As you transition your look to incorporate more clever layers to keep out the chill, your beauty cabinet needs to follow suit. While the Kuwait forecast sits at a mild 17 degrees, it dips to 12 degrees in Beirut––be doubly prepped if you plan to hop on a flight to the Big Apple, where New Yorkers are to brave sub-zero conditions (fashion month is already proving to be its usual street style runway of overcoats trends du jour). A clever lineup of nourishing creams, pollution barrier repair masks, nutrient rich cleansers, and hard-working eye serums can keep your skin primed to survive the winter with your passport in hand.
Vogue Arabia lists its go-to products that make travelling from the region to frosty cityscapes a breeze.
The Lip Balm
A sudden change of climate can dehydrate your skin and be aggressive on your lips. Cue Crème de La Mer’s miracle lip balm that’s packed with the brand’s Miracle Broth. The balm protects against extreme cold, smoothing out roughness faster than you can say Grande Americano. Don’t even think of applying that red lipstick without an application first.
La Mer, The Lip Balm, US $55; AED/SAR 206
Your duo daily wash is just as important as the creams and serums that you apply morning and night. Eve Lom’s signature cleanser comprises four aromatic plant oils that decongest tired skin and lift makeup while exfoliating to improve circulation. That’s a clever way to clean.
Eve Lom, Cleanser, US $67; AED/SAR 251
The Barrier Cream
If you are hitting the slopes, you’ll need to pack a barrier cream to help your skin brave the fluctuating temperatures. Dermalogica’s Barrier Repair is fuss-free, thanks to it paraben-free, perfume-free formulation that focuses on toning and shielding the skin from environmental aggressors.
Dermalogica, Barrier Repair, US $49; AED/SAR 183
The Day Cream
Winter day creams need to be thicker, packed with restorative properties that provide a pollution film, as well as keeping up your anti-ageing strategy. Top of the Vogue list for protection in extreme weather conditions is Dr. Sebagh’s award-winning cream that ticks all of these boxes.
Dr. Sebagh, High Maintenance Cream, US $116; AED/SAR 434
The Eye Serum
One blustery stroll across a cold urban jungle can provoke sensitive skin conditions, especially the delicate area surrounding your eyes. This serum is targeted at firming the lids, smoothing creases, and reducing redness, making it a must-pack for ski trips or Northern hemisphere travels.
Perricone MD, Acyl-Glutathoine Firming Eye Serum, US $120; AED/SAR 449
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