About a year ago, I wrote a post titled “5 on 5: Beauty Products for Winter Weather.” Sure, I was complaining, but this year has been much worse, thanks to record-low temperatures and I-don’t-even-know-how-many-inches of snowfall, over and over again.
When you know that you’ll be standing up to your ankles in slush for a half-hour while waiting for the bus, or when you run out to make a quick trip to the post office and you come back looking like Omar Sharif in “Dr. Zhivago,” every little bit of comfort helps. Here are five more products that I use and recommend…
Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm: I usually prefer an all-natural lip treatment of some kind or another, but at this point I’m tightly clutching my little tube of this weirdly synthetic, yet completely effective, lip gel. (Malin + Goetz website)
Aroma M Beauty Camellia Face Oil: I reviewed this skincare product for Now Smell This when it was released (see here) because it smells like a garden in Heaven. It’s also a rich yet gentle potion that heals and softens my complexion despite the ongoing wind, freezing temperatures, and dry indoor heating. (Aroma M online store)
Balanced Guru Balm Me Up: This “organic sweet cocoa & tangy body balm” didn’t seem too promising at first—it has a grainy, greasy texture and not-my-style hippie/New Age packaging. However, since I’ve been using it on my hands at bedtime, I don’t have any chapped skin or cracked fingertips, and my cuticles even look better than usual. (Balanced Guru website)
Aesop Rose Hair & Scalp Moisturising Masque: I scored a few tiny sample packets of this hair treatment when I was buying my usual skincare at Aesop, and I’ve been making the most of them lately. This is an excellent pre-wash conditioner, and it smells like roses, which is always a big plus for me. (Aesop website)
Zoya Nail Polish in Odette: This creamy lilac-mauve makes me think of Spring. But really, any shade that feels a bit too pretty and impractical for a snowstorm will do the trick. (Zoya website)
Do you have any favorite small indulgences for feeling better (inside and out) in the middle of winter? Feel free to share!
Image: Berthe Morisot, Winter (Woman with a Muff), 1880, Dallas Museum of Art.
Product sources: I’ve purchased all items, except the Aesop samples, which were given to me with a purchase.