Every fall, as the temperature drops, my cuticles begin to look cracked, ragged, and just plain dreadful. I’ve tried a few different products, but nothing has worked as well as Vitamins A+D Ointment. Yes, an ointment that has been used for ages to treat diaper rash is also great at moisturizing cuticles. Hey, chafed skin is chafed skin, right?!
I discovered this little beauty secret by accident. I was on the train, and my hands were aching because the chill in the air had zapped all the moisture. So I went digging through my purse, looking for something emollient and thick. I would have settled on Rosebud Salve, but then I remembered I was also carrying A+D Ointment. I applied a bit of the ointment to each cuticle and mixed the excess with my favorite hand cream, Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Shea Souffle. The ointment instantly calmed and soothed my hands and nails.
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Isn’t it the worst when someone in your office or home slathers on a pungent, overbearing lotion that invades your whole space? I think so too. That’s why I love Atopalm’s body moisturizer. It’s not that it’s totally scentless — I find totally scentless moisturizers very suspect — it’s just that the fragrance is so pleasantly mild that it won’t overwhelm your senses or make you dizzy. How good is it? My cubicle mate, the lovely Ami, asks me for a few pumps of it on occasion. So you’ve got two Frisky staffers’ seals of approval!
Between makeup, moisturizer, lip balm and the like, your purse often ends up weighing about 1000 lbs. We’re always looking for products that make it possible to schlep one less thing around. And that’s why we love Votre Vu’s fantastic little Duette — a hand creme and lip balm in one! Duette comes in a scrumptious almond scent that smells so good you want to eat it (trust us, don’t) and is an innovative, easy way to carry less. Now if only we could figure out a way to combine our wallet and our lipsticks into some super-powered purse device.
There was once a time, when I was young and naive and acne-ridden, when I didn’t moisturize. I mistakenly thought that because I had been cursed with oily and pimpled skin that there wasn’t a need for any additional moisture. I was wrong. Nowadays my skin is much clearer, though I still get the occasional breakout, but I’m a complete moisturizing freak. Luckily, our style department (formerly headed up by my dear Erin, featured in the video above — she’s now working for MarieClaire.com) get loads of free products in the mail — and opening them is half the fun. Check out the latest installment of our “Style Unboxed”
series, in which Erin and I pry open a box of Kiehl’s and I end up keeping the loot. Keep reading »
People consistently fail to appreciate the importance of a good moisturizer. If you’re having skin issues — whether it’s dryness, breakouts or something in between — you can bet that a lack of or improper moisturizing is to blame, at least to some extent. Amongst the biggest cream-related misconceptions is that people who break out shouldn’t use the stuff, or should only use lotion with acne fighters in it. False! Dehydrated skin is actually incredibly prone to breakouts and clogging from dead skin cells. Combat breakouts and dryness at the same time by adding a rich night cream to your regimen a couple times a week. We recently tried out REN’s all natural Frankincense and Boswellia Serrata Revitalising Night Cream. Keep reading »
For years now, Crème de la Mer has reigned supreme as the most desirable skin cream on the market. Women claim that once you’ve used the moisturizer, you’re hooked for life. The only negative aspect would be its price, since a 250 ml tub will hurt your wallet by about $860.41. Expensive but apparently worth it. You’d be shocked to find out that the mark-up on this beauty product is astronomical. Read on and prepare yourself for a surprise … Keep reading »
We spend tons of time (and money) washing, toning, and moisturizing our faces to keep them smooth and free of blemishes and fine lines, but most of us just slap on any ole body moisturizer. When we’re old and gray, our faces will be oh-so-smooth, and our limbs will be covered in wrinkles. But not if we slather on Hissyfit Body Double Moisturizer With Anti-Aging Ingredients and SPF 30. The mix of anti-inflammatories and anti-oxidants means our skin will be protected and improved in just one step. Plus, the lotion, which is scented with vanilla, almond, orange, and grapefruit essential oils, smells light and isn’t sticky or greasy. [$45, Dermstore]
We’re giving away five bottles of Hissyfit Body Double Moisturizer With SPF 30+, but you have to work if you want your skin to look good. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, Nov. 20 through Thursday, Nov. 26 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »