I was in the process of working on polish and perfume reviews this weekend, but got completely sidetracked by the Olympics. Have you been watching? I went through my entire childhood being all meh about it, but have been completely obsessed since the London Olympics happened. Case in point: I even watched trampolining that summer.
If you’ve been keeping up, you’ve probably noticed (or already knew, because this is one of those things that should definitely be common knowledge….) that it’s coooold over there. I’m not even sure I fully understand the concept of cold, being from SoCal and all—the weather occasionally dipped into the mid-40s this winter, quelle horreur, break out the parkas!—but I do know it’s colder over there than it will ever be here. (update: loljk! guess it’s unseasonably warm over there….but I have a feeling, as I putter about in flip flops and shorts, that we’ve still got it pretty good) Which leads to me to wonder…how do the athletes keep their skin from drying out?
These are the thoughts that flit through my head while I’m watching the Olympics.
Full disclosure: I haven’t the slightest idea what anyone uses, but if you ask me, there’s nothing better than a bottle of Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse to chase away the winter chill. You’ve probably heard of their dry oil blend by now, the French cult fave that smells like sunshine and joy (ok, sweet almond and beachy florals). I’d love to douse myself in it for the scent alone, but the reason so many go crazy for this is the beautifully subtle glow it imparts. You can use it on your face and body—even on the ends of your hair—and it leaves you gently perfumed (though not for long) and glowing. Note: use on damp skin for maximum hydration. During particularly dry months, I’ll mix in a little bit with my favorite French baby moisturizer and literally sigh in relief as it sinks into my face. I like this best for nighttime hydration,but sometimes I’ll put a little bit on my cheeks during the day. Like all (good) dry oils, this won’t break you out or leave you feeling greasy.
Based on a preliminary search, prices range from $29 to $58 depending on the version you choose (big, small, spray bottle, sparkly, etc). I have the charmingly packaged version that came in their Love From Paris Holiday Set ($59 and happy day! still available here). Treat yo self.
Full Disclosure: Press sample from a freelance gig. All opinions are my own, as I’m sure you can tell from my rambling. Additional information on my review policy can be found under my disclaimer page.