Restore, Renew: Winter Skin Care
by Lauren Schmeer | Photographs by Cayla Zahoran
Every season adds its own set of challenges to our beauty routines, but winter’s bitter cold and drying winds can take the biggest toll on our otherwise luscious locks and radiant skin. The key to surviving the season is proper protection, and these products promise to do just that with rich creams and nourishing oils that replenish and brighten. To help you counteract harsh winter weather, we’ve got our beauty shelves stocked!
1. SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser
Formulated for dry, sensitive, or traumatized skin, the orange oil-infused wash cleanses without drying. Cosmetic Solutions, $32.
2. Bumble and bumble Shine on (and on…) Finishing Spray
The all-day glossing mist tames winter flyaways and keeps static in check. MCN Salon, $26.
3. Kerastase Elixir Ultime
Add it your shower routine or spritz on post-blow dry for added shine and strength. MCN Salon, $54.
4. Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil
Nourishing oils add shine for a feather-soft feel, and UVA/UVB filters protect against sun and heat styling. MCN Salon, $38.
5. Bliss Soap
The poppy seeds in this fragrant bar exfoliate dry skin naturally for glowing softness. As I Am Naturals, $6.
6. [Comfort Zone] Action Sublime Cream
Reverse environmental damage resulting from free radicals and add luminosity to any skin type. Sewickley Spa, $152.
7. Shea Butter Body Balm in Bliss
Organic shea butter hydrates extra-dry spots — think heels, cuticles, and elbows. As I Am Naturals, $7.50.
8. Borghese Restorative Hydrating Mud Mask
Protect both face and body from the cold with a weekly skin smoothing and soothing treatment. Schiller’s Pharmacy, $63.
9. Bella Lucce Bacchus Body Oil
Red grape seed extract locks in moisture with this intoxicating, wine-inspired oil. Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health and Healing, $25.50.
10. Reparative Moisture Cream
Treat yourself to deep moisture with this rich, restorative cream, targeted at repairing damaged DNA, tissue, and lipids. Cosmetic Solutions, $35.
11. [Comfort Zone] Hydramemory Mask
Restore skin’s correct water balance with this 10-minute mask. Sewickley Spa, $35.
12. Clarins Bright Plus HP Intensive Brightening Smoothing Serum
Exotic sea lily extract evens skin tone, diminishing dark spots and fine lines. Schiller’s Pharmacy, $69.
This article is featured in the January 2013 issue of WHIRL Magazine.
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