The thermometer goes down lower and lower, the snow is falling more and more often, the sun is shining brighter. Along with the New Year's mood, peeling, chapped hands, tangled hair and mental coldness come to us. BeautyHack has selected the best treatments and products to help you survive the frosty winter without beauty loss.
Change your cleanser
Cleanse your face with milk or foam gel in the evening, and just tone it in the morning - this will help to cope with skin sensitivity. BeautyHack editor Yulia Kozoliy tested more than 20 products and chose the most gentle - Essential Milk, Comfort Zone.
“I love everything in the brand: from delicate subtle aromas of products to minimalistic packages and bottles. With this milk, I remove micellar water and wipe my skin in the morning. The scheme is as follows: I apply a couple of peas with massage movements and wash off with water.
It has a creamy texture and a light, "transparent" scent of happiness - it contains magnolia extract. After cleansing, the skin does not creak, but it seems soft and silky. A 200 ml dispenser bottle is not particularly convenient to take on trips, but it is comfortable to use at home in the bathroom."
Price: 2 600 rub
Mask often and choose nutritious home care products
In winter, complement the treatment with nourishing and moisturizing masks 2-3 times a week. To do this, it is not necessary to tear yourself away from New Year's worries for 20-30 minutes. BeautyHack creative director Ksenia Wagner has found a remedy with which you can moisturize your skin even on the run - a mask for dehydrated and sensitive skin Hydrabio, Bioderma.
“This product is for working mothers, migratory birds, those who are in a passionate romance and other hurry people who have no time either to lie in the bathroom with a mask or walk around the house with it. The product does not need to be washed off, it can be applied for 10 minutes in a thick layer, and then remove the excess with a napkin.
I applied it at night, and after 10 minutes I did not have any excess - I could safely flop into the pillow or attack my daughter with kisses: the skin immediately felt softer and velvety to the touch, but without grease and film.
In consistency, it is like yogurt, smells fresh, does not sting, does not tighten. The formula is listed as non-comedogenic (although dimethicone is included). I tested the mask after spending a full day in makeup: a few meetings, going to the theater (where it’s not that fresh), and walking in the cold (more than compensating for the lack of freshness in the theater).
The skin really immediately felt comfortable, hydration (but not a film!) Was felt in the morning, and most importantly, there was no swelling."
Price: about 2,000 rubles
Supplement the treatment with serum, but the composition should not contain hyaluronic acid - it will attract water even more and dehydrate the skin. It is also better to forget about fruit acids - in the cold it is not safe for your skin. BeautyHack Editor-in-Chief Karina Andreeva has found a serum that perfectly moisturizes the skin and prepares it for makeup.
“The Skinceuticals brand was invented by the American scientist Dr. Sheldon Pinnell in 1994. He holds a patent for an antioxidant from Duke University. In 1999, SkinCeuticals launched Serum 10 and Serum 15, the first stabilized topical antioxidant formulations based on L-ascorbic acid. The brand's motto is “to warn, protect, correct”, so everyone can find their own remedy.
I love and read the creams of the brand for a long time, but I first heard about SkinCeuticals serums from the singer Yulianna Karaulova - she especially praised Ferolic (you can see the full cosmetic bag of the star here).
I tried Phloretin CF antioxidant serum. Drew a composition with pure 10% L-ascorbic and ferulic acids and phloretin. What is the effect of serum? I applied a couple of drops on my face in the morning - in 5-10 minutes, the skin tone and texture are evened out, and you are ready to apply the foundation.
In cold weather, it is an excellent sos-remedy: the serum refreshes the complexion and relieves puffiness. The required amount of the product is collected with a pipette at a time, and I apply it with hammering movements on the skin. The serum is quickly absorbed and moisturizes well."
Price: 10 675 rub
The final step of your skincare routine is a great nourishing cream. The choice of the senior editor of BeautyHack, Anastasia Speranskaya, fell on the product with ceramides Good Cera Super Ceramide Cream, Holika Holika.
“Many thanks to the Korean brand Holika Holika for taking such care of us, the owners of sensitive skin, which suffers so much in winter. Ceramide cream is part of a special line of products designed specifically for dry and irritated skin.
A canary-colored jar hides a creamy texture that seems very dense at first glance. When applied, the cream does not melt and is not absorbed in seconds, like water, but as if enveloping the skin, like a moisturizing mask. My skin does not need such intense hydration, but to my surprise, the cream did not leave a greasy film, but smoothed the skin and even made it a little matte.
There is no trace of small peeling left - this is the merit of ceramides, which make the skin soft and silky. The cream also contains enzymes that stimulate skin renewal, and my favorite lavender oil - it relieves irritation and relieves the visible symptoms of stress. An additional bonus for lovers of natural cosmetics - the cream does not contain mineral oils, artificial colors, synthetic fragrances and other chemicals."
