The cold weather has not been kind to my skin lately. Being treated to alternating blasts of icy cold wind and dry, centrally-heated air has left my skin dry and flaky, with that horrible tight sensation across my cheeks and around my mouth. I’m always tempted to lash on rich, heavy creams when my skin is like this, but I know from experience that the result is usually clogged pores and breakouts.
So last night I whipped out a recent purchase to see what it would do – Yonka Le Baume Visage. Containing lots of lovely-sounding ingredients like Jasmine and Narcissus Essential Waxes; Musk Rose, Rice, Grape Seed and Camellia Oils and Vitamins A, C and E, among other things, this balm melts on contact with the skin, so you can gently massage it in. My skin immediately felt soothed and comforted after applying it, and I woke up this morning to soft, plumped up skin, with none of the same tightness I’ve been feeling lately.
This is a pricey item (available from Yonka salons; I believe it is priced at around €70, though I picked it up on eBay for a less), so I’ll be saving it for use when my skin really needs the extra moisture. But if winter weather is drying your skin out too, this is definitely worth trying out.