Photograph by Thomas Lagrange
Manicure by Typhaine Kersual at Jed Root; Makeup by Damien Garozzo at Jed Root; Model: Amandine Choquet at Sport Models; Photography assistants: Arnaud Le Brazidec, Raffaele Cariou; Digital Technician: Gregoire Machavoine.
Alcohol can be drying to skin; perfume contains alcohol. Solution? These three sublime oil-based scents—the white-floral Bikini Questa Sera, the rhubarb and violet Tornade Blonde, and the rose and amber Trouble in Heaven—from the shoe god himself.
Christian Louboutin Perfume Oils, $320 each, christianlouboutin.com
I soften my arms and knees with this hemp-seed and coconut-oil formula, which is infused with a heavenly rosemary scent.
Marley Natural Hemp Seed Body Salve, $22, marleynatural.com
With its flan-like consistency, this cream rich in vitamin E, polyphenols, and hyaluronic acid feels like a mask going on but sinks in quickly, the way a good moisturizer should.
Givenchy L’Intemporel Global Youth Divine Rich Cream, $165, saks.com
This pomade of emu oil, tea tree oil, and salicylic acid targets calluses and the balls of my feet, but the eucalyptus scent makes me wish it were formulated for use in places where I could get a better whiff of it.
Margaret Dabbs London Foot Hygiene Cream, $40, margaretdabbs.co.uk
Keratin, peptides, shea butter, and coconut oil in this mask leave my hair stronger and more supple. Bonus: It comes with a bonnet that makes you look like Betty Draper on a spa day.
Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Age-Defying Hair Mask, $75, peterthomasroth.com
With a texture of just-starting-to-melt ice cream, I treat dry spots like my knees and ankles with this ceramide-loaded salve on days when I’m going bare-legged in freezing weather.
Eucerin Advanced Repair, $14, EucerinUS.com
I can’t get enough of the solid oil cleansing craze. With the consistency of Crisco (without any Crisco-like ingredients), this melts into skin—and melts away makeup–leaving it feeling soft and hydrated, which is the opposite of what some cleansers do.
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm, $38, itcosmetics.com
Five oils—argan, rose flower, pomegranate, sweet almond and hemp seed—are poured into this rich salve, which both softens and heals rough skin and helps build stronger nails. Win win.
Tenoverten Rose Cuticle Oil, $26, tenoverten.com
I use this whipped blend of hydrating argan oil, impurity-removing Moroccan clay and gently exfoliating phytic acid on days when my dull complexion needs a wake-up call.
Josie Maran Argan Hydrating and Detoxifying Treatment, $48, sephora.com
Like butter. Seriously, this super rich cream goes on like butter. But, unlike butter, it’s absorbed quickly into skin, leaving behind only the trace of plump, softer skin.
Huxley Secret of Sahara Anti Gravity Cream, $48, glowrecipe.com
Baobab seed extract joins forces with the seemingly ubiquitous argan oil for intense hydration, while an extract from from the yellow fruit of the argan tree helps firm skin in this deliciously bouncy gel cream.
Nature Republic Argan 20° Real Cream, $23, naturerepublicusa.com
I’m not going to say this felt luxuriously silky-smooth on my skin, but I would happily deal with its sticky, tacky texture overnight for the clearer, softer, more luminous complexion payoff that I awoke to.
Make P:Rem Blending Me Nourishing Oil Mask, $9, glowrecipe.com