By Courtney Kretchman
Oh, if it were only the martinis that were dry this season”¦
Each winter, we break out everything from the “for extra-dry-to-cracked skincare” to tubs of Vaseline, in hopes of curing seasonal dry hands and lips. This winter, we’ve scoured the west coast shelves to find you our very favorite sticks and tubes of help for dry skin.
After massaging in dozens of hands salves, our top three favorites were Boscia’s Daily Hand Revival Therapy, Rich Girl by Lippmann Collection and the Jessana Silk Marine Collagen Gel by Jessica.
Boscia’s Daily Hand Revival Therapy SPF 15 is an intensive hand cream containing jojoba leaf, hydrating willowherb and other powerful antioxidants to ensure soft and revitalized hands. Available at Sephora Hollywood.
Better known for rich nail lacquers, now Lippmann Collection brings us a therapeutic hand treatment called Rich Girl. The quick absorbing formula with SPF 25 promises to protect hands from water loss and cold conditions, as well as aid in anti-aging and firming. Look for it at Nordstrom in The Grove.
Described as a “facial for the hands,” we were surprised by how much we loved this formulation. The Jessana Silk Marine Collagen Gel by Jessica absorbed into our hands, as well as our necks and faces, to a velvety smooth finish. Filled with a marine collagen and algae, the lightweight gel truly gives a firmer and healthier radiance to hands and face. Available at Jessica in Los Angeles or www.jessicacosmetics.com.
To restore our dry winter lips to start the New Year, our favorite treatments were the Shiseido Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment, fRxtion by Tarte and the Lips To Die Forâ„¢ Lip Facialâ„¢ Trio by Peter Thomas Roth.
Shiseido’s Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment is an anti-wrinkle lip treatment that glides on smooth and nourishes lips with marine collagen, leaving them feeling moisturized and plumped. Available at Nordstrom Westside Pavilion.
Much more than just charming innovative packaging, Tarte’s fRxtion is an exfoliator and lip balm all in one. Use the sugar exfoliating side to smooth flaky chapped lips and follow with the Vitamin E-enhanced balm side to soothe lips. Get on to throw one in every purse. Available at Sephora Santa Monica.
The ultimate in lip treatments came in the form of a three-part process by Peter Thomas Roth. The Lips To Die Forâ„¢ Lip Facialâ„¢ Trio includes a Heavenly Lemon Sugar Scrub to exfoliate and prime lips, a Super Smooth Lip Putty applied as a clay mask, and finally a daily conditioning Pink Bombshell Lip Balm. Available at Sephora Santa Monica.
Dryness be gone — Hand to mouth, we’ve got you covered.