The big chill
It's that time of year again, when Tokyo's
dry air, biting winds and harsh indoor heating wreak havoc on skin. Tama
Miyake shows you how to fight the itch.
for its natural richness and healing properties, shea butter is a blessing
to winter skin. French skin care brand L'Occitane has harnessed the resources
of West Africa's Burkina Faso to create its signature Shea Butter Collection.
Try the 100 percent pure shea butter emollient to soothe dry and sensitive
areas or the 20 percent shea butter hand cream to keep fingers smooth
and palms nourished. The collection also includes a range of soaps, shower
creams and hair care products.
Available at L'Occitane boutiques nationwide.
As winter closes in, skin becomes parched and needs extra help retaining
adequate moisture. Prodigy by Helena Rubinstein can help. With vitamin
B5 and royal jelly—a powerful antioxidant and longevity supplement—this
anti-aging concentrate seals in moisture, helps rejuvenate skin, and slows
down the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Smooth over your face
and neck before hitting the streets or slopes.
¥18,000 for 50g from all Helena Rubinstein boutiques. Goes on sale
It's a fact of life that we'll all have wrinkles one day,
if not already. Dry skin only exacerbates the situation, making it harder
for skin to recover its youthful appearance. Helena Rubinstein has come
up with a way to boost skin's collagen production year-round without
the aid of a needle. Collagenist is a plumping serum made with phytokine
and cytovitine, both of which are said to smooth wrinkles, firm skin and
improve elasticity. Use daily on face and neck and to see a gradual return
of the face you thought time had taken away.
¥8,000 for 30ml from all Helena Rubinstein boutiques.
It may be wrapped in wool from neck to toe, but that doesn't mean
your body is protected from winter's harsh conditions. Daily baths
and showers, as well as low humidity and indoor heating, suck the moisture
right out of your skin. The Body Shop has introduced four new varieties
of its body butter line, a rich scented cream perfect for winter, to get
you through the season in comfort. Try soya, mango, shea or honey varieties
next time you feel the itch.
¥1,500 for 200ml at Body Shop stores nationwide.
Photos: L'Occitane, Helena Rubinstein,
The Body Shop, Evian