Local Skincare Experts Share Cold-Weather Skin Cures


OVME KISS ($40)
OVME, DARIEN
Hyaluronic acid and arnica extract keep lips hydrated during dry winter months and heal cracked, chapped lips. “Wear the balm daily, alone or layered under lipstick,” says Casey Stotler, RN, aesthetic practitioner at OVME. “It has a pleasantly subtle citrus flavor, and won’t cause stinging or irritation.” If you’re hitting the slopes, don’t forget to dab sunscreen over the balm for added protection.


ERNO LASZLO HYDRAPHEL SKIN SUPPLEMENT ($75)
WILLIAMS DAY SPA, DARIEN
“People often think of toners as a strong astringent, but the Erno Laszlo Hydraphel Skin Supplement is the opposite of that,” says Julie Ambrosi, owner of Williams Day Spa. “This silky, hydrating toner improves dryness and peeling, and prepares the skin to absorb serum and moisturizer.” After cleansing and before applying serum and moisturizer, apply the toner with a cotton ball—the potent combination of provitamin B5, calming comfrey root and glycerin (which attracts moisture to the skin and traps it there) will help keep winter skin supple.


HIGHERDOSE RED LIGHT FACE MASK ($349)
BLUEMERCURY, NEW CANAAN
The beauty of this cordless mask is that the comfortable straps allow you to wear it while working out, cooking dinner…or whatever else you have to do around the house! “The combination of red and near infrared light boosts cell renewal, collagen and elastin production. It also reduces redness, fine lines and wrinkles—and gives dull winter skin a radiant glow,” says Bluemercury, New Canaan, esthetician Mallory Frangione. Wear the mask between 10 and 20 minutes, three to five times a week.


CAUDALÍE PREMIER CRU ANTI-AGING CREAM MOISTURIZER ($139)
LANPHIER, DARIEN
This nourishing cream contains Caudalíe’s patented TET8 technology to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, boost firmness and elasticity and lighten dark spots. “It’s rich without being greasy, and is great for dry skin,” says Lanphier esthetician Daga Sielska. “I recommend always using a serum before applying the cream to help the ingredients penetrate more deeply.”


BIOLOGIQUE-RECHERCHE COLOSTRUM VG SÉRUM ($152)
BA SKIN LAB, NEW CANAAN
“The sérum contains very small molecules that allow ingredients to penetrate deep within the skin to restore lipids (fats) that protect the skin and increase hydration,” says Barbara Aquino, BA Skin Lab founder and master esthetician. Apply the sérum in the morning before smoothing on its sister product, Biologique-Recherche Crème Dermo RL (which contains a moisturizing blend of lipids, shea butter and grapeseed extract), and then apply the sérum again in the evening, before night cream.

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