The Cold War
W’s beauty director gives skin-saving tips for winter weather.
Over the holidays, I’m gunning for a week on the slopes in Telluride, Colorado, where, après-ski, I will head to the revamped Peaks Spa for a deep-tissue sports massage. Yet even with that pampering on the program, I’m packing these skin-saving salves along with my parka (above, from left):
Karuna Exfoliating + Foot Mask ($11, karunaskin.com): Fifteen minutes in these paper socks will melt away callouses.
Darphin 8-Flower Nectar Oil Cream ($135, darphin.com): Scented with ylang-ylang and jasmine, this buttery salve not only quenches wind-whipped skin, it also provides bedtime aromatherapy.
Make Twilight Lip Oil Remover ($12, makebeauty.com): Yes, it removes lipstick, but more exciting is how incredibly soft it leaves my kisser.
Pixi by Petra Nourishing Cleansing Balm ($20, target.com): Almond oil and cocoa and shea butters make this solid pomade-like formula ultra-nourishing.
Tata Harper Skincare Soothing Muscle Gel ($40, tataharper.com): Arnica reduces swelling, while cooling silver fir, ginger, and citrus ease aches and pains.
Nannie Inez Rosemary Mint Juniper Sugar Scrub ($32, nannieinez.com): This oil-based skin-sloughing body scrub has a warming, menthol-y eucalyptus aroma.
Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Moisture Jelly Cream ($8, walmart.com): Despite its light, fluffy texture, this highly humectant cream shields skin against everything from icy air to itchy wool pants.
37 Actives High Performance Anti Aging Treatment Foundation ($165, neimanmarcus.com): I love makeup that has protective ingredients; this one contains the antioxidants resveratrol and ginkgo biloba.
We Love Eyes Eyelid & Eyelash Makeup Remover Oil ($26, weloveeyesproducts.com): It erases mascara and is so moisturizing, you can skip the eye cream.
Earth Tu Face Honey + Coconut Mask ($52, earthtuface.com): This thick, hydrating goop is so messy, you may need a bib. But it’s worth it.
Photo by Josephine Schiele.