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The 3 beauty products stopping my skin from falling off this winter
Image courtesy of IMAXtree. Joan Smalls’ face at Tom Ford, courtesy of her impressive gene pool. I’ve accepted my fate. This is how life is now. We live in a snowball. The unrelenting winter wind, snow and subzero temperatures may have crushed my soul, but my skin remains intact. Here are the three beauty products that are saving my skin.
There is no greater sorrow than peeling off your tights at the end of a long day spent trudging through ice storms and dodging sneezes on public transport only to discover the skin on your legs has somehow morphed into that of a shedding gecko. I hide my reptilian shame by using Kiehl’s brilliant—and iconic—
Crème de Corps ($38 for 250ml), one of the best moisturizers around. It’s unscented, so it doesn’t compete with your liberal dousing of Tom Ford/Chanel les Exclusifs/Hermes/Exclamation perfume (delete as appropriate) and contains cocoa butter, antioxidants and sesame oil. Use it for a week and you won’t believe the difference in your skin.
I try not to let
my obsession for anything Tom Ford stamps his name on to cloud my judgment but WHO AM I KIDDING, HE RULES MY WORLD. I’ve been using the rich, hydrating
Purifying Creme Cleanser
($70) which detoxifies as it cleans and can be rinsed or tissued off depending on how gentle you need to be with your skin. Yes. I’m advocating a $70 face cleanser. #kanyeshrugg
Much in the way I can’t stop my mouth from saying the words "creamy lobster risotto please!" if I spy my food nemesis on a restaurant menu, I just can’t quit this amazing facial moisturizer.
Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator ($59 for 75mL) consistently fixes my face when I do anything overzealously, such as apply retinol too often, step outside for more than 40 seconds in the winter, watch
True Detective, etc. It has a gel-cream texture and never fails to leave my skin soft, hydrated and happy.
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