Price: 1 790 rub
And if home care does not cope or you missed something, entrust your face to professionals - this is what BeautyHack editor Daria Sizova did and went to the Clinical Institute of Aesthetic Medicine at KIEM.
“I don't really like salon care, but in winter it turns from a pleasant procedure into a harsh necessity. I have thin, dry skin that just needs extra hydration and nutrition. At KIEM, I got acquainted with Linda Kristel's multi-stage care based on the means of the Italian brand, which appeared in the 60s of the last century. Cosmeceuticals (not to be confused with ordinary cosmetics!) Consists of fifteen care lines and is built on the principle of an expensive Lego constructor: the products can be mixed with each other, following the recommendations of the cosmetologist and adapting to a specific moment in your life. For example, if you have dry skin and you go to the mountains, you can add a few drops of a special activator serum to the cream, and it will better protect your skin from wind, frost and become more nourishing. With the doctor and trainer of the Linda Kristel brand Liliana Gotmanova, we diagnosed the skin, confirming that it was dry and prone to irritation, and decided to take care aimed at moisturizing, relieving sensitivity and healthy radiance (before the procedure, I complained to Liliana about a dull complexion).
The first step was a thorough make-up removal with the cleansing milk for normal, sensitive and dry skin Lait Démaquillant Hydratant Douce, Linda Kristel and tonic tonic Tonique Hydrant Douce, Linda Kristel. The products have a pleasant, but unobtrusive aroma and a light texture that does not cause irritation even on the thinnest and most sensitive skin.
The next stage of the multi-step treatment is to open and cleanse the pores so that the subsequent moisturizing ingredients penetrate into the deep layers. To do this, I was given "Gommage" gentle scrub for sensitive skin Gommage Douce, Linda Kristel, which gently removed the keratinized top layer of the skin without injuring it. Then they made me a mask based on volcanic fuller clay Masque Douceur by Linda Kristel. According to legend, this clay was used by Cleopatra herself to prolong the health and youth of the skin. I do not know how it really was, but this mask, like a magnet, pulled out the dirt from my pores, and the skin seemed to "breathe". Surprisingly, the mask resembles oil in consistency (I think, due to the numerous caring components in the composition). While I lay with herLiliana gave me a massage for additional drainage effect and activation of processes in cells. After the massage, my skin turned slightly red, and I felt a rush of blood - even after frost it is not so rosy.
Now my skin is ready to receive active nourishing and moisturizing ingredients. First, they made me a mask "Ambiant" for sensitive skin (Masque Ambiant, Linda Kristel). It reduces redness and capillaries, making them less visible. My skin even tingled a little during the procedure: it means that the cells began to work with a vengeance. After the first mask, a second was applied to the face, "Hydronurrisant" - a moisturizing and nourishing mask for the face Masque Hydronourrissante from Linda Kristel, which makes the skin elastic, and shea butter in the composition perfectly nourishes.
The final stage is a capillary strengthening serum for sensitive face skin "Fluid Concentrate No. 19" Fluide Concentre 19 and Ambiant face cream and peptide eye and lip cream of the same line. Now I'm ready for the frost!
The effect of the care lasted for three days - my skin became more nourished and needs less moisture. Bonus - the healthy glow did not disappear after a couple of hours and the amount of highlighter on my face decreased. A real "vitamin charge" and "shock therapy" for those with dry skin. For those with normal skin, I recommend this procedure as a preventive measure. And girls with a fatty type, remember that Linda Kristel cosmeceuticals are "Lego", and you can always collect the care that suits only you!"
Address: Novy Arbat, 31/12
Price: full procedure (one and a half hours) - 14,500 rubles, express (40 minutes) - 9,500 rubles
Moisturize your lips
In the cold, they godlessly dry, crack and flake. Put the balm in your purse and, with or without help, keep your lips hydrated (especially if you often wear matte lipsticks). Products with wax and oils work most effectively. BeautyHack editor Daria Sizova does not go out without lip balm even for bread, and on her desktop there is a whole collection of tubes and jars of lip moisturizers. It was difficult to choose the only one, but Daria did it - the prize went to No Make-up Protect Lip Balm, shade 02 Grape, Vprove.
“I liked the product of the Korean brand Vprove from the first use: the smell of grapes and the non-sticky texture are already the key to success. In texture, it is quite dense, but it is conveniently distributed over the lips directly from the package. The main component is grape seed oil. It also restores dry, cracked lips.
I use the balm daily. Lips stay hydrated for up to three hours even in freezing temperatures, and peppermint pleasantly cools them, slightly increasing in volume. I tried to apply the balm over the lipstick, it turned out to be an interesting glossy effect. And lips need protection, even if they have lipstick on!"
