Baby, It’s Cold Outside: 5 More Beauty Products for Winter Weather


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…

m and g mojitl

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 face oil

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

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.


One thought on “Baby, It’s Cold Outside: 5 More Beauty Products for Winter Weather

  1. This winter is one of the toughest ever. Every time I start to get my nails to grow I have to go out and shovel and salt in these super cold temps and I seem to always chip one. I’m overdosing on cuticle oils and actually resorted to making my own cuticle balm. I’ve been oiling up my face and body too but haven’t found a true favorite yet. The one thing that I have tried that has made me happy has been the sand texture nail polishes by OPI. Some are super sparkly, others are more matte with slight sparkle. They look like they’d be rough and catch on everything like some glitters do but they don’t. Pretty good lasting power too.

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