14 must-have beauty products for your next cold-climate holiday
You’re Off To: A Cool-climate Getaway
It’s time to layer not only your clothes but also your skincare. What you’ll need: thick, moisturising formulas such as body creams and lip oils. And don’t forget the masks – include one for the plane ride for perfectly conditioned skin when you touch down.
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Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Hydra Marine Nourishing Oil, $75
This multi-purpose dry oil for face, body and hair, contains moroccan argan oil, sesame seed oil and apricot kernel oil to leave skin and hair soft and supple. A blend of antioxidant-rich green seaweed extract and blue sea lavender also nourishes and conditions skin.
Gentle enough for use on the face, body, including eyelid and lips, this balm helps moisturise, calm and soothe skin. You can even use it on minor burns, scalds and cuts, to relieve irritation from insect bites, sores and bruises!
A “sleeping mask” for your hands, this hand cream contains antioxidants, a vitamin C and E complex, amino acids and phospholipids to help strengthen skin’s moisture barrier, promote skin repair, and soften and nourish skin while you get your Zs.
Porcelain Hydrocare Bio Cellulose Mask, $190 for a box of six sheets
Give your skin a much-needed boost of moisture with this mask. The bio-cellulose material of the mask makes sure it adheres to your skin for maximum absorption of the active ingredients. Natural enzymes also clarify skin while helping to prevent premature ageing. Use it after exfoliation so you reap the benefits. Bonus: It also doubles as an eye mask to reduce the appearance of puffy eyes and the fine lines around the eyes.
Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum, $78
This serum is formulated with the brand’s signature Ceramide Technology to help strengthen skin’s moisture barrier, soften and smooth skin, impart radiance, reduce the look of fine lines and firm up skin for more youthful-looking skin.
Use this toner to eliminate cleanser residue, dead skin cells, and tap water impurities – causes of premature skin ageing – from your skin to prep it to better absorb the skincare that follow. Contains organic olive leaf and green tea extract, and vitamin B5, and suitable for all skin types except sensitive skin.
An ultra-moisturising formula that helps keep your puckers soft and hydrated is incorporated into this lipstick at its core – that’s the CD (that stands for Christian Dior) shape at the center – a must-have since colder climates almost always mean chapped lips.
A rich buttery cream that’s perfect for parched skin and smells like roses, literally – rose butter, rose flower essential wax, rose hip oil, black rose oil and pastel rose oils deeply nourish and soothe skin. Massage it on your entire body, especially your legs, knees and elbows, as they tend to turn scaly in drier and colder climates easily.