Price: 620 rub
Don't forget about hand care
No amount of makeup and styling will save your look if the skin on your hands is rough and cracked. A great manicure isn't enough either - keep your skin hydrated at work, at home, and on the way to dinner. BeautyHack Editor-in-Chief Karina Andreeva has high requirements for hand cream - it must nourish and protect the skin, but not be too greasy: L'Occitane managed to cope with shea hand balm!
“The agent in the texture of the balm (as stated on the package) is absorbed in a couple of minutes, despite the fact that it is 25% shea butter. I have a large package - 150 ml. Considering that a package of 30 ml is enough for me for more than a month, I will deal with this one in 3-4 at best.
The product perfectly moisturizes and nourishes the skin, does not leave a greasy film, is economically consumed, and it also smells so fragrant that you can forget about your favorite perfume for a while (especially when you forget to take it with you)."
Price for 150 ml: 1 950 rubles
To urgently restore the skin of your hands, use a mask-gloves. BeautyHack's special correspondent, Moore Soboleva, has always been puzzled by the idea of a hand mask, but that was before I got to know Korean products.
“Such masks are usually double - on top there is a waterproof polyethylene layer, inside - a fabric layer soaked in nutritious serum. They are usually recommended to be kept for 20-30 minutes, but sometimes I even sleep in them - the effect of paraffin therapy is practically obtained, only much cheaper at home.
By the way, resourceful and economical girls use such masks several times - because even after a whole night, the inner layer remains moist enough.
Get rid of electrifying hair
In winter, walking without a hat is dangerous to health (you can get sick) and hair (they will become brittle). Take off your hat and see a cloud of hair around you - only disappointments remain from the styling. This situation is very familiar to the editor of BeautyHack Daria Sizova, but the finishing cream for hair styling Sublimate, Sebastian saved the situation.
“I love the professional products of the brand with mutual love for five years now - they helped to restore the“dead”hair and grow the length (how - read here).
My “own production” hairstyles are not amazing - I always go to the salon for beautiful hair. But often I do not have such an opportunity (plus, it is quite expensive). The most I can do myself is to stretch strands or make light waves. But the closer to winter, the less chances there are even of this - the hair begins to "fluff", turning me into a cloud of baby hair (especially when I take off my hat).
This does not give gloss to the styling - rather, on the contrary. Obviously, I need helpers (thermal protection and a volume tool do not help). But the styling product should be simple - apply, dry, lay - go. If you need more, then this is the application for the pros.
And if you are in solidarity with me, pay attention to this cream. The product will add smoothness and shine to your hair for one or two times, saving it from electrification.
Please note that the product is a finishing agent - it must be applied to dry hair, just before styling or drying. But you can put the tube on the work table and tidy up your hair throughout the day - the product works great and does not stick the strands, even if you washed your hair yesterday and not 10 minutes ago."
Price: about 1 600 rubles
Pay attention to your skin
The products should be nutritious, moisturize the skin until the end of the day (and preferably at night). There are many of them on the beauty market, but for cold weather it is better to choose a product with a "warm" aroma that will warm not only the body, but also the soul. BeautyHack editorial assistant Arina Zarudko was completely frozen and decided to arrange a home spa with the Indoceane Silky Smooth Cream, Thalgo, a body cream with a melting texture.
“If silk could be wrapped in a tube, it would be Thalgo Indoceane Cream. Founded in 1964, the cosmetics brand continues to explore healthy treasures from the depths of the ocean to this day. Thalgo laboratory develops products based on micronized algae and marine collagen, and is also famous for anti-cellulite treatments (the best ones were written here).
The Indoceane series is intended for home spa lovers - products help to relax and enjoy pleasant textures and inviting aromas. Thalgo silk cream has the most delicate texture and sweet aroma with notes of iris and jasmine. Active ingredients: shea butter and rice germ, which are responsible for hydration; relaxing qi-marine extract (formulated by Thalgo) and lotus flower extract to soothe the skin.
I apply the cream after a hot bath with massage movements. It is quickly absorbed and leaves a light floral fleur."
Price: 3 430 rub
"For dessert" - arrange aromatherapy
It will help not only to warm up, but also to relax. BeautyHack editor Natalia Kapitsa decided to create a New Year's mood for herself and light a Palm Leaf, Ligne St. Barth.
“Her spicy Caribbean scent creates a festive mood - you just want to wrap yourself in a warm blanket, grab a bowl of tangerines and turn on the 'Christmas story'. This candle is hand made of coconut wax.
It is free of paraffin and other animal ingredients. The main notes of the perfume composition: ginger, cloves, orange, nutmeg, cinnamon, honey, caramel - it seems like Christmas smells like that."