges. Definitely one of my favorites!"
Biossance The Revitalizer Universal Moisturizing Concentrate
"I use this powerful product twice a day. I add it under my makeup to give my skin a dewy look, and use it after I wash my face at night to really lock in moisture. This weightless moisturizer is a total powerhouse! I love it!"
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
"This is a multipurpose cream that leaves your skin feeling so smooth and soft. It sinks in instantly and doesn't leave a greasy film. It's great for all over the body and even on the face."
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Eye Cream
"This is my favorite eye cream at the moment. It's moisturizing yet not too heavy. It sinks in quickly and is nice and cooling on the eye area."
Nicola Haste and Samantha Chapman
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Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm
"This has a beautiful balmy texture which removes makeup with ease. Plumps, nourishes, and de-stresses the skin."
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream
"This is perfect for skin which has been beaten by the weather or indoor heating. It plumps, hydrates, and is great to apply makeup upon."
Eucerin Intensive Repair Rich Lotion
"The best body lotion for very dry skin. It intensely moisturizes and leaves the skin with a silky sheen."