Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Cold Snap Skin Care

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Cold Snap Skin Care

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Byline: Emma McCarthy

FACE WHEN it comes to sub-zero temperatures and Arctic winds, it's your face that bears the full brunt. Stave off frostbite early by switching your regular cleanser to a nourishing cream or oil-based solution. Try Shu Uemura's Enriched Cleansing Oil ([pounds sterling]28, shuuemura.com) for a superhydrating formula that keeps the skin's natural defences in place; Ren's Ultra Moisture Cleansing Milk ([pounds sterling]18, renskincare.com) for a lighter but equally thorough cleanse; or Clinique's Comforting Cream Cleanser ([pounds sterling]16, clinique.co.uk), which is the closest thing to a hug in a bottle you can find, mulled wine aside.

Exfoliation is essential but weather-beaten skin won't thank you for sticking to abrasive scrubs. Get rid of dead skin cells gently with a slathering of L'Occitane's shea butter Ultra-Rich Face Scrub ([pounds sterling]18, loccitane.com) or Aveda's Tourmaline Charged Radiant Skin Refiner ([pounds sterling]32, aveda.co.uk) -- a creamy, claybased scrub to energise dull skin.

Serums also need an added moisture boost in the colder months, so give weary complexions some TLC with Bobbi Brown's Extra Repair Serum ([pounds sterling]60, bobbibrown.co. uk) or Darphin's Hydraskin Intensive Moisturising Serum ([pounds sterling]41, darphin.co.uk), while the Oh My Cold face serum from Parisian laboratories Codage ([pounds sterling]82, selfridges.com) contains an active ingredient from Antarctic glaciers to revive cold-ravaged skin.

If you haven't already ditched your summer moisturiser, Perricone MD's new Deep Moisture Therapy ([pounds sterling]69.50, perriconemd.co.uk) is fully equipped for the onslaught of central heating and inhospitable exteriors, while Eve Lom's Overnight TLC Cream ([pounds sterling]55, evelom.com) and Kiehl's Cryste Marine Ultra Riche Lifting and Firming Cream ([pounds sterling]44.50, kiehls.co.uk) are both perfect one-stop moisture fixes. Or for a real indulgence, try the Nourishing Face Oil from Aromatherapy Associates ([pounds sterling]39, aromatherapy associates.com) -- the soft scent of sandalwood, rose and evening primrose will stay with you all day. …